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).
Cashier/Team Trainer (Former Employee) – West Vancouver, BC – 16 June 2018
Working at Whole Foods was one of my first full time jobs and I must say it was a whole lot of fun working there. Management was so nice and accommodating with hours and always went above and beyond to treat their employees with gratitude and respect. I was a cashier and I was very impressed with how thorough the cash training was. At Whole Foods it is pretty much a big family and all of the team members get along and truly have fun when they are at work.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 June 2018
This place nearly killed me, and with a smile on their face! Typical, horrible American corporation! I started there a very happy and healthy person and left on long-term disability. Deathly ill. They deleted me to the best of their ability, all the while making it seem like they were so good to me. As if they had done me some kind of favour.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 28 May 2018
Avoid the customer service dept., the lady team leader is horrible, rude and disrespectful. The day in the life of the cashier aside from cashiering is cleaning the cafeteria tables, chairs and recovering push carts outside. The smell of the reflectorize safety jacket is so dirty and smell bad. The team leader isn't sincere and usually apply the full force of harrassment and intimidation if you are single out. She will tell you that your team members doesn't like you during evaluation, totally a lie. Stay away from this store, go to other Wholefoods store.
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 27 May 2018
Overall what it's like working at Whole Foods is that the staff there are amazing and working conditions are great (comes with benefits), no complaints. However the downfall of working there are the customers from the glebe area and the management team. They are so focused on making everything perfect because it's the only Whole Foods in Ottawa; and in regards to managements' position and their work responsibilities are questionable in a sense of performance-wise. Whole Foods isn't the same as it was two years ago and it's becoming more pressuring to work for them. I got out at a good time.
FOOD PREP (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 6 May 2018
My experience at whole foods market was very enjoyable, The staff were very nice and the tasks were easy to catch on and complete. Overall very good job if you are looking for a happy, positive enviorement.
Receiver/Prep Chef (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 1 May 2018
Everyone is lit.... Pay is the worst part x100 Work you'll do vs pay you get? Not even worth it. Would never go back. Management gave out pathetic raises. Manager never cared about anything but numbers. Lit people.