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To sum it up, my 5yrs are very good. Never expected that ai would stay that long. Associates are very friendly, even the managers. The store is very "homey". 20% discount is not that bad. Even though it's a little pricey.
Pros
Free lunches, samples and some items
Cons
Not everyone is given their requested off or even booked holidays.
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It was a great experience for a retail job. Co workers and managers had a nice and supportive attitude. The job was not too hard. However, it does require a lot of standing and lifting as Cashier. I worked there before Covid. So Im not sure what it is like now.
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Great Attitude of Co Workers and Team Member Appreciation Week
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Heavy Lifting and hours were cut sometimes
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Whole foods is a company, recently trying to ban wearing a poppy...Working at a grocery store, its a job. Whole foods on the other hand; managers want you to sell your soul to be a team player that rats out other employees. That's no kind of life, If you love produce and boxes on a shelf and want to make sure they look perfect for customers who are pretentious, then this job is for you.
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Good compensation and management, fun work environment good very lenient with hours and provide enough hours for living. Good hourly wage, good food offered that’s healthy.
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Good compensation, amazing management, good discount, friendly people
Cons
Unpredictable coworkers
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Would expect far too much tasks to be done in an 8 hour shift while doing customer service work in certain departments. Also was very unorganized during pandemic procedures. Alot of the staff agreed it was very unsafe to reopen the buffet, so they had a staff member to watch over the buffet tables, was a waste of time and lost another person that could've helped. Had to listen to the company representatives, even if they didn't understand or know what its like working on the sale floor.
Pros
Some managers are dopey so you can work alone with out someone hovering over you
Cons
Lack of help from said managers cause they would like to hide upstairs
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Stressful environment to work in. Breaks 10 min. and are timed, Other companies are 15 min. Pay is low. Hard work. Customers are always right, micromanaged every minute of your shift, no work life balance, your shifts are all over, get points for being late or calling out. Team has too vote you on.
Pros
The Team members are very nice and they give you 20% off.
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Shifts all over the place, no work life balance, timed breaks and micromanaged, low raises.
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Massive workload. Endless checklists that make no sense. Co-workers that speak in their language thereby excluding you from the conversation. Zero positive feedback. Constant criticism. Extremely high stress. Poor training by resentful employees who seem to enjoy setting you up for failure by not sharing information or by not being able to share information clearly. Speaking with customers was the best part of the job. That and leaving the building,lol.
Pros
Nice customers.
Cons
Massive, unreasonable workload. Poor, fast training.
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Youd swear these guys couldnt run a convenience store... Nobody cares about anything... employees are selfish and dont care about one another... If you know anything about how anything in the grocery industry works efficiently, this place wIll have you strangling people lol... there are zero fundamentals in all aspects of the store... Everything is made up as you go...Ended up making a claim and ended with a good financial settlement at least...
Pros
Zero discipline/minimal supervision... Want to take a 2hr break? Go nuts!
Cons
Management is just there to babysit/no discipline. And theyre not good babysitters.
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The good thing is the team as they are friendly, understanding and welcoming. You will often encounter customers who will not consider you as human and would talk in a rude manner and would even ask you to bag if for them or take their grocery bags to their car as they are too hoity-toity to do it themselves. Pay is average but there is little to no growth at all once you are in a Supervisory Role as many of the higher-level managers are working there for decades and some of them just come in to pass time and delegate duties to their subordinates while they chit chat all day in the office.
Pros
Team is friendly and compassionate and welcomes multi culturism. Flexible Schedule
Cons
Politics around the management and no room for advancement, Over priced store and customers would often complain about it, Not competitive when compared to SuperStores
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HR (TMS) is dealing poorly with team members who has a lot physical problems. She try to downgrade your belongings, find a lots of your own problems to tackle you back. Give you warnings no matter how they see you. This company created big monitor scandal to catch you when you take more than 10 mins break, using cellphone, others . Never want to helping team members, she think you are lower than her no mater what. Unless your roll change as ASTL .. from their eyes, you are a tool, not human.
Pros
Birthday muffin
Cons
Break time, toooo many rules...evening chores
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Most of the team members are very nice people.Lots of trainings, programs but did not work well to the team members who worked for many years. Company needed to have retraining systems for those people.The company invests for the training programs for managers but Those are old fashioned.The operation systems also old.The open door policy doesn’t work well ,usually no feedback.Fair trade Bananas and Coffee but not on the wageIf you’re looking for relaxing, work life balance, this is one of food companies.
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Wage is not very Fair, Cut hours without explaining
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I really appreciated the time that I worked as team member for Whole foods MKT. I highly recommend this company if you are a newcomer in Canada or if you have a work visa. The Whole Team Members are very supportive and patient.
Pros
Best benefits and a good balance between life and work
Cons
The schedules change constantly
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Management are working stiffs will no vision no compassion. Work was totally under appreciated and under paid. Soul sucking behind the fake smiles and pleasantries. Would never recommend this company, ever
Pros
Clean environment- new store
Cons
Too many to list - Soul sucking
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Relaxed but still fast paced It's a collaborative environment Pay is better then usual food worker Customers are nice but some are very picky 20 percent off of everything
Pros
Relaxed
Cons
Early mornings
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If you are in a management position, expect no work and life balance. The company expects you to give up virtually everything to maintain their status quo yet preachers this false gospel of treating their employees with respect and fairness. They dish out the kool aid like Jim Jones. Stay away.
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The discount was nice and so were the free lunches on occasions. Other then that, I wish the company would invest alot more time into training you, before you start making drinks.
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I worked in the Customer Service Department with some of the best people I've ever worked with. You really work together as a team each day to deliver the best service to customers and to achieve departmental goals. I had a lot of fun, made great friendships and learned a lot about a excellent company, including its core values, quality standards and outstanding products. It was one of my best work experiences, I only left because I was moving out of province. I really wish they had Whole Foods Market locations in the Maritimes!
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Great team members and management!
Cons
Dealing with inconsiderate customers at times.
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Not good at all for your mental health. No support. Biased managers. Racism. WORST entitled customers. Lots of Karens. "Customer is always right." is Whole Food's motto. WRONG. You work so much and they pay so little.
Pros
u get 20% off ur groceries but it amounts to same as buying groceries at a regular supermarket
Cons
Everything. Bad managers. Bad schedule. Bad customers. Bad pay.
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Cultish workplace culture. Low paying. Terrible management that act like they are working in an ER or the UN and not a grocery store. Met some cool people in the trenches but they soon move on. Everyone is always stressed out, uncomfortable place to work. Incentives like free muffins or whatever to try to make up for all the negatives don't really cut it. C-
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The teamwork is commendable in the workplace, I enjoy working with the people there. There is no drama or politics when I work there which is a big thing.
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great team culture, but stressful as leadership. The organization well protect the employees, you have the rights to vote new employee to join the team or not
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