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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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Other Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, and environment

    Cons

    menial work, working with public is often frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be less moody

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