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Trader Joe's Los Angeles Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 173 reviews)

  • Positive, outgoing work environment (in 118 reviews)

Cons
  • You can be making less than crew members, but have a ton more responsibilities (in 132 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 Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Flexible shifts available for students or for employees with other obligations.
    Fun Customers and Amazing Crew Members ~ You truly become part of the store family.

    Cons

    Crazy customer questions but its customer services. Other than working through occasional challenging transactions; its a great place to be


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in South Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in South Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You don't get bored cause you work all stations of the store. Hours are flexible and pay is alright as long as you do well. Raises can come every 6 months.

    Cons

    I use to get a good raise every 6 months but they turned so corporate they hardly give raises anymore. I was a hard worker and didn't get compensated cause I only worked twice a week. If someone does their job no matter how many days they work they should be compensated!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't just stand around ordering crew members to do thing but get in on the work so it can get done faster!

  3. "Love this place"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is mostly a fun place to work.

    Cons

    The variable schedule makes planning difficult.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great job, but could get worse"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Paid time off
    401K
    Annual or bi-annual raises
    Generally an easy job

    Cons

    Over the years, TJ's has begun to take things away from employees - benefits cost more and you must work more often to get them. They decreased the amount they put into your 401K. The company feels as if it is becoming more corporate.

    There is also a lot of discrimination based on favoritism. Unfortunately, this matters A LOT because it directly effects raises.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to be held to a higher standard. They can not get involved in the personal lives (outside of work) with the crew members. If they assist with problems, they need to address them from a professional stand point rather than a personal one, i.e. it doesn't matter who you like more, it matters who is right.

    This problem exists in every store I worked in and was never addressed. Managers need better training when it comes to relations with their crew members.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community of people working with you. Discount on food.

    Cons

    No holiday pay or cocaine parties

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up friends


  6. "Every rose has its thorns"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, and the freedom to work in various areas & sections of the store.

    Cons

    Playground pettiness from those who have never had another job outside TJs & believe they know all, corporate surveys that allow the inmates to run the asylum, and how they are becoming more and more like every other grocery store chain, getting away from its neighborhood feel.

    Advice to Management

    Lead.
    Do not allow playground bullies to dictate policy of the store for fear of negative surveys.
    Stop promoting people just because they've done their time.
    Regionals know who the f'k ups are, stop moving FTers around from store to store, kick them to the curb and promote those that truly represent the values of TJs.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company love it a lot

    Cons

    No con. I wish they paid me more

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Artist/crew"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Sign Artist in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Sign Artist in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. At least it was for me, but I was hired as an artist years ago when that was still a title. I dont think they hire at the rate of pay that I came on at any longer. Good benefits. I used to get consistent hours, but that began to change across the board.

    Cons

    All depends on your captain. A bad one will destroy a store, and make everyone miserable. a good one, and youre in Shangri-la. So it's a crap-shoot.

    Advice to Management

    Dont promote the inept to captain!


  9. "Corporation Office"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for

    Cons

    They don't have too many job opening in their office.


  10. "Great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed and casual, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Same thing day after day


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