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Whole Foods Market Tulsa Reviews

Updated July 26, 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. "Good job, fair pay, but ask for training"

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    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good given their generally younger employee base, the pay is fair but could probably be a tiny bit higher given this was effectively two jobs. You don't need to have a ton of experience or specialized knowledge to get the job, you just need to understand numbers and be good at predicting department needs. Decent job for someone who's young or doesn't have the resume for something with high pay, and probably the job with the most independence in the store shy of the graphics department.

    Cons

    It's a hustle job if you're doing your own receiving in addition to buying. Holidays are chaotic, but weirdly kind of fun. There's always the fear of over-buying/under-buying and you're the pariah of the department when you slip up.

    Advice to Management

    Give more intermittent training when the buyer starts and then again after a few months of getting their feet wet. It's hard to grasp everything at the start, and after they've done the job for a while they'll be able to better absorb training on some of the finer points in the role.


  2. "waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Cook in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people who work here are amazing

    Cons

    the leadership believes in us vs them when dealing with team members.

    Advice to Management

    do better.

  3. "If you really need a job..."

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    Former Employee - Porter in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Porter in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, discount, paid time off, health benefits,

    Cons

    Some of the management is bad, lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and addressing of grievances


  4. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good raises, corporate overall, just follow rules.

    Cons

    politics, corporate, drama, lots of cuts.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Really miss that 20% discount"

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    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun working environment, people are usually very easy going and friendly. Free samples! Also that 20% - 30% discount is awesome.

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Like all customer service jobs, some people just really suck sometimes. Hours vary largely week to week even as FT.

    Advice to Management

    Don't not advance people because they are to good at their current job. If people are unable to advance you lose good people.


  6. "WFM is good"

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Guest Services Supervisor in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    WFM teaches you a lot of really good things about working in an engaged environments, transfers nicely into a more corporate job too. You make lifelong friends.

    Cons

    You have to work hard and be on time all the time!


  7. "loved working at whole foods"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay was great and I got sweet discounts on food

    Cons

    tons of hours and some people sucked to work with

    Advice to Management

    a fair and even amount of hours given

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Wake-up Call"

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    Former Employee - Store Graphic Artist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Store Graphic Artist in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merchandise discount
    Convenience to food and groceries
    Travel for training
    Great materials provided
    Low to no cost insurance
    Team appreciation days

    Cons

    (Unethical and illegal business practices)
    -Teams were built based on partiality, like TMAG, then these pre-selected people would do the hiring and decision making for the entire store. Teams would give out vouchers and awards to people who they liked, not those who necessarily deserved it.(also, this applied to those who were hired)
    -Rampant bullying occurred and went unchecked. It seemed encouraged.
    -Sexual harassment that was probably the worst I have ever encountered in a company. One person had been a serious offender, yet retained their employment due to their popularity. They were finally terminated, but they harassed and intimidated the person who blew the whistle on them for years after the fact. The company was notified and did nothing to help the person being retaliated against. In fact, they were fired later on.
    -Alot of fighting and backstabbing occurred. People deliberately sabotaged others and literally nothing was done to stop the occurrences.
    -I had no assistant, yet begged for years to get one since all other people with my job title had one. They refused. Then I was released and they replaced me with two people. I also later found out that I was the lowest paid person of my job title for that entire time. In other words, they knew one person would have a very hard time doing my job on their own. I eventually burned out which is when they let me go. (after they exploited me for cheap labor)
    -I used my personal cell phone for years to make business calls because they refused to give my office an outgoing phone line.
    - My office was inundated with noxious fumes for years. WFM claims to want to save the planet by doing things to help the environment. It was very different how they treated their employees versus the public. I even had a gas mask to operate the appliances in my office. The fumes made me ill.
    -Once I was asked to tell a provider that we would not pay for his services from a manager.

    I realized WFM was selling an image and one that I just could not abide by. Before I worked for them, I admired and liked them. After working for them for nearly three years and after having been through what I have, I won't ever go back to a store. Not for anything.
    I was fired due to something very unfair, illegal and unethical.
    I know they probably do not care that they just fired some person who worked for them, however, for me it is a whole lot more than that. They lost my support. They lost my loyalty. They lost me entirely. That may not mean much to them, but it says alot about me. This is the only company I have ever worked for in which I want nothing to do with again. To me, I know that means that they did too much wrong, not enough right and many things that were just flat out inexcusable.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up and be accountable
    Follow the law (all of them!)
    Make your employees accountable for wrongdoing and for right-doing
    Enforce policy fairly
    Practice what the company preaches
    Do the right thing, every time
    Treat everyone fairly
    Get a new CEO


  9. "firing spree"

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    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Cook in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Cook in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay was good, worked with friends

    Cons

    terrible managers, accused continuously, worked there for 7 months - never voted on- one review, fired over lies.

    Advice to Management

    get a grip on your firing reasons.


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