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Great PT job.

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Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Northbrook, IL (US)
Current Employee - Crew Member in Northbrook, IL (US)

I have been working at Trader Joe's

Pros

If you love food, people, and variety, Trader Joe's is fantastic. Your functions change throughout the day, management gives you a lot of autonomy in deciding how to handle situations that come up. Trader Joe's treats employees with respect and gives benefits even to PT employees.

Cons

Working weekends is a must... hard for a family person. Also, if you want to move into management, you have to be willing to move around a lot.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mostly I only have positive things to say. If there were any way to work out the weekend issue and ensure a stable home life (i.e. being able to move into management without moving around geographically) it would be a perfect job!

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629 Other Employee Reviews for Trader Joe's (View Most Recent)

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    Working at Trader Joe's is a fast-paced, high expectation job that's great for full-time students.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    The people. They are the best part of working at Trader Joe's; they're fun, outgoing, hard working, and just great to be round and learn from.

    Cons

    Working with customers is always difficult at Trader Joe's, and the work is somewhat physically demanding so that wears you out as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at Trader Joe's has proven to be very adept at handling issues of conflict as well as disorganization within the store. A lot of methods have changed recently which have streamlined how we work.

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    Great, fun environment to work with friendly people who enjoy their job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trader Joe's

    Pros

    Great food and great people lead to an enjoyable place to work. Allow you to do just about everything. The full-timers are very helpful and allow you to have as much responsibility as you can handle.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be very taxing on your body. Encountering unhappy customers is never fun, however, Trader Joe's usually has a fantastic customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a better training program. A mentor program would be nice for a little while to get a good foundation of the workplace.

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