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Trader Joe's Crew Member Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 153 reviews)

  • An open work environment to all different types of people (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • You can be making less than crew members, but have a ton more responsibilities (in 127 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Crew Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Upbeat, fun environment while keeping it professional when it comes to customer service. Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker.

    Cons

    Not a set schedule but depending on the schedule writer they can be flexible with time and hours.


  2. "I go to work, I have fun all day while I work, and oh yeah they pay us too. It is a busy place, but it goes by quick"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many days you can be at work and find yourself hanging out with customers because the environment makes it feel like party food shopping.

    Cons

    You can find yourself at a register engaged in some pretty inappropriate commentary by the customers. Somehow paying for food gives them the right to tell you anything.

    Advice to Management

    keep letting your people enjoy what they do


  3. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Montrose, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Montrose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My favorite place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    It's a very physical job. Very fast paced.


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  5. "Crew Member"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Goleta, CA

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

    Pros

    high pay, flexible, positive environment

    Cons

    lack of communication in management


  6. "Crew Member 4 yrs"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Edgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Edgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible availability
    -Laid back environment (but it's changing new managers trying to prove themselves)
    -Friendly coworkers

    I really don't know where to start. This particular store is different from any other Trader Joe's. A lot has probably changed since I've worked there. I heard they expanded as well.

    If you're looking for a relative easy position this might be the job for you. Honestly, it's perfect if you're in school.

    Be careful though, many of your coworker are lazy. Albeit, they are for the most part nice and funny if you buy into their thing. Generally though everyone is pretty laid back.

    You can get frustrated because you may be working your tail off, but you're coworkers are chatting away or taking their 9th "5min" break. But it's like any other job. I think starting pay is $10, but you can manage your way to $12.

    Cons

    -Lazy coworkers
    -Some passive aggressive people
    -Slowly beats you down after few years


  7. "Crew Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for management, wage and performance review every 6 months, paid time off, excellent health benefits if you work over 30 hours per week.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting, very fast paced work environment, may have to use heavy equipment to unload truck, opportunities for raises not as high as in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent management. Positive work environment. Receptive to constructive feedback, and opportunities available to for section leadership and order writing as available. Feedback regarding performance available regularly.


  8. "Great Retail Company"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great coworkers
    - Decent amount of freedom with tasks
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Mates have a tendency to stick to the rules rather than try something unique

    Advice to Management

    - Trust your Crew Members to do their jobs


  9. "Great employer!"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team spirit, flexibility and a great sense of humor.

    Cons

    Too many choices for cookies.

    Advice to Management

    My favorite values are: Integrity and national chain of neighborhood grocery stores. A great Captain - that cares in Rochester - has made a difference for me.


  10. "crew member"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Orland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are good at what they do, very helpful and do the job sufficiently. The help those that help themselves if people have questions they try their best to answer them.

    Cons

    The people are great, they sometimes have an attitude problem. But well adjusted. The people are super otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You are the best you can be, and the people are wonderful. The company is super.


  11. "Crew Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, raise every six months, flexible hours, yearly bonus

    Cons

    Limited advancement, work weekends