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Trader Joe's Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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Trader Joe's Chairman and CEO Dan Bane
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Pros
  • "Everyone that you work with is very nice, great benefits" (in 200 reviews)

  • "Tries to encourage a fun work environment (e" (in 153 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some crew members were little too positive to be true which often made me feel like I was working at a grocery store in Stepford" (in 155 reviews)

  • "can be too fast-paced or physically demanding for some people" (in 91 reviews)

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  1. "It's a good place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, +15hrs/week you get dental/vision insurance, raise of $0.65 every 6 months

    Cons

    early hours, schedule is not as flexible


  2. "Crew Member"

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

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

    Pros

    Really fun people to work with, awesome atmosphere

    Cons

    People look down on you because you're working at a grocery store, so you're treated pretty poorly by customers.

  3. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and understanding managers.

    Cons

    Biases towards specific co-workers formed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Best Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Encouraged to be yourself
    Very little politics
    Minimal bureaucracy
    Diverse workload
    Great benefits
    Best pay in retail industry

    Cons

    They don't reward high performers adequately.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mate"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks, great Atmosphere, supper flexible with your schedule, you get to learn different aspects of the business ( no only being on cash all day). 10% discount on top of the low prices. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Work late nights, heavy lifting and if you’re not careful you could early hurt your back. So make sure you are the type of person who likes to be active.


  6. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Perfect College Part time job

    Cons

    Retail so you already know


  7. "Crew Memeber"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Great team environment. Everyone works together.

    Cons

    Hope they open more stores locally soon.

  8. "Crew Member"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, customers love the store. Good pay based on duties.

    Cons

    Very physical. Management constantly changing the way things are done so many times there is lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Get opinions of Crew members more often.


  9. "Easy job with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trader Joe's full-time

    Pros

    Easy, great co-workers, and stress free.

    Cons

    Benefits, raises, and upward mobility not as generous, generous, or easy as it used to be.


  10. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow crew members, pay, fun products

    Cons

    Management, corporate, hours, discount and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Value vets and remain a family oriented company


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