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Fun co-workers
crewmember/manager (Former Employee), north carolinaOctober 23, 2014
Enjoyed the stores I worked at, but didnt enjoy the changes and values in the company.
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Fun easy going atomosphere
Crew Member (Current Employee), Cerritos, CAOctober 18, 2014
Pros: casual attire. it is our job to be friendly and get to know our customers, we are able to engage in conversation with our co-workers while on the job.
Cons: not being noticed, over looked, it happens in every store and at every job!
I would arrive in my Trader Joe's T-shirt, shorts or long pants and tennis shoes. I would say hello to everyone as I walk in whether it be co-workers or customers, greeting everyone allows me to start my day off in high spirits.

Most everyone is fun to be around, but you always have a few that should not be there but are.

Management is very good, – more... but sometimes overlooks a few good people that are qualified to work in other areas of the store, sometimes being fair is hard for some in management.

I enjoy my customers and my co-workers very much but my favorite thing to do is to create a project and maintain it for the time it is needed to remain, then start all over with a new project. – less
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Fun, productive, supportive environment
Mate (Assistant Store Manager) (Current Employee), Des Peres, MOOctober 17, 2014
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 – more... 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. – less
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a fun atmosphere and fun products to work with
Crew Memeber (Former Employee), El Cerrito, CAOctober 15, 2014
Pros: good pay for retail and decent advancement opportunities
Cons: lots of angry customers and many managers have their own agendas
a day at work consists of interacting with many customers from the community. co -workers are awesome and management is decent. working with the customers is both the funnest and hardest part of the job depending on their moods and needs.
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Wonderful Place to Work
Crew Member (Current Employee), Olympia, WAOctober 4, 2014
Pros: tastings, benefits, great co-workers, awesome management.
I love this job. It has taught me so much and helped me grow personally. The company, as a whole, is the most wonderful company I've worked for. They really care about their employees and take great care of them. The benefits are amazing, and the employees are like family. This job has given me confidence in my work life, when before, I didn't feel – more... like I was good enough or appreciated. I am thanked every day for my hard work and that alone makes this company wonderful. – less
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Productive and fun workplace.
Grocery Clerk (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAOctober 1, 2014
Great place to work with a fun crew. Gained excellent customer service experience.
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Fun place to work.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee), Lafayette, CASeptember 27, 2014
Go to work at 5 am and begin to restock and merchandise the store. I make sure the visual displays are looking sharp and eye catching before we open the store. The managers never have to check in with me because they know I'll be doing what has to be done in the store to keep is customer friendly. I get along great with all my co-workers and whenever – more... they need help I am always there to help them. The hardest part of the job is all the repetitive motion and it not being challenging enough for me. The most enjoyable part of my job is the people I work with. – less
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Hard work and fun at the same time.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), San Mateo, CASeptember 16, 2014
Pros: employee discount, varied duties and responsibilites
Cons: took away my health care after 12 years
Working at Trader Joe's has been a joy for the 12+ years i have worked there. I learned the value of working as a team as well as the reward one gets for working hard. Most of my co-workers have worked with me for 5+ years so we have formed a family atmosphere to some degree. The hardest part of my job is waking up at 4am to be there by 5am but the – more... moment I walk into the store I see my co-workers, and their sense of humor and teamwork we exhibit is the most enjoyable part of my day. My typical work day consists of getting the store ready for our customers by the time we open at 8am. After 8am my main focus is the customer. This involves locating a product they can't find, checking them through at register, or even helping them put their groceries into the car. – less
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Crew Member/Trainer (Current Employee), Riverside, CASeptember 10, 2014
Pros: work around your school schedule
Cons: never break you and the pay isn't what it used to be.
The jobs is easy and the workers are great. I love the people in management but communication is horrible and rules are constantly changing. Like most companies its all about politics. Pay is average but not great.
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Great coworkers
Crew Member (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PASeptember 5, 2014
Pros: 10% employee discount on all products
It's a pretty standard grocery store but working with such great people is what makes it special.
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Great place to work!
Crew Member (Current Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: free food great coworkers flexible schedules
Cons: working weekends to make up hours opening shifts are 5 am
I have learned so much about different types of foods and how to work with people of different backgrounds. I love the atmosphere, looking forward to going to work on a daily basis has been a great change for me. The most enjoyable part is my co-workers who keep me laughing all shift long. I also love tasting new food and being excited to talk to customers – more... about different products. The hardest part is working harder when others are slacking but that happens at any job. – less
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STOCKER (Former Employee), Centreville, VASeptember 1, 2014
•a typical day at work
•what you learned
•management
•your co-workers
•the hardest part of the job
•the most enjoyable part of the job
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Trader Joe's has a unique and welcoming environment.
Crew Member (Current Employee), Kansas City, MOAugust 28, 2014
Trader Joe's provides a professional environment for all employees. There is much camaraderie and teamwork among the staff and management.
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Wonderful place to work
Crew Member (Current Employee), Austin, TXAugust 23, 2014
Just a great place, hope to be here for years. the crew and management staff is also great..
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Positive work environment. Good company, good people, good benefits
Crew Member (Current Employee), Rollingwood, TXAugust 11, 2014
Pros: environment!
Cons: very hard physical work
- Very active.
- Very positive.
- Great place to work.
- Good management.
- Great benefits.
- Very physical work.
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Teaching Swedish Children English
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAAugust 9, 2014
Pros: rewarding!
Made Voice Recordings for audio books that Swedish children used to learn English. Met with a small group of English speakers every couple of weeks. The recording took place on Campus or in a home. It was a very enjoying and enriching job especially when we saw and heard the final result!
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Overall good place to work; work with fun and hard-working people.
Crew Member (Current Employee), Scottsdale, AZAugust 6, 2014
- Good people to work with, fun environment.
- Compensation is not bad at all, especially for students and young people.
- I really get along with pretty much all of my managers and co-workers
- It can be tough to be working with the public/the customers sometimes, you just can't let the littles things get to you.
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McGrath's, as a bus girl and hostess
Crew Member (Current Employee), Portland, ORJuly 31, 2014
Pros: my co-workers were great. fun team.
Cons: none.
I enjoyed my time working at McGrath's. In large part because my co-workers were my co-students as well. However, I also enjoyed and appreciated the management staff. The work was neither substantially rewarding nor exceedingly taxing, but simply time consuming. Thus allowing me to focus all my energy on being a student.
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i work with the best people
Customer Service (Current Employee), Silverdale, WAJuly 27, 2014
Pros: 10% discount
I have a spectacular boss and enjoy helping people. I have enjoyed the flexibility that I have.
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Trader Joe's
Inventory Manager (Current Employee), Modesto, CAJuly 20, 2014
A great company with a friendly staff. Trader Joe's works very hard to make you well rounded crew member. Foods great too.

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About Trader Joe's

When it comes to grocery chains, Trader Joe's isn't your average Joe. With some 375 stores in 30-plus states, the company offers – Read more