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Updated Dec 3, 2021

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Whole Foods Market CEO  John Mackey
John Mackey
3,408 Ratings
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  • "Friendly Good pay Good management(in 730 reviews)

  • "everything about whole foods is awesome(in 560 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor 401 (k) benefits for team members(in 830 reviews)

  • "Amazon bought Whole foods market(in 599 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Loved working here

      Oct 31, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The people were great There’s always work to be done so you won’t get bored Decent pay

      Cons

      They had a habit of copying and pasting the schedules, so you got stuck with the same shifts until you ask your team leaders to give you other shifts.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      It’s ok

      Sep 9, 2021 - Team Leader in Thousand Oaks, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The discount is great, the quality standards are great, most of the people you work with are wonderful people. Great job for college students and a decent place to make a career out of if you wanted. Wages are still somewhat competitive.

      Cons

      From the perspective of a team leader; they’re cheap. Extremely high turnover. Company culture is non existent. STL’s, at least the ones I’ve worked with, do not really care that much. They place a facade on that they do, but they never help out when it’s really needed. EC’s and Regional higher ups are extremely disconnected from what is going on at store level. Certain bosses are great at micromanaging and not caring about what global level leadership is telling them what to do. The Amazon acquisition has obviously benefited the company financially, but brought down the morale of the employees. Culture has changed drastically from the time I started with the company. It’s obvious that we are replaceable now. Most regional positions are now global, therefore eliminating a lot of positions at the corporate level, which means less of a chance to move up. Labor is cut more and more, even though the store is comping. Hazard pay was short. COVID rules were never really followed at store level.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Flexible schedules and great co-workers

      May 14, 2021 - Produce Team Member in Pasadena, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Most people you work with will be friendly and easy-going. I made a lot of great friends here and created some good memories. I worked here in college and my team leader was always easy to work with in case my schedule changed. The work isn't too hard and actually enjoyable. I worked for another market in the past and just didn't enjoy it. The customers are great and usually friendly. It really depends on the attitude you project, so come into work ready and put emotions behind you.

      Cons

      Leadership is important here and sometimes other departments had a lack of morale due to having a bad team leader, or in some cases, even a bad store team leader. My location did pretty well in this area but we did hear about other stores having an issue with this. There were "problem customers" but that's part of any customer service related job.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      One of the worst work experiences I've ever had

      Jul 18, 2021 - Frozen/Dairy Department Manager in New Orleans, LA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, comfortable environment, friendly coworkers, discount on good food, a lot of freedom to do things your way.

      Cons

      The favoritism alone is extremely discouraging. I watched multiple people with little or no experience get promoted into Buyer, Team Leader, and Associate Team Leader positions they could not handle, so of course, the workload gets passed on to those below. In the store I worked at, there is very little accountability, and I was promoted quickly, so I was picking up the slack for team members below me and getting paid less. I dreaded my days off because I'd come back to a train wreck. Store leadership told me what I wanted to hear and absolutely did not follow through. I put in a lot of time and energy to improve terrible conditions, but it was ultimately on me alone to maintain it, while others skated by. They say there is a open, welcoming culture, but what they mean is that they want you to be quiet, smile, and nod. It was by far the most disappointing work experience I've ever had, as I thought this would be a good company to put my energy into.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great entry level job but…

      Dec 3, 2021 - Team Member in Closter, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Company with broad diversity and innovation in the retail field.

      Cons

      Management is very clique based, work varies on your team leader and store managers.

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    6. 4.0