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Helpful (13)

"it's not what it seems its like hell"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Part Time Crew Member in New York, NY
Former Employee - Part Time Crew Member in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend

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

Pros

health care, discount on food, 401k,

Cons

over work , biased, at will job, management has no respect for employees managment often show little concern for workers need and health employees are over worked to the point of injury management has been known to make false claims on certain employees or singling out certain employees for termination and falsely lie on those filing for unemployment trader joes may be nice to shop in as a customer but to an employee it is no picnic in the park.

Advice to Management

my advice to you is to look closely at the managers running your stores

Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Constant Mixed Feeling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Relatively nice mates (bosses)
    Free sampling at tastings and when coworkers buy snacks to share
    Good about letting you take time off if you warn them way in advance

    Cons

    Hierarchy of crew members
    Nothing to do if you don't work register
    No leadership
    They pretend to care but they don't
    Care more about customers than employees
    Can get written up for not acting a specific cheery way
    Immature leadership, If you ask for something, they help you, and then proceed to make fun of you for needing help with it and tell every other mate so they can laugh at your expense too.
    Phase you out when they don't want you anymore just to keep you on the payroll
    No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so rude to employees for the sake of good face. Customers already look down on you for working in a grocery store. Maybe spend more time being nice to crew members and less time sucking up to customers who don't care about you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, good people, and good pay, but very hard work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What I said in the title plus excellent benefits at minimal cost.

    Cons

    Long hours (although overtime is paid). In one week you will most like open, close, and work one or more mid shifts. You will work weekends, overnights, holidays, etc. Taking vacation is encouraged, but having a life is hard to do when you are working when most people are off. However this is the nature of retail.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job and develop the crew and other managers in order to make the job less stressful. Always work with integrity and base decisions on the 7 core values.

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