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 an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 8 people found this helpful  

    Overrated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. The pay is okay in smaller markets. Working with food is a lot of fun.

    Cons

    The Captains and Mates are never on the same page. The Human Resources people are horrible. They are not to be trusted. No matter how hard you work, everyone gets the same raise, which was just cut by 25%. I'm sure it was once a great place to work, but those times have passed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better HR people and figure out a way to get everyone, captains and mates, on the same page. Too many mixed messages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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