We're Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods was founded in 1980 on the belief that where food comes from, and how it’s grown, matters. It meant creating quality standards, working with suppliers who achieve them, and sharing that information with our customers. And it radically changed the way people understood and shopped for food.

The result has been the highest quality natural and organic products, an unmatched experience in more than 460+ stores, with a passionate team of over 86,000 team members, 5 percent of our total net profits given back to our communities each year, and millions of customers who put their trust in us every day.

Your Life at Whole Foods Market

Since day one, we’ve worked hard to build the best environment for all 86,000+ Whole Foods team members. We’ve been on Fortune’s Best Places to Work list every year for 20 years straight. Only 12 companies have achieved this. Ever. When you work at Whole Foods, we take care of you.

What We Stand For

Our core values don't change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person. These are the values that are the underpinning of our company culture.

We live these values every day in every single store across the world. It’s how we’ve become the leader in providing the highest quality foods and services available.


About Whole Foods Market

• Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) is the leading natural and organic food retailer, and one of the most vibrant lifestyle brands in the country.

• We have been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for the last 20 years.

• Our company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet™”
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  • “Hello everyone! My name is Cloie and I’ll be taking over the Careers channels for l today. I am a Store Support Team Member at Whole Foods Market in Canada. Swipe to see a few of my hobbies and interests!
2️⃣I’ve been working at Whole Foods for almost 2 years now! That’s almost as old as a tiny toddler. Working in Store Support has taught my introverted self to be less shy and more outgoing.
🍉One of my biggest passions is food -- both eating and taking pictures of it. My 
personal Instagram feed is essentially a gallery of my favorite food photography. One could say I’m a meticulous food stylist because I refuse to eat my food until I find the perfect photo that fits my aesthetic (sorry).
✈️When I have time (and the funds), I enjoy travelling. I love going to new places, 
immersing myself in the culture, and of course, trying new food. My favourite places to visit thus far are Japan, Greece, and London. In the future I hope to visit Switzerland and Italy, I’m saving up for it as we speak!
🎧One of my lesser known interests is music. I love going to concerts, collecting vinyls, and playing the ukulele. My music taste is a broad spectrum and I am always hunting for new artists to listen to.
🌃When I’m not studying, working, or sleeping, I love exploring the city. Although 
Toronto is mainly associated with the CN Tower (and Drake), it is so much more than that. I enjoy visiting cozy cafes, museums, and the diverse Toronto neighbourhoods. One of my favorite neighbourhoods is Korea Town because its equal parts cute stationary stores, aesthetically pleasing cafes, and Korean food.”
  • “I grew up in Bogota, Colombia where the gap between the high social class and the poor was large. I grew up with certain ideas and thoughts on what success looks like – fancy suits, nice cars, and briefcases. I grew up wanting that – to be the best, to be successful. So in my 20s, I was in front of CEOs, CFOs, conducting leadership interviews. I was flying first-class, buying cars, etc. But with that “success” I realized something -- I felt very ALONE and UNHAPPY.
In 2004, I heard about a grocery store called Whole Foods Market opening in Omaha (where I lived). I walked in the store, and I felt an energy I’d never felt before. There was someone behind the coffee counter, and I saw in him the things that I didn’t have that I wanted – he was so happy.
On that day, I made it my goal to be part of this culture, where you can be so happy with where you work.
I studied the culture, and in 2010 my wife and I moved to Austin because I was determined to work for Whole Foods. We moved without jobs (Lisa took a sabbatical at the university where she was a full time professor). We rented an apartment right across from Whole Foods, and it took me four years to find a job because corporate didn’t have a recruiting function back then.
I remember nailing my first interview. One of the panelists said ‘You talk like a Team Member. You know so much about our culture.’ Of course I did! I’d studied every single aspect of Whole Foods’ culture for the last 10 years!
The environment here provides you with what you need to be happy. This is not a job for me, this is not a career, this is a way for me to find happiness. Today, I don’t have a car, and I’m happier than I ever was.”
-Andres T., Team Member
  • A must-read post from our own @austinmischief “The Letter I Wish Every New Whole Foods Team Member Could Read” (link to the letter in our bio)
  • Hi! My name is Jaime and I’m taking over the Careers channels! I’m one of two cake decorators at WFM Cedar Center near Cleveland, Ohio. I love challenging myself and trying new creative hobbies. I enjoy painting, drawing, clay working, knitting, wood burning, photography, graphic design, jewelry making and whatever else might grab my attention. I’m a huge fan of Thor, NASA, Marvel, puns, useless trivia information, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Zelda, and Lord of the Rings. I am pretty random, awkward and my hair changes very often. Enjoy my Instagram take over today! ❤️
🎂I have been a cake decorator for WFM since 2015, but have been cake decorating for about 12 years.
🚏Cleveland sign! There are few of these around the city.
🧟‍♀️Halloween and St. Patrick’s day are my two favorite holidays. Monster cake for Halloween!
🍺Beer mug for St. Patty’s day.
🐶I have a 10 year old Yorkie, who is my best bud and is super adorable. My husband also works for WFM as the ATL of seafood for another Cleveland store.
💚I love the team I work with and couldn’t ask to work for better leadership at my location. The energy in our bakery is always more interesting than the day before and there is never a dull moment. Here’s some pictures the two of us decorators.
⚡️Thor is awesome! I definitely had to meet Chris Hemsworth. I’m very fascinated with the galaxy and NASA. Maybe it’s because I’m from Ohio.”
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