Trader Joe's - Not really worth it for the pay | Glassdoor
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"Not really worth it for the pay"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Crew Member in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Crew Member in Richmond, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Easy enough work, flexible schedule allows you to have a life outside of work. Food is frequently provided for the crew.

Cons

No upward mobility. You're either a crewmember or a mate, or if you're lucky, a merchant, which apparently is TJ's way of favoring people. In my store all of the merchants are people who have stepped down from mate, but still get paid a lot of money to basically hang out in the office all day.

Advice to Management

Stop wasting time with the fast track development hires and promote from within.

Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. "fun people, stressful boss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, friendly, slight discounted food

    Cons

    managers can be harsh sometimes


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Workplace environment, leading wages and benefits.... promote wow experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Excellent and diverse crew

    Decent pay for longtime employees

    Many friendly customers

    Cons

    -hours are not guaranteed even to those with full availability (4am-11pm, 7 days a week)
    - Raises are now only slightly higher than safeway $.90 a year if you manage to "meet expectations" which constantly increase

    -Kaizen used as a weapon against those not favored by management

    - Favoring the industry standard which is rife with employee disatisfaction rather than remaining a beacon of light in the grocery/retail industry

    - Certain Captains get away with murder against their employees and smile while doing it

    - Discrimination against those with disabilities, instead of utilizing their talents, they are cast into the fire for having a disability

    Advice to Management

    -treat your crew aka the only reason you succeed with respect
    - quit reducing benefits, cut from $1 every 6 months to .45 in my tenure
    -follow your own value system
    -find ways to promote more longtime staff, (The merchant classification is a joke, and allows the captains personal favortism to take precedence over all else_

    -PLEASE RESTORE THE OLD WAYS TO SAVE THIS COMPANY, OTHERWISE THE PROFIT WILL NOT LAST, as customers will perform a slow but steady exit, when they finally begin to notice the decreased moral and inherent employee turnover

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