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    It's Your Ship

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 3 years)

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    Trader Joe's runs a Ship built on the shoulders of fun, caring, bosses who work alongside their crew members. Crew is composed of people who usually love what they do. They are fun loving and they will become your family quickly if you want that. I have never worked somewhere with tighter work relationships. If you work hard you will get a raise every 6 months. As a crew member you move around from task to task daily and never get too bored. There is room to move up in this company.


    Its easy for overqualified people to get stuck in this job for a little too long. Its just comfortable enough to hook you. This job is hard on your body. Lots of heavy lifting/tight spaces that don't allow you to lift properly.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly keep doing what your doing. Stay humble. Keep watching for those employee's who are going the extra mile and reward them--praise them in front of the crew. Do a better job of mentoring every sing crew member. It really makes a difference.

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    Crew Member Interview

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

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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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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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