Whole Foods Market jobs
Headquarters: Austin (Texas)
Year of creation: 1980
Type of company: subsidiary
Sector of activity: food retailing
Whole Foods Market Inc. is a supermarket chain selling natural and organic foods. It is the global leader in this realm and pioneered the supermarket concept of selling organic and natural foods. Its stores offer a wide range of products including meat and poultry, seafood, bakery, prepared foods, pet foods and household goods. All their items are free of preservatives, pesticides, sweeteners and cruelty. The company operates about 497 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with more than 91,000 employees worldwide. Whole Foods entered the Canadian market in 2002 with the opening of its first store in Toronto and operates a total of fourteen stores located in Ontario and British Columbia. Whole Foods Market Inc. also sells its products online and is a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc.
Whole Foods Market Inc.’s employees support the modus operandi of the company, ensuring the company fulfills its mission to nourish people and the planet. Assistant managers, cooks, cashiers and store support team leaders, among others, take pride in the notion that their efforts and that of the company are aiding in the sustainability of the planet. Some work considerations include standing for long periods of time and/or stretching overhead.
Whole Foods Market provides competitive compensation and a benefits package that includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance and disability insurance. Additionally, there is maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, bereavement leave and vacation time. Also available are employee discounts and an employee assistance program. Whole Foods Market believes in career learning and development and to that end, provides comprehensive training and career paths for their employees. Its motto is: Better yourself as you better us.
Whole Foods Market believes in sustainable practices and social responsibility. The company respects and acknowledges the unique quality of each community it serves by tailoring each store to reflect the culture and cuisine of that community. It accomplishes this by hiring locals from the community and investing in the community’s non-profits and food producers. Additionally, Whole Foods Market has numerous foundations to further effect positive change in the community. Some of these support nutritional education for children and others offer microcredit loans to individuals in countries where the company sources its products. Finally, Whole Foods Market believes in environmental stewardship by supporting and encouraging animal welfare, ocean preservation and sustainable agriculture.