Pros: High Pay, 20% employee discount
Cons: Not competative with a BA/BS, Internal favotitism, Less focus on quality as the Company Grows
Whole Foods is a great place to work, especially if you are a student or just starting out. The work environment is great, and the compensation is very competitive. However, as a long term employment option it is not as attractive. The company is very much focused on developing internal potential based on seniority. Therefore, outside applicants need to be in the system for several years before serious advancement. Also, several of the departments have notoriously high turn over, and the "team leaders" tend to be over worked and underpaid. In conclusion, Whole Foods is a great option for people starting out, and especially those who do not have degrees, The emphasis on internal hiring means that a productive team member can go fairly high in the company within their first 5 years. However, pay is not competitive with a BA/BS degree in most cases, and external applicants may find that people less qualified than they are will be preferred for management positions.