Trader Joe's Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (33)  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Trader Joe's.

    Interview

    I printed out the application and filled it out ahead of time. I turned it in and had an immediate, 5 minute interview with an assistant manager. We scheduled a time to come to interview again that week.
    Second interview was a sit down with a crew member. Same thing, scheduled for another interview that week.
    Another crew member interview and was told I would be called. After that, I received a call from a manager, which was technically another "interview" but more about logistics of the position. I was hired then.

    I prepared using the interview quesitons on Glassdoor. They were spot-on.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Trader Joes? Tell us about a time you had a great customer service experience?   Answer Question
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I interviewed with a senior manager. The process was relatively simple and straightforward. I only had one interview and the process took about 3 weeks in total. The manager was straightforward and clear about my expectations. Because I was only part-time, management was flexible regarding my schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • If I encountered a problem or disagreement with a customer, how would I handle it?   Answer Question
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Trader Joe's (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    had a first interview with mate. Was very casual. Not really hard questions, but have to be prepared.
    They read the questions off a card so I don't think these are their own personal questions, but a guideline of sorts. Just act calm, casual and honest. Second interview with captain went well. Was offered the job after five minutes.

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    Negotiation

    There was no room for negotiation, but told me there w as room for a pay raise in the future.

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    F/T Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Trader Joe's (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    First I wasn't interviewed by the person they said I was suppose to. The interviewer looked like she didn't want to interview anyone. Of course they had a paper in front of them with questions. And they rate on how u answer. And the interview took place in a closet.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of humor do I have?   1 Answer
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    Business Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Trader Joe's (Paramus, NJ).

    Interview

    It took three interviews to get hired - each with a different person. Talking about experience and how you would fit into the role - what you could bring to the store. The final interview was a three person review. Best advice is be yourself - enthusiastic about the products and company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite Trader Joes product?   1 Answer
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Trader Joe's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I have experience in cashier been a cashier for 4 years now currently still cashier been with the same company for 4 years I'm looking to grow and learn more

    Interview Questions

    • I'm
      A reliable and hardworking person and a team player
       
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Trader Joe's (Pasadena, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    i dropped off my application in person,a mate took me aside and spoke with me ,it was very comfortable , and said i should here from them within two weeks but to keep checking in due to alot of applications, he called me the next day to set up interview

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  9.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Basically handed them my application and resume, did not receive a full interview yet but they will ask you why do want to work at Trader Joes and what your fav food is.

    Interview Questions

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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winter Park, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Trader Joe's (Winter Park, FL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    A Mate brings you aside for a few questions. Told me to come in again for another interview with the Captain. Then I received a phone call later saying I got the job. If you don't get it, they supposedly send you a letter.

    Interview Questions

    • List three qualities about yourself that would benefit Trader Joe's. Basic interview questions.   Answer Question
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    Part Time Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Trader Joe's (San Antonio, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was very brief. I had gotten an application and then returned it to the manager. He looked it over and asked why I wanted to work at the store, had I shopped there. He then told me they had a sales quota to meet before they could hire any additional staff.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do I want to work at TJ's   1 Answer

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