Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
1,627 Reviews
3.6
1,627 Reviews
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Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Team members have a say in everything that concerns the welfare of the overall company (in 190 reviews)

  • Fun place to work, great benefits if you actually get a chance to work full time (in 125 reviews)


Cons
  • When changes are made it is up to team members to figure out the way without any guidance (in 173 reviews)

  • Lack of accountability, team leaders promoted to position but not trained -- terrible (in 122 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome Company - Minimum Hiring Rate is Now $11!!

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Carrollwood, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Carrollwood, FL

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great pay. Recently they changed their minimum hiring rate to $11 so that is good news!!
    -Might just depend on store but the team I worked with was awesome! About half the people on my team were around my age (22), so it was enjoyable!

    Cons

    -Meetings, early in the morning, once a month or so. Usually around an hour and a half. I was on a final warning for other things, and I missed a meeting and got fired.
    -I was put for the closing shift very often, and rarely got to open. Opening is enjoyable for me and other people because it usually seems to go by faster, and also you get the rest of your day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Friendly, great atmoshpere, helpful, encouraging, trustworthy

    Cons

    Not aggressive, layed back, too much tattoos and piercing on employees

  3.  

    great!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    love it, everyone is great, never a complaint things are good and very happy with my current career path and selection options to grow.

    Cons

    dont hate it, never had any bad experiences and feel that my voice is heard on a regular basis by everyone at all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont really have any exciting moments to pass along.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for with great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Training in all areas of the store. Open door policy on sales of store and company. Ability to learn about healthy living through organic and non-GMO foods.

    Cons

    Limited chances for advancement because team member turnover rate is very low. Great for company, but hard for team member to move up unless willing to transfer stores or regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Informative

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    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Santa Fe, NM

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The other team members are great to work with.

    Cons

    You can't pick your hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Overall, happy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Caring and teaches how to be successful. Great benefits and discount.

    Cons

    lack of labor available to really go above and beyond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are as strong as your team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Firendly Atmosphere, competitive wage

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    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team sharing benefits, wage is comparatively higher when starting out part time. Employees are sociable and knowledgeable about most department items.

    Cons

    Management team is comprised of the buddy system. Tight knit group of friends with high barriers to entry. Closing shift gets stuck with all left over work people didnt get to/want to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize input from part time college employees. Do not rely on a few individuals to pick up the slack for an entire department as you will lose those valued employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun to work!

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    Former Employee - Back-up Cash-up in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Back-up Cash-up in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company really cares about their employees! Makes you really feel like you're part of the "family." Also decent pay. Not to mention the amazing benefits!

    Cons

    Since they do pay more than the average grocery store they expect the world from you, and if you continue to show growth they work you to the bone. The ASTLs (at least at my location) are never as passionate as the rest of the store. So they do create some resentment in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though I know it's impoasible to control everyone, keep doing what you're doing, because if it's one thing I noticed about WFM the bad ones always get weeded out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Supervisor
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Supervisor

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    The company is great with competitive pay

    Cons

    Upper Management was sometimes too busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try making it easier to follow through

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    This is a very good place to work

    Cons

    The amount of food could cause one to be hungry

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