Pros: flexibility, management, environment, food, great benefits, insurance
Cons: long hours of physical work, shifts can be as early as 4am and as late as 1am
A day at Trader Joe's focuses on customer service skills, food knowledge, productivity and communication. It is not a job for those who do not enjoy a fast paced environment, because you will be on your feet for most of your 8 hour shift. But you cannot beat the environment or the benefits, considering this is an entry level job. A lot of physical work – more... is required (lifting, bending, etc.) and shouldn't be taken on by those who have physical health issues.
Since food knowledge is a large part of our job, we have food and wine tastings, where we are paid for a half hour of our shift, weekly, to just eat, and talk and laugh. – less