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Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Montclair, NJ – May 26, 2016
I liked the paid time off and sick time once I accrued it.They do not compensate well for overachievers. They put on a great "ethical face" for public relations but, your experience will be most dictated by the personalities that you routinely work with and the efficiency and effectiveness of your management.There are plenty of different departments if you enjoy lateral movement. It's difficult to move up without being under-compensated for added responsibility. Management tends to turn over pretty frequently so the team morale changes pretty constantly.
paid leave, sick time, simple rudimentary tasks, merchandise discounts
Constant management turnover, overly expensive insurance plans, inconsistent scheduling is preferred, weekend hours, unreasonable work loads at peak hours, a lot of standing and walking, constant request to exceed job responsibility.
Front End Customer Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – May 26, 2016
Provides comfortable environment to grow. Structured and cultured, learn new things on a daily basis. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that go into making the store run smoothly and it is so interesting to see how things run.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Mount Pleasant, SC – May 22, 2016
Cashiering here is a busy job, there are usually large influxes of people at unpredictable times. Sometimes as a cashier you will have to ring up and bag large orders when your assistant is not available. Standing on your feet for long hours can be grueling and only getting 30 minute breaks, so you're on your feet 7.5 hours. As a cashier you are the last person customers encounter on their way out, so you hear all the problems and shortcomings of other departments throughout the establishment, they expect you to be the problem solver, it's your choice to enlist or not.
20% discount for employees
Insurance is so expensive and it doesn't offer as much coverage as you need.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – May 22, 2016
Duties included but not limited to: maintain potential customers by answering products questions. Suggesting information about products and services. Resolving problems by clarifying the customer’s complaint.
Prepared Foods Team Member/Buyer (Current Employee) – Marlton, NJ – May 20, 2016
You hear a lot of good things about Whole Foods, they're Fortune 500's best of companies to work for. Yet my whole time working there has been nothing but oppressive and demeaning. Store Management has no idea how to run the store and my department managers and even more incompetent. The store is abundant with nepotism, those sucking up to managers get promoted quickly and their mistakes easily over-looked. The little guys do all of the work while the supervisors/managers take all the credit.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – May 19, 2016
They want you to belong to them, mostly if you are full time, that is why they have such good benefits. Overall good company culture, unfortunately not everybody follows it. Best department to work: Whole Body. Worst, Prepared Foods.
Benefits, no discrimination on any level.
You belong to them, favoritism, depending on your team leader you do the job of 2 or 3 people.
Fast paced, Great Team Members, Core Values, 150% Focus on Customer Service
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 19, 2016
I loved the fast pace, multi-tasking and the freedom to do whatever it takes to "Satisfy and Delight" our guests. I learned something new about food, techniques and diet everyday. We work really hard but, make it look easy and have fun. My plan was to work at Whole Foods Market for a year and ended up there for eight and a half years. My Store Team Leader is an amazing leader and mentor to all Team Members. I started on the Customer Service Team, transferring to the Sea Food Team and Restaurant. Prepared Foods working the Chefs Case, sandwich, soups and temperature logs. While making sure the Rotisserie Chickens are cooked to perfection at 175 degrees and everything is clean, full and beautiful. The chickens weigh approx 37lbs that you have to lift over your head into a hot fire and then take them off the hot spit, and into the packaging carrying them to the hot table. I would have to say chickens became the hardest part of my job. I looked forward to my shift, seeing my Team Members and guests each time I worked.
Reviews, excellent benefits, discount 20 to 30 % and product I'm proud to serve, purchace and stand by
Cashier/Cash Office/Front Desk (Current Employee) – Jackson, MS – May 17, 2016
team members are sometimes out of control and management doesn't like to deal with any communication issues. hard for departments to communicate with others many employees do what they want and make work hard on others
Lead Retail Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 17, 2016
This was a great place to grow and work with many amazing people.
For me the most enjoyable part of the job was being there to support team members and customers, There was an overall sense of purpose and value behind much of the work and there were ample opportunities for both personal and professional development.. The culture of community is still strong in the stores, but at the corporate level it is suffering somewhat as the company struggles in the face of increased competition.
The company has undergone some restructuring and management changes over the past few years, As a result the balance between reconciling core values and the bottom line seems to be tipping toward the bottom line. Hopefully, they'll settle in and find the balance they once had.