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"If you believe the hype it's a great place to work"

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Former Employee - Cost Accuracy Specialist in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Cost Accuracy Specialist in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Flexible hours, relaxed atmosphere, good discount, good benefits

Cons

Advancement can happen quickly then it can stall for several years. Yearly salary increases are very small

Advice to Management

Stop promoting so many women

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Can be a great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Supervisor
    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For young people, just starting out and unsure where they want to go, there are many options available. Locations nationwide and abroad offer a chance to relocate. Benefits available to all. Gainsharing program, educational opportunities, exceptional paid time off based on service hours. Annual salary review, and in most cases, performance based pay increases.

    Cons

    Very low starting pay. Unusual corporate culture, may be an issue for some. Those who "drink the Kool-aide" are much more likely to advance, regardless of merit. Retail hours (sometimes with less than appropriate time between shifts), typically high turnover for this type of business, especially in the lower ranks. Often unrealistic goals set by store management. Depending on the department, you may have to work exceptionally hard at times, and can't be bashful, or, unwilling, to take on the "ugly" work. This often contributes to the high turnover previously mentioned.

    Advice to Management

    Although the "open door" hiring policy is to be commended, some people are simply not suited for certain work, place then appropriately. Acknowledge adversarial opinions, any successful team needs them in order to evolve, too much like thinking leads to stagnation. Do away with the leadership in training program! In a team environment that you implement, those working their way through the ranks will have no respect for someone who is placed in a leadership position without the experience and exposure that they, themselves, have had to achieve. In this type of business, there is a lot of knowledge required in order to successfully perform in a leadership position. Education alone, is not an acceptable substitute, nor is experience alone when that comes from an entirely different business model.


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    "Horrible Management"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to sample the food at times.

    Cons

    Managers don't really care about their team. Customers are always right, no matter what. Management does not want you to improve in life.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees like you treat customers.

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