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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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  • "The management cares more about the inane complaints of customers than the valid concerns of team members" (in 603 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be tough with the hours of operation" (in 114 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Job"

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    Former Employee - Produce Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Produce Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very friendly staff + customers
    -Competitive pay
    -Flexible Shift

    Cons

    -Only 20% off
    -Early mornings
    -A lot to learn at first if you don't know much about Whole Foods quality


  2. "Great pay! Great company! Easy to move up!"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay, great discount, learn so much about food

    Cons

    long shifts, standing and lifting the whole time

  3. "I liked it"

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    Former Employee - Food Prep
    Former Employee - Food Prep
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    good scheduling
    positive team building
    supportive

    Cons

    you have to take innitiative


  4. "Great summer work"

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    Former Employee - Team Trainer in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Team Trainer in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    depending on your department, they really invest into your training the first couple of months

    Cons

    high-turnover means leadership can sometimes be lacking

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Flexible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hadley, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hadley, MA

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

    Pros

    Ability to transfer depts, flexible schedules, fast pace

    Cons

    Very corporate vibe, but for one this store does well. The supervisors mean well and that is more than most places.

    9 hour shifts are exhausting, especially in such a fast paced environment.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Receiver in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Receiver in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Empowering work flow and good pay

    Cons

    open-availability required for full-time


  7. "A Culture to be Reckoned with"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Team Member in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Bakery Team Member in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, quality food, caring staff, customer service (pro/con)

    Cons

    Customer service (pro/con), restrictive hours, heavy policy following

    Advice to Management

    Be the change in the top-down approach

  8. "Great Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - One Card Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - One Card Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company cares greatly for their Team Members. Every single employee is an instrumental part of the organization.

    Cons

    The benefits- Team Members do not have holidays off, even in the corporate offices. Employees need to use PTO of they want holidays off

    Advice to Management

    To keep team members happy, PTO should not have to be used to take holidays. It is a great company to work for but work/life balance is very important


  9. "Good atmosphere and opportunities to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people , good pay ,

    Cons

    closing hours , communication down the chain


  10. "Fulfilling part time work"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and serve a variety of people.

    Cons

    Having an irregular schedule is tough to coordinate your life.