Why We’re A Great Place to Work

Our Culture and Community

Our work culture is something that’s truly special, and we believe it is one of the reasons that our Team Members have chosen us as one of FORTUNE® magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the list began in 1998.

“What makes us a successful company is our (more than) 80,000 team members who demonstrate their passion and dedication to the company’s mission each and every day. We believe that their happiness and health is essential, which is why we invest in their personal and professional growth. We encourage team members to seek out opportunities that fulfill their deeper purpose and celebrate individual creativity and potential.”

—Walter Robb, Co-CEO

Whole Foods Market’s team spirit is best described in our Declaration of Interdependence: "Achieving unity of vision about the future of our company, and building trust between Team Members is a goal of Whole Foods Market. At the same time diversity and individual differences are recognized and honored. We aim to cultivate a strong sense of community and dedication to the company."

Opportunities for Growth

We seek to create an empowered learning environment that promotes self-motivation, and we encourage Team Members to take responsibility for their own success. For new and existing Team Members who want to reach their potential, we offer various forms of assistance.

We encourage all qualified Team Members to apply for any open positions in their store or facility, their region or the company as they expand their product knowledge, develop their skills and enhance their value to their teams.

In fact, many people who join Whole Foods Market end up creating long-term, successful careers here. There are countless stories of Team Members who are now in leadership positions at Whole Foods Market who started out bagging groceries and stocking shelves in one of our stores or facilities.