Trader Joe's

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Like M.A.S.H. the tv show

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Former Employee - Crew Member in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Crew Member in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

High Energy. Great customers and great co-wokers make it fun. Management supported me/us when faced with horrible customers. Trader Joe's fosters great customer service and makes it easy to make shoppers happy even letting us open packages and give samples at any request.

Cons

Lots of tiring physical work. New pay structure stinks. In the past workers could get very good raises if they really impressed management. Now it's less than a dollar or nothing with every review (6 months). Training is haphazard, expectations are not always conveyed and always unevenly. There is a ton of turnover (probably in line with industry).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fix training. Find the best ways to do things from the crew/captains and then share. Not standardize but share. It will cut down on accidents and turnover.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Surrounded by great coworkers

    Current Employee - Crew Member in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Fun, helpful coworkers
    Flexible hours
    Free food tastings
    Eligible for a raise twice a year
    More stores opening up so there are employment/advancement opportunities

    This job allows you to pay your bills, but also gives most people time to work on their own side projects (e.g. music, art, writing, ...)

    Cons

    Closing shift (4 pm - midnight) is tiring and wears you down. Depending on the store, you may not be able to get any midday or morning shifts.
    Stores rarely fire anyone so workers who slack off and do the bare minimum stay employed and leave more for others to do.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    fun place to work and shop

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    excellent pay, organized and good working environment.

    Cons

    unsat on safety, and continuous hard work throughout the day.

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