Compare Whole Foods Market vs Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage BETA

See how Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage vs. Whole Foods Market compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 7634 reviews)
2.7
(based on 553 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.4
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
2.8
Work-life balance
3.3
2.6
Senior Management
3.0
2.3
Culture & Values
3.7
3.1
CEO Approval
Whole Foods Market Ceo John Mackey
65%John Mackey
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Ceo Kemper Isely
32%Kemper Isely
% Recommend to a friend
65%
41%
Positive Business Outlook
48%
33%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier470 Salaries
$12/hr
Customer Service Supervisor158 Salaries
$15/hr
Associate Team Leader140 Salaries
$19/hr
Store Manager81 Salaries
$69,097/yr
Customer Care59 Salaries
$36,293/yr
Department Manager31 Salaries
$16/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Team members"(in 749 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 439 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 47 reviews)
"Nutrition education"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
"Team members"(in 638 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 348 reviews)
"Home office"(in 66 reviews)
"Store managers"(in 47 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Cashier

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

Pros

Low pressure great employee focus on wellbeing and flexibility

Cons

At least one weekend day per week is required

Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member

I worked at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time for more than a year

Pros

Family-owned health food market chain that has an inspiring mission statement, and lofty goals of improving the world one-healthy grocery-shopper at a time. I felt inspired to go to work every day... knowing that I was part of such an idealistic company. Also, there are multiple opportunities for fast upward mobility!!

Cons

Some managers need to improve their coaching skills....I probably never would have left there if I had had a more supportive manager. C'est le vie...

Advice to Management

Interview Managers more thoroughly to make sure their mgmt. style matches the corporate philosophy

Job Postings