There are newer employer reviews for Trader Joe's

 

Great Job - good enough to consider as a career

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

I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Very competitive pay, better benefits than most retailers (health insurance, retirement fund, etc).
Great coworkers, managers, and overall atmosphere.
Worked with my college schedule, and any other scheduling needs I've had

Cons

It's retail: there's gonna be some cons...
Stores are only closed 3 days out of the year - you're gonna work most every holiday
You work with the public, so you never know what might happen.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

661 Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Excellent.

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

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

    Pros

    Easy-going management, friendly coworkers, employee discount, samples, cool people!

    Cons

    A little tough on your feet after a long night... Sometimes this is a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
There are newer employer reviews for Trader Joe's

Work at Trader Joe's? Share Your Experiences

Trader Joe's

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.