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Trader Joe's Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Trader Joe's Chairman and CEO Dan Bane
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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 184 reviews)

  • Good work environment with fun co-workers (in 129 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in South Florida, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and chill environment to work in. Employees were awesome!

    Cons

    Management sometimes was not fair.


  2. "Crew member"

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    Current Employee - Crew in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Crew in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love this environment, the best job I have had! Our management team is wonderful! It’s hard work but very satisfying and supportive place to be!

    Cons

    I can’t say anything negative, but I do think the tiny carts can be a hassle! Other than that I have no complaints!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, our captain is awesome and sets the tone of the store!

  3. "General"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Managers were chill
    Free food all the time
    1hr Lunches
    10% discount

    Cons

    They expect a lot, trader joe’s in general.
    Minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    The one I worked at (Folsom Blvd in Sac) all the mangers were super cool, chill, and good at what they do.


  4. "Crew Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Upbeat work environment with a lot of cool people. Can be hard work sometimes but it definitely makes the day go by fast. Overall, for a retail job I love it.

    Cons

    There's so many people working at one time that sometimes communication is lacking. Sometimes people play favorites but that happens anywhere you go.


  5. "Love where you work"

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

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

    Pros

    Always something new, get to try products, discount, fast paced, great managers, fun product, happy customers, product knowledge is interesting and encouraged

    Cons

    Lots of physical activity, random hours,


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    As part of the team, one becomes part of a friendly, supportive, almost family like environment. Co-workers are always ready to help each other. Good pay and benefits. They treat the people well.

    Cons

    Promotions are far apart since people stay with the company for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Remember to close your eyes and "feel" the store when you walk in.


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Scarsdale, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Scarsdale, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very supportive environment. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Extremely physical job. On your feet all day. Lifting very heavy boxes.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the crew. They work extremely hard.

  8. "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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Companies Core Values and the ever changing work day make for a great company to work for.

    Cons

    I would like to move up in the company but positions are not open at this moment.

    Advice to Management

    In the 9 years I’ve work for Trader Joes’s and previous Companies, i’ve learned that your always learning and working to achieve work and personal goals. I live localy and would also like to stay close to home and family.


  9. "Best company I have worked for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trader Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Cares about employees ability to move up.

    Cons

    Hours can be rough.


  10. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Mate in Pinole, CA
    Current Employee - Mate in Pinole, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trader Joe's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can have fun at work. Everyone helps each other out. Annual review. Open door policy. Fun music all the time.

    Cons

    There is not too many cons. Cost of living and raises have gone up, current pay rate starts to mean nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having fun


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