Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,699 Reviews
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1,699 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    WFM has many pros and cons, but the good outweighs the bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Driver in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Driver in New York, NY

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    The pay is exceptionally well in comparison to other supermarket/retail companies.

    Cons

    Gossiping, favoritism, disrespectful supervisors, not enough appreciation for team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant retraining of leadership and supervisors would be beneficial to team member relations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Many opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Naples, FL

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to move within departments and up in departments. Great benefits; health insurance, gain sharing, stock options, vacation hours, etc. Great to work in company supporting ethical agriculture and treatment of animals.

    Cons

    Constant push for team members to move up in status. Some team members are good in their position and would be best to stay. Would help create solid teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better coordination with vendors, supply, and sale promotions. Often items promoted as sale and then out of stock almost immediately.....customers not happy but do accept rainchecks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Team Member in NE Region

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    In the smaller teams there is a real camaraderie among team members and the employee discount is significant enough to take the bite out of higher priced items. Most customers are pleasant and interactions with them can be interesting and, occasionally, hilarious.

    Cons

    It's retail. You're schedule can change from week to week, starting pay is very low, and there is at least one overly entitled and whiney customer a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the gain sharing and incentives for positive customer feedback and keep the unions out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    When entering new markets could work on finding people that align with core values.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Laid back, team members and managers are friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Team Member in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work if you want part time work and the people are good to work with. Hours are not always the best.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time hours, most people stay there for a long time so there is not much room to move into full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    WFM

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Great Insurance, Pretty Awesome Co-workers

    Cons

    Slowly forming into a typical coorporation

  8.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    The pay was Great Pay, Hours,Diverse,Discount,
    Co workers

    Cons

    None it was a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Team Member in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Grocery Team Member in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Coworkers
    20% discount
    Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Management could be a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let Team Members be themselbes, express their ideas and make the process of stepping up easier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    I like it..good people. Good environment. Pay is ok. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    There are favorites. Promotions seem to be based of off seniority not experience or skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Prepared Foods Team Leader in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Prepared Foods Team Leader in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Benefits, healthy food, discount, stock option

    Cons

    Long hours, Favoritsm, Sucky health insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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