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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated October 21, 2018
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  • "Team Members hourly rate is capped" (in 591 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be tough with the hours of operation" (in 113 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great food
    great people great customers

    Cons

    some feeling of entitlement from old employees

    Advice to Management

    dont change for amazon


  2. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Good tips, high traffic, independent work environment

    Cons

    Lack of restaurant knowledge in leadership

    Advice to Management

    Better training and focus on bar areas

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    room for growth, good benefits, great coworkers and management

    Cons

    culture is changing, losing a lot of local products, eliminating positions


  4. "Whole Foods is true to what they represent"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Sudbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay for entry level employee, especially with the new Amazon wage increase
    Very flexible with availability and hours
    Their food might be expensive but after working there, seeing what they do, the policies that they have, that money is going somewhere good

    Cons

    They have blackout weeks where you cannot take any time off leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Great and friendly environment with lots of benefits.
    Excellent Pay

    Cons

    Work becomes difficult when the store is not properly staffed

    Advice to Management

    Ensure appropriate staff numbers


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Flexible in scheduling, options to move around on teams, ability to take on new items

    Cons

    Sometimes need to change areas to advance, need to be open to change


  7. "Can be a bit boring when nothing to do"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    The people there are awesome and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Can be a bit boring when theres nothing to do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Discount on food. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Cared more about the customers than the employees. You can't really grow within the store.


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    offers healthcare, yearly bonuses, 20% discount

    Cons

    Attendance policy is not the best


  10. "Good atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Seafood Team Leader in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Seafood Team Leader in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet Great people

    Cons

    Weekend and night shifts required


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