Trader Joe's Employee Reviews in United States

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Another day at the JOe.
Senior Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 21, 2016
Okay company to work for. A couple of raises annually. The hardest part of the job may be Management. It's important to work for those with honesty and integrity.
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Trader joes
Crew member (Current Employee) –  Concord, CAJuly 19, 2016
Trader joes company is a great place to work while your are young and amor going to school. They have awesome flexibility for anyone. And understand that you have a life outside of work, but at work they expect you to put your best foot forward! Great benefits and most manager are awesome to talk to and interact with.
Pros
Benefits are great!
Cons
Weekend work
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Such a great place to work
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Brookfield, WIJuly 15, 2016
Everyone at Trader Joe's was very nice. Included lots of free lunches, had an hour long lunch, great health care. The only complaint I can give is the gossip that travels along the store.
Pros
free lunches, long lunches, health care, fair pay.
Cons
gossip
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Productive
Electric Pallet Jack Operator (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJuly 11, 2016
Working for trader joes was a success anyday.. Having a team to go in bust their butt to get the job done. And for it to be done right was always a great feeling at the end of the shift.
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great place
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 11, 2016
Great atmosphere, never boring, super flexible. great for multi takers. 401k plus full benefits. Great discount. And room for growth in the company
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Fun and Interactive workplace
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Costa Mesa, CAJuly 8, 2016
Trader Joe's gives the opportunity to have one on one relationships with the community. It's a supportive and energetic work place. The environment allows the opportunity to interact with different types of people from backgrounds to age groups which i enjoy. Management provides improvement and new ways to learn for their employees.
Pros
Opprotunities for advancing
Cons
No overtime
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good vibes and good people
order selecting (Former Employee) –  Stockton, CAJuly 7, 2016
it is a fast pasting work area.the faster you work the more u get payed,it is a twisting and bending job.
Pros
bring your own lunch
Cons
15 min brakes
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ok place
Customer service (Current Employee) –  Larkspur, CAJune 19, 2016
it is your typical retail style specialty market it has it's hard working crew members and it's slackers.There is some miss management.
Pros
none
Cons
slackers get away with it day after day
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Awesome, love it here
Crew member/ order writer (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJune 7, 2016
Everyone does everything, no being stuck at a cash register for 8 hours! They treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve as a human.
Pros
too many
Cons
you work with the public
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An awesome place to work!
Crew Member (Current Employee) –  Pacific Beach, CAJune 7, 2016
This company is great. I have been here nearly a month, and I am looking forward to growing further with them. Day to day is a bit different, and everyone is trained for everything, which helps in a pinch when someone calls out sick. The co-workers are experts at the products they sell, and will give you their honest feelings about anything in the store (a level of honesty that is a bit surprising sometimes). We are encouraged to have the customers ask us, and even sample products for the customer to help them make decisions.

The mates and captain are all awesome. They coach and train and encourage, helping you to find a good mix of proper technique and personal style. If I have any questions, I don't hesitate to ask.

The hardest part of the job is the pace. It is quick, and this place makes you move. I routinely get over 15,000 steps per day working, and that's a slow day!

The most enjoyable part of the day would have to be working with the customers. They are informed, intelligent, and always looking for both a great deal, and something new and interesting. I learn as much from them as I can.
Pros
Great Environment, Great people, Great customers, Great benefits, Room for growth and advancement.
Cons
Busy day, Can feel a bit hectic.
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Beware
customer service (Former Employee) –  Kettering, OHJune 5, 2016
Challenging. Enjoyed customers the most. To many individuals in management and very few that actually managed, some stayed up at captains booth and attempted to look busy. Store manager played favorites and gave hours to only those who played along and didn't question. He nor other management did not develop, encourage or train store members. If you truly want to move up there is no place for you here.
Pros
Occasionally meal made at work for crew
Cons
Cut hours of hard workers and bump up those that kiss up
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Perfect-everything a person wishes to have in a job
Specialist Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 4, 2016
Great management, great comp package- regular raises, vacation pay, retirement plan, health insurance. Great training. The company really cares about its employees, and caters and cares about the customers as well.
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hard work, but good compensation and employees,
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 3, 2016
Pay structure is good, opportunities to advance in pay and in positions. Hard work, a lot of physical labor. Customer experience focused can be annoying at times, but for the most part teaches good communication skills. Most employees and managers are nice and all around great to work with. Good atmosphere, fairly flexible hours.
Pros
employee discount, pay, benefits
Cons
a lot of time on your feet, physical labor, hard work
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excellent team work enviroment
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Fontana, CAMay 31, 2016
i enjoyed working at trader Joes i looked foward to going to work everyday excellent work enviroment also fair and respectful management. friendly and hard working coworkers
Pros
optional shifts
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easy going work place with ample amount of breaks
crew member (Current Employee) –  Asheville, NCMay 31, 2016
-Its a set schedule for an 8 hour shift. varying between customer support, and product placement, and will end up working at every station by the end of the day.
-customer service is a standard in any work place, be positive in every way.
-management is a little off, they show no real sign of manager material except for the owner of the stores.
- Co-workers are exceptional, make the work a easier place to be.
- The finale. is the closing of a transaction with a customer, and keeping them engaged and happy through the whole transaction, while still moving at an effective pace.
- the Demo area, where food and drink samples are handed out to customers, where customers are the most engaging.
Pros
monthly tasting of our upcoming flyers.
Cons
the corporate standard, and how manipulative it is
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Eclectic work environment that cultivates a unique culture.
Retail Clerk (Current Employee) –  Knoxville, TNMay 31, 2016
Conventional standards of practice in retail are rewritten in the Trader Joe's handbook. They emphasize individual personality and encourage engagement through Kaizen credo. Irregular scheduling and limited growth are two major hurdles to contend with. Skill sets created and/or improved at the Joe's are time management, self supervision, and customer relations development.
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Productive and good food
Crew member (Current Employee) –  Granada Hills, CAMay 29, 2016
A typical day is being on register for two hours then stock up shelves
I have learned to interact,respect people in a whole different way
Management is great they interact well with workers they are supportive and strive for the best of other
the hardest part is that sometime I cant carry some items
Some enjoyable parts is meeting very good people
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Great management
Crew Member (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 26, 2016
This is a great place to work if you are physically able and making a lot of money isn't important. The starting pay ranges from about 13-15, so good for retirees and young people.
Pros
great work environment
Cons
not a lot of room for growth
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Received trucks at 4:00 am, stocked and did customer service.
Captain Mark Humphrey (Former Employee) –  Roswell, GAMay 25, 2016
My first Captain when I joined the company was fantastic. He knew how to motivate and was willing to partake in all activities. Great example to the staff. He also allowed me to have a flexible work schedule that gave me more involvement with raising my family.
Pros
Great benefits, flexible schedule
Cons
No free weekends
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Great place to be. Amazing work place.
Night Crew Stocker (Former Employee) –  Pinole, CAMay 21, 2016
Friendly co-workers. Great team involvement. Superb management. Interaction with everyone to get things done was excellent.
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