- Whole Foods Market26.Mar 2019
Too much of a belief in teamwork,it was once employee centered but that changed after awhile
Support from management
0%especially the 2 leading shifty's,bring a problem or something to them and they just replied be more professional or look at you lost for an answer,very poor quality of leadership,availability was also a factor,if you needed 5 minutes of their time they gave you 2.5..
It had its moments,but with the implementation of a new/different system of work,it took away the human/coworker interaction..no real time or effort is/was put in place to handle the differing personalities that make up the team..
Freedom to work independently
None,your work is under a microscope from start to finish,leave one item out of place,you better watch out..
Its a core principle,but it was never really practiced by anyone in leadership or in my department..
Options were there for awhile but higher end/level positions(bulk buyer&frozen buyer)were cut to be more cost effective and in store trainings were cut,i brought it up in a job dialogue and it was never touched upon again,like it wasn't even written on the paper,a hurtful brushoff in my opinion
Overall compensation for your work
Falsely advertised as paying for experience,with 13 years of experience prior to wfm, i sat at $11 for 5 of the 6 years with the company,not particularly good in my opinion
Office / Work Environment
Alot of egos,superiority complexes..not dealt with very well,not much interaction with team members by leadership..tough environment to work in..
I enjoyed the work/store,but there was no effort by department/store leadership to make sure scheduling was fair and even,I closed 4 out of 5 nights a week for over 2 years,brought it to attention with my boss and was swiftly dismissed from the meeting we were in
They keep it hidden well but its not everything that you have been lead to believe,alot of false advertising,poor working conditions for several teams..they keep trying to save face but the harsh reality is that they're not the premier go to for healthy and organic foods anymore..
Loyalty means nothing to them,your job is in the papers/posted online at all times,they will drop you at a moment's notice
It is,especially with the new system requirements..
Inclusive / Diverse
Inclusive not really,team members have a right to sit in on team leadership interviews,some STL's don't practice it..diversity i will say that they are going ok there...
Suggestions for improvement
- Make the team member hiring process less of a process,implement a better leadership hiring program(personality assessments),allow for TM's interpersonal growth,writeups only for severe infractions..
What I like about the company
Benefits were very appealing,the dress code was laid back,the 20%discount was a great option given to team members
What I dislike about the company
Lack of interest in team members shown by the regional office,always only talking to store and department managers,everything is so nitpicked/criticized,constantly..i didn't agree with alot of the business model that is employed by them
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyWhole Foods Market
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee