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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Not very transparent with team members (in 522 reviews)

  • Some differences when it comes to work life balance (in 100 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Metairie, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Good raises if earned

    Cons

    Rude management
    Treated certain races better
    Told to have to do things that are not in your job description

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal no matter their face
    Get off your cell phone and work


  2. "Team Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of paid time off, good healthcare plan

    Cons

    customers are demanding, heavy workload

  3. "Whole Foods is a pretty great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are fun, pay is pretty good, job is not very difficult once you memorize the PLU's, customers are usually nice

    Cons

    Customers always come before employees in the managements eyes, Sunday's are usually crazy, carts can be a burden to put away


  4. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and training curriculum

    Cons

    Promotions are based on time at the company, not the ability and skills to do the job


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun work environment at times

    Cons

    customers can be a pain to handle


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Whole Lot Of Body! Get it... Wholebody lol Nevermind!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Discount, Samples , No Uniform, Tattoo allowed, No drug test...But very needed!

    Cons

    Gossip, No work, Weird Hours


  7. "A lot of work nothing too crazy or difficult but very time consuming"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meat Service Team Member in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Meat Service Team Member in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Day goes fast
    customers are decent if you're decent to them
    pay is good
    Job is fairly easy
    Leadership is helpful

    Cons

    Better scheduling
    Depending on the day too much labor is scheduled or not enough labor is scheduled
    Not getting paid for 30 min breaks

    Advice to Management

    Help team members understand early on what you expect from them and what they need to do to move up

  8. "Chef"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chefs Case in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Chefs Case in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good food, discount on all items including alcohol.

    Cons

    their weekly review process was really annoying. they tried to mold you into some animated character. the hr was not very personable. 4am mandatory store meeting times.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the weekly review. I shouldn't have to come to work and get reviewed on the authenticity or excitement of my greeting while I'm punching in.


  9. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, generous store discount

    Cons

    Draconian point system, clueless regional management

    Advice to Management

    Garner a better understanding of on-the-ground operations


  10. "Food Buyer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Buyer in Sonoma, CA
    Former Employee - Food Buyer in Sonoma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company when I was there - Has changed a lot since i have been there. Now its time for another big change.

    Cons

    A lot has changed since I was there. Employee perks and programs cut back or eliminated completely

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the original culture of WFM - taking care of your employees and we are happy to take care of WFM.


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