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Good job for a college student

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Trader Joe's

Pros

Great people, pay, and benefits

Cons

It's still a grocery store

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company for college grads to progress!

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

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co workers are friendly. Products superior. Customers mostly very nice. Great benefits. Great overall work experience. Best grocery specialty store overall!

    Cons

    Many new hires get instant jump into management. That is great for them, however, tough for crew who have been there for a while with a desire to advance. Older people are less likely to become management. 20 to 30ish have best advantage. Hard work physically and injuries happen as in any physically demanding job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it is wise to employ those who are more likely to have the stamina for the long hours needed, the mentoring does not have the stability more time and experience lends.

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

    Great positive energy

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

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

    Pros

    Customer Service really IS the main focus making for happy customers
    Co-workers are amazing...friendly, supportive and fun
    Trader Joe's sells products that are easy to endorse
    Benefits are amazing...best in the industry

    Cons

    Training is a bit "seat of the pants"
    Internal communication can sometimes get bogged down
    The occasional slacker employee is given too many passes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a Mentoring by department program to train new hires
    Upgrade computer systems to make internal communication easier
    Hold people accountable for their in-store and backroom behavior

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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