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Working At Whole Foods Market

A career at Whole Foods Market is more than the work you do. It’s about your impact on the community, your personal growth and the bonds you’ll create with fellow team members.

How employees describe working at Whole Foods Market

everything is Organic and fresh

Management needs to improve badly!

I admire the commitment Whole Foods has to providing high quality products and high quality service to their customers.

Good Base Salary, stock options

Review from Engineering Dept

1. Clear expectations and communication about the team goals and it's impact on the organizational goals 2. Making training resources available for personal and professional growth

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What it's like to work at Whole Foods Market

  • Whole Foods Market employees generally work 8.4 hrs a day
  • Employees at Whole Foods Market report the work pace is comfortably fast
  • On a typical day, employees at Whole Foods Market have 0 meetings
  • 91% of Whole Foods Market employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
  • Whole Foods Market employees most often take 15-20 paid vacation and sick days each year
  • 87% of Whole Foods Market employees report they are happy with their work life balance
  • Whole Foods Market employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Every Week
  • 87% of Whole Foods Market employees call their work environment positive

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  • Top Employee Response

    I believe people respect his vision.

  • Very down to earth. Attends store openings and set ups in jeans and sneakers, gets his hands dirty.

  • Most people think he has the company and team members best interests in mind. He's generally thought to be abrasive though - just an odd guy. I don't know if many people think that matters too much in his position. So long as he's making smart decisions for the company.

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  • Business casual is a safe bet. Don't be surprised if the person interviewing you is dressed way more casual than you. Unless it's a high level position at regional or global offices beyond business casual would be too much.

  • The old days flip flops and cutoffs, Now wear nice clothes, look professional.

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  • Panel interviews are for titled positions. Entry level position interviews are 1-on-1 or with just a couple of the department and store hiring managers. Expect typical job interview questions but also ones about Whole Foods culture and core values (the info for which are all on Whole Foods's website).

  • After screening, it's a panel interview process. Candidates are often asked to prepare a small assignment and present it to the panel of WFM team members, which is usually cross functional and varies in size from 3-15 people (depending on your position level - more for senior leadership). Candidates are encouraged to have due diligence conversations with panel members prior to the final interview to learn more about the role and people's expectations for interacting with the person in the new role. The panel interview is 1 hour and the panel asks the same questions of all candidates on the same day, so they have equal opportunity. The panel deliberates until they reach a unanimous decision on the hire. Turnaround is typically quick one they make this decision - the hiring lead will contact candidates within 1-2 days to share the decision.

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Top Employee Response

    Online is growing, and with Amazon we will surely continue to expand our distribution channels.

  • The entire direction of the company, industry, and consumer habits are changing rapidly right now.

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Communication. Get rid of emails. Everything should be on a sharepoint. I get several hundred emails with pages of content every day. Yes, I can sort them straight to the trash, but why are they being sent at all. Purchasing teams do not have a clear idea of what's actually important to communicate to all stores and therefore stores get every little details including things that they'll never have time to or need to act on.

  • Senior leadership could define and communicate strategy better. Operations and support teams have too many initiatives to execute effectively at times.

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Asked to the Sales Department at Whole Foods Market

  • You will require communication skills/interpersonal skills, cash management skills, as well as previous experience with customer service tasks. In order to be successful, you will need a good memory, the ability to multi-task, organizational skills, as well as common sense. Additionally, you will need to learn how to work under pressure and being able to withstand high customer volumes. If a busy work environment or dealing with particular customers isn't your thing, then this isn't the job for you. Lastly, you will need to learn how to have fun at work. Be personable, be funny, and be intriguing...all while being appropriate of course. Don't let the stress get to your head, or you won't last long.

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  • There isn't one at store level

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  • 20-30% off food. Free healthcare with seniority/years of service.

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  • Positive

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Be yourself, know the company and speak about the market category knowledgably. Whole Foods is very interested in capturing millenials- know their trends.

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  • Quick turn around. Very efficient.

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Asked to the Marketing Department at Whole Foods Market

  • Competitive.

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Asked to the Marketing Department at Whole Foods Market

  • Work life balance is closely adheared to at the regional level. Not sure about in store marketing roles.

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Asked to the Marketing Department at Whole Foods Market

  • It varries between regions.

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Asked to the Marketing Department at Whole Foods Market

  • Generally good. There is variability however.

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Top Employee Response

    Yes and no. Some positions require travel or have more opportunities for remote work. They still tend to have a main office location even if the team member doesn't have to work out of that location all of the time.

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Team members apply for promotion opportunities. Decisions about who is granted an interview are determined by the hiring manager based on experience, qualifications, and previous job performance. Sometimes there are application assignments that must be submitted and are reviewed to determine who is interviewed.

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) is accrued on an hourly basis that rolls over indefinitely within the standard benefits plan (there are alternative plans that some people can opt into). The rate changes depending on how many hours worked at Whole Foods and job title. It typically starts at around 80 hours / year for a new team member who is working full time for a year but again is variable based on hours worked, status, and job title.

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Top Employee Response

    Time off, including paid, is generous. Salaried employees, who are often in management positions, usually work more than 40 h/w but there's a culture of talking about work/life balance and genuine effort from higher ups to cultivate it.

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  • Passionate about the mission, celebrates creativity, generally supportive of team members.

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  • Smart, friendly, humble, and fun.

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  • This varies by team, but culture and the core values are important. Candidates should always familiarize themselves with these principles.

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Asked to all employees at Whole Foods Market

  • Top Employee Response

    Friendly, supportive, and comfortable.

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47% of Whole Foods Market employees would encourage their friends to become coworkers, whereas 28% are neutral and 25% would not recommend working at Whole Foods Market to their friends.

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