Had potential to be a great place to work. Poor management mucked it up!
Customer service (Former Employee) – Colonie, NY – September 23, 2018
Came into work, managers didn't care what I had to say. Mixed day of working register and working product. I learned that management is very important and can easily NOT work. The culture of TJs is, if you're not friends with everyone, you're the outsider. If you're not friends with the manager, you're criticized much harder. There's no room in a job to play favorites. The hardest part of the job was watching my "associates" do very little work for the same, or even more pay, and then have to listen to scrutiny about how I could do a better job. The most enjoyable parts were the few people that held the place together. Some good friends came out of that place. We really worked hard, yet were rarely rewarded for it.
Only an hour lunch, no other mandated breaks