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Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • They will start you at a low pay if they can (in 62 reviews)

  • Store managers are always changing and different expectations follow (in 53 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Whole Foods Wanna-Be's with no Values or Knowledge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fast-paced environment where you con't look at the clock much. It's close to home, and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    I saw a manager make a customer cry once. They throw away about $300 of food a day that is not spoiled. They just don't want to stock some of it. They make fun of employees and customers that are Vegans right after smiling in their faces. They are no better than some backwoods small town Wal-Mart.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Whole Foods. Don't just call them "the enemy" Whole Foods is a Fortune 500 company because they are more concerned with their customers well-being than you are. Education about what you are selling would be a healthy step forward. Making fun of people that you sell to, and calling them "hippies" and "bleeding-heart liberals" is 2 steps backwards. Remember Food Lion? exactly!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Looks like a great place to work...at first. 96% turnover rate according to President of Sprouts."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent starting pay. Healthy food to buy at lunch. Benefits are offered. The new employees are welcomed and have an upbeat attitude. 10% employee discount.

    Cons

    Although you may be hired as "Full-Time" your hours will suffer greatly if you ever call in plus management is definitely told to make sure you don't have that 32-hour average so as not to pay the full health insurance premium. Plus, your starting hours maybe 35-40, but then they hire new associates and cut everyone's hours in the process to 25-30. Also, the starting pay is decent but raises are only given after your 6-month review and only 2 employees in our store were given $.50/hr raise. Only the store manager will perform your review with zero input from your supervisors thereby assuring low marks. Performance rating system completely illogical and unfair to all. The President of Sprouts touts a 96% turnover rate and is actually surprised that there may still be an original employee (from when store opened) working there.

    Advice to Management

    Train all grocery department on working the cash registers for when things get extremely busy. Show some respect and positive feedback to the red-shirt employees, not just the green-shirted ones. Throw out your current performance rating system as it is obviously used to prevent raises to anyone. Let supervisors do the reviews since they are in direct contact with us every day. Fully train the baggers and stop leaving it up to everyone else to do it!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work at Sprouts"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off when you want it. It's a job in a bad economy, ten percent off groceries, 401k is available. Hard to find pros, medical is offered IF you get average 32 hrs.

    Cons

    Low pay, men make more than women, men are promoted to management - most women aren't, crazy scheduling, they cut hours constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Low pay, men make more than women, men are promoted to management, most women aren't, dont schedule crazy shifts and tell people to go home to cut hours and save store money, (after they take bus to get to work!!!) FIX ALL OF THIS!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible, Stay Away!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Cashier, Clerk in Castle Rock, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier, Clerk in Castle Rock, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job in a bad economy
    All of the clerks got along really well with eachother (cashiers, low level supervisors, clerks).
    Good money for HS/College Students.
    Consistent duties.

    Cons

    Management is extremely rude and incompetent.
    Management does not follow written policies and procedures.
    Very unfair about hours.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of sitting in the office all day, actually do some work, and maybe follow what policy states


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I thought it would be a fun place to work, with room for growth... Alas, not the case at all."

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    15% discount on all purchases.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about how their employees feel. The don't give praise, only criticisms. Gossip and back stabbing goes on all the time. I would never suggest anyone to work here, it's a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to your employees and try to help them achieve as much as they can in the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Big balloons get the pop."

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    15% Discounts and a benefits package. Can be a fun place to work, if you like your co workers.

    Cons

    You don't get positive feedback. The managers expect 110% everyday and give no incentives. You can earn a raise only once a year and it will only be 4% of your current wages. Even if you let upper management that you are interested in growing within the company they nod and let you sit idle in your current position, because its easier than finding someone to replace you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and use their assets as a foundation for internal promotion.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "I was never happy there..."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Temecula, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount and products that can't be found anywhere else.

    Cons

    Nepotism....it was a problem the whole time I was working there. It was who you knew rather than what you did. I was let go for something that happened to other people and they where only written up. I will always wonder if it was because I took benefits and made a decent wage compared to other employees. I had an excellent review a month before my "layoff". Made no sense.

    Advice to Management

    How about some positive feedback? 3 strikes and your out for every situation? Really? These are tough times! Give people credit for doing a good job and trying hard in spite of it! You support autism speaks but have no idea what some of your people go through who have these kids.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of management and employee turnovers, with selective enforcement of policy ensuring incompetency at all levels."

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    Former Employee - Senior Produce Clerk in Murphy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Produce Clerk in Murphy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good at the begining.

    Cons

    After being bought and sold so many times, the rules change but stay the same and every opportunistic member of management tries hard to write you up forthings you are not aware of in order to keep their job.

    Advice to Management

    Let people who know how to make money in your "program" do their job. Stop hiring your buddies and "yes" men and actually hire people who will stand by the rules and enforce policy. Also, quit letting the store managers play golf and hang out with the employees. Do the same for the district managers as well. This company is so full of "buddies" and relatives that it is very hard to make good consistent sales.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was great until they closed our store."

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Assistant Front End Manager, Service Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier, Assistant Front End Manager, Service Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid training with store opening, ability to move up within company fairly quickly if you stuck around, co-workers were like family

    Cons

    Getting laid off right before the holidays after several years with the company while the company continued to grow in other stares and open new stores, inconsistencies between stores (pay decreases etc), some unethical managers (harassment, favoritism)

    Advice to Management

    Don't over-expand the company just to close stores. If you say you care about your workers, consider those you've laid off, those who helped open a store only to close it years later. I know it's all about making a buck for the owners and high level management but throwing away your workers like they're disposable sucks.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "I didn't want to believe it, but this place is horrible to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Coworkers and generally nice and helpful
    - Starting pay is slightly higher than minimum wage
    - Delicious food all around you

    Cons

    - It's like most of the managers do not communicate with one another, one person tells you one thing and another person tells you something else
    -They really want you to take your breaks, but they get irritated when you can't finish all of your work because of the breaks
    -Managers are timid, do not handle employee issues very well
    -This place is incredibly corporate, and it really feels like the managers couldn't care less about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Please listen to your employees and you wouldn't have such bad reviews here
    -Contrary to popular belief, money isn't the only thing that matters in this world- SO DO YOUR EMPLOYEES!
    -Don't talk badly about workers behind their back regarding their performance, if you have an issue with a worker- tell them face to face! Let them know what they need improvement on, don't just let them find out you were trash talking them.


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