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A Great Place to Work

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. cool place and fun bugs

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun place to work here

    Cons

    smelly doors and fun times

    Advice to Management

    be cool man.


  2. It's a stable, solid company that compensates employees well. Excellent health & retirement benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sign Artist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sign Artist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid time off for both part and full time employees.
    Great health benefits - including dental & optical.
    Generous retirement plan.
    Frequent pay raises.

    Cons

    Not an incredibly professional environment.
    A little bit of bureaucratic nonsense at times.
    Retail hours include weekends and evenings.

    Advice to Management

    Some crew members would appreciate a more professional environment at times.


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