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.
Whole Foods strive to be what a employers should be.
Team Supervisor (Former Employee) – North Miami, FL – August 18, 2018
Whole Foods is a great company to work for. They value the experience of the team members. The scheduling while I was there was not as flexible as I needed for continuing my MBA. That is why I left. The company is great and one day I may go back.
Retail Buyer (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 18, 2018
High stress working environment. Starting TMs have low wages, terrible hours, and expensive healthcare. If you can push past that to get into a full time position, the stress increases and your healthcare costs become reasonable. It's barely worth it.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 17, 2018
Typical day at work come in and clock in. Walk over to the supervisor working at the time and they'll tell you to bag or be a cashier. They'll see who needs a break or who is off and you'll take over for them. Since the introduction of prime savings the hardest part was being an employee of Amazon. Being forced to market for Amazon Prime was tiring and did not come in the job description. I applied for a customer service job, not marketing. Had to ask every customer if they're a prime member then proceed to wait 5 minutes while they fumble with their phone and you have to give them a sales pitch about how it all works.
You can ask for whatever days you want to work, Work one day a week or work 4 days a week, You get an employee discount card, No uniform
Most likely won't give you Sundays to work, everyone wants Sundays time and a half, expectation to be extra happy and excited around customers, minimal work life balance
Coffee Bar Team Trainer (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 16, 2018
Honestly amazon has made this a terrible company to work for. They've cut labor to a point where it's incredibly hard to get anything done and every day is a new surprise as to what horrible new way your job will become harder.
Team Member in Specialty (Former Employee) – Paramus, NJ – August 16, 2018
Whole Foods Market of Paramus NJ, was a typical retail job. fast paced, overwhelming, and to many people trying to take control. in my time there it was hard to form community with my team members because so many people came and left
Prepared Foods Team Member (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – August 15, 2018
A typical day at work would be laid back especially when you're enjoying time at work because of staff that created such a welcoming place to come work. everyone is very helpful, and the customers are friendly and patient. As time goes by you realize that you have expanded your knowledge by applying them not just for work but as a life style.
Meat/Seafood Clerk (Former Employee) – Napa, CA 94558 – August 15, 2018
In my department the Meat/Seafood department. Its a well really rough days. I did learn to help anyone that needs help. They try to make the work culture stress-free. The hardest part of my job was i felt like i did all the work. The most enjoyable part was I made a lot of friends.