Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb
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Pros
  • Some of the long-timers kept up with the tradition of verbally expressing appreciations to other team members when appropriate (e (in 190 reviews)

  • Great benefits with room for advancement (in 125 reviews)

Cons
  • Team members have been told not to speak badly about team leaders (in 173 reviews)

  • managers where store team leaders act passively (in 122 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, hours, nice people, great mission, treats workers well, inclusive, friendly, philosophy, teamwork.

    Cons

    Poor technology systems, very rapid expansion possibly diluting culture and mission, becoming more centralized means losing some of our individuality.

    Advice to Management

    Less focus on spreadsheets, more focus on our hedgehog concept.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Freedom and responsibility

    Cons

    hard work. have to do a lot with a little.


  3. Helpful (1)

    good job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    freindly happy place to work.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape to get anything done


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Whole Foods PFD

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good management, friendly customers, always busy

    Cons

    The other part timers think they are supervisors and point out every single thing either done wrong, or done right but not the same way they do it, hence making it wrong.


  6. Oversee Creative Team, Mange Donations and Community Relationships, Create Content for and Mange Social Media, Events

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Team Leader in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Team Leader in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    room to be creative, great work environment, awesome team mates

    Cons

    finding time for all the expectations of this role in only 40 hours


  7. Associate team leader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ATL in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - ATL in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment. Ok pay. Fast paced. Good benefits: 401k, health insurance, dental and vision. On the job training as well

    Cons

    store leadership is not always supportive and well a leader. Some are very cagey and stuck up and opinionated. Stuck in their ways and not willing to change

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive


  8. Front end

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work .awesome discounts .

    Cons

    Really no way to move up


  9. not a bad place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Produce Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is better than most similar jobs, opportunity to grow, great coworkers,

    Cons

    Slow advancement, typical corporate nonsense, more concern about money than core values

    Advice to Management

    People over profit. Would be nice for this company to return to its roots and be less money hungry.


  10. Great pay, shady employees

    Former Employee - Team Member in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was making around 20 bucks an hour with gain sharing.

    Cons

    Shady selfish co workers/managers who will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat for increased gain sharing profits.


  11. Good Experioen

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Swedesboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work with a lot of positive energy. The pay starting out is not bad if you are qualified and ask for it.

    Cons

    It was a far drive for me but the job had a lot of upside.



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