Specialty Team Member (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – May 18, 2018
The customers are all so nice. I worked with a team that got along great and loved being there. It was exhausting some days, but each day was different. I got to talk to customers and explain products and our values to them.
Good College job, not enough to live off of Part time.
Customer Service Team Member (Current Employee) – Winter Park, FL – July 16, 2018
This is a great job if you are in college, however, if you support yourself, it is hard to live off of the part-time hours. By far the most annoying thing is the requirement of full-time availability to work in a full-time position. Basically, if you want full-time, they can schedule you whenever, you cannot give any preference to your hours.
Discount, ability to advance
Little opportunity to advance for college students, always under schedules for shifts, meaning scheduled team members have to work exceptionally hard during the day.
Cook/Prep (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 16, 2018
A typical day is doing your job no matter the management or coworker, provide the best customer service you can. I learned better knife work skills and how to use a meat slicer and meat grinder. Management differed per section some were great some were awful
Specialty cheese retail (Former Employee) – Charlestown, MA – July 15, 2018
Great place; though flexibility you seek will be traded for stifled advancement opportunities. It really depends on which location you work at, and WHO you work with. The vibe is different: go to the Charlestown store, and feel the vibe; look at the expressions on customers and workers faces. Now do the same at the Lynnfield store...totally different experience. Choose wisely.
Dishwasher (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – July 15, 2018
Worked as a dishwasher and the amount of work that had to be done was highly varied depending on the amount of customers that day. Sometimes it was highly stressful and fast paced but sometimes it was rather laid back. The company culture is good and my coworkers were always happy to help if I asked for it, including my supervisor. The higher-ups at my location were great and ran things well. Benefits were surprising good for the position I filled, but not the best in the world. Maintenance was kind of slow; it took them a while to fix the dishwasher when it had a problem. As a dishwasher at Wholefoods, I had to be prepared to take on a lot of work and had little time for breaks, but it was USUALLY manageable, though the workload could get out of hand sometimes. Decent Employee discounts on food as well, but even with the discount (20% off everything), I still find it cheaper to shop for food at other stores.
Good company culture, reasonably good benefits, VERY helpful team members, but my particular position could be stressful at times. That kind f comes with the position, however.
Company culture, decent benefits, good establishment
Sometimes hectic workload, slow responses from maintenance
On a typical day i am constantly cleaning and repairing things, also helping out different departments around the store. I've learned about different foods and where the come from and our five step cage free process. Management is okay the STL (store team leaders) could be better as far showing every one the same respect who are under them as just team members that help keep the store afloat. Hardest part of the job is keeping out the way so no one find anything to complain about. The most enjoyable part of the job is having my own freedom not having to be in one spot all day.
Prepared Foods Team Member (Former Employee) – Wall, NJ – July 14, 2018
They build you up as a team member train you for leadership and once you become part of the “inner circle” they expect way too much for not enough pay. No recognition or appreciate once you’ve made it to the top.
Bakery Team Member (Former Employee) – Darien, CT – July 14, 2018
the management was disorganized and the staff was terrible at taking constructive criticism. the hours varied, sometimes we was short staffed. management was not in control of some departments. staffers dd what they wanted to do.
Grocery Team Leader (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 14, 2018
Whole foods is a fun work atmosphere, but it all depends on the levels of staffing to sales that you have. During the time I worked there the mid-level sales had the best atmosphere, staffing & learning environment. The busier stores were very challenging.
Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) – Highlands Ranch, CO, Santa Fe, NM, Boulder, CO – July 13, 2018
Whole Foods Market is a great place to work. You can actually have fun while doing your job here. Management is usually awesome and very supportive, the pay is very competitive and the benefits are some of the best out there in the job market.
Food Preparer (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – July 13, 2018
Whole foods in my opinion always had a well rounded work environment and was a desirable place to work. The grocery store was like a little community that was divided into sections according to the type of grocery. I was in the specialty department, which specialized in wine and cheeses. The day consisted of a routine setup and breakdown of windowed products and facing of wines. There was product preparations and cleaning that was to be done throughout the day as well for the following days. We had sales goals and projected sales that we always strived to achieve. The environment was a healthy and happy one, with healthy and delicious foods as the driving source. Teams worked together for the common good of the store even though it was not a requirement of the position. It brought me enjoyment to put a smile on a customers face when sampling a product, or just generally assisting them.