Specialty Buyer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 October 2018
Great place to work, fun and nurturing culture. Management is always open to communication. The challenging part is keeping up with workload and activities. Since you work under a flexible schedule, you do not always enjoy the same free mornings or evenings.
Barista (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 October 2018
A great work environment with it's quirks. A fun place to work with interesting products. Best part is getting to sample and learn about unique products. Worst part is working for shift leaders who fail to communicate clear instructions.
NIGHT SHIFT BAKERY SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 September 2018
I worked at Whole Foods for 23 years in the production bakery. The job can be very challenging and stressfull at times especially when we got short staffed. Having said that, I found the work very enjoyable and most team members very pleasent and reliable. There is lots of support from leader ship and many oppertunities for advancement. Whole Foods is a great place for new team members to start their work career in a workplace culture that is very respectful.
Something new each day giving team members lots of experience.
Very little time off, Team members tend to work full 40 hours year round with no extra days off on stats.
Team member/Full time (Current Employee) – West Vancouver, BC – 23 August 2018
Friendly company and allow you to learned many things especially in customer service.Open book communication and gonna teach you how to grow as a team member and gives you or teach you to be more confident to your work .
Whole Body ATL (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 17 August 2018
Whole Foods is an amazing company! He people that work there for the most part are friendly, kind and caring. They have a very specific way of doing things that most other companies do not. The best part they allow you to try and be creative and make you grow, the worst part is the structure is very poor and certain ideas are taken to an extreame. Management are alright to deal with. There is a lot of politics. High turn over as there isn’t enogh training and way too much thrown on employees and management and not enough support. They ask how they can help but then don’t fix things as there is a ton of red tape. They always seems to favour people that have been there long term. Hopefully things get better soon.
Prepared Foods Team Member (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 August 2018
The deli section was really fast paced. The management was great but the job itself was harder than expected. The work environment and people were nice however there is hierarchy and drama. You meet a lot of nice customers and workers.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 10 August 2018
Whole Foods Market is great place to work at with an amazing management. I learned a lot from how to greet customers to how to ensure great customer service. The workplace is very quick and intense due to the amount of shoppers we have. The hardest part of the job would be facing some rude customers, but other than that it is a great friendly environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing old customers come in and being able to have a conversation with them is probably the best feeling.
amazing food quality, good salary, great staff
standing for a long period of time, rude customers, working on holidays
Team Member (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 3 August 2018
When I started there, I really really enjoyed working there. Everyone was friendly, some of them were welcoming. But after months I found myself really disgusted by all the gossips and talking behind your back going around. It made me really uncomfortable working with some co-workers because of that to the point that I had to quit. The management was good but seem sometimes disorganized. I met extraordinary good people that I will never forget and some that I really want to forget. It was a relief to quit that place and I will never come back. If you can stand constant gossip and talks behind your back then that's a place for you!!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 July 2018
I enjoy working with the team members, got so many multi task due. Always positive energy around. t’s actually such an easy process. The truck shows up and your delivery person asks you where you want the groceries. I told him the kitchen and he carried the boxes right into the kitchen for me. I signed, paid and was done! For my 2nd delivery, he even took the boxes I had from the 1st delivery as they will reuse them.
What I like is that I had the same delivery guy both times. I don’t know if that will always be the case but it would be nice. He was super-polite, we chatted but it wasn’t too much and then he was gone. When you have someone you don’t know coming into your home, it can feel a little strange – and I found myself feeling a sigh of relief when I saw it was the same person again.
Buyer, Bulk Foods & Dairy (Former Employee) – Square One and Yonge/Sheppard – 6 July 2018
A lot of training provided. Able to change departments/locations easily when job openings are available. Able to grow within the company. I learned a lot about food and what to eat/not eat. Also the sale of food and how it should be delivered to the customer.
Prepared Food Team Member (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 29 June 2018
Wonderful atmosphere, lovely coworkers, and the friendliest of customers. I was taught a number of different and new processes in the Prepared Foods sections (including how to make pizzas, rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, and salads).