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Working At Trader Joe's

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Trader Joe's Overview

Industry

Retailing

Organization Type

Private

Employees

10,001

Headquarters

Monrovia, CA

Website

traderjoes.com

Website

traderjoes.com



Founded in

1958

Revenue

$13.3B

Key People

Joe Coulombe (founder),
Dan Bane (ceo)

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About Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is an American chain of grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. By 2015, it was a competitor in "fresh format" grocery stores in the United States. By October 2017, Trader Joe's had 474 stores nationwide in 43 states and Washington, D.C.

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Trader Joe's is an American chain of grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. By 2015, it was a competitor in "fresh format" grocery stores in the United States. By October 2017, Trader Joe's had 474 stores nationwide in 43 states and Washington, D.C.

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What Is

Trader Joe's's Mission Statement

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The mission of Trader Joe 's is to give our customers the best food and beverage values that they can find anywhere and to provide them with the information required to make informed buying decisions. We provide these with a dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, fun, individual pride, and company spirit.

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What is it like to work at Trader Joe's

5.0

October 29, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

I enjoyed the customer interaction, and the hands on work the was in the store. Was also a very happy place to work at... Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

I didn’t like working really late at night. Doing the same thing in the same spot everyday was also boring... Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Free food And the discount I. The food. They gave great benefits and treated there workers great... Show More
September 13, 2017 on Reddit

Have a younger sister in community college that would be interested in applying there, due to the rave reviews from other employees. Tips for the interview process? Currently working in a apparel retail element. How would TJ work with her school schedule? Thanks for doing this

About half of the employees at my store (including myself) are students. Assuming you can work weekends, they're very accommodating. Interview process - make sure to be really friendly and bubbly. They prefer that over everything else. Once had a mate tell me "we can teach you how to stock, we can't teach you how to be interesting."
September 13, 2017 on Reddit

What's the nicest thing a customer has done for you?

I honestly can't think of anything. I've had people compliment my looks?
September 13, 2017 on Reddit

oddest request you got from the a customer?

An entire case of goat milk.
September 13, 2017 on Reddit

How did you get a job at Trader Joes?

I was recommended by a family member, and killed my interview.

Does the store give you Hawaiian shirts to wear as uniform? Or do employees purchase them and wear them as part of the uniform? What about the Trader Joe branded shirts?

All free!
September 13, 2017 on Reddit

how amenable is TJ to hiring part-timers who have their own schedule (that may or may not be easy to work around)?

That's the majority of employees, actually

What are some Trader Joe's knock-off versions of brand name stuff that is just as good or better? Any recommendations? How does the job treat you? Management and finances/benefits? Anything you wish were different?

The peanut butter cups! Much better than Reese's. I also recommend the cheddar popcorn. They treat you really well - it's a very physically demanding job, but management is amazing. The health benefits/insurance are great (you can get comp for being injured off the job, even if you're part-time, and we get vision/dental). The pay isn't great to start out with, but gets better the longer you stay. I wish there were more safety protocol in place to help with stocking - we were never really taught how to lift besides pictures/videos, and I feel like that should be explained by the mates. I know many people with back/wrist/knee problems, including myself.
January 11, 2017 on Reddit

Will you really open any product (ETOH excluded I bet) for a taste test?

Yes, within reason of course. They do encourage the crew members to open product up if a customer is curious but hesitant. I've only experienced two or three occasions where a customer tried to take advantage of this and wanted us to open literally 10+ products. Management had to step in and kindly inform them that one or two products is fine but we have to draw the line somewhere, plus we have the no hassle return policy where you don't even need to bring a receipt, so they can buy with product with confidence and if they don't like it are welcome to return it. For the most part people are very good about this but we do have few people who do regularly abuse it, the biggest offenders being mean little old ladies.

Do you get discounts on groceries?

10% off. Alcohol is an exception though in some states. In California they'll give you the 10% off but in some other states they can't do it because of alcohol laws and tax issues.
May 4, 2012 on Reddit

I've never been to a Trader Joes, but my wife goes all the time. What's the big *** deal? It just a grocery store isn't it? Any glory holes in the bathroom? That's why I don't go.

It's not really JUST a grocery store. 95 percent of our product is house label, which is either cheaper rebadges of major "hippie food" brands or self-produced stuff that kicks ***. Plus the employees are well-compensated so we're always in a reasonably good mood when you come in. If I had to do that job for minimum wage and no benefits I guarantee you I would not be a pleasant fellow; it's demanding work.
May 4, 2012 on Reddit

Do you guys really get your panties in a wad over dumpster divers or is that just management giving you a hard time?

Management gives us a hard time about it because it is TECHNICALLY theft. But nobody really cares other than allowing it could get us in trouble. At least at my store, we're shut down completely by one in the morning, if you want to dive just make your dive at 2 in the morning.
September 7, 2011 on Reddit

I am surprised no one has asked you why you quit yet. May I ask why you quit?

Sure thing, but it isn't too simple. It's a few things mixed together. 1. I was promised another, better job that was semi-related to my field of study through a family friend. This later fell through, after I quit (on good terms), and I was livid. 2. School. I needed to focus on school, to keep my grades strong and to remain a full time student. I was going to be living on campus when the school year started, which would have made the commute to my store 20-30 minutes for a part time job (if there was no traffic). 3. Mental health - I became pretty bitter at many aspects of the job. Many customers were rude *** and that gets very tiring after a long time, even for someone like me who has thick skin. Over time, I looked for reasons to be bothered with customers, who I became very cynical of. I was not a jerk to customers at all, I was actually very friendly! But in my mind I was very bitter and fed up.
September 7, 2011 on Reddit

So, anything that is bad about Trader Joe's?

Hmm, can you be more specific? On the corporate, or store side? Regarding employees, store cleanliness, etc? There are the customers that *** all over the bathrooms, or stand on the toilets while they *** which was so *** in it's own way for starters.

Trader Joe's Employees

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Gender

Male

54.2%

Female

35.7%

Unknown

10.0%
Ethnicity

White

58.6%

Hispanic or Latino

20.6%

Black or African American

9.8%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

64.8%

French

9.7%

German

4.4%

Japanese

3.7%

Russian

2.5%

Italian

2.5%

Portuguese

2.2%

Swedish

1.2%

Chinese

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Mandarin

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Swahili

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Korean

0.6%

Igbo

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Sami

0.3%

Romanian

0.3%
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Trader Joe's Careers

Average Length of Employment
Publix 3.3 years
Us Beef 2.7 years
Costco Wholesale 2.6 years

Trader Joe's

2.5 years
Good Times 2.5 years
Harris Teeter 2.3 years
Starbucks 2.2 years
Oberweis Dairy 2.1 years
A&W Restaurants 2.1 years
AUTOBELL Car Wash 2.0 years
Saladworks 1.9 years
Target 1.9 years
ShopRite 1.8 years
Spangles 1.8 years
The Fresh Market 1.7 years
Eegee's 1.5 years
Sweet Frog Llc 1.0 years
Top Employers Before Trader Joe's
Starbucks 13.6%
Walmart 10.8%
McDonald's 9.2%
Target 8.1%
Macy's 5.9%
Safeway 3.9%
Lowe's 3.9%
Amazon 3.6%
Wendy's 3.1%
Best Buy 2.9%
US Army 2.8%
Toys R Us 2.4%
FedEx 2.4%
Top Employers After Trader Joe's
Amazon 9.5%
Walmart 9.3%
Starbucks 6.7%
Target 4.9%
Lowe's 4.6%
Macy's 4.4%
Best Buy 3.5%
Nordstrom 3.2%
Safeway 3.0%

Trader Joe's Employees Education

Schools

San Francisco State University

9.6%

University of Phoenix

8.1%

San Diego State University

6.4%

San Jose State University

5.8%

George Mason University

5.8%

California State University - Los Angeles

5.8%

California State University - Fullerton

5.0%

Arizona State University

5.0%

Santa Monica College

5.0%

Joliet Junior College

4.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.6%

University of Arizona

4.4%

University of California - Santa Barbara

4.2%

New York University

4.0%

California State University - Northridge

4.0%

California State University - Long Beach

3.7%

Saddleback College

3.5%

San Joaquin Delta College

3.5%

Santa Rosa Junior College

3.5%

Pasadena City College

3.5%
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Majors

Business

20.5%

Psychology

7.4%

Graphic Design

7.0%

Communication

6.3%

Criminal Justice

5.9%

Fine Arts

4.8%

Liberal Arts

4.5%

English

4.3%

Management

3.6%

History

3.6%

Nursing

3.6%

General Studies

3.5%

Marketing

3.4%

Sociology

3.4%

Culinary Arts

3.2%

Accounting

3.2%

Computer Science

3.1%

Photography

2.9%

Political Science

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.5%

Other

29.5%

Associate

11.7%

Masters

7.5%

Certificate

5.0%

Diploma

1.8%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Trader Joe's Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

89.1%

Republican Party

10.1%

Other

0.8%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
DAN BaneChief Executive Officer $5,450Republican Party
Steven HaroRegional Vice President $3,150Democratic Party
Raymond ChauInternational Logistics Manager $2,000Democratic Party
Pauline St. DenisCrew Member $1,279Democratic Party
Eric LawrenceAssociate $1,180Democratic Party
Mikeal RiceGrocer $1,142Democratic Party
Adelaide KrasuckiCrew $1,049Democratic Party
Gregory AllenClerk $1,011Democratic Party
Jacki PrevenasCrew Member $1,000Democratic Party
Brandon BuchananCrew Member $959Democratic Party
Joseph SconceFood Retail $767Democratic Party
Kathy TaylorSign Artist $706Democratic Party
Tteresa HimesCrewmember $600Democratic Party
Jennifer CampStock Clerk $538Democratic Party
Guy SargentRetail $509Democratic Party
John MidgleyCrew Member $500Democratic Party
Pamela CampbellArtist $500Other
Lois GerkeManagement $500Democratic Party
Jennifer LowryCaptain $500Democratic Party
Flower ChainzTrader JOE's $500Democratic Party
Penelope DeangeloGrocery Store Employee $500Democratic Party
Jimmy JamesInformation Technology Director $500Democratic Party
Kendra HunterManager $500Republican Party
Francesca PiccorelliCrew Member $476Democratic Party
Douglas ColeManager $450Democratic Party
Tom ReimersManager $400Republican Party
Chloe DalquistRetail $350Democratic Party
Susan MelendezCrew Member $350Democratic Party
RON GlickmanExecutive $350Democratic Party
Daniel KlierSupervisor $350Republican Party
Gretchen BoernerMerchant $349Democratic Party
Andy TangCrew Member $344Democratic Party
Camille AdamsCaptain $306Democratic Party
Robert SaleMate $300Republican Party
Seth KallinMate $300Democratic Party
Melissa WellerCrew Member $300Democratic Party
Erik TallenCrew Member $291Democratic Party
Rick StockwoodRetail $285Democratic Party
Josh LaurenceStower $278Democratic Party
Taylor HelmsCrew Member $274Democratic Party
Carla StevensRetail $262Democratic Party
Andrew ChapmanGrocery $255Democratic Party
Cody DemmelGrocery Worker $250Democratic Party
Sol RoblesManager $250Democratic Party
Melanie ChesleyStore Manager $250Democratic Party
Sue CrosonCrew $250Republican Party
James DunningCrew Member $250Republican Party
Jeffrey BeuclerCaptain $250Democratic Party
Andrew LerouxGrocer $250Democratic Party
David SarandoManager $250Democratic Party
Melissa KalinenCrew Member $250Democratic Party
Patricia AllensonRetail Grocery $245Democratic Party
Cliff LefevreGrocer $228Democratic Party
Elaine KingCrewmember $225Democratic Party
Chelsea BattistelliCashier $222Democratic Party
Elaine KubeCustomer Service Trainer $210Democratic Party
Bevan HerbekianGrocer $208Democratic Party
Lucas Ligon BrunoCrew Member $201Republican Party
Gary SchmidtCrew $200Democratic Party
Lynn Van AlstineCrew Member $200Democratic Party
Rand BundyRetired $200Democratic Party
Julie MarquardtGrocer $200Democratic Party
Luke AndreoniSign Maker $196Democratic Party
KAY MarienCrew Member $183Democratic Party
Patricia WebbWine Retailer $175Democratic Party
Thomas RadcliffeClerk $175Democratic Party
Camilla DadeyArtist $171Democratic Party
Steve TuttleCrewmember $164Democratic Party
Steve AlbersGrocery $140Democratic Party
Jonnie GilmanCrew Member $130Democratic Party
Wyatt RollinsCrew Member $115Democratic Party
Tracey TaegerStudent $111Democratic Party
Noelle KenneyRetail $106Democratic Party
Tiffany HannaRetail $101Democratic Party
Rita SorianoCrew $100Republican Party
Ljupco PopovCrew Member $100Democratic Party
Alicia HambelCrew Member $100Democratic Party
Thomas CorbettCrew Member $100Democratic Party
Chris SheaSales Clerk $100Democratic Party
Matthew KattmanRetail Management $91Democratic Party
Lars BjorkSales Team Leader $81Democratic Party
Michael LieffringCrew Member $80Democratic Party
Elizabeth ThomasGrocer $76Democratic Party
Ryan OutcaultCashier $69Democratic Party
Andres OsorioCrew Member $65Democratic Party
Rachel AustinGrocer $56Democratic Party
Jason MarschkeCrew Member $56Democratic Party
Pierce RowleyGrocer $55Democratic Party
Nicholas BerlingieriRetail $52Democratic Party
Eustacia DemelloRetail Grocer $50Democratic Party
James CilibertoAccountant $50Democratic Party
Carrie GrantCrew Member $50Democratic Party
Timothy DineenGrocer $50Democratic Party
Melvin OsorioCrew Member $50Democratic Party
Austin SayrePainter $50Democratic Party
Stephen TanzerCrew $50Democratic Party
Paul AndersonAssistant Manager $50Democratic Party
Pamela JannuzziSales $39Democratic Party
Victoria BestStower $35Democratic Party
SAM MoyerCrew Member $35Democratic Party
Cris FranksBuyer $30Republican Party
John MauriceGrocer $30Democratic Party
Linda UmbelSales $27Democratic Party
Michael ParkRetail Grocery $27Democratic Party
Diana FerrettiSign Artist $25Republican Party
Michael GibbonsGrocery $25Democratic Party
Ken HansenGraphic Artist $25Democratic Party
Michael GibinoManager $22Democratic Party
Yamina RolandStower $20Democratic Party
James VorceGrocer $20Democratic Party
Jethro DemersCashier $20Democratic Party
Claire GarnerCrew Member $15Democratic Party
Rory VioletteManager $15Republican Party
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Trader Joe's Salaries

Senior Vice PresidentMonrovia, CA $204,818
Senior Vice PresidentMonrovia, CA $200,000
Senior Programmer AnalystMonrovia, CA $142,632
Senior Programmer AnalystMonrovia, CA $105,765
Senior Programmer AnalystMonrovia, CA $105,765

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Trader Joe's Awards

Awards From Zippia
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  • Best Paying Companies In 2019
  • Most Diverse Companies In 2019
  • Best Performing Companies In 2019
Other Awards
  • Forbes: Best Workplaces
  • Glassdoor: Best Workplaces

Trader Joe's Stock Performance

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Revenue

$13.3B

Net Income

-

Market Cap

-

Total Equity

-

Total Assets

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Frequently Asked Questions about Trader Joe's

When was Trader Joe's founded?

Trader Joe's was founded in 1958.

How many Employees does Trader Joe's have?

Trader Joe's has 10,001 employees.

How much money does Trader Joe's make?

Trader Joe's generates $13.3B in revenue.

What industry is Trader Joe's in?

Trader Joe's is in the retailing industry.

What is Trader Joe's's mission?

Trader Joe's's mission statement is "The mission of Trader Joe 's is to give our customers the best food and beverage values that they can find anywhere and to provide them with the information required to make informed buying decisions. We provide these with a dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, fun, individual pride, and company spirit."

What type of company is Trader Joe's?

Trader Joe's is a private company.

Who are Trader Joe's's competitors?

Trader Joe's competitors include Costco Wholesale, Wegmans Food Markets, Target, Publix, The Fresh Market, Hannaford Supermarkets, Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Starbucks, Saladworks, Oberweis Dairy, Sweet Frog Llc, AUTOBELL Car Wash, Eegee's, Good Times, A&W Restaurants, Us Beef, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Spangles.

Who works at Trader Joe's?

Joe Coulombe (founder),
Dan Bane (ceo)

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