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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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Pros
  • Team members are treated with respect at all times (in 650 reviews)

  • Great benefits for all new hires (in 400 reviews)

Cons
  • Team Members hourly rate is capped (in 572 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be tough with the hours of operation (in 109 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (73)

    "Proud to be a WFM Team Member"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Whole Foods - Good Retail Place to Worj"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great team, easy to learn, high energy, open door policy, commitment to integrity

    Cons

    scheduling, limited full time positions anymore

  3. "It seems like I'm learning something new every day and I'm enjoying the experience so far!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Team Member in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Bakery Team Member in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning new skills and being proactive, fellow team members are great, work is challenging and fun, a lot of room to grow within the company in all different levels

    Cons

    Overwhelming at first, having to learn a lot on the job and sometimes by making mistakes, ebb and flow of busy times can be hectic


  4. "AMAZING PLACE TO WORK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Friendly and caring co-workers and customers
    Amazing pay

    Cons

    I'm part time- no benefits for part-time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work!!!!!! I love yall!!!!!!


  5. "Atl"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, employee discount increase option based on personal health, great products, opportunity to move up without prior experience

    Cons

    Company is moving away from community projects, location-specific programs, and environmental sustainability focus,eliminated healthy eating specialists, in-store artists, marketers

    Advice to Management

    Store leadership sets the tone. Be humble and open, expect the same of your dept managers. You can make or break the experience for your employees


  6. "Very positive! Love it so far."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Whole Foods Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Whole Foods Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly staff, flexible schedule, upbeat workplace. motivate team members, support the new staff well. always very helpful. easy scheduling system online, can track our pay, time punches, request time off etc all through apps.

    Cons

    customers are spoiled and often rude as hell. lots of drama among other coworkers, mostly cashiers. kind of ridiculous actually. annoying. working the express lines means you don’t get to stop moving until your break. long days.

    Advice to Management

    i wish some of the supervisors didn’t look like they’re miserable and hate their jobs.


  7. "Part-timer in Produce"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Pretty laid back, lots of personal empowerment with decision making, lotta focus on employee happiness

    Cons

    Lack of strong, experienced leadership, can get pricey to shop from there despite discount, no employee meals/benefits aside from discount

  8. "Buyer"

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management they didn’t care


  9. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Discounts and time off.

    Cons

    Always busy and on the store


  10. "Comfortable place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team Member Appreciation
    Flexible Scheduling
    Community Enrichment
    Great Fundraising ventures

    Cons

    Elitist customer base
    Problems with continuity
    High turnaround

    Advice to Management

    micromanaging is a huge morale killer, for the manager that always finds something for everyone to do during down time when it has already been done it comes across as workers don't work hard enough.


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