Produce Team Member (Current Employee) – Los Altos, CA – 28 June 2013
A typical day for me at whole foods starts in the morning at 5:30. I help prepare the sales floor for our customers and clean to make sure everything is safe. After the floor is set up and everything is prepared for our customers I work in the back of house unloading the pallets of shipment we get every day. On average we get about eight pallets stacked high with produce. After the pallets are all put away and unloaded I work on the sales floor attending to customers and keeping the tables stocked with fruit.
I've learned a lot about working as a team and working with integrity. I also learned how to put our customers first. Treating them with the utmost respect and catering to their every need. There is no request to little, that could be asked.
Management is very fair and attentive to their team members. They work with you and, as a team, there's a mutual respect and appreciation.
All my co-workers at whole foods are kind and very easy to work with and if there is ever a disagreement, it is handled maturely and quickly.
The hardest part is probably the physical aspect. I'm lifting twenty to fifty pound boxes every morning and it can get wearing after a while, but I am still fond of my position.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the people, followed closely by the food education. It's like working with a small family.
Great working environment. Very up-pace and friendly. Good hours
Supervisor, Store Support & Cash (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 February 2017
Provided excellent opportunities in growth, customer service and supervisory skills, and cash and data management skills. Lots of training provided on site in a variety (products, difficult situations and management).
competitive wage and benefits, flexible hours, opportunity to advance
Bakery Supervisor (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 August 2016
fun workplace and coworkers, i made a lot of friends. typical day at work is like just playing around with playmates but everybody respects each other. great benefits, discount etc learned a lot of things a lot of difficult customers but i was able to learn how to deal with them.
Meat Cutter (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 6 January 2016
My store was phenomenal when I started - incredible culture of learning, communication, and work/life balance. When the management switched over after the opening of another store, our new managers clearly didn't meld with the standard company culture, creating the culture you see every where else of fear, lack of communication, absentee management, and shoddy teambuilding.
However, the pay and benefits are great as well as the opportunity for advancement. Transferring to another department that the higher ups didn't pay as much attention to was incredibly rewarding.
Even with the negatives, I'd recommend working for the company, just not at the stores of Yorkville, Unionville, and, to an extent, Square One.
Team leaders, employees, are often great. Good benefits and pay.
Front end customer service/cashier (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 2 March 2017
Working as a cashier, you have to be able to handle working in a fast paced environment. WFM emphasis the importance of providing the best service to our customers and educating them on sustainable organic food options. However, management at this certain location was terrible and job retention was low. Be aware.
NIce people. Ethical company standard. Quality products.
Bakery Associate Team Leader (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 February 2017
Whole Foods is a great place to work. Good culture. It's not an easy job. A lot is expected of you and you have to make sure you are withing you targets or you have to explain why you didn't make it and then be on conference calls etc. Whole Foods concentrates on good customer service. trying to go above and beyond. which is not easy to do everyday.
Part-time grocery store cashier (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 March 2017
Whole Foods Market, Ottawa, has continuously demonstrated to be a fun, welcoming, supportive and exciting work environment. All of the team members and staff are very gracious and kind. The customers are pleasant, and I am always happy to be there. Management was great around a student schedule and always very accommodating to any needs.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 21 March 2017
The teaching and emphasis that is placed on "Customer First" can be shocking to an outsider. i.e. Treat the customers as your guest Don't point to where something is, walk them to it and show them (whether it be by walking to the other side of the store or close by)
It does feel repetitive and excessive, but after knowing HOW to give exceptional customer service, you are able to easily learn how to GET great customer service much more easily and just about anywhere you go.
Food preparation team member (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 January 2017
Was the best places I ever worked. If I hadn't had to move out of province I would still be there. The people for the most part were great to work with and management were always open to working with any problems that might arise.
Employee moral is a core value
Pay could be tied to cost of living in more expensive markets.
in charge (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 January 2017
Whole foods is very good company all work are very cooperative I was start at 2011 to till date iam working iam very happy ,always I work in after noon as a close I need one part time job in morning that's way iam applying iam very happy in my company
SALES ASSOCIATE/CASHIER (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 9 January 2017
Whole foods had a great managerial staff that provided great training and made it easy for new staff to adapt. I gained a lot of cashier and customer service experience working at whole foods. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with new and frequent customers.
Meat Department Team Member (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 25 February 2014
-An average day as a meat department team member consisted of constant watch for customers and providing good service. Later in the day, we could move to the back rooms and start taking apart meat grinders and cleaning equipment and the facility. -I learned various cooking techniques for different meats (poultry, bovine etc...),differences in meat cuts also how to clean meat grinders and smokehouses. -The management was very strict, there was little to no room for error or laziness. -The most difficult part of being a meat department team member was keeping up the Whole Foods standard (much higher than the average grocer). -The most enjoyable part of being a meat department team member was meeting new co-workers. The staff at the store are very friendly and out-going.