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Updated February 24, 2018
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Pros
  • Great discount they are about team members they always want feed back have to be willing to be part of a click if you want to go higher in the company (in 630 reviews)

  • Great management great hours great benefits (in 386 reviews)

Cons
  • team members picking up the slack (in 554 reviews)

  • Retail hours just like other supermarkets doesn't provide for a great work-life balance (in 105 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (50)

    "Proud to be a WFM Team Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Cranston, RI
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Cranston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked as a part-time cashier for 8 years at my local WFM store, and felt proud to be part of the team! Hourly pay was excellent, and I always found that the team leaders worked right along side their team members. Even though I was just part-time, they treated me as a valued employee. They knew I worked a full-time job and worked around my schedule. They welcome feedback from employees on ways to improve things for employees and customers. They provide ongoing training on organics, safety, store policies, individual products, etc. I loved being part of this company and only left my job because I needed to dedicate more time to my full-time job at another company.

    Cons

    Nothing specific to my store or position, but just the nature of the business, you may have to work nights, weekends, holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat employees well. I'll always be grateful for the opportunities I had while working there!


  2. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Front End in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great team members
    - Pay more than other grocery stores
    - Fun environment
    - Good management

    Cons

    - Impossible to get time off during holiday season

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Your Management May Vary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Benefits, even for new employees
    -A lot is done to foster sense of togetherness, even in company nomenclature
    -Employees paid during time spent training

    Cons

    -Your experience depends heavily on your manager/assistant manager(s) (Store Team Leader/Associate Store Team Leader(s) at Whole Foods)

    Advice to Management

    Even though your employees are 'trapped' and need a job, do be kind to them


  4. "Customer Service Associate"

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

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good benefits, opportunity for advancement, employee discount

    Cons

    punitive point system for missed work


  5. "Fun job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment. Fun atmosphere. Good for students. Great discount.

    Cons

    Not enough staff. Can be stressful at times.


  6. "Great place to work, somewhat tricky to move up"

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    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and environment, fun people

    Cons

    Not too much opportunity for advancement


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Team Leader
    Current Employee - Associate Team Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Informal leadership structure

    Cons

    No cohesive implementation of programs. Expectations wildly vary from regional, to metro, to global.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency

  8. "supervisor"

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

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    people and the culture sometimes

    Cons

    its a grocery store, and big


  9. "So Far So Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cool people to work with, learn a lot about products and their uses.

    Cons

    When people call out and you're understaffed. Those are the long crappy days.


  10. "Great company if you are able to communicate effectively to leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, leadership, co-workers, environment and company values, and paid time off.

    Cons

    Not enough hours at times, have to be able to move out of your comfort zone if you want to move up (which can be hard for those that are more on the quiet side).

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to those that are good workers and help them move up, as well as give more feedback.


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