Good as far is interacting with customers it’s a regular day most co workers have some trouble following state healthy guidelines and safety as well day at Whole Foods over all not content when dealing stores leader ship is poor over all. All of the above exept for the and meat management in my Dept was impressive work ethic impeccable I should say over all my experience was like working with slobs all day long poor work ethic family getting sick do to poor co workers food handling raw foods nice nice co workers but no core values no leadership whatsoever just asking for pay increases and everyone is mad all the time. Sad for this one store in Capitola I fell this type of things happen when store management isn’t motivated or just becomes a mediocre conformity foods great over all eat to live
I would start work at 3AM. We would break down the pallets and stage the groceries in the part of the store where they belonged. We would start putting the groceries out, what was left, we would place on a hand cart.At around 6:30,we would start to clear the floor of pallets.
Hectic. If you are a closer, you'd better be a good one, because you will be light everywhere
I no longer work there, but a typical day would be assisting customers whenever possible, cleaning and sanitizing the restrooms, breakroom. You're constantly on your feet for your entire shift basically. You also change out the trash bags and clean out the gunk/residue in the trash cans.
So great you get to meet people and you have an opportunity to share your knowledge with them and also learn from them as well.
A typical day starts out stressful. There isn't enough time or personnel to get ready in the morning before the store opens.
Leadership is always asking why things aren't done and do not help when seeing team members struggle.
You clock in walk to your department and come across a hand written note with your daily tasks. On the note it’s your job, her job, his job and you have to accomplish your job on top of everyone else’s job. People no call no show and nothing happens, you just pick up the slack. STL tells you one thing and your regional tells you another then you STL throws you under the bus. All the quality that was in leadership has left so you are stuck with the bottom of the barrel! You ask why I didn’t step up? Well, why would you take on 5x’s the responsibilities for an extra dollar? The regional team is a joke, you have people running departments that never have done the job and would never even be capable of of keeping up on a daily basis. Whole Foods, you have sold out and it’s sad, you were the best grocery retail company hands down. Don’t even get me started with stripping our prophet sharing.........
Clock in, go to department and see what needs to be started. Lots of gossiping and watching people do literally anything but their own work.
Help customers, keep your department clean and well stocked, work on daily tasks and goals.
As a cashier i would come in go to the back clock in. Head to the front and ask a manager which register they would like me to start at. I would go to my register and it was the basics. greet guest, ring items up, bag the groceries & clean conveyor belt once every hour.
break is usually 3-4 hours into your shift. The managers are great!!!!