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Trader Joe's Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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Trader Joe's Chairman and CEO Dan Bane
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, flexible schedule" (in 207 reviews)

  • "Tries to encourage a fun work environment (e" (in 156 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a lot of crew members pitched in to help with cart runs, which kind of sucked" (in 160 reviews)

  • "can be too fast-paced or physically demanding for some people" (in 93 reviews)

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  1. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, managers, and work environment!

    Cons

    No cons, great place to work!


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    "Crew member experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Sweet discount as well as a sense of involvement in the store, product knowledge as well as competent and well trained crew members and mates.

    Cons

    Short staff during holidays and no holiday bonuses, crazy customers, highly immature morning crew and night crew drama, and strict name tag and uniform policy

  3. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I are well and took breaks

    Cons

    Good food and long breaks


  4. "Be Positive!"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work, daily varying duties, schedule allowances for school.

    Cons

    Management please use more human time on creating the schedule and less automation.


  5. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Crew/Section Leader in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Crew/Section Leader in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trader Joe's has a very good starting pay along with benefits coming in short time. If you work hard and don't call out the opportunity for advancing to mate/mgt can be had within a few years. Everyone works different sections of the store from stocking product to being on the registers.

    Cons

    As with any business you have your do'ers and your loafers. TJ's has its share of loafers which leaves the do'ers covering for them. Usually management is aware of who works and who doesn't, but........

    Advice to Management

    Cutting full time crew members hours during the low season cuts into a good morale. If you want to keep your better people you'd be wise to keep them happy.


  6. "Crew Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun, friendly work atmosphere, always something to do, never boring

    Cons

    sometimes the store can get a bit crazy in terms of customer traffic


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Worked here in high school and first year of college. Pay was great compared to my friends who were working at other grocery stores in the area.

    Cons

    Having to work nights and weekends wasn't something I wanted to keep doing, otherwise I would probably still be working there. Not their fault, just part of the business.

  8. "Best Place Ever!"

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

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

    Pros

    I've never worked in an environment where I've built such amazing connections with my coworkers, managers, AND customers. Everyone is so nice and cares about your personal and professional growth. I have my master's degree and I was worried about being too overqualified - but my manager encouraged me that I should start here and he said I could easily work my way to corporate (this was at my interview!) I got good vibes right off the bat. I've only been here two months, but I really have had an amazing experience so far.

    Cons

    Really none - I love it here!


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is no bureaucracy and I love the flexibility with work schedule.

    Cons

    It can be physically tiring as in any retail.


  10. "amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the best job i have ever had

    Cons

    Have to be willing to work hard. always rewarding though


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