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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The lively feel amongst team members (in 507 reviews)

  • Great benefits for full time AND part time employees (in 299 reviews)

Cons
  • Attracts many unfriendly customer, sometimes information is not clear to team members(causing customers to get frustrated) (in 450 reviews)

  • Some of the team leaders lack experience (in 262 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Meat/Seafood Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours available in my department.

    Cons

    Favoritism, took a year to get full time after they promised full time at 3 months, difference in pay between employees ($8+), Horrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members, all of them, not just your favorite one.


  2. "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive teammates and ok training.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  3. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Lots of collaboration with the community, good store manager, fun people to work with.

    Cons

    I didn't agree with many of the jobs they cut, especially of full-time employees who had given up so much for the company. Very cold blooded firings when Whole Foods cut 1,000+ jobs across the country last spring.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate what the employees do for you. You're lucky when you find a hard working employee, so act like someone who is grateful for that!


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  5. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, mostly nice co-workers

    Cons

    Boring, easy work, low room to advance


  6. "Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive company culture with opportunities for individuals to grow and learn.

    Cons

    In the end, it's still a grocery store... that caters to a difficult customer base.

    Advice to Management

    Just because some fool might buy it doesn't mean you have to sell it. Reign in your standards.


  7. "Pros and Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, advancement, relocation and great co-team members

    Cons

    Management is losing it's sense of employee respect

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that you are a human being and appreciate your team members


  8. "Downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Great employees. Great quality food. Decent benefits (for now)

    Cons

    Company cares more about investors than employees and customers. Labor, benefits, and core values are cut every year. Used to be a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your old core values.


  9. "bakery and prepared foods (deli) team member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    I could take returned or excess products home

    Cons

    Unreliable team members and late hours


  10. "UPPER EAST SIDE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Member in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 20% discount on all items

    Cons

    - Payroll very disorganized (Took whole month to be paid. Had to contact HR to be paid)
    - Customers are annoying
    - Employees are ghetto
    - Supervisors are barely ever there
    - Schedule made without consent

    Advice to Management

    Get organized


  11. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Team Members were amazing to work with! Great Store Leader!

    Cons

    No set schedule, work all weekends, holidays- inventory counting is a lot if you are in a new store- very long -late hours.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being the Original Whole Foods- don't try chasing the other stores- You be You. Seems like other stores are looking more like WFM and WFM more like every other grocery store. Stop hiring higher up positions with non WFM Team Members- they don't understand the culture and end up doing what they did at the other retail stores changing the face of Whole Foods Market. If you aren't promoting from within- you are doing something wrong.



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