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Alexandria, VA

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Trader Joe's Chairman and CEO Dan Bane
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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 178 reviews)

  • Great work environment, managers are very hands-on (in 126 reviews)

Cons
  • Crew members at my store get no weekend differential or holiday pay (in 134 reviews)

  • It's nearly impossible to have a consistent schedule which makes it difficult for work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone gets a chance to work each position. It doesn't get borning.The staff and managers are all great to work with and the company perks are nice too.

    Cons

    It is hard to come up with a Con. The work can be hard, but the company keeps everything fun, different and they treat their employees well. It is like being with family.


  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.

  3. "loved the job"

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    Former Employee - Sign Artist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Sign Artist in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    LOVED LOVED LOVED making signs. The people are fun, always happy. Nothing to complain, great customer service.

    Cons

    No other way to advance in company if you want to just do art. Not Trader Joe's fault, just a downside to working there.

    Advice to Management

    leadership could allow the artist more creativity.


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