Whole Foods Market, Inc. – Cupertino, CA
The Administrative Floater performs a variety of duties including providing assistance for the Store Receiver, Store Systems Integrator, Store… jobsradar.com
Whole Foods – Campbell, CA
As a Sanitation Team Member you will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness and order on the sales floor and parking lot areas to ensure a clean… Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market – Cupertino, CA
As a member of our Bakery Team, your role will include setting and maintaining attractive bakery displays, preparing and serving products and… Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market – San Jose, CA
Your role as Prepared Foods Supervisor will include assisting with scheduling, supervision of team members as well as with the day-to-day flow of the… Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods – Cupertino, CA
Your role will include assisting customers during the checkout process, performing all cash register functions, bagging groceries, and working at… Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market – Los Altos, CA
As a member of our Seafood Team, your role will include setting and maintaining attractive Seafood displays and supporting the regional Seafood… Whole Foods Market
The products carried by WF are healthy and high quality. Storewide, the customer service is helpful. It's a fast paced environment with never a dull moment. Lot's to do. The mission statement is a great idea - but not one that has any reality. I always thought grocery store work would be respectful. I was so wrong. Mgmt talks a good talk but does not walk that talk. They have some awesome hard working smart employees and mgmt does not appreciate them. They are given little respect or acknowledgment of value. Whole Foods has gone corporate in the worst way. They have bought into the 'Human Capital' notion and are carrying the idea too far. They pay their employees survival wages ($11-$13), then force them to ask the customers for donations to help improve the poverty stricken in other countries. I support advocacy of helping others, but let's start at home with paying our own employees a decent wage, giving them a 40 hour work week, and respect. WF has figured out every way to take advantage of it's employee. 20% discount but most WF employees can not really afford to buy the groceries they stock and pack up for customers.
Working at WF is contingent on a voting system - less than 1/3 employees can vote against a new employee for really any reason-like I have an attitude so I don't like you. If you have an education, they are clearly threatened. If that happens, mgmt can cultivate reviews that are less than flattering. Most employees just quit. I've seen a few hardworking competent new bees asked to leave for interesting reasons when it really came down to the vote. Being invited to stay because someone thinks your cool rather than work hard is nuts. It's the most upside down place I've ever seen. Policy dissuades employees from staying home when they are sick with a point docking system. So, in the winter everyone is constantly and seriously sick. Mgmt does not care. Reviews are scathing and nonsensical. WF uses a policing approach so that at any given time they have a report ready to see employees out the door. Employees are afraid to stand up for one another because they feel threatened. There is a lot that goes on that is simply unbelievable. They promote incompetent supervisors. They're friends slack off while every body else makes up for it. It's a real hen pecking system with the rooster getting in their pecks too. You need to stay under the radar to work here and sometimes that is just tiring. And then the really upside down thing is this store has some real thugs that mgmt protects. They disrespect team members, manipulate, and cause problems on a regular basis. Everyone would be happier without these people and maybe then, there would be less stress and we could keep some of the people who could make up a great team. The economy is tough right now, but companies should not disrespect their employees. One set of rules for everyone.
Advice to Management
Begin with honesty. Train with honesty. Walk your talk. Your old boy management style will be the end of you. And really, you should be ashamed of yourselves. But then, you probably don't care.