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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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  • "The management cares more about the inane complaints of customers than the valid concerns of team members" (in 599 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "“ Workplace bullying “"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a much needed paycheck

    Cons

    Management and employees were extremely juvenile and unprofessional in their conduct. Gaslighting, rumor-mongering, stalking, and Illegal surveillance were normalized and condoned. Supervisors and senior kitchen staff were lazy, unsanitary and crude. Google “gang-stalking,” and proceed with caution. Do not trust H.R Department under any circumstances, remember, they’re in fact management as well. They’re masters of deception. After my constructive termination I discovered facts about Mackey and that store that left me speechless. Trust me when I tell you, that place is a giant ILLUSION!!! One day they’ll be fully exposed.

    Advice to Management

    STOP “ GASLIGHTING “ EMPLOYEES THAT YOU FEEL THREATENED BY. THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!!!


  2. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    great place to work with benefits

    Cons

    can get very crowded sometimes

  3. "great"

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    Current Employee - Cook in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Cook in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great clean Environment & a chance to grow with the company.

    Cons

    customer Always right 90% of the time

    Advice to Management

    greet/meet with good customer services


  4. "Loved this job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, every one was involved with their customers and helping them out.

    Cons

    There were no cons with this position.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Discount, Promotions, Team member vs employees

    Cons

    varied hours, short staffing, balance


  6. "Part time, full time, part time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, reasonable pay, great coworkerd, fun job.

    Cons

    Whole Foods' changes prior to its buyout to Amazon which have since continued aren't the best for worker happiness.


  7. "Just another warehouse job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    They pay you pretty well.

    Cons

    The shifts are kind of crazy.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone on my team was always more than willing to help me with a task or a question that I might have had. They encourage people to do their best work.

    Cons

    When they signed me up for an overnight shift to do inventory, I was not told in advance. At the time, I did not have a vehicle and my team knew that. I did not mind doing inventory, but it would have been nice to have some prior notice so that I could make arrangements.


  9. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, atmosphere, core values, team mates.

    Cons

    Some management did now follow though on certain things.


  10. "Okay company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    The team members are a joy to work with. My team and store leadership really care for our well-being. They encourage moving up within the company, if you demonstrate the desire to.

    Cons

    Communication is key to get everyone on the same page and working for the same goal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring team members who have a desire to develop themselves professionally and personally!