Working at Trader Joe's: Company Overview and Reviews

Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's
1892 reviews
Trader Joe's Ratings
Average rating of 1892 reviews on Indeed
3.9Work-Life Balance
4.0Pay & Benefits
3.7Job Security & Advancement
Monrovia, CA
$5B to $10B (USD)

Popular jobs at Trader Joe's

 Average SalarySalary Range
Crew Member
1806 Salaries reported
per hour
40 Salaries reported
per hour
Customer Service Representative
28 Salaries reported
per hour
52 Salaries reported
per hour
Customer Service Associate / Cashier
46 Salaries reported
per hour
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1652 reviews
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Stock Options

Overall Reviews at Trader Joe's

Cherry Picker | Bloomfield, CT | Feb 28, 2020
Company Great ..not epic the agency
I love traders Joe's I learn alot unfortunately epic the agency I was workin for fired me because of my back round I was a selector an got promoted to high low forklift OPERATER I was so happy until the agency that hired being there 5 months fired me because of my back round n could not get the promotion.. traders Joe's the company it self is great.
Pallet Jack Operator | Chino, CA | Aug 11, 2019
I hated my job for year's
I was a good worker overall I was consistent I made my numbers for my encentive and it was always never enough to get a raise or hired company and I was working there for over two years
Managing Member | Silver Spring, MD | Jan 24, 2020
Great Part time gig or career builder
Great starter job to grow and potentially make into career. College and high school students especially can thrive using individual personality to stand out for customer service. People come and go so it’s a family....once a Crewbie always a Crewbie! If you’re a foodie you’ll LOVE your job here even more. And if you’re not you will be!
Trader | Towson, MD | Aug 15, 2019
Overall, a positive place to work for. In comparison to other grocery chains this would be the better place to work
I worked in 4 different locations. And varied from store to store regarding the quality of crew, the stores' set up, standards, and management. If you are someone who enjoys working hard then you will like the pace.
Customer Service Representative | Washington, DC | Jun 16, 2019
Productive and fun place to work.
Very easy job, fun and diverse work environment. Fast paced and educational, exposes you to different cultures and ways living. Work schedules are flexible and can be made to comfortable fit your individual availability.
Order Picker | Stockton, CA | Jun 11, 2018
productive days.
I enjoyed working at tradors joe's for the most part. When left to my own task i finish with no problem. Im a hard worker so i always kept myself busy.
ProsGreat place to learn
ConsLazy Management
Customer Service/Sales Representative | Los Angeles, CA | Dec 3, 2019
Productive and Fun work place
The employees at every Trader Joe's are funny a unique, they make the culture of the company which in turn makes it a good place to work. Everyone knows customers service can have hard times but this place tries to make your job fun everyday.
Cashier/Stocker | Alameda, CA | Jun 22, 2019
Great Company and Amazing Experience
Great company to work for. Management staff changes often so work environment changed quite a bit. But I always did what I was told and got the job done. Had tons of fun with my coworkers and enjoyed working there. I was given big responsibilities and learned a lot. Communication skills were really developed and problem solving as well. I never had any hardships working there because I viewed everything and anything as a challenge. The most enjoyable part of the job was having the opportunity to gain work experience and always learning something new.
ProsFun and friendly coworkers and customers
ConsManagement can be favorable towards certain employees
Customer Service/Sales Representative | New York, NY | Nov 23, 2018
overall decent job
Its a friendly environment, once you have the drive to whatever section your put at to work you just go ahead and do the best you can. The management are not the best and that is where need to be improved
Crew Member | Long Island, NY | Oct 18, 2019
It was s better company a few years ago
I was an Employee of 11 years and I’ve seen it all. They do not promote from within, the stores in this region are inconsistent and dirty and the management team have a “your an at will employee “ mentality, so they can fire you for any reason without explanation. If you get a corrupt captain, anything goes. HR works for management and if you have an issue, you are on your own.
ProsBenefits if you work over 30 hours
ConsDepending on the captain, bullying and back biting could be real issues.

Questions And Answers about Trader Joe's

If you were in charge, what would you do to make Trader Joe's a better place to work?
Asked Jan 25, 2018
Will add sick keave and increase maternity leave beside tshirts i ll provide some money for work shoes and pants as well.
Answered Mar 27, 2020
I would not drag on interviews and call backs for weeks on end. The company needs to come up with a better solution on how to organize hiring candidates. Also, maybe give the older, experienced candidates a chance to work there.
Answered Jan 21, 2020
How are the working hours at Trader Joe's?
Asked Aug 8, 2016
The worst. Shifts start as early as 4AM or if you are participating in a remerchandising of the store you will have to do it on an overnight shift. If you want to advance within the company this is a requirement. Also though you may be scheduled only until 12am you are expected to stay if the work isn't complete. This happens often as crew often calls in sick and stored are understaffed to save money to begin with. It's not as fun as they make it out to be.
Answered Jan 22, 2020
At my store opening shifts are 6-2pm, mid shifts are usually 11-5pm (unless you’re in high school in which case it’s usually 3 or 4 to 8pm), and closing is 2-10pm or 3-11pm
Answered Aug 31, 2019
Do you have to pass a drug test to become a Mate at Trader Joe's?
Asked Jun 9, 2017
Haha of course not. That’s why we can manage to keep so many “weird” and awesome crew members. They want people to be themselves.
Answered Mar 23, 2020
No, otherwise more than half the crew they have wouldn't have passed.
Answered Jan 22, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Trader Joe's?
Asked Apr 28, 2017
Hard works pays off
Answered Feb 26, 2020
Be engaging and entertaining. They hire people based on their personality.
Answered Dec 20, 2019
What is the best way to get an interview?
Asked Oct 17, 2016
It used to be that you could just walk in for them to apparently view your personality and get an on the spot interview but, I found out this method is a hit or miss because, if the interviewer is bias or just plain nasty, than you won't move on even if your qualified and have a great personality. Therefore, I recommend having them do the work and applying online through the trader Joe website or applying directly if they post job on job boards. Therefore, the store will contact your directly if interested instead of you having to chase after them since you have no idea what type of openings they currently have, but if they contact you than you can assume there are open positions to fill.
Answered Apr 14, 2019
You have to submit an application in person and after you talk with an employee they say they will contact you for an interview....but they don't.
Answered Jan 31, 2019