Trader Joe's

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it's cool if it's not forever.

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Current Employee - Part Timer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Part Timer in Washington, DC

I have been working at Trader Joe's

Pros

decent place to work if you're going to school. everything depends on who is the leader of your store. people are cool. management is great. food is good. benefits are excellent.

Cons

pay isn't good. can be some heavy lifting required at times. full time is the only way to make a living wage. if you do go full time, expect to have no life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

you're profitable, you don't need my feedback. i can quit.

Approves of CEO

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    Good if you love food

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    Former Employee - Part Timer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Part Timer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    If you love food this is a great place to work because you are trying something new all the time. Good mix of physical work, customer service, responsibility (if you want it) and brain power. You can get up to 50 cents an hour raise 4 times a year, and if you work over I think it's like 18 hours you get benefits. The customers are pretty cool.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and stressful. As in most retail environments shifts are irregular. You might work until midnight then come back at 8 am. While that's legal, it just sucks, especially if you have a commute. Sometimes you get surprised in your review and wish that management would address issues when they happen so that you can work on them before you blow a good raise. It's clicky as well, including with the management. If you come to work on time every day, have a reasonably flexible schedule at least, have a positive attitude, are willing to do what you are asked, express an interest in learning more or improving, and love talking to customers about food then you will love this job. Just stay away from the gossip. Supervisors are in training too and sometimes aren't very helpful. Find out what the store manager wants and do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The store Captain (store manager) spends a lot of time with under achievers and that takes away from us regular joe's ...time we need to be coached or listened to about great ideas or whatnot. Managers: be present both physically in the store and for the crew. Pay more attention to your supervisors: they are new and easily swayed by each other and other part timers. Coach them more and give them more feedback. Get rid of the dead weight: poor performers really affect morale, vibe, productivity, and TJ's reputation.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    good part-time job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    upbeat environment, great customer base, good pay, great health-benefits, 2 pay-raise reviews a year, 10 percent employee discount, overall good company to work for

    Cons

    very slow advancement due to company practice of hiring due to time put in rather then capability, due to operations being open 22 hours shifts are usually late night and early morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    middle management needs to be more involved in promotions as a way to avoid large pool of individuals that are ineffective leaders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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