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"BEWARE of Store Openings"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The benefits at Trader Joe's are competitive.

Cons

What almost no one will tell you is, one of the ways Trader Joe's keep cost low is by not having a traditional approach to advertising. They use A TON of word of mouth to spread the news at Trader Joe's. This is great for consumers and terrible for all employees because no customers means no hours.

This would be fine if management were upfront about this fact which they are not. It happens at every new Trader Joe's for the most part.

With that said, my advice is to beware of working at a brand new store. There are hardly any hours to go around and they most definitely wont tell you that during training.

Advice to Management

Communicate with your crew members. Be upfront about the success (or lack there of) of your store. In this economy most will stick around and appreciate the honesty.

Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. "Good culture --low pay dead end"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun
    Friendly
    Liberal
    Loose
    Flex schedules
    Good benefits
    Nice people
    Casual dress code
    good management

    Cons

    Pay is low
    Customers can be awful
    Work is hard--many injuries--some folks leave firm with permanent disabilties
    Dead end unless you get into management--there are very few corporate jobs-----

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more---more workplace safety--hire more college educated folks-------


  2. "It was ok."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are Great benefits from this company.

    Cons

    Things are not always done fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Try to regulate what goes on in each store.

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