Trader Joe's Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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Trader Joe's Chairman and CEO Dan Bane
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Pros
  • This company has Great benefits (in 56 reviews)

  • Health benefits for only working part-time (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Management can play "favorites" with certain crew members (in 65 reviews)

  • It is a physically demanding job (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Trader José

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I get to work with food and people all day. It's low stress and a team encironment. Good benefits and good coworkers!

    Cons

    Working late hours could be a con for some people


  2. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Trader Joe's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, employees, and customers were great

    Cons

    A little boring after a while


  3. Helpful (2)

    Crew member for 8 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment with engaging co-workers

    Cons

    Benefits have been slowly chipped away at the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Bring the number of hours required for health benefits down to 24/week


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great core values, direction & environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upbeat work environment. 100 percent customer satisfaction policy is great. Good starting wages & benefits package after 90 days. Never an issue getting plenty of hours. Captain is amazing at his job. Always smiling, approachable as well as knowledgeable. Practices what he preaches.

    Cons

    The management under the Captain do not always engage in nor facilitate the core values as expected of company. Communication between them especially during holiday crunches lacks there of and penalizes crew members. As a new hire I was written up without being told what I was doing wrong. Training in certain departments of store was very inconsistent or never happened.

    Advice to Management

    I was hired with about ten others so the managers had allot of training to designate during the holiday season. Kind of challenging most likely. With this I see some not being trained efficiently in all areas. Might be an good idea to check in with the new hires at some point to see how they feel about their training or company policy knowledge.


  6. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive Atmosphere, Upbeat work environment

    Cons

    Nights and Weekends, Weird Customers and Poor Parking

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (16)

    Watching a company abuse its longest & most loyal employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Mate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Trader Joe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good place to work until owner in Germany died. Now cost cutting has resulted in poor raises, reduced retirement & firing of older workers who make more $$. I hear lots of lawsuits are coming based on company HR practices.

    Cons

    Favoritism rules over work ethic, honesty, integrity and just being a good person.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of a president who made Kpmg get its biggest fine ever for an accounting firm from the SEC and was banned form working for public companies.


  8. Great job, Sales clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    laid back environment, great pay

    Cons

    none, this is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Nice job for still deciding on next step.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun, lively work environment. Awesome crew!

    Cons

    Must be very physical, some demands might seem ridiculous for a small person. Health benefits changed.


  10. Helpful (7)

    was lied too

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    unethical, no morals, selfish, disgusting, no idea what it takes to be successful.

    Cons

    too much gossip. people with no lives stuck in a hole because they never went to college.

    Advice to Management

    you people need to take a real management course


  11. Helpful (1)

    Really fun people to work with, company is changing which mean a lot of the fun will be gone.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good atmosphere, lots of free food, decent raises.

    Cons

    Losing some of the lax attitude it used to have.



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