Great benefits and a great place to work for people who don't mind working hard (in 56 reviews)
The benefits are great considering it's non-union part time work (in 48 reviews)
Managers sit in the office all day while crew members run the store (in 65 reviews)
It can be physically demanding so entry jobs are best for the young and fit (in 40 reviews)
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I worked at Trader Joe's full-time (more than an year)Pros
some people really get excited over the tastings, so it can be fun.
solid benefits, which is a big reason some of the older folks work there, and I think to qualify you only have to work 20 hours a week.Cons
unless your schedule is set in stone, you might end up with some really weird hours and from week to week it may be hard to adjust.
there is a strange discord btw full timers and part timers bc they frown upon fraternizing; although you make friends and will want to hang out, it's a "no no."
your day could depend directly on how much went on the shift before; so, if there was a "cool" supervisor before that let everyone slack off, it could make for a rather hectic day.Advice to ManagementAdvice
the same as it is for most management. lead by example. Some of you do a great/wonderful job with this. Others micro manage when it isn't necessary and don't lend a hand because they feel it's beneath them. I kind of feel bad for the workers there trying to become salary employees because a lot of them are really talented, educated, and have wonderful skills and they're being taken advantage of so that one day they can get that illustrious position of 'full timer.'
no job is beneath you, if you are willing to help and work when needed... the crew will follow and remain responsive.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
I worked at Trader Joe'sPros
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.RecommendsNo opinion of CEO