Pros: Medical/Dental, fun environment, great food you get to try at work
Cons: Not as generous financially as in the past. Becoming more 'corporate'
As always Trader Joe's is a great place to work; however, your coworkers are what make this a great environment. Although I'm looking for a new job in a different field, I will be heartbroken to not see my coworkers' faces everyday. As an employer, Trader Joe's has higher standards for their crew's customer service skills and product knowledge. Be prepared to be reviewed on your communication skills, availability to customers, and ability to get along with your coworkers (this one is very important). Don't expect to be doing the same thing all day either. You will run register, grab carts, stock shelves, answer phones, order product, etc. Your initiative to continue learning new skills and tasks will be a major part of your performance reviews as well as your willingness to teach new crewmembers as you advance. The most difficult part of the job is dealing with some of the eccentric customers TJ's attracts and the company's desire to please every customer (sometimes to a fault in my opinion). The most enjoyable, as I said, are my coworkers and the candid work environment. We also get very cool customers...who usually end up working for us too.