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Trader Joe's Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 182 reviews)

  • Good work environment with fun co-workers (in 127 reviews)

Cons
  • Crew members at my store get no weekend differential or holiday pay (in 135 reviews)

  • Work can be very physically demanding at times (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Crew Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Orland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun environment, pay and insurance were good as compared to similar positions in other chains.

    Cons

    It's a tough market. When things were slow everyone's hours got cut.

    Advice to Management

    Staff fewer people so that the better employees can get more hours.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mate"

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    Current Employee - Mate in Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Mate in Rochester Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, happy and hard working crew members. Great groceries. Great benefits. Company actually lives by their core values. Very few levels of management.

    Cons

    As a manager you work five 10 hour shifts a week. Work weekends and holidays, with no holiday benefits. Schedule is not consistent and could start your week going in from 1pm-11pm (or later) and end your week going in from 5am - 3pm (or earlier) making it hard to get a good night of sleep.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of the Mates have been around for a while and are stuck in their ways. Be open to new ways of doing things and get rid of the entitled attitude.

  3. "Fast paced grocery store"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people here are the nicest people I have ever worked with
    - There are some amazing customers here
    - Tons of free food
    - AMAZING benefits

    Cons

    - Very physical work
    - Little breaks

    Advice to Management

    It is unnecessary to have staff rotating between working on the register and working non-stop to stock shelves


  4. "Excellent Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Trader Joe's was an excellent company to work for during my college years. The company facilitates professional growth for crew members looking to find challenges and fulfillment from their jobs.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons! It was truly an excellent experience.


  5. "Customer Clerk"

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

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great vibration of positive energy.

    Cons

    Customers may take advantage of the company system.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have a Great Company Vibe

    Cons

    It was tough on the body

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the lower level dudes


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good fun, bad fun"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Fun people to work with
    Great benefits
    Meet great people

    Cons

    Fun atmosphere can lead to laziness and immaturity
    Customer service is emotionally challenging, especially during the holidays

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to stand up to your own crew. There are people who are relied on too heavily in every store I've worked at and that shouldn't be. Try to recognize the people who actually care about day-to-day operations versus the people who are trying to do that absolute minimum. More crew members need to fear losing their jobs.

  8. "Crew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Very competitive to become management

    Advice to Management

    Give the people that want to become management better guidance


  9. "Great place to work"

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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

    Good healthcare, good pay, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Hard on the body physically.


  10. ""Crew Member""

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace atmosphere and employee morale. Managers are approachable and supportive. Promote from within. Good benefits for part-time work. Hire a diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Crew members must be employed part-time unless promoted to management. Must work a flexible schedule of morning, mid and night shifts as well as weekends.


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