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"Great place"

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Former Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Managment worked well with everyone

Cons

None had a great time working there.

Other Employee Reviews for Whole Foods Market

  1. "Life Changing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Front End Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Whole Foods encourages all of their employees from the front end staff(cashiers) to high level managers to revamp their lifestyles to enocurage living and eating to live. Discounts and Health Insurance are given to part time employees - which includes Chiropractor visits, and other alternative health care professionals.

    Cons

    Advancement was hard to acheive. It was hard for front end people to move around within the company. Management didnt seem to get involved when employees voiced their concerns about promotional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your lower tiered employees, believe me the front end personnel, can sell the store, or bankrupt the store. If there atitudes are low and funky....and they touch the customer more then any other member...then you know what they are given the customer....


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I wish things were different"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great TM discount
    Amazing co-workers
    Access to the best of the best products
    Lofty ideals to aspire to
    Wages are good if you have a fair TL or STL
    Gainsharing until you get your labor cut

    Cons

    Deplorable nepotism and favoritism that places sorely unqualified people into the company
    Many STL's only in it for their own benefit; some sleep with TM's, withhold raises from others, act like your best friend one minute then fire you the next
    Horrible, ego driven, fear based regional leadership that's neither helpful or necessary
    Department TL's bogged down by ridiculous reporting and margin concerns that should be addressed at the corporate level. We are there to run the team and build/train future TL's, not waste time on that junk. Why would you want 15 highly paid people wasting hours researching the exact same information, when you could have one regional person do it?
    Awfully unfair team specific expectations; some teams have so much more physical work and responsibilities than others. This is not reconciled in wages, bonuses or any other kind of incentive
    More and more daily tasks keep getting added to our to-do lists, and we don't get any extra labor or store support, only micromanaged and harshly critiqued. You can only do this for so long before your best people start jumping ship, or don't want to move up

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter; they don't listen. The feel good facade is just that. No real changes come from morale surveys or any other feedback given to management. If you were in management, making six figures and getting tons of stock options, would you be interested in helping the people breaking their backs in the stores? Nah. It is what it is.


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