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"super"

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Former Employee - Part-timer in Pikesville, MD
Former Employee - Part-timer in Pikesville, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

happy employees
great communication
great pay
great benefits
lots of opportunity to move up

i would definitely suggest working at trader joe's

Cons

not very many cons. if you have a positive personality and are laid back, not phased by much, then you will do great

Advice to Management

keep up the good work. everyone at the pikesville store is top notch and i am happy to say i worked with such upstanding folks

Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disillusion to the masses"

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

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are moderately cool and talented.
    You get an hour lunch break, and a discount.
    Most of the food offered is delicious and at reasonable prices.
    Some of the customers are really fun to chat with, humorous and interesting.
    Decent starting wage.
    Moderate benefits package.
    Tasting allow for you find out more about the quality of products and what you can par them with.
    You learn quite a bit about cooking, food, and dining from coworkers and customers.
    Yes, all of the signs are made right at the store.
    The tasting station is open as long as the store is and always has something new to try.

    Cons

    Management is totally disorganized, and under qualified, never expect praise for the work you do. You get the feeling that you can always be replaced at any time.
    Taking a bathroom break is almost a sin against god.
    Yes managers do play favorites with part time people.
    You are constantly called off your break to resume 'register' duties.
    10 or 15 minute breaks are non existent, which might be illegal in NY?

    You have no idea what to tell people about the food they are eating, I still have no idea where our dairy comes from or produce or anything really in the entire store.
    Everything just says Monrovia, CA on it. Which can't be possible, Its a warehouse building. No one seems to know where the stuff comes from. The little stories in the Fearless Flyer seem totally shaddy and almost distracting to the point.

    The wage is not ground breaking, considering how much money these stores are making on daily basis in NYC. Most of my co-workers are collecting public assistance, in some form or another.

    You do get benefits working on part-time, but you wont be able to afford them if you only work part time 20-25 hrs per week. Also you are part time even if you work up and including your 39th hour of work. Which I am sure is some kind of shady lingo tip toe around employment regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Actual training for your Full Timers, weed out the ones with personality disorders. Real promotions to people who deserve them. Real training for part time employees.


  2. "It is a really positive environment in which to work"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that tend to work there are all really great, interesting, creative people. Also, the customers are loyal, and you get to know them.

    Cons

    The shifts are long and some tasks are tedious. The overnight shifts can be mind numbing and monotonous. But overall it's a pretty great place.

    Advice to Management

    Some of them aren't necessarily the most qualified managers, and should be more inclined to taking advice and growing as leaders.


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