Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Fairfield, CT – July 29, 2016
I can say that I have been in customer service since I started working at 19. Whole foods bring in different people and provide a clutter free environment that I believe doesn't upset the customer and their shopping experience.I really enjoy working for this company.
team member (Former Employee) – Wauwatosa – July 29, 2016
The culture here is amazing. I've made lifelong friends. but the company overcomplicates a grocery store and it makes it very difficult to work together with other teams and be successful because everyone has their own agenda
Prepared Foods Team Member (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – July 29, 2016
People were awesome at Palo Alto, CA. Relaxed place to work. Co-workers were the best. Free food and other products. Management were down to earth. Also, every 2-5 paychecks we get bones, which is awesome. Best part about the job is the fact that the people next to you do their jobs, and you don't have to do yours and theirs like in some other places.
Venue Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 28, 2016
Loved working here. Expectations are high from management and customers but for good reason. Great place to start from the bottom and find your way into a position that fits you and your future. Learned so much from other team members, management, and vendors. This company really looks out for you and your future.
Bakery Associate&CustomerService (Current Employee) – Swampscott, MA – July 28, 2016
When I started,I was excited and ever learning but recently,alot has changed in managment and alot is not for the good..so after 11plus years I need a change and always love the atmosphere of your store !!! Hope you consider a woman of experience ,thank you
retired chef (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – July 28, 2016
it was a great place to work for. met a lot of awesome people and learned a lot. had open heart surgery while working for wholefoods. employees donated 5 weeks of PTO hours to help me out during my time out. never have I!ve seen this before. great people, great place to work for.
Productive great place to work with a t.v upstairs.
Baker/ Butcher Associate (Current Employee) – Los Altos, CA – July 27, 2016
My first week on the job was great everybody had a smile on their face and accepted me instantly it still has that homey feel. customers are not afraid to walk up and ask for help, and workers are not shy in helping them. Management does not feel the need to boast about they're positions when thy are out on the floor they blend right in with the rest of the workers which is awesome.
Specialty Department (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – July 26, 2016
Awesome place to work to learn about all kinds of foods and health supplements. Great benefits. Decent pay. Fun place to work. Cool people to work with. Nice employee discount. I work with a very unique and diverse amount of team members which makes coming to work even better. :)
Laid back yet strict on policies and procedures.
Not enough pay for cost of living in downtown Miami.
Up until 2014, WFM was a great place to work with emphasis on team member happiness and a casual atmosphere. The actions in last few years, reported in most media, have shifted the focus of WFM from employee friendly and health conscious to a "compete at all costs" mentality since there is now so much more competition in the organics and healthy food market. This resulted in the laying off of 1500+ employees in late 2015 and a revamped direction in which both seasoned and new team members could potentially be given only part time hours or separated in order to reduce company health insurance spending overall.
Benefits, fellow team members, environmental and health focus
Lacks original goals that were part of its origin. Corporate Greed just like every place else.
Chef (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – July 26, 2016
Competitive pay rates that are slightly above other grocers, however its not extra you will work hard for it. Interesting atmosphere. Prepare to be overworked. Advancement system is a con like others, you can advance but will not be compensated. Needy customer market based on giving the customer anything he or she asks for.
Learning about other foods.
Customers, neglecting employees, innappropriate work dialogue.
Team Member Associate (Current Employee) – Addison, TX – July 22, 2016
Whole Foods Market has changed drastically since 2013. A typical work day is you without any management performing far too many tasks at once. The lack of leadership allows for team members to perform however they want.
Breaks are looked down upon. I work full time hours when I am a part time employee.