Cashier (Former Employee), El Segundo, CA – March 3, 2015
Very busy from the moment i arrive to when i leave, constantly on the go. Making smoothies and juices all day long. Learned about some coffees, didnt know about instant coffee and was able to learn about that. Learning how to roast our coffee beans. Management wasnt very professional, didnt talk to their employees with repsect whatsoever. My co-workers were amazing, always helpful, smiling and a team player. Hardest part of my job was knowing every coffee we had stocked. I really enjoyed interacting with all my customers regardless how busy we were. Making sure they were satisfied with their drinks was what i aimed for.
Supervisor (Current Employee), Washington, DC – March 3, 2015
Pros: customers, values
Answering a lot of questions about cheese and gourmet food items. always merchandising. good thing is that you learn something new about cheese everyday. The hardest part of the job is probably closing my department, there is always a lot of work when closing. Most enjoyable part of the job is the customers, you see them a lot so you get to know them well.
Prepared Foods (Current Employee), Birmingham, AL – March 1, 2015
I clock in get dress in a chef jacket, then head down stairs to start my day which is working the chef case it is a case full of food that allows customer to look into it and pick out the things they will like to take home and eat the food is already cook they just have to go home and preheat the items. After store hours I then put the food up clean the area then go home.
Counter interactions scaling, assisting customers (Former Employee), Port Chester, NY – March 1, 2015
the environment is real welcoming, good vibes and it makes it real comfortable to work at. people are great to help you learn, and assisting each other is a daily practice so teamwork was a skill you naturally adapt too.
Shipping and Receiving Worker (Former Employee), El Segundo, CA – February 27, 2015
A typical day at work would consist of receiving product from truck on pallets .going over invoice and counting the shipment one at a time in to the computer system.i learned good organization skills with paper work shipping policy. co workers very helpful and and informative. the hardest part of my job was lifting items sometimes with assistance of up to 3 people to carry product. the most enjoyable part was the people i worked with and and the eviroment
team leader (Former Employee), cambridge – February 23, 2015
A typical day is their not being able to plan out your day because it changes as soon as you hit the door. I was a manager for WF and was constantly being pulled in many directions to put out "fires". upper management (above store level - 5 people essentially) were constantly coming up with last minute gimmicks to increase sales or promote some cause. In my position I was responsible to communicate and sell these changes to my team members. It's exhausting for myself and to the tm's to constantly be bombarded with things we were required to learn. (including giving tms homework) I was embarrassed by what we were required to ask of our tm's. The Kool-Aid was force fed. The hardest part of my job was cutting hours while asking our tm's to do more. UGH.. WF is a 40 billion dollar company yet it was the same mantra as a Wal-Mart or any other retail shop. Our benefits are really bad - basically our health insurance was catastrophic coverage, meaning our deductibles for medical was $7500 and script $4500. However! our paid time-off was fantastic within 3 years I had 3 weeks off at 9 years I had nearly 7 weeks. My coworkers were a blast! Customers for the most part were cool. You still have fussy ones but it is a customer service oriented job. If you enjoy corporate atmosphere then you will love WF.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Paramus, NJ – February 22, 2015
The environment at whole foods is great and you really get a home away from home feeling while working. I believe one of the greatest perks of working there was being able to learn so much about the organic products and healthy living.
Hot Bar Chef (Former Employee), Ridgewood, NJ – February 22, 2015
Pros: very beautiful business and customer love our work effort.
Cons: management issues
what i experienced at wholefoods was simply team values and customer satisfaction here i was put to school to achieve my servsafe certification. Became a decent food prep /chef and utilizes my skills to this day