Trader Joe's

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Constant Mixed Feeling

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in Charlottesville, VA
Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in Charlottesville, VA

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

Pros

Great coworkers
Relatively nice mates (bosses)
Free sampling at tastings and when coworkers buy snacks to share
Good about letting you take time off if you warn them way in advance

Cons

Hierarchy of crew members
Nothing to do if you don't work register
No leadership
They pretend to care but they don't
Care more about customers than employees
Can get written up for not acting a specific cheery way
Immature leadership, If you ask for something, they help you, and then proceed to make fun of you for needing help with it and tell every other mate so they can laugh at your expense too.
Phase you out when they don't want you anymore just to keep you on the payroll
No room for advancement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being so rude to employees for the sake of good face. Customers already look down on you for working in a grocery store. Maybe spend more time being nice to crew members and less time sucking up to customers who don't care about you.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people 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
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    it's not what it seems its like hell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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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