Compare Trader Joe's vs Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage BETA

See how Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage vs. Trader Joe's compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 2819 reviews)
2.7
(based on 553 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.7
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
2.7
Work-life balance
3.9
2.6
Senior Management
3.8
2.3
Culture & Values
4.4
3.1
CEO Approval
Trader Joe's Ceo Dan Bane
89%Dan Bane
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Ceo Kemper Isely
32%Kemper Isely
% Recommend to a friend
85%
41%
Positive Business Outlook
76%
33%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member688 Salaries
$15/hr
Mate100 Salaries
$24/hr
Customer Service6 Salaries
$15/hr
Store Manager81 Salaries
$69,097/yr
Coach44 Salaries
$58,988/yr
Customer Care59 Salaries
$36,293/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Great benefits"(in 243 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 187 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 47 reviews)
"Nutrition education"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
"Crew members"(in 181 reviews)
"Mates"(in 181 reviews)
"Home office"(in 66 reviews)
"Store managers"(in 47 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Crew Member

I worked at Trader Joe's full-time

Pros

Company cares about its employees.

Cons

Can't really think of any.

Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member

I worked at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time for more than a year

Pros

Family-owned health food market chain that has an inspiring mission statement, and lofty goals of improving the world one-healthy grocery-shopper at a time. I felt inspired to go to work every day... knowing that I was part of such an idealistic company. Also, there are multiple opportunities for fast upward mobility!!

Cons

Some managers need to improve their coaching skills....I probably never would have left there if I had had a more supportive manager. C'est le vie...

Advice to Management

Interview Managers more thoroughly to make sure their mgmt. style matches the corporate philosophy

Job Postings