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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated 22 April 2018
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Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey
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  • Team Members hourly rate is capped (in 567 reviews)

  • Very difficult to maintain work/life balance (in 107 reviews)

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  1. "Best Retail Company To Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Team members are treated with respect at all times.

    Cons

    Have to work odd hours and during weekends.


  2. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, promotions

    Cons

    Hard work and can’t sit

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Clapham, London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Clapham, London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best American company in the uk. Greater environment and amazing discounts.

    Cons

    Team leaders and managers taking full advantage of regular team members. Some departments managers and team leaders are like celebrities you don’t even get the chance to seem them while team members her getting slaved. At HSK the people who are in charge of payroll and hairing new staff are straight racist if you ain’t European or one of them they won’t even haire you the worst part is the two ladies who are dealing with payrolls can’t even speak English properly lol

    Advice to Management

    Stop making people who can’t even speak proper English a team leader I mean we are in English a team leader should be able to speak and explain procedures properly not getting stuck and not even being able to pronounce or even read a simple sentence.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Decent retail job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Pay very precise (every overtime minute gets paid) even if not very high, general environment very good, better than any other retail job I've ever experienced, relaxed atmosphere but very busy at times

    Cons

    all the hype around the core values is essentially fake


  5. "Great Team Atmosphere and room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Team work, Good Management, High Quality

    Cons

    None, None, None, None, None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Where are those Famous Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire just about anyone. So if you need a job apply here.
    No english no problem
    No customer service skills no problem
    No leadership skills no problem
    Made my point

    Cons

    What team member happiness? I don't think this has been a thing for a while.
    Standards are not as high most people think.
    so behind the times with ordering, Stocktakes, and most other things
    Senior Leadership is very poor and disorganised
    Too many to actually list

    Advice to Management

    My advise to regional leadership would be to not act as though they are better than the rest of the team members I am sure that this is not what wholefoods was built on. Maybe they should chasing so many different trends and focus perfecting what their core. Stop forcing individual agendas on to the stores and start to do things more fairly. Start to try and understand why team member turnover is so high and maybe do something to fix it, like treat them like people that have lives and feelings.
    look at doing fixed shifts for the team members so that they are able to plan there lives better with rotating weekends off.
    Stop plotting and scheming and doing things in secrecy and be the transparent company that you claim to be. Please try and start to give people closer to what they deserve as opposed to doing their rating before even doing the job dialogue.


  7. "Grocery Buyer"

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

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    People and autonomy on taking decisions. Open communication. Creativity. Company's core values when I started, 4 years ago.

    Cons

    Health benefits and compensations. Acquisition from Amazon and uncertainty with the merge, specially in what relates to core values and ethos of the company.

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleague, good environment, good hours

    Cons

    sometimes there is no support, not easy to progress


  9. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    no uniform needed
    25% off discount

    Cons

    sometimes too much pressure is put to help other departments
    schedule changes frequently.
    finishing very late when closing.


  10. "Store Floater Review"

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

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time

    Pros

    Great Team Ethos
    Pleasant working environment
    Management generally have open door policy and will help out in other departments at busy times.
    Staff discount

    Cons

    Full training was not provided in some departments that I worked in.


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