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Former Employee - Sign Artist in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Sign Artist in Alexandria, VA

I worked at Trader Joe's

Pros

LOVED LOVED LOVED making signs. The people are fun, always happy. Nothing to complain, great customer service.

Cons

No other way to advance in company if you want to just do art. Not Trader Joe's fault, just a downside to working there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

leadership could allow the artist more creativity.

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  1. Hard work pays, it can be hard to avoid store politics

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    Current Employee - Part Timer in Pikesville, MD
    Current Employee - Part Timer in Pikesville, MD

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    -Great health benefits
    -Good for students, as a second job
    -Fast paced environment, eclectic crew
    -Workday varies between floor work and register

    Cons

    -Turnaround shifts!
    -Store politics-- some people don't deserve the credit they get, and nobody in management puts them in their place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize hard work, and note that the most charismatic individual may not be the most valuable to the crew. This should be reflected in reviews.

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  2. can be a great place to work for a part-time job

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in West Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    decent starting pay, fun atmosphere, employee discounts, quick pace. there is never a dull moment. you can wear shorts to work

    Cons

    reviews can be very disappointing if you are expecting a big raise. i think they are out of touch with a living wage in this city. Scheduling is insane. open one day and close the next and then open again. apparently sleep is for the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    study what a living wage is for a part timer. rents should not be more than i can make in two weeks. what the heck is with scheduling turn arounds. my guess is that you want to make it impossible for your average worker to work two jobs which by the way is necessary for those of us at the lower level if we want to do more than just live paycheck to paycheck. ps stable schedules might even lower your workers comp bills because better sleep schedules should translate into fewer accidents.

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