Trader Joe's

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12 people found this helpful  

it's not what it seems its like hell

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Part Time Crew Member in New York, NY
Former Employee - Part Time Crew Member in New York, NY

I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (more than an year)

Pros

health care, discount on food, 401k,

Cons

over work , biased, at will job, management has no respect for employees managment often show little concern for workers need and health employees are over worked to the point of injury management has been known to make false claims on certain employees or singling out certain employees for termination and falsely lie on those filing for unemployment trader joes may be nice to shop in as a customer but to an employee it is no picnic in the park.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

my advice to you is to look closely at the managers running your stores

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Things are slipping, and it seemed so good the first year...now, not so much.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Easy work. Many opportunities to try foods for free. Free gym membership with health insurance...at least for now.

    Amazing customers. They really love our stores. Upselling is a breeze, though, not rewarded by management.

    Cons

    Raises are getting smaller each review period.

    Store management plays favorites. Certain crew members do little to no work (I have witnessed a few just standing around, talking to their Mate friends, for almost 2 hours, daily, while other crew are hard at work)

    In the last year, closing crew (3-11pm shift) are getting shafted. Constantly understaffed, and these closing crews routinely stay well after 11pm...usually closer to 12am.

    HR is in place to protect management, and punish store crew. Management is protected at all costs, which means they can be as corrupt as they want to be...and are. All the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. They are too busy listening to their inner voices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, good people, and good pay, but very hard work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    What I said in the title plus excellent benefits at minimal cost.

    Cons

    Long hours (although overtime is paid). In one week you will most like open, close, and work one or more mid shifts. You will work weekends, overnights, holidays, etc. Taking vacation is encouraged, but having a life is hard to do when you are working when most people are off. However this is the nature of retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job and develop the crew and other managers in order to make the job less stressful. Always work with integrity and base decisions on the 7 core values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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