it was a productive environment.. I was on my feet the whole time which was fast pace and i enjoyed it
Customer Service Cashier (Former Employee) – Plymouth Meeting, PA – February 10, 2016
A typical day was very fast paced and very productive. I learned great customer service skills and management was not to bad. The employers were not bad but they also were not good.. most of them had negative attitudes which made the environment a little hostel. The hardest part of the job was dealing with some of the employees. The most enjoyable part was meeting the new customers and being able to work in a fast paced environment.
benefits 401k plan discount on food shopping
no free lunch, waiting to be rung up for our lunch, could barley use the bathroom
Great place, great people, and work school balance
Meat Team Member (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 10, 2016
Everyone is friendly at whole foods and it is a great place to work. The company goals are very positive and they promote a healthy lifestyle. The store can get very busy, and management does a great job on helping everyone in a timely manner. I learned exceptional customer service working here.
Okay place to work very busy and can add a lot of stress to your life(customers are pretentious)
Cashier (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 9, 2016
Its ok to work if you need a check. dont expect all that green save the world stuff to be actually a thing...the company is definitely full of shi% when it comes to actually practice what is preaches lots of food education and you learn a lot though
discount on food
busy place with the most stuck up customers i have ever seen in my life!
maintenance/reciever (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 5, 2016
Every day is a good day that I worked for Whole Foods. That is why I am anxious to work for them again. The management team is on point for as helping their employees. I never ran into a co-worker that wasn't smiling or didn't open up with you with a great greeting. Their wasn't a hard day for me at Whole Foods cause I like a rough day it shows how prepared and qualified my skills for the job is. The most enjoyable part of the job in knowing you are returning to work another day for the Whole Foods Corporation something I miss so very much.
Their is something you can learn every day from working at this organic grocery store
Their is something you gonna come out with something you did't no.
Greet customers and provide exceptional customer service. Anticipate customer needs whenever possible and adhere to Core Company and sales policies. Utilize interpersonal skills to sell the overall experience to the client while promoting and displaying edible items.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – January 31, 2016
Sometimes its great sometimes its bad. Busy times ensure a sense of organized chaos in order to sell as much product as possible and help as many guests as you can in a day. Slow time ensure you will get your hours cut without notice, or others will leave you to deal with the work of two people throughout your shift. Management is good but constantly shifting. Miscommunication happens often so things are often left undone or unchecked. The team atmosphere is good but very political at times. In all its a hard job to work continuously so a team first me second attitude is essential to not get upset that you feel overworked or under appreciated. The company will give you a decent paycheck if you can manage a full time position. If not, its better to have a second job or other ways of earning a living to compensate for the low hours. Part time benefits will drain your paycheck, and full time benefits wont as much if you have worked there for more than a year or so. Its a great company to work for if you want to move up, but again very political and hard to work with the corporate constraints. If you manage to move up, expect to be overworked and underpaid. If you do not bring in enough money expect to get constant emails about why you and your team inst making enough, and warnings about bringing up profits or else hours and possible jobs are lost. Its a constant balance between work, having fun, and dealing with every day stress you would encounter in any work environment. The pay and benefits are worth it, but the job security is not very good, and moving up is challenging formore... lots of people. Most enjoyable is the type of people that work there, love to have fun and love to enjoy life. Least enjoyable part is when corporate constraints make the job no longer enjoyable but more like a job you have to do out of fear of loosing your job.less
Happy environment, pay, benefits
Hours, full vs. part time, difficulty moving up and staying there.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Paramus, NJ – January 30, 2016
Great people, good food and fun environment to work in. A typical day would involve speaking to my manager about strategies to increase sales and organize the department, then helping every customer that walks into the doors.
I really enjoyed working for Whole foods. They had a great atmosphere and I got to meet so many different people from all walks of life. This is where I started learning about healthier living for myself.
cashier by building (Former Employee) – Cerrillos, NM – January 29, 2016
I received little support from the managers when it was busy or when I felt it necessary to confront coworkers on inappropriate behavior. I hear it is under new management though so I hope the best for all my old friends that currently work there.
Whole Body Team Member (Former Employee) – Union, NJ – January 28, 2016
Working for whole foods market was a great experience! It was a great job for when I needed the extra money. My coworkers and bosses were awesome. The customers were friendly and I genuinely enjoyed working there.