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Sprouts Farmers Market Employee Reviews about "store managers"

Updated Feb 6, 2020

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Sprouts Farmers Market CEO  Jack Sinclair
Jack Sinclair
84 Ratings
Pros
  • "The employee discount and flexible scheduling(in 169 reviews)

  • "15% discount (1 for you, 1 for another member of the same household)(in 156 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for Assistant Vitamin Managers(in 83 reviews)

  • "Store managers harass you on a daily basis about unreasonable goals(in 75 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Felixable hours and some great people work there.

    Cons

    Turnover, favoritism, and lack of leadership from the front end to store management.

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2018-12-02

    Sprouts Farmers Market Response

    December 3, 2018Talent Aquisition Advisor

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We strive to provide formal training, leadership development and a supportive environment to maximize the potential of our team members. We apologize for not giving you that experience and will share your feedback with the appropriate teams.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked with no recognition."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Deli Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Team members you work with daily become family. -15% discount and weekly pay. -Free items through app for team members.

    Cons

    -Managers don’t get consistent 40 hours a week. -Store managers show favoritism toward who they like and some can be downright unhelpful. -You cannot keep your rate of pay if you transfer to different regions. Totally unacceptable and unheard of with other companies. -Training isn’t that good. You might be able to adapt if you have prior grocery experience, but if not, good luck. -Constantly out of stuff with items. Large holes throughout store. They need to find alternate vendors than buying everything from Kehe. Local vendors and items should be allowed to let each store have a sense of individuality. -Raises are very low when promoted. You’re generally able to get more money as a new hire than a current employee.

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2020-02-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you want to be a developer in Applications then you should look elsewhere."

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

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The individual teams and your peers are the best thing going. The only time I was appreciated for the work I did was by the other teams I supported. I never got any useful appreciation or true recognition from my own team. The IT Support Desk is actually really good given the semi constant turnover there, I have to give that group props for mostly being able to take care of their customers given the environment they have to work in.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn’t take care of their employees. It’s all about the numbers and what looks good. HR needs to seriously investigate issues brought upon by employees with how managers treat their employees and direct reports. The applications team needs some serious retooling. If you want to work in a micromanaged, condescending, unprofessionally managed environment where the petty leaders don’t know how to utilize their resources properly and where you aren’t appreciated for the work that you do then feel free to work in the Applications group. The faux agile environment is a joke and doesn’t fit right for the team. It could probably be fixed if run in a hybrid style or even using a form of Kanban but otherwise the current method is a waste of the teams time. There’s no proper change management in the company (which is surprising given the size of the org) so submitting change requests is also a joke. They get sort of reviewed but in the end you could deploy things all day long without it and no one would know unless something seriously breaks because of what you did. The infrastructure team goes home super early so any time you need support from them then you get to wait until the next day unless it’s an emergency and even then you still have to wait til they get home to be able to address your problems. In store management is a joke. Read the reviews from the store employees and you’ll see what issues are out there. This a company wide culture issue that needs to really be addressed where the managers from corporate on down to the store level just don’t know how to manage their direct reports properly. It seems like they all need to go through manager training because they all have problems.

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2020-02-03
  4. "Toxic environment for okay benefits and pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Produce Clerk & Assistant Vitamin Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company contributes 50% for the 401K. 15% employee discount, health benefits, quarterly bonuses, but only if the store qualifies based on goals met by store sales and store manager's actions. They only fire employees for tardiness.

    Cons

    One's schedule will greatly fluctuate, even if a set schedule is given to management. Extremely poor communication. Training is not provided. There is rarely store support from store directors or upper management. If a employee calls corporate (a employee's right) they may be held back from moving forward with the company. Policies created by corporate are not followed by store management. The female managers seem to work 10 times harder than the male managers, and not be rewarded for their efforts. Employees may manage one department for only 3 months before they move to another dept. to manage others. The company has a 80% turnover rate. Morale may be high with a good manager, and then they will move to a different store with out notice to store employees and then the store morale will plummet when a new manager comes in with completely different managing tactics.

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2019-12-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wasn't a good experience at all."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Getting paid weekly. The starting pay is cool

    Cons

    Management sucks. There's no communication and you never get credit for anything. You get passed up for deserving promotions by lesser, incompetent leaders . Store managers harass you on a daily basis about unreasonable goals. You never have enough man power,yet extreme goals are set. Definitely a micromanaged type of environment. If you're a good worker it's hard to get passed being an assistant Manager (basically a glorified clerk) because they want you to do the managers jobs. Grocery is treated like dirty stepchildren not like the heart of the store . Everything is the crew's fault and never managers (which it usually is) The list goes on and on but basically I wouldn't recommend it for anyone unless you really need a job while you search for a better job

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2019-10-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible management and low pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Grocery Manager in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's hard to say much of good about Sprouts. If you're a full-time employee, I will say that the benefits are decent, except the 401k is garbage. If you need health insurance it's pretty good. If you don't need to survive on the income, like a student, the part time positions are pretty easy and not a lot of stress.

    Cons

    Sprouts was rated the 6th worst company to work for in the US based on Glassdoor reviews. In that review it states that management "lacks maturity", which is for the most part true. Expect store management to do nothing, be disrespectful and always demand more work be done. In Arizona expect to have hours severely cut during summer. You'll be understaffed. Lots of favoritism goes on, by the immature managers. If you're an assistant or department manager, expect to be worked into the ground for little pay. Now run by an ex-executive from Walmart. Expect Sprouts to be sold off to a private investment firm in the future.

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2019-09-12
  7. "Disillusioned"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers, new store and employee discount

    Cons

    Inexperienced and detached store management

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2019-08-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "It seemed nice before you started working"

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours, good breaks, good benefits

    Cons

    Don’t care about your needs, once hired they aren’t flexible with your schedule, upper management expects you to do the job of 5 people but they’re never in the store, managers are rude

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2019-08-13
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Produce Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They offer a 15% discount off of your entire purchase, on “Employee appreciation day” it goes up to 20-25%.

    Cons

    The company does. It take steps to ensure smooth transition from truck to truck. Delivery times can range from 3:30am- as late as 7:30pm. Team members are expected to either go home and come back when trucks arrive, or take a long lunch and wait around for it. They drastically cut hours in October to January. There is no cross training in the store, there were times when team members would call in sick and there would be no one to cover the shift since they do not like to offer over time. Managers are not invested in and training isn’t available to new department managers. The corporate team would come in to do “walks” and they wouldn’t even acknowledge the team members who are there everyday. Not even a “how are you?” When they are standing 2 feet away from them. Corporate managers swear at the store managers and in turn they would do it to the department managers. I wouldn’t recommend this company.

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2019-07-16
  10. Helpful (7)

    "I only gave one star because I can't give zero stars"

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    Former Employee - Meat/Seafood Clerk in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - 15% discount for your household - Easy to get along with most non-manager coworkers That's about it

    Cons

    - Management of this company is abysmal, from the very top to the store level. Employee retention is obviously not a priority, and Sprouts gives little to no concern about your well being. The ONLY thing this company wants to spend money on is opening as many new stores as possible (averaging one new store every 19 days), and it's not even their money; they constantly parade investors around their stores. - Stores are built with lower than low-budget construction. Every pipe in the meat department leaked since day one. You obviously have to hose down the prep room every night, and yet the floors were pitched to the walls AWAY from the drain. A shelf was put up behind the sausage maker so you couldn't turn the crank, forcing you to make sausage in the middle of the already-too-small prep room. All equipment is of the lowest quality too. Things were constantly breaking, and then you were waiting weeks for repairs (even months in some cases), reminding store management repeatedly of things needing repair until they would finally do something about it. - Minimal and inefficient training right from the start - if you don't have prior grocery experience, you will be lost. If you're lucky enough to get hired to open a new store, you may get a few hours of vague instructions, but if you're hired for an existing store, you'll be expected to learn on your own, on the job as you go. - If you're hired full time, you may get 40 hours a week to start but that won't last long, and then you'll never see another 40 hour week again during your employment. Department managers are given an arbitrary number of hours to schedule with each week and cannot exceed that, regardless of the department's needs. Company policy is supposed to be 32 hours for full time employment, but some employees have been scheduled even less. Does your department have 10 full time employees but only 300 hours to schedule with? Gee, that’s too bad. - Stores are horribly understaffed. You're expected to do the work of at least 2 people, and are given outrageous expectations by store or corporate managers who have no idea how to perform a single task in your department. Then you'll be sure to hear about what a poor job you're doing when you can't get that 2 hour job done in 20 minutes. Every single morning, the opening shift spends 30 minutes to an hour finishing things from the day before that didn’t get done because there weren’t enough people scheduled. You have to constantly cut corners to even have a chance to get everything done that you have to do. This also causes stores to become extremely unsanitary. - Communication is extremely poor at best, and even sometimes non-existent. We would be made aware of upcoming sales too late to order extra product for them. You would be told one thing from a corporate manager, and then something completely different from a store manager. - All stores and departments are expected to blindly and rigidly follow "The Sprouts Way" with no exceptions (basically keeping all products, displays, and policies consistent store to store). Any sort of creativity or potentially lucrative ideas are quickly shut down, simply because “that’s not what the schematic says.” - No one is allowed to work even 2 minutes more than they’re scheduled (for the week). Since there’s already so much work to do with so few people, it’s inevitable that most people might stay a little past the end of their shift some days to help try to get things finished. This forces store management to make everyone leave early on the last day of the week, which is also the busiest day of the week (payroll and schedules are Monday thru Sunday). - Department managers have little to no work/home life balance. My department manager (the third one in 10 months by the way) had no assistant manager because they had all quit, was working six days a week and also coming in for at least an hour on day seven to write a schedule, or place an order, or go to a managers meeting because he had no help. When he asked store management to hire him an assistant manager, he was asked, "Why do you need an assistant manager?"

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    Sprouts Farmers Market2019-07-02

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