Positive Values, Great Co-workers
Crew Member, Sign Artist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 8, 2016
Trader Joe's is a great job for those looking to be out of a cubicle, and any social beings will thrive. It is physically demanding, and the main focus is on 5 star customer experience. You are pushed and valued for going above and beyond with every customer interaction.
The company values such as Kaizen are really truly fantastic ideals, but core value #4 "No Bureaucracy" is somewhat of a myth. Each store environment depends entirely on the Captain. Whether good or bad, their influence, seen or unseen, permeates everything and everyone. Good, captains invoke joy, hard work, quick paced and safe environments. Bad ones charge the place with policing from "Mates", a feel of negativity and that you need to "watch your back", safety hazards, undue dismissals, and flat out inappropriate behavior.
In seven years, going from an Order Writer, Trainer, and general A-Gamer on the floor, to a partially disabled Sign Artist tucked under the stairs in a back corner of a basement, has been an eye opening experience.
Lots of free treats, to build "product knowledge", interesting and fun co-workers
must work at least 31 hours weekly, for full benefits.