Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
1,574 Reviews
3.6
1,574 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 189 reviews)

  • Whole Foods Market has great benefits and strives to grow their team members (in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • When changes are made it is up to team members to figure out the way without any guidance (in 165 reviews)

  • Lack of accountability, team leaders promoted to position but not trained -- terrible (in 118 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and good starting pay. Group interview but It's funny and easy depending on you personality. Second interview was easy, make sure you bring you Social Security card because the will tell you the spot that you are hired and have you start filling out paperwork.

    Cons

    Everyone starts at part time and it could be hard to get more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE PART TIME EMPLOYEES MORE HOURS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay after you have been there awhile. Good benefits to the community. Good benefits.

    Cons

    More part time team members now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Team Member in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Meat Team Member in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, awesome management, amazing company with very important values

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the company, and missions of the company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    As a whole, they care about employee happiness and making it good to work there. The causes, mission, and values they have really make me proud to work here. Benefits are great, cheap insurance, PTO accumlimates quickly.

    Cons

    They are starting to care more about making money than what our values started out as....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Beer Buyer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Beer Buyer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Way better pay than other groceries (i.e. Kroger)
    They actually believe in what they sell
    Highest quality products you can find for the money
    Gain-sharing
    Still have a lot of friends in different departments and stores across the country that love it

    Cons

    My situation was unique, so I won't say anything bad about them. I walked out (on my last day of notice) because my supervisor came in drunk and late - now I'm permanently barred from working there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Treat you like a person

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    Former Employee - Specialty Team Member in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Specialty Team Member in Newton, MA

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

    Pros

    $$$
    great attitude
    20% off WFM products
    flexible

    Cons

    not many, it is what you make it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Whole Foods is a great place to work - Wonderful culture, benefits, decent pay and a wonderful discount (at least 20%)

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    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Whole foods has a culture unlike any other retailer that I have ever worked for or shopped at. Their values (extending far beyond merely making a profit) truly permeate all aspects of the business--from bagging to merchandizing to a commitment to complete transparency with every product they sell. I love the people, and the pay and benefits are also above average. Great company.

    Cons

    It's retail--it's hard to get a consistent schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love it!

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees respect each other. Personalities are encouraged.

    Cons

    Hired part-time. Wish there were more full-time opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees for feedback on their team leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience

    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning about different foods and interacting with a variety of people. Also discount on food and room for growth in the company.

    Cons

    Leaving work late, most stores close at 11. Some favoritism with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Seafood Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Seafood Team Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Competitive rates, employee discount, caring attitude towards TM

    Cons

    Mostly part time positions, customers have become a little elitist and make the job difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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