Pros: gain sharing, benefits, 401K, employee discount, recycling and compost
Cons: over priced products, felt like 'cool kids club'
I loved working at Whole Foods, especially Bellingham, MA. What ever food that is day before sell-by date is pulled and used in prepared foods. If it is inedible, it is gathered in compost, or given to local farmers for their animals. They also promote healthy life style.
I had two positions, one was produce preparation, where I would cut and package fruit, vegetables, and make guacamole. I learned new, efficient ways to slice, and even gardening techniques.
Each department had a manager and two or three supervisors. Then there was the store manager and assistant manager. This structure helped each department excel.
My favorite part of the job was interacting with customers, learning new recipes and dishes, and sharing my own.
The hardest part of the job was the physical labor, pushing and lifting over 100lbs, and unloading the truck every morning. This was physically draining.