Whole Foods Market
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Well-compensated relative to similar jobs in area. Collaborative work environment with excellent coworkers. Quickly paced due to common staff shortages; but this is made up for by the quality of existing staff.
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Pay sucked and my boss was an A-hole

The people I met were cool and thats about it.Management never really helped or was present, no growth within company. Grocery was mainly stocking and facing the store.
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The job itself is easy but if you work part time you get NO hours. The scheduling is horrible, they don’t put part time people on the schedule yet we ALWAYS get emails saying they need shifts covered because there aren’t nearly enough shoppers in store


Pay and work with your schedule


Just because you’re part time you might only get 1 day a week
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Great people to work with

Everyone in the people is great to work with. The customers can be mean and the work can be repetitive. Overall the company offers great job security as long as you show up on time and do your work.
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management in stores is terrible

They don't like to give raises and will write bad job dialogues just to keep your salary low. Management is also dishonest frequently. Sometimes they let you have a flexible schedule.
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Was a dream job before being purchased by Amazon

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed working there for the first 5 years. After Amazon purchased whole foods everything changed many things were eliminated. Hundreds of people lost their jobs. The quality of the food that was previously prepared in house was incredible but now comes in premade in mass quantities and is not as good or as fresh.
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loved this job only bc of the people i worked with

working the APN department is nice if you don’t wanna talk to people all day. you can just focus on your orders. the pace they ask you to go at isn’t bad at all just get some supportive shoes and get through the adjustment period because it’s a lot of walking on busy days.
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Awesome place to work

Great work life balance and good pay. Plus you get an employee discount that’s worth it and many other great employee benefits. I really enjoyed my time here
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A nice place for people to work!

I've worked at Whole Foods quite a lot, in two different locations. The pace can be a bit stressful, but I definitely have enjoyed the management. The co workers are usually awesome too. It's a pretty awesome work culture.
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Good job to make money to pay for your tuition

You have to stand the whole day dealing with snobby customers who, many, treat you like someone below them. There are supervisors that forces you to work non stop without resting after a busy rush hour. They prevent you from socializing with fellow cashiers during the down time and force you to either clean shelves, take out the trash, etc. Not a fun place to be if that supervisor is on shift.
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High school

Flexible scheduling, bad management. Have to suck up to most of them to get a decent raise or to move up in the company. High school environment and management/ supervisors do not help when lines or number of orders get long.
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A job

It’s a job with high expectations and very little appreciation. Expect to do extra work everyday because your department is short staffed because of constant call outs and no shows. Management is under qualified and there is favoritism. Pay is and benefits are okay


Pto, Health Benefits
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Positive, uplifting environment. Employees/Staff are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Pay and hours on the otherhand not so good.

Positive, uplifting environment. Employees/Staff are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet. They are understanding and flexible if possible. Management is great. Pay and hours on the otherhand not so good. Short work days, random call ins, but the pay is not worth the 5 hour shift. Very hard to get full time so if you're looking to receive benefits this is not the job for you.


Positive environment, great people to work with, understanding, flexible


low pay, no hours
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Understaffed, overworked team members, overtime expected.

Co-workers were great. Most of them left because this was an awful place to work. Upper management only cares about money, certainly not their team members. Understaffed, overworked, too much overtime expected. Very hard to get promoted as different departments don't have much budget for your salary if you've worked there for over a year and are making more than $15 an hour.
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Horrible job

Job was horrible what more do I have to put , horrible team , horrible training , snitches everywhere but they doing the same thing , felt very overwhelmed
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Great company but cashiering is boring

Great company culture at the time. They also hired other great people who work well as part of a team and are not miserable. However the nature of retail is boring and not something that energized or challenged me so I had to do something else.
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Very structured

Working at Whole Foods, it's pretty decent. You get a reasonable amount of breaks, and if you aren't a cashier, it's actually not a hard job. The write up system isn't good at all, they don't take into account unforseeable circumstances, and will fire you for any reason.
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Good Place

not a bad place youll like it here. keep your head up and youll get a balloon. and when its your birthday they will let you drink a beer. when you get fired they will tell you to come back.
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alright place to work management is selective about who they apply rules to

met a lot of great co workers but lord the management plays favorites, has no idea what they’re doing, and only applies rules to people they can easily replace
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Workstation was too small for the dishwashers and cooks to move around. safety was non existent with upper management treating everyone as thieves or worse claiming they were lazy after working 12 hour shifts.


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Poor management, low pay, overpriced food, poor work place safety
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Typical Burnout Retail Job

This job will defiantly stress you out if you let it, high expectations with minimal communication and staffing. If going for full-time expect to be scheduled various different shifts throughout the week. Very little consistency.
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Based on 13,093 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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