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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  • Not very transparent with team members (in 510 reviews)

  • Some differences when it comes to work life balance (in 99 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Proud to be a WFM Team Member"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Global Support in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Global Support in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people, lots of innovation, great culture for a self-starter.

    Cons

    Favoritism rules at the store, regional, and global level. More than a few incompetent people in positions of power.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote people based on their skill set.

  3. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work long term if your in the departments. And good for students for front end. Very flexible hours. Very easy to move up and around

    Cons

    If you have a bad back this will not be a good fit. Registers are very low and food in paper bags are more heavy

    Advice to Management

    If your gonna do favoritism at least do it for the good workers. It always amazes me when management favors bad workers. Wheres the logic in that?


  4. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Not great opportunity for upward mobility. Wages do not account for cost of living.


  5. "Lots of changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Feels like working with family.

    Cons

    To many negative changes with the company. They don't know what to focus on.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Environment is good, healthy options

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to minimum wage


  7. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee discount, and amazing work environment. I seriously enjoy the family I have made at Whole Foods over the past three years and it will be very sad to leave. The store really makes sure that they are hiring desired employees by having new member votes.

    Cons

    Very long shifts, pretty short-staffed lately,

    Advice to Management

    Hire more cashiers to ensue that our team is as efficient as can be

  8. "My Time @ Whole Foods Market"

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Jenkintown, PA
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Jenkintown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have to say that working at Whole Foods was great. I got the opportunity to learn foods in a way that everyone should know about food. If you have the opportunity to work for this company please take it.

    Cons

    It is a growing company so things are subject to change.


  9. "Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very busy during holidays


  10. "I worked here for over a year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, discount, somewhat flexible scheduling

    Cons

    hours, often understaffed, no chance to grow, pass over people from promotions, managers steal work hours to do nothing

    Advice to Management

    care about your staff more


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