Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gainsharing

Whole foods has a gainsharing system.

What this means is, every departement has a budget and sales goals, if you come in underbudget or exceed your goals , the extra amount is divided amongst the team.

So , the people in Whole Body, which sells the vitamins and supplements, get about 300 to 400 extra dollars in their checks once a month due to the extra. (because everything in the department costs so much.




The meat section gets over 400 extra on a regular month, sometimes more. My section, gets the least, because we throw so much food out. we get like 30 bucks extra.

11 comments:

  1. That is lame... I guess the cart section is left out on sales for that one? Are you guys allowed to accept tips there?

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  2. yeah i really dont know about the customer service section, since they have no income, i guess they split with grocery.

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  3. Woah, that's actually a really good system! Glad whole foods doesn't just take that for itself or the store owner.

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  4. That's a great system! I hate the fact that I work at a small business restaurant.

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  5. It's a good system to motivate people, too bad your department doesn't exact get to prosper though.

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  6. Is it THAT kind of store where they would rather throw crap away than give it away?

    but the more I read, the more I want to work there.. seems awesome. but I must admit it has a distinct smell. like cheese and spices... I come out of there smelling like whole foods sometimes.

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  7. Weird system you got there, does it work?

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  8. dang this makes me not want to buy stuff there:(

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