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Mountain View, CA

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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 161 reviews)

  • The work environment was fun and for the most part you get friendly customers (in 113 reviews)

Cons
  • You can be making less than crew members, but have a ton more responsibilities (in 128 reviews)

  • It's nearly impossible to have a consistent schedule which makes it difficult for work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

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    "Still Fun to work at, but corporate is starting to change all that"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Mountain View, CA
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    Pros

    Upbeat atmosphere that is fast paced and fun. Really feels like a neighborhood store that customers consider their own (in a good way). I've never seen this type of customer/employee dynamic at other large chain grocery stores-including Whole Foods. Work day is split between working the stockroom/floor (stocking product), and working the cash register. It is refreshing to work for a company that has such a loyal and satisfied customer base.

    Cons

    Seemingly constant relocation of products around the store is baffling. Regular customers have become use to this, and promptly enlist employees to help locate product for them--at least 20% of my floor time is spent leading customers to these products--this significantly limits the efficiency of any floor worker. Culture is becoming more by the book recently, managers seem to be choosing their words very carefully these days, and HR (corporate) seems to be exerting more influence and punishment then ever.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees like adults (most of them are!), not like children. Pestering (motivating?) your employees to work harder and talk less--gets old fast. Leave the kids (and that mindset) at home, and act like an adult-not a hall monitor-when you're managing responsible adults.


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