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Good culture --low pay dead end

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Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time for more than a year

Pros

Fun
Friendly
Liberal
Loose
Flex schedules
Good benefits
Nice people
Casual dress code
good management

Cons

Pay is low
Customers can be awful
Work is hard--many injuries--some folks leave firm with permanent disabilties
Dead end unless you get into management--there are very few corporate jobs-----

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay us more---more workplace safety--hire more college educated folks-------

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Crew  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Crew in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy job to get . You don't have to like the manager, they get moved around a lot . You don't have to work too hard they won't fire you.

    Cons

    Communication and direction from management is dysfunctional. Management passes off training to your fellow coworkers who are surprised this is their new job description. Later on you get told from several other crew members how to do things differently or critized you didn't do something the way they would do it.. If you are a hard worker mangement will give more than your share and then thank you by saying you are not as good a team player as expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak loader than words. No matter how much you lie to the crew we know. We are much more people oriented, that's why we are crew. We know people people people. Managment do not talk about a crew to all of us with negativity and then put on someones review in writing its not ok for them to come to you with the same comment. Tell me to my face that it's not ok even though you did it! Oh and to make matters worse you repay me by saying I don't meet team player expectations. I kiss up to the whole store including you and this is how you treat me. Thank you, well done!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Changes in atitude

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    Current Employee - Jack of All  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Jack of All in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    When I first went there I thought they were the friendlest people I ever met. Everyone was so happy. Everyone loved their job.

    Cons

    Poor schedule. 6p.m.-11p.m. Next day 6a.m.-11a.m. I live an hour away. When do I sleep? Work 4 days to get 20 hours. Ask one mate a question get an answer. Ask another a question get a different answer. Very confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie abnd don't have favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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