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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 for 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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    If you're gonna work at a grocery store, I imagine this is probably as good as it's going to get.

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    Former Employee - Worker  in  Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Worker in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good work environment.
    Everyone does everything, so it's not so monotonous.
    The T-shirts suck, but if you ask nicely, sometimes they'll let you wear the manager shirts!

    Cons

    -It's a grocery store. You work with ornery old women.
    -They stock every night, so as a new guy, you'll probably work a shift that'll end after midnight.
    -They're pretty wasteful. Lots of unnecessary plastic.

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    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Grocer  in  Dana Point, CA
    Current Employee - Grocer in Dana Point, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They have insurance that I guess covers a lot compared to other companies insurance.

    Cons

    Lately raises are harder to come by now (with in the last year) and the company policy is no longer lax like it used to be.

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