Whole Foods Market Reviews
60% would recommend to a friend
(18655 total reviews)
56% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 29, 2023
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a day ago
Is anyone at WhatNot willing to chat with me about the Partnerships Associate position? I am ex-Nasdaq and ex-Whole Foods with a background in strategic financial consulting and product buying/management. I have great communication/presentation skills and have experience advising a variety of C-Suite groups. Additionally, I am obsessed with re-sale ecomm. Please let me know! Thanks.
a month ago
Business Intelligence Analyst
Hello! I have a tiny professional dilemma I was hoping to get some opinions. I got two offers on the table for a Business Intelligence Developer for both Dell and Whole Foods Market. Dell is offering 121k, BI position, 5 weeks-ish PTO, 6% 401K match and has a 25-30 min car commute. Whole Foods is offering 103k, Senior BI position, 3 weeks PTO, 4% 401K match and has a 20 min walking commute (or 5 min by car) . Both job hybrid schedule (3 days in, 2 remote). Which one would you take?
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2 months ago
Whole Foods Market
It’s been 3 years since I graduated with my bachelors in biology and I’m finally getting around to job hunting. No internships, only undergrad experience. Being a pandemic graduate, I fell into working for Whole Foods, but am eager to apply myself and finally use my degree. I really want to land a job as a wildlife technician near Michigan to start but am finding it difficult and competitive. Many positions are out west, but that is just too far for me. Any advice or suggestions?
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
Excerpts from user reviews, not authored by Glassdoor
- "Pay is good if you're a student and there is a 20% discount which is nice." (in 1496 reviews)
- "The benefits are good and there is a commitment to hire from within even with our 'corporate positions'" (in 1363 reviews)
- "Great people to work with and satisfying when you are able to help customers and receive a positive response." (in 1127 reviews)
- "My manager and coworkers were great to work with and I enjoyed my time at work." (in 830 reviews)
- "Team members were all great to work with and we all did our best to help each other out." (in 698 reviews)
- "Poor management and conflicts often" (in 980 reviews)
- "Lack of leadership and poor scheduling" (in 354 reviews)
- "Too much favoritism and the gain sharing system is not fair to all teams" (in 283 reviews)
- "Every now and then you may get a bad manager (team leader) but they don't seem to last long." (in 250 reviews)
- "No orientation and no training." (in 175 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0Nov 29, 2023Front End CashierFormer Employee, less than 1 yearCharlotte, NC
Great schedules, professional knowledgeable staff and outgoing, friendly, learning atmosphere.
Nothing i can think of.
- 2.0Nov 26, 2023Prepared FoodsFormer Employee, less than 1 yearCottonwood Heights, UT
the only good thing that came of this job, was the handful of good people I worked with
certain members of management are power hungry control freaks who treat you JUST good enough to make yourself think you’re crazy for thinking they’re toxic. if you’re scheduled for full time, you’re technically only estimated at 35 hrs/week because they don’t account for the unpaid lunch breaks when scheduling you. but you’re not allowed to skip lunch breaks or stay late to get the full 40 hrs. after 6 months of employment, you’re eligible for a raise. i still hadn’t received one after 7, and they were begging me to take on a higher position. i agreed to taking the position IF i got a 6 month raise AND one for a technical promotion and they never asked me again and ignored my inquiries about a raise. there were so many small things that made me feel like i was treated like a child when i had taken on so much extra responsibility without being asked. the last straw for me was when management started to crack down on minuscule policy infractions just to assert dominance because nobody respected them.
- 2.0Nov 22, 2023Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)Former Employee, more than 1 year
You can get paid to be in some sort of meeting about how bad things are. You can quit without giving two week notice and still be eligible for re-hire at this point. There is a lot of diversity and you get to see different people's perspectives. Get paid for the training over and over which depending on how bad things get will be great. discount You are free to talk about being a Christian or being a Heathen or both at the same time and everyone around you will just go with the flow.
They look for ways to not give you unemployment. Expect for racist and homophobic people to be working there because just like outside of work, they bring it into work. Diversity will not shield you from this.
- 1.0Oct 4, 2023Senior Financial Systems AnalystFormer Employee, less than 1 year
The foods good otherwise don't do it.
Firstly, there's a stark lack of structured training. New hires are, from my observation, expected to dive right into their roles without adequate guidance. My attempts to seek assistance from a senior colleague after my initial period was met with criticism, leaving me feeling both isolated and ill-prepared. The company is currently in the throes of restructuring, a direct result of its acquisition by Amazon. This phase is marked by a sense of unpredictability and the looming shadow of potential layoffs. It's hard not to perceive this as Amazon grappling to find the best strategy for the Whole Foods brand, rather than focusing on the well-being or growth of its employees. Then there's the workplace culture, which was often hostile, underpinned by mistrust and rampant office politics. Being part of the "in-crowd" seemed more valuable than showcasing dedication or skill in one's role. Furthermore, the management's approachability was a cause for concern. Reaching out for help felt risky, casting oneself in the light of a problem rather than someone seeking to better their performance. Added to these challenges are the long working hours. Not only were the hours grueling, but there was also a concerning culture where some employees would even boast about their weekend work stints. This, to me, is indicative of an unhealthy work-life balance and places undue pressure on others to do the same to "fit in" or appear dedicated. Lastly, a note on the Finance department: those mulling over a role here might want to explore other avenues. From my experience, there are organizations out there with Finance teams that genuinely prioritize career growth and professional development.9
- 3.0Nov 11, 2023Prepared Foods SupervisorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSeattle, WA
The people and the atmosphere at times.
-Pay -Lack of Promotion or raise -Lack of appreciation for hardships endured due to negligence of management -Overwhelming workload -Understaffed and underpaid -Inequality in pay scale for the same job positions despite having a bigger workload than my coworker in the same position -Lack of implementation of constructive feedback -Lots of Food Waste due to mandated schematics which didn't align with our actual sales and movement of products -Absurd cleaning schedule to juggle with an unachievable prep list -Too much work given outside of my job description with no offer for extra incentives.
- 3.0Oct 3, 2023Assistant Team LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsMishawaka, IN
Schedule can be flexible if your TL likes you. Customers aren't bad. We get paid well for what we're expected to do. STL is rarely seen but ASTLs are always willing to help. It's mostly easy. New UPT policy isn't bad (much better than the old policy if you have kids) but better if you live in a state where you also get sick pay. Pay raises every year are consistent, which is good.
It's sometimes like high school where if you're not a popular kid, you don't get as good of raises or opportunities. Leadership definitely plays favorites. The schedule can be poor if you don't set your availability in a smart way. 401K and insurance isn't great. Company is slowly going downhill since Amazon bought them. Job dialogues/raises can be a drag if your TL doesn't like you, even if you do a great job. Favorites are definitely played.3
- 3.0Nov 24, 2023Front of House Team MemberFormer Employee
Management was good at working with people and their time. I am a college student and was encouraged by coworkers and supervisors to take a little extra time on breaks if I had a lot of homework to work on. Coworkers were definitely one of the biggest benefit for me.
Constant understaffing, when I was first hired for Prepared Foods FOH we almost always had 3 people working the front. Eventually having 3 people working FOH at once became a very rare occurrence and getting all of the duties and responsibilities done efficiently became more difficult because now 2 people were expected to get the job of 3 people done in the same amount of time.
- 5.0Nov 29, 2023Grocery Team MemberFormer Employee, less than 1 yearMarietta, GA
Dependable Efficient systems but still treated as human Care for you
Hectic, a more demanding grocery clerk job
- 4.0Nov 10, 2023Specialty Team MemberCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHadley, MA
Strong culture backed by the support, tools and training every step of the way. 20% discount is the incentive/retention perk that all employees have. Great job if you have a partner that is also employed. Ideal for part time workers looking for interesting and engaging experience that doesn't spill over into their personal lives. Clock in, clock out. The corporate structure is robust and highly functional, not just Koolaid.
physically demanding work, high accountabilty for hourly pay, especially closing shifts. The "do more with less" philosophy creeps into the day-to-day, especially when the high deductible health plans can create a double edged sword for FT employees.
- 4.0Nov 25, 2023Team MemberCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearWinston-Salem, NC
pay. good manager. discount. flexible time off
Working any kind of retail is tough, let's get that out of the way. Pay and hours were good until they started cutting hours and into the holiday, which is kinda crazy. Communication would be a little better
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Whole Foods Market has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 19,137 reviews left anonymously by employees. 60% of employees would recommend working at Whole Foods Market to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
60% of Whole Foods Market employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Whole Foods Market 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.