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Updated Sep 18, 2021

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3.5
62%
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47%
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Whole Foods Market CEO  John Mackey
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good

    Sep 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits with excellent culture

    Cons

    Time off requests based on seniority, work on holidays

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Would not suggest in 1000 years

    Aug 23, 2021 - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work schedule flexibility if needed. Get to see the products and tools you develop out in the wild at the store level.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits- no holidays, match 401k, PTO accrual is weird, ok insurance. Get ready to be overworked and underpaid. The company culture has gone out the door and everything revolves around making Amazon happy. Management does not care if you are drowning in work, they will pile it all on until you get burnt out. Things need to change from the top down to make it a better work environment.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Passive aggressive socially responsible Environment be a Whole Foods robot

    Sep 6, 2021 - Barista in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A job pulling coffee, they will work with your school schedule, start at 15$ per hour, socially responsible environment, diverse, cool people, possibly career opportunities for those that can put work always first

    Cons

    You only get 19 hours per week so 15 $ per hour is not any better than a minimum wage job. My managers were great in the interview very warm and accommodating and they said I could work 30 hours a week and it was possible to work in the bakery for more hours… that quickly changed to “ only 19 hours per week” once Amazon took the reins. They did end up giving me 27-36 hours a week. There are some good departments at Whole Foods ( produce, fish and seafood, specialty,) most of the others good luck… if you can’t get along anywhere else you have worked you can always make it in the deli! In the coffee bar I was encouraged repeatedly not to talk to my co workers or customers ( .. don’t talk to each other and don’t talk to customers for too long you have a job to do) The coffee bar is apart of bakery so all those baristas with a passion for coffee and pulling magical drinks need not apply … you will quickly realize the coffee bar is just a sad red headed plebeian cousin who is literally a bakery lackey.. if you can manage to decipher the passive aggressive “communication” style of the department…you may be treated well. The rest of the store can call in for personal days but there will be a hefty disapproval if you do it …especially in the coffee bar where someone will have to stay for your shift or maybe they will just shut it down early… of course no one will say anything to you directly just some lite shunning ..If you work hard and catch on fast you will get more than 19 hours a week. There are some truly great people at Whole Foods! However, Beware thee ever shifting rules and store procedures,& the smiling faces of those who seem so nice yet run and tell your every flaw to anyone who can make you miserable… most of all be PRODUCTIVE BE be PRODUCTIVE

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love it here

    Sep 12, 2021 - Grocery Team Member 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Pay, great management and coworkers

    Cons

    Wish I could get overtime

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    I liked it

    Sep 8, 2021 - Barista 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits Good company to work for Very diverse work environment

    Cons

    Mid shift and closing shifts seem to take up the whole day. The opening shift gave me greater work life balance.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good not Great

    Aug 31, 2021 - Associate Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent starting pay for hourly non-management employees Opportunites for advancement Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Lower pay for hourly management You will serve multiple masters-you will report to a store management team and an entirely separate department leadership team that are often at odds in their goals and missions. One hand definitley does not know what the other is doing.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    WFM used to be a great company.

    Jun 22, 2021 - Associate Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Job security - Guaranteed paycheck - Some great people working alongside you - Global standard operating procedures - Slowly updating computer software programs for store operations - Multiple breaks depending on shift length - Discount on products - Various Third-party verifications for suppliers and stores.

    Cons

    - Extensive staffing issues throughout the company. - Hiring freezes in various locations. - Global labor targets do not allow better staffing. - Terminating titles and positions all throughout the company. - Lack of support from Store leadership, Regional leadership, Global leadership. - Less and less decision making allowed as department manager. - Overtime denial. - Corrective action for absurd policies. - Restrictive store leadership. - No pay increases for lateral position transfer to different locations - Restrictive or Minimal Wage Increases, IF given. - Part-Timers have zero benefits. - Gainsharing bonuses have been relinquished. - Rewarding Team Members(employees) with gift cards has been incredibly decreased. - In-depth Training has been difficult to implement for TMs due to labor issues. - Nepotism in regard to specific departments in regard to purchasing new equipment or renovations. - Outdated Purchasing Software. - Numerous company network outages and data breaches. The list goes on but at this point i'd rather find something better to do with my time than sit here and feel stressed.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Cashier

    Sep 12, 2021 - Cashier in River Forest, IL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    When moving up it’s a bit hard

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Coworkers Become Family but Upper Management is Rough

    Jul 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth and I can promise that the employees here are always the nicest. A lot of my coworkers became like my family and I enjoyed going to work everyday to see them.

    Cons

    Upper management from my experience does not care about the wellbeing of team members. There is a lot of banter between team leads and their bosses that leads to stress down the line. The team leaders get screwed over more than anyone else.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Gone downhill quickly

    Sep 15, 2021 - Information Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really nothing anymore, it used to be ok but not anymore

    Cons

    Many people have left or have been part of an Amazon leveling process which is not aligned to the tech/jobs we do at WFM. Leadership is tone deaf and the work environment has become toxic, also they refuse to permanently allow us to WFH and seem forceful with returning to the office. Nearly impossible to get promoted and raises are 1-2% a year.

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