Trader Joe's

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The best company I have worked for.

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

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

Pros

Down-to-earth, hard-working, pleasant staff and company as a whole.
Competitive starting pay for the industry.
Eligibility for solid benefits even on a part-time basis, including free gym membership.
10% discount on groceries.
Laid back work attire.
Store is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day (often UNHEARD OF in retail).

Cons

The job can get repetitive.
Weekend and night hours. Not always compatible with a "regular" schedule.
As with any job, enjoyment can depend on the values of the Captain and Mates (store manager and assistant managers).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work. As a fairly new employee, it's refreshing to work for a company that offers benefits to those who are not "full-timers."
I brag that my company compensates it's workers for work missed due to weather-related closings, offers Christmas bonuses to eligible employees who have worked 700+ hours for the company over the course of the year.
If you're a proactive employee interested in gaining the full experience of working for Trader Joe's, opportunities are there to take advantage of if you're willing to put in the time, energy, and effort.
Mr. Bane, please keep up the great work. It's clear that Trader Joe's cares just as much about employee morale as they do about profits and it's what keeps employee turnover relatively low. How often do you shop at a grocery store where the same employees have been there for several years?
Please keep up the great work and don't change. You're doing great things for your employees. I love working for your company. Thank you.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Flexible awesome job, comfortable, great perks and benefits!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed fun environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Change in owners makes it hard to be promoted into management/advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great part-time job for college students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-time Crew Member in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Part-time Crew Member in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours were fair, although working till 11pm on weekends can be a little taxing, especially while in college. The staff and management are amazing people, very caring, and easy to get along with. Trader Joe's has an extremely positive, energetic corporate culture and it rubs off on its customers. Benefits are also a plus, and management is very accommodating of class, trips, holidays, etc.

    Cons

    8 hour shifts on your feet nearly the whole time can be draining.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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