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"Great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member
Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

people, both team members and cusomers

Cons

none yet, really great company

Other Employee Reviews for Whole Foods Market

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I'd do it all again, too!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. Whole Foods brings the best people to their stores when it comes to team members. As far as leadership is concerned, it is usually hit or miss. They are either awesome or awful. The pay is decent. The insurance is decent if you're single. And you can pretty much choose your schedule if you've been there long enough.

    Cons

    If your boss is horrible at their job it doesn't always get corrected. And they tend to turn a blind eye when team leaders treat their team members poorly. Team member happiness and excellence has gone by the wayside since the recession. Also, they will let a customer yell in your face and then give them their stuff for free.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the pointless meetings. For the love of all that is holy. Nobody wants to come in at 6am after closing. There are people who have to ride several busses, commute and then have to come back to close again. There are people who lose two full hours of their opening and have to play catch up all day, all for a meeting where there is some game involved, or a bunch of information that could very easily be posted by the time clock or tmag or anywhere. TMs don't need a meeting every month to recognize greatness, either. Once every three would be sufficient. Everything else would be posted, and those who couldn't hear a single word anyway would have something tangible to read and actually feel like information was conveyed. Please. As a team member who has been around almost a decade, I can tell you THIS is what kills morale. I appreciate everything Whole Foods has done for me, but too often things that are important fall beneath the radar.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Secret wage ceilings, too many middle managers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderfully diverse workforce, good place to start when you are young to learn the food business. Good health and 401K benefits.

    Cons

    Regions differ greatly, the Northeast region tends to value adherence to internal politics and nepotism over job performance and hard data when it comes to promotions and salary increases. Internal job titles are many and purposely confusing so as to limit transparency between high level managerial positions and insignificant "managerial positions". There are secret wage ceilings for each position so if you work in a position too long you may stop getting an annual raise. There is a terrible work/life balance in most positions because of the pressure to exceed regions strategic goals. Tight labor budgets require employees to routinely work very late and very early often back to back. Employees (Team members) are often intentionally scheduled to work 6 to 7 days in a row in overlapping pay periods to avoid paying overtime. Summary: (Perception) Caring, progressive culture (Reality) Big box store (Think Walmart, Best buy) corporate culture and management structure in desperate need of
    leadership with executive management and business degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Use data based goals and evaluations to assess employee performance. Stop allowing coordinators to dictate new hires at the store level and allow a more performance based transparent process.
    This will restrict regional coordinators from hiring friends and political allies over more experienced and qualified candidates. This may also increase productivity, innovation and morale.

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