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Trader Joe's Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 143 reviews)

  • An open work environment to all different types of people (in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • At the store i work at most crew members that have moved up to mate do not have the ability to lead (in 123 reviews)

  • It's nearly impossible to have a consistent schedule which makes it difficult for work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Crew Member"

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    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. "Wonderful first job experience"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is incredible and benefits are incomparable

    Cons

    Customer service can be exhausting along with physical labor

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the inverted pyramid management style. When effectively in place, Trader Joe's is a wonderful employer.


  3. "Good 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 full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay, good benefits, fun environment.

    Cons

    Scheduling and planning is poor. Lack of focus on food handling.


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  5. "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 full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for retail, a lot of workers to lean on, flexible hours

    Cons

    Depends on your store how the culture is


  6. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, twice yearly raises, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Repetitive motions can be hard on your body. Doing the same thing every day gets old.


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely flexible schedule especially if you attend school or have a second job
    Great benefits
    2 reviews a year
    Supportive management
    Great culture

    Cons

    Wages are okay, need to be raised to compete with new minimum wage
    difficult to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Give more constant feedback!
    Keep up the great relaxed culture


  8. "People"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Grosse Pointe, MI
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Grosse Pointe, MI

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

    Pros

    Great staff, great customer service.

    Cons

    Goofball customers frequently, regular shoppers.


  9. "Crew Member"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Very labor intensive job. Continuous lifting of 40+ for 7+ hours

    Advice to Management

    Know your your crew and their limitations. Assign tasks accordingly. There are way too many injuries due to the wrong task being assigned to the wrong person.


  10. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, laid back, but we work hard.

    Cons

    Shift preferences are given to those with seniority. If you're new you'll probably end up closing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut bonuses or pay that people are relying on.


  11. "Over-all great place to qoek"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great benefits
    laid back atmosphere
    Best and most unique people you will ever work with

    Cons

    The company is becoming more cooperate and is losing sight of the importance of treating employees well. Employees are still treated well but not as well as they once were. Also, very customer service based. One mistake and complaint from a customer could cost you your raise.



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