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Whole Foods Market Overview

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Austin, TX
10000+ employees
Company - Public (WFM)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe's
Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference. Our Team Members make us who we are ... Read more

Mission: We obtain our products locally and from all over the world, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans. We strive to offer the highest quality, least processed, most flavorful and naturally preserved foods — because food in its purest state is the best tasting ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2010 (#48), 2009 (#6)

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Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb
John Mackey and Walter Robb
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    Current Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (More than 3 years)


    decent pay for an entry level job, offers growth (at a snails pace), company is guilty of nepotism (but can work in your favor, if you stay with the company long enough), low-key work environment depending on the department you work, offers OT on Team Leader approval, flexible with a lot of things including placement (team members can switch departments if placement is available), build your rapport and you can excel in this company, full time workers have great and affordable benefits and 401K


    hours are sporadic, slow follow through from leadership, leaders have many styles (some of which are very difficult to work with), slow-process with leadership, accountability is very difficult, communication and professionalism is required and respected in tough situations.

    Advice to Management

    control nepotism, it blocks off a lot of talent from reaching higher position

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Whole Foods Market Photos

Whole Foods Market photo of: Headquarters of Whole Foods located in Austin, TX (Photo attributed to Aspersions - )
Whole Foods Market photo of: Daily set up of SF counter
Whole Foods Market photo of: Great beer selection
Whole Foods Market photo of: Honest lemonade
Whole Foods Market photo of: Prepared foods office from the kitchen
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Whole Foods Market Interviews

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Whole Foods Market.


    Sent in my online application on a Tuesday. 2 days later got a call and had a phone screening with them then was asked to come in for an in person interview the next day. The interview went smoothly and got hired on the spot! Some questions were more difficult than others but nothing too bad.

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Whole Foods Market Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (#55), Fortune, 2015
  • World’s Most Admired Companies (#18), Fortune Magazine, 2015
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