Trader Joe's Reviews

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    Crew Member Experience

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Westfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Westfield, NJ

    I worked at Trader Joe's full-time for more than a year


    Great co-workers, flexible hours, better than average starting pay, free food, great products, wonderful benefits


    Not much job security....people who have been there for years and who make a good hourly wage will get passed over by newer hires for promotions just because it causes the company less money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the old guard

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Trader Joe's Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Mate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Trader Joe's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was extremely lengthy. When I initially applied I was told someone would contact me within a week. After not hearing anything for 2 weeks I called the store and spoke with the manager. She had been on vacation. After the first interview I was scheduled for a second interview at another location. The manager from that store called me the day before he was going on vacation. I waited an additional week to talk with him, and then another week for the interview, which was sent to yet another location. After that interview I was setup to speak with the district manager, at another location. I heard back 3 days later only to be offered a position I didn't apply for. The whole process took nearly 6 weeks. I feel it was a complete waste of time. It seems very mismanaged and unprofessional. The questions the district manager asked didn't seem relevant to my resume. She seemed more interested in getting information about my current employer.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to leave you're current job?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer wasn't what I was looking for. I applied for a mate position in which I am technically over qualified for. I have been in management for several years. I was offered a crew position for less money than I currently make.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

Trader Joe's Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2011
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2012
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Additional Info

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Headquarters Monrovia, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1967
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

When it comes to grocery chains, Trader Joe's isn't your average Joe. With more than 365 stores in 30-plus states, the company offers upscale grocery fare such as health foods, organic produce, and nutritional supplements. To keep costs down, its stores have no service departments and average about 10,000-15,000 sq. ft. The company's specialty is its line of more than 2,000 private-label products (70% of sales), including beverages (its signature Charles Shaw brand wine sells for $2 a bottle), soup, snacks, and frozen items. Started by Joe Coulombe as a Los Angeles... More

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