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Trader Joe's Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits when you're there as a full time worker (in 160 reviews)

  • Meaning managers will perform same functions as crew members (in 113 reviews)

Cons
  • You can be making less than crew members, but have a ton more responsibilities (in 128 reviews)

  • It's nearly impossible to have a consistent schedule which makes it difficult for work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Crew Member"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    great management
    relaxed work environment
    easy work

    Cons

    lots of lifting
    long shifts


  3. "Great company that has mastered the un-corporate feel."

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    Current Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mate (Assistant Manager) in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good, the benefits are amazing, and the people you work with are usually pretty friendly with good attitudes.

    Cons

    Really aren't any cons it's a pretty great place to work! The early-morning shifts you're definitely going to work harder and it's a lot more physical. A lot of younger kids work at night because of school etc.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the benefit of the doubt they may surprise you.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "This job was one of the most fun places to work. Management made me feel like I really was a valuable part of the team."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, customers, the food, the brand philosophy, the brand values. VERY positive energy in the store and never heard negative talk. The health insurance is AMAZING!! Love, love, love the management. Left with lifelong friends who exemplify a team mentality. It really is a family of very caring people.

    Cons

    It is a lot of physical labor for a slightly above average pay. If I could've made a living here, I gladly would've stayed.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are awesome!!!


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can apply your own work style to the job
    Great team environment working with your Crew and Mates
    Every Crew Member works in every section, so everybody knows the entire store essentially [unlike other stores where tasks are more compartmentalized]
    Feedback is warmly received and encouraged
    Probably the best grocery retail job possible

    Cons

    Customer service always includes the chance of rude customers but no negatives for the company itself

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you do,


  6. "Excellent Company with Amazing Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Merrick, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Merrick, NY

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    good pay
    great benefits
    nice atmosphere

    Cons

    customers can be very snotty
    other workers sometimes do not pull their weight


  7. "Crew Member"

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

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

    Pros

    The Products is the Store. They strive to please the customer first and meet all the needs of the community.

    Cons

    No overtime available, expect under emergency situations.

    Advice to Management

    There are few advancements do to the small management team.


  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Part-time Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Part-time Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good management.

    Cons

    Can get carpel tunnel etc on the job

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. "Love TJ's"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting co-works. Awesome health benefits. Opportunities for promotion. Great managemtn

    Cons

    I had some really crazy hours.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "awful"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its was always slow when I worked

    Cons

    It paid decently well I thought


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