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Trader Joe's is a positive and challenging place to work.

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Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Crew Member in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Trader Joe's

Pros

The benefits at Trader Joe's far exceeds that of any other company - including for part-time employees. Hard work is expected, but also rewarded with good compensation and a fair amount of autonomy in making decisions within your area and in interacting with customers. Because of this, employees are motivated to work hard and there is very little attrition.

Cons

Because it is retail, employees must be available to work evening and weekend shifts. It is physically demanding and it is not unusual for crew members to deal with various aches and pains.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue doing what you have been doing to make such a great name for yourself. As the company grows and the number of stores increase, do everything possible to keep the small store feeling - no micromanaging, no planograms. And, please, bring back recipes in demo!

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, as corporations go. Great for students.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    Still privately held, give benefits to any employee working 20hrs/wk.

    Cons

    Management positions require 50hrs/wk., mandatory transfers to locations up to 50 miles from your home address, sometimes only 8 hours between 10 hour shifts for managers.

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    Decent part-time job with above average pay when you cap out at payscalae

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Ventura, CA

    I worked at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    Best reasons to work at TJ's is flexible hours, and decent pay for what you do great Part time job for students and people who want to work with little responsibility-other than showing up, cashiering and stocking. Easy going place to work.

    Cons

    The full-timers are manager's who for the most part are uneducated and got promoted based on doing being friends with the Captain or first mate. No formal training program for them it's a sink or swim baptism by fire management program. They shoul be more elective recruiting college grads who have taken courses in leadership, management, and human resources. They fail epically in that area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formalize a management training program-

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