Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Trader Joe's
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- Part Time Crew Member (Holiday) (1)
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- Open (1)
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I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Trader Joe's (Albuquerque, NM (US)) in October 2013.
There are an average of 3 rounds for interviews. You must meet 2-3 mates (managers) and the captain (general manager) for your interview process to be complete. They look for people who are customers of the store and know the products. Personal chemistry with the all crew members is important. Trader Joe's only accepts applications in person. They like to see you and your personality to find out how it will work with the store.
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Other Interview Reviews for Trader Joe's
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I applied in-person – interviewed at Trader Joe's (Staten Island, NY (US)).
Very informal. Just walked in and handed resume to manager, Renee (?)
- Only asked me why Trader Joes. Answer Question
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I applied in-person. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Trader Joe's in August 2012.
Very easy interview!
Dropped off my application with a resume and cover letter, the next day I received a phone call asking for an interview. They told me that the reason they called me in was because I wrote a cover letter, which was nice. The girl who interviewed me was very pleasant and asked me why I chose Trader Joe's and we talked about customer service and the like.
It seemed to go well, and I was called a few days later with an offer.
- No hard questions. Answer Question
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The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Trader Joe's (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in August 2011.
Submit an application to a store. Indicate as much availability as you can (Willingness to work whenever they need you. Most often nights and weekends)
You'll likely have 3-4 interviews on different days with different people from the store. Mates and ultimately the Captain. These lasted 30-50 minutes each.
Starting out with no experience you're not in a position to bargain. If you have grocery or retail experience
you might be able to ask for a little more.