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Whole Foods Market Employee Reviews about "team members"

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Member in Rest, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible hours as a part time team member - Great base pay with chance for pay increase each year - Culture with respectable values - Decent benefits

    Cons

    - None come to mind; if you work hard, you will be recognized for that

    Whole Foods Market2019-09-25
  2. "Not as great as I had hoped"

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    Current Employee - Cash Up in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome team members, flexibility with scheduling

    Cons

    Benefits package was too expensive, retail hours

    Whole Foods Market2019-12-06
  3. "Was a good job for juggling school"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule Exciting team members Discounts

    Cons

    Barely pays much considering how much money the company makes

    Whole Foods Market2019-11-30
  4. "Monotonous"

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    Current Employee - Cashier 

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    20% discount and great team members

    Cons

    Monotonous - if you're a cashier, that is all that you do. Which is unlike say Trader Joes where you could where multiple hats in a given day.

    Whole Foods Market2019-11-07
  5. "Receiver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team members are great, made lots of friends. If you are college student it is fine, minimum wage is $15.00.

    Cons

    Leadership, communication, and favoritism. Everyone gets paid the same, the more you know within each department means NOTHING, they will take advantage of you.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your team-members.

    Whole Foods Market2019-10-29
  6. "Losing benefits every day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fellow team members, customers. Other than that, zip

    Cons

    Chronic shortage of labor no life/ work balance

    Advice to Management

    No advice is taken since Amazon took over...

    Whole Foods Market2019-10-29
  7. "Fun times"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing team members that really help provide a great work environment. This job is really flexible for those still in school. Great place to work while looking for future career opportunities.

    Cons

    Not the best pay for long term work.

    Whole Foods Market2019-10-13
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    "This ship is sinking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The employee base is really diverse, and on the whole the company is good about inclusivity. The company is also good about hiring from within - you can go from a cashier or overnight stocker to the manager of your own store in just a few years if you put the work in. Also, the pay has improved significantly since Amazon took over.

    Cons

    The Core Values are increasingly just a matter of lip service. Labor budgets are slashed every year, so teams get smaller while business gets bigger, and everyone has to work harder and more for less and less benefit. No more gainsharing, no more benefits for part timers, no more team builds, and less and less opportunity for growth as positions are eliminated (marketing, signmaking, in store educators, demo... coordinators, team member services, etc) or "restructured" into regional-based positions. All of this started before Amazon bought us, but Amazon's influence sure doesn't help.

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    Advice to Management

    My advice is for the global office, not store management. If you're going to keep stripping away store autonomy, labor, and administrative support, at least quit trying to blame the stores when turnover and workers comp incidents skyrocket.

    Whole Foods Market2019-10-25
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Produce Team Member in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team members and plenty of benefits

    Cons

    Moving up in the company takes a very long time

    Whole Foods Market2019-10-10
  10. "Only work here if you must."

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    Current Employee - Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Base salary of $15 is higher than most places in the area for similar work.

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism. Unhappy, stressed and overworked team members. Incompetent and disingenuous and hypocritical leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Start all over. Replace top tier leadership and start anew.

    Whole Foods Market2019-11-15
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