Whole Foods Market
3.6 of 5 1,122 reviews
www.wholefoodsmarket.com Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 1,122 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb

John Mackey and Walter Robb

(346 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "I had only positive experiences with fellow team members and team leaders"
    in 142 reviews
  • "Great benefits that work on a tier level based on hours you have put in w/the company"
    in 92 reviews
Cons:
  • "Being one of the more experienced team members I was often assigned to train new"
    in 124 reviews
  • "Very strict company with high standards and sometimes unrealistic expectations for Team Leaders"
    in 91 reviews
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Great place to work

Meat Team Member (Current Employee)
Park Ridge, IL

I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time for less than a year

ProsThis is a great place to work especially if your values are in alignment with the company's. If you're ready to promote, there's always an opportunity. The company supports you. We believe strongly in the betterment of all mankind.

ConsAs with any workplace, it is what you make of it. Bring a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and there's no way to fail here. Unless of course, you acquire too many points for poor attendance.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work ;)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long wait but worth it!!

Dishwasher for Prepared Foods (Current Employee)
Kailua, HI

I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat benefits!! Awesome team members and management^_^ everyone starts at 11.00 no matter what position. I'm sure some people get more if they have the experience but either way it's above average for starting pay in Hawaii.

ConsDon't have no complaints as of now. Just waiting to see how long it will take before I become a full time employee. Hopefully not too long!!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whole Foods Market

ProsPerfect 1st interview had 2nd interview same day with wage offer great people great energy very different from grocery business ...ordinary ???'s asked. No drug testing so just had to wait for email from hiring manager to confirm everything

ConsI honestly couldn't find anything that would make it a negative job but I'm sure like all other jobs behind the walls is a fulfilled storyline of soap operas lol

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One of best places to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whole Foods Market

ProsLots of variety, healthy atmosphere, learn a lot about margins and how healthy margins contribute to growth.

Consit is a lot of work! but the extra pay compensates for the mass amt of work

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Meat Team Member (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat team members, Good Management staff, Good wages, great benefits

ConsWeek end and holiday work

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek to understand all situations before judging

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A culinary adventure with a solid team and a great fanbase

Seafood Team Member (Current Employee)
Evanston, IL

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

ProsCulinary experience gained
Consumer knowledge learned
Amazing benefits
Starting pay is higher than minimum
Bonuses & Perks
Flexibility

ConsHigher ups governing a region rather than store to store.
Demands a lot of time and commitment depending on level of position

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining is solid, but communication should be handled better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best Job ever

Associate Team Leader (Current Employee)
Cranston, RI

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

ProsPositive work environment, enriched training and development for growth. High energy, great place to work

ConsLong hours, and retail is killer

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the positive energy flowing, all TM's will feed off of that

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Whole Foods Market

Prosif you are on a great team and work hard the environment can be great

ConsThe days can drag simply because you are dealing with the same thing over and over and over

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A fun and supportive work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time for less than a year

ProsThis company supports their team members with work-life balance. I am able to take unpaid time off to visit my family at the other end of the globe which means a lot to me. Most of the WFM team members are a pleasure to work with. I trust my team leaders and that they have the best intentions to help me achieve my goals.
Being able to attend interesting events based on products we sell and network (in your own time/not paid time)

ConsTime and attendance policies. They can be a little strict when an employee is going through a difficult time.
There is little time for training and development. Team meetings seem hurried so information passed on is never digested too well.
Physically demanding due to badly managed back-stock areas.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aware of your employee's roles and challenges.
Better training is required for new employees. Your training is too fast and allows little time for discussion or employee input.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Administration (Current Employee)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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

ProsFun place to work, career development, easy to advance if you try, time off is good

Consopen 364 days a year

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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