Pros: great positive atmosphere
Cons: inconsistent hours
A typical day from open to close consists of stalking both dry and perishable sections, cleaning the store where needed, tending to customer needs, training new employees, cash handling, running a register, receiving deliveries, conducting interviews, writing orders, and maintaining back stock. I learned how to manage many different people all with different personalities, how to make snap decisions, how to make and achieve goals for the store and myself, and the ins and outs of running a store. Management is overall fair and supportive. Trader Joe's attracts a unique and diverse group of people to work at the stores making it a fun and educational experience. My co-workers have been fun, supportive, hardworking, and outgoing throughout my career. The hardest part of the job is the disciplinary part, this is very necessary piece of running a business. Being involved in this process has taught me a lot about dealing with all sorts of different people. The most enjoyable part of this job is the people I've met whether it be Crew or customers. Customers know me by name and have come to me for advice with food and alcohol.