Trader Joe's Overview

  • Monrovia, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1967
  • Company - Private
  • Grocery Stores
  • $10+ billion (USD)

When it comes to grocery chains, Trader Joe's isn't your average Joe. The company has 500+ stores in 42 states and over 40,000 employees dubbed “Crew Members”. The Crew Members are hard-working, fun people—people with a passion for food, learning, and creating an outstanding ...
Mission: The company’s philosophy is to bring their customers the best food and beverage values; provide them with information to help make informed buying decisions and to create stores filled with fun, friendliness and genuine care for customers.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2022(#32), 2021(#35), 2020(#14), 2019(#23), 2018(#70), 2017(#33), 2013(#24), 2012(#9), 2011(#16)

Top CEOs: 2019(#93)

Best Places to Interview: 2017(#77)

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Trader Joe's Reviews

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3,059 Ratings
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Apr 19, 2022 - Crew Member
Positive Outlook
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great environment
good pay
time-off when needed


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Diversity & Inclusion at Trader Joe's

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How is diversity at Trader Joe's?

...this is a corporation, people get fired for trying to unionize at some locations, and I've heard of other locations having issues with racism and sexual harassment from management where workers have complained and management has faced no repercussions....Read More

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Trader Joe's Interviews

Getting an Interview
In Person72%
Applied online21%
Employee Referral5%

  1. Featured Interview

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    I applied through an employee referral The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Trader Joe's (United States) in Jul 2022


    The Trader Joe's hiring process is personable, equitable, and thorough. I was reviewed by numerous managers before meeting with the store manager. Each session was relaxed and made me eager to work with a seemingly wonderful group of people. I appreciate Glassdoor for helping me connect with the hiring process at Trader Joe's and look forward to my new career. Thank you very much.

    Aside from questions about myself and why I wanted to work at TJ's, they were especially interested in show I view the knowledge sharing aspect in any work environment. I believe that my background and respect of all peoples' backgrounds and experiences cast me in a positive light for this company. I look forward to working on this "team."

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Trader Joe's Awards & Accolades

  • Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to workGlassdoor2013
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to WorkGlassdoor2012
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to WorkGlassdoor2011

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Trader Joe's FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Trader Joe's?

...Good health benefits and a fair amount of paid time off once you work enough hours....

January 26, 2022

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People Also Ask about Trader Joe's

Employees rate Trader Joe's 4 out of 5 stars based on 6,732 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, Trader Joe's employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Trader Joe's, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Trader Joe's and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 79% of employees would recommend working at Trader Joe's to a friend. This is based on 6,539 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

73% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Trader Joe's as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Trader Joe's.

67% of employees think that Trader Joe's has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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