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"Not the place it once was"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Crew Member
Current Employee - Crew Member
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Awesome environment
Great benefits
Not stuck in one department
Opputunity to grow

Cons

They have changed the management structure and are deadset on hiring more managers from outside the company instead of inside hires. There is a particular culture that someone "off the street" doesn't get and it is demeaning and detrimental to the morale of the crew to have these corporate minded people be our bosses on the first day
Some customers just can't be handled

Advice to Management

Stop ignoring the people and culture that made Trader Joe's what it is! Don't forget the "little"people and consider going undercover to see all the double standards that go on.

Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. "Friendly coworkers and mates."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, varied schedule, great benefits. Always something new while working there. Coworkers were all wonderful people and the Mates were also generally very pleasant. Trader Joe's is very much like a big family. I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Too many Mates, many had unsavory attitudes, often would get conflicting feedback from Mates.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Can go from Amazing to Horrible with one management change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, including 10% discount, even for "part-time" employees (T-shirt wearers)
    Your days can be filled with variety
    Somewhat flexible hours
    Most of the crew is great to work with; Chance to get to know the regular customers

    Cons

    Management will do whatever it takes to get ahead, including lying.
    No professional training
    Opportunities to learn something new are at the discretion of "managers" and based on who is a suck-up (great opp's) and who is not (no opp's)

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should recognize that the Core Values they post are irrelevant in each individual store, as the Captains are not required to adhere to them; and please start recognizing that those wearing hawaiian shirts are not necessarily smarter or harder workers than those in tee-shirts. Recognize your crew for their hard work - a burrito as a reward for a million dollar day is humiliating. The company can afford to give something more substantial once in a blue moon.

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