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"For the most part, a good place to be"

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Current Employee - Crew Member in Centreville, VA
Current Employee - Crew Member in Centreville, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Small store = less product to worry about
-Lots of food to eat
-Some neat odd jobs I get to perform
-Always something to do
-Customers are generally easy to work with
-Close feeling with crew

Cons

-Full-timers, in the sense that you have multiple, different personalities and management styles on any given day, or at any random time. Every day you have a different manager with a different style of leadership (if you can call it that with some full timers). It can get very annoying at times. Plus, the full timers you really enjoy working with, usually get transferred out at any time.

-Pay, is reasonable, not the greatest. I have seen better from other stores like Wegmans, Harris Teeter, and Costco.

-Schedules, unless you have been there for 5+ years, or you have some sort of "Seniority" over others, you will never have any sort of set schedule. You can work 3pm-12am one day, then turn around and work a 9am-2pm shift the next day. The next week, you will work all mornings (5am-1:30pm) and then work all midnights (3pm-12am) the following week. Bottom line, it is difficult to keep up a steady sleep cycle, or attempt to live some of your life without taking days off, but I guess this is just another day in the life of retail.

-Stores have generally small floor plans i.e. Tiny backrooms and loading docks, if you have one. During holiday seasons, it gets downright busy and very crowded, not to mention the back-stock that is just stacking up in the back, making everything a chore to do in the back room.

Advice to Management

Work more on your full timers. I mean really make them into management material, possibly narrow the number of full timers down per store, we do not need 7 different managers. Get involved with crew more, give feedback to employees who want to hear it.

Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. Helpful (1)

    "PT Crewmember"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Flexible schedule
    Competitive Pay Rate

    Cons

    Upper management run-around
    Communication breakdown sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Gotta Keep ya headz up!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "i love tjs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everyone does a little bit of everything, so you don't have to be stuck doing one thing for too long. there are food tastings regularly. the benefits are amazing. the people working at tjs are so much fun, especially when the store is closed. you get a ten minute break on top of your 30 minute, which is especially good for smokers (it can be hard to make it over 3 hours without).

    Cons

    most trader joe's stores are very small, so working on the floor while the store is open can be difficult. trader joe's products often get discontinued, so customers tend to be upset at you when you tell them one of their favorite items got discontinued.

    Advice to Management

    i think the leadership does a great job. most of the fulltimers i have had are very easy to get along with. positive reinforcement should happen more with some of them.


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