TradeWinds Company Benefits


TradeWinds Way is about providing a supportive environment where you can grow, be challenged & rewarded in your current job and build a long-term career. Everything we do is built on our culture of “putting people first.”


We offer quality, affordable health insurance to all full time team members. Options include traditional copay plans, HSA (Health Savings Account) or HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement).  Group dental and life insurance, as well as accident, disability and cancer insurance are also available.


We offer competitive compensation for all associates under the ‘No Jobs Under $10/hr Program‘. We provide 401(k) with competitive match and vesting schedule. We regularly review salaries to make sure they remain competitive and provide quarterly financial wellness programs. Local bus passes are also available for transportation to and from work.

TradeWinds Way culture encourages long-term growth and employee development. Our culture allows for increasing levels of responsibility, accountability and leadership. In 2015, 287 employees were promoted from within. The 60% of our management team started in hourly roles.


We provide variety of programs from contests, fitness challenges, sport activities, healthy eating programs to volunteering activities towards Athletes for Hearts, etc. Benefit eligibility varies based on employee status. Other social activities include volunteering, tax filing assistance, pumpkin decorating contests, etc.

Employees are recognized and awarded monthly for the best Back of the House and Front of the House Service. Employees of the Month receive $50, VIP parking permit, and a day off with pay. Employee of the Year wins a vacation. Employees receive not just onsite retail & restaurant discounts, but also discounts at Busch Gardens, Papa Johns, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay Rays, etc. By delivering exceptional service we recognize and reward our employees with a special TROP Points Program. Points can be redeemed to “buy” movie tickets, gas cards, Walmart cards, hotel stays, theme park tickets, etc.