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"Latest on Trader Joes - Dropping Health Insurance"

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Current Employee - Crew in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Crew in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Great Crew but dropping benefits

Cons

Latest on Trader Joes is that all part time employees (under 30 hours a week) will have their health insurance dropped

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Sadly this company is going down hill with our incompetent captains"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of the employees are very friendly.. Your day goes by quickly. The ability to taste great food.

    Cons

    Health benefits are being taking away from any employee who works less than 30 hours.. The company blames the ACA.. The real reason is GREED. The co. Does not care about their employees because it doesn't know it's employees, nor does the co. make an effort to know it's employees. Corporate is to involved with opening new stores at an alarming rate and it shows the lack of interest in functioning stores. The store captain AKA manager runs the store his/her way.. So therefore if you're not one of the kiss ass favorites, you are out of luck. They are hiring a lot of new employees so they can keep their seasoned unfavored crew members under 30 hours a week to force them onto the ACA exchange. This used to be a great place to work. Now it's just a job like the rest of them. They no longer stand out above and beyond like they used to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the mess you're creating. Hopefully when the co. wakes up from their profits and starts to really care about their employees.. The Captains at some of the store's will be able to take part in the ACA with their families


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Can be great"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some people really get excited over the tastings, so it can be fun.
    solid benefits, which is a big reason some of the older folks work there, and I think to qualify you only have to work 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    unless your schedule is set in stone, you might end up with some really weird hours and from week to week it may be hard to adjust.
    there is a strange discord btw full timers and part timers bc they frown upon fraternizing; although you make friends and will want to hang out, it's a "no no."
    your day could depend directly on how much went on the shift before; so, if there was a "cool" supervisor before that let everyone slack off, it could make for a rather hectic day.

    Advice to Management

    the same as it is for most management. lead by example. Some of you do a great/wonderful job with this. Others micro manage when it isn't necessary and don't lend a hand because they feel it's beneath them. I kind of feel bad for the workers there trying to become salary employees because a lot of them are really talented, educated, and have wonderful skills and they're being taken advantage of so that one day they can get that illustrious position of 'full timer.'

    no job is beneath you, if you are willing to help and work when needed... the crew will follow and remain responsive.

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