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"Great for Crew Members. Sucks for Management"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good pay, benefits, and you get to try a lot of new foods

Cons

Almost no work/life balance for Mates, lots of drama, poor follow through by senior management, rude customers, and very little accountability for underperforming Crew Members. Really, if a Crew Member gets in with the store Captain they can get away with just about anything they want

Advice to Management

Hold Crew Members accountable. Have Regional Directors monitor store Captains closely because a lot of them are promoted to Captains before they are ready

Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. "Flexible work environment, physical and social, opportunity to advance if desired"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, decent pay, flexible work hours, physical, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    some fulltime management could improve, needs to be more of a balance between being friendly with coworkers and still maintaining professionalism, especially as a manager


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Don't believe the hype"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers and managers are usually very upbeat, creative types who hold down a job to pay the bills while they pursue artistic endeavors. Very gay-friendly.

    Cons

    The 80/20 rule: 80% of the work gets done by just 20% of the crew. Lots of dead weight and management is very hesitant to lay off due to "diversity" concerns.

    Advice to Management

    The job is "at will" so get rid of employees that don't measure up within the first 90 days.

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