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Can be fun if you want it to be

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Former Employee - Crew Member in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Crew Member in San Jose, CA

I worked at Trader Joe's

Pros

Great products (for the most part) and customers who really appreciate your help and advice on products. Easy to feel good about what you're selling. It's possible to get into management (which most crew members think is a crazy idea).

Cons

Five days a week can be wearing. Management members often spread gossip amongst themselves about crew members, even if it's hearsay (and often not true). Management positions are grueling.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Run personality testing on management candidates for maturity and emotional balance.

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    Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Palm Desert, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Palm Desert, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    Good starting hourly rate, every six months you are reviewed for a possible raise.
    Low pressure environment.
    Great health benefits after 3 months, don't forget to enroll!
    Lots of personalities to work with, co workers and customers, usually pleasant.
    Great food! Employee tastings!

    Cons

    Some personalities are a bit over the top, but that's life.
    Some repetitive tasks.
    Beware of working in seasonal environments, or being hired for the season, if you are looking for a lasting job you may not be able to keep your position past the busy season.
    Physical labor will take a toll after some time.
    Management rarely listens to part time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to your part timer crew, don't forget to treat them as individuals with valuable ideas, not just part of your workforce. Give credit where it is deserved.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    fun demanding atmoshere

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    Current Employee - Crew in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Crew in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    flexible hours retirement insurance vacation

    Cons

    culture changing, company core values changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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