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Good company. Bad management

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Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member  in  Huntington Beach, CA
Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in Huntington Beach, CA

I have been working at Trader Joe's

Pros

The pay at trader joes is very good. 2 reviews a year are a good thing as well as health insurance. The job is very easy for the pay received.

Cons

Trader joes is a wonderful company, but they need to take a good look at who they are promoting, and who Is running the stores. It's very easy for a store to look good for 5 minutes when the regional comes in. The drama is not escapable. In my stores case it's the management that causes it. Feedback is horrendous and The management tends to either wait for your reviews or cut your hours before they give you feedback. The hours are inconsistent and can change drastically week to week. Especially if you are not a favorite. As with my store management is very unprofessional. And with the many complaints I've heard nothing has been done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let your workers do their job and go home. It shouldn't be as hard to avoid drama but it is when management causes it. Oh and don't take new hires if you can't give your current people hours.

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    super

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    Former Employee - Part-timer  in  Pikesville, MD
    Former Employee - Part-timer in Pikesville, MD

    I worked at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    happy employees
    great communication
    great pay
    great benefits
    lots of opportunity to move up

    i would definitely suggest working at trader joe's

    Cons

    not very many cons. if you have a positive personality and are laid back, not phased by much, then you will do great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work. everyone at the pikesville store is top notch and i am happy to say i worked with such upstanding folks

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    Approves of CEO
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