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A Great Place to Work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mate in Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Mate in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The position of 'Mate' is the Trader Joe's equivalent of 'Assistant Manager'. Trader Joe's has opportunity for unlimited advancement, if you can prove yourself to the right people at the right time. Competitive salary and (albeit small) annual bonuses. GREAT benefits, including an employer-paid retirement and easy acquirement of time-off. Plenty of job stability.

Cons

Working a rotating shift is usually required, meaning 1-2 closing shifts, 1 midday shift, and 2 opening shifts per week. The shifts for this position are 10 hours/day, and often you stay late. The raises are one per year, and they are almost laughable, at least in the beginning. For the amount of work that this job requires, the raises and compensation should be higher.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mates need to be compensated for how much work they put in. With the restructuring that happened last year, Merchants (even the ones who were demoted from their previous positions) are still receiving the same pay, raises, and benefits that they were receiving before, while the newer Mates are not. Hopefully this issue will sort itself out over the next few years as the company gets more comfortable with the new system.

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    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in New York, NY

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great discounts. I really enjoy it here.

    Cons

    Long hours, busy but not too terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing work experience, crew members, and products!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good flexible work hours, amazing managers, mostly amazing coworkers, amazing products to sell.

    Cons

    sometimes not always the best hires come through, but they'll be dealt with shortly usually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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