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

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Crew Member in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Crew Member in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (less than an 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 an 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the best and most rewarding companies to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is great. There is a simple management structure, and there definitely is room for growth. They start you off with a retirement plan immediately and after 7 years you are fully vested. You are eligible for a raise every six months.

    Cons

    The company does have a habit of stringing people along, promising promotions and making you wait a long time for them. Also, they tend to make you transfer stores once you get promoted and that often means a lengthy commute. Once you get promoted to Mate, you don't get a salary increase, but you work 10 hours of overtime every week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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