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Pressure to maximize revenue while keeping costs low unbearable

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Former Employee - Meat Team Leader in Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Meat Team Leader in Baton Rouge, LA

I worked at Sam's Club full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Large, stable company who does their homework and knows their customer.

Cons

Management takes the approach of "The beatings will continue until morale improves". It's not without it's challenges, but the pressure is immense. There is massive turnover, but if you are competent and can handle the pressure the potential to rise is great. Formal education is not necessary if you prove yourself within the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Just a Number

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Sam's Club full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people who work for the organization and as a manager you have the opportunity to positively impact peoples lives.

    Cons

    The internet is filled with negative things to say about Wal-Mart / Sam's Club, unfortunately too many of them are true. The organization has lost it's way and the principles upon which Sam Walton founded the company. They still exist in slogans, banners and corporate rhetoric but not in practice. The organization is run by the lawyers trying to protect it and not leaders interested in taking care of their people. Sam Walton was a remarkable leader and visionary, unfortunately the company now lacks both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually take care of your people as if they matter to the business. The rhetoric is transparent and discontent continues to build within your organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Heard it was better when Old man Wally was around!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Traverse City, MI

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays not horrible, benefits arent bad if your full time

    Cons

    Never full time positions, no job security, constantly doing three peoples jobs in three different departments because they dont want to hire people to the work. exhausting. Practicly no benefits for pt people, crappy hours, Management is lazy, and lies constantly about everything. Constantly understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the office and do some work if you dont want to hire and/or schedule people to work. Start being honest and following with your employees. Back your employees with member issues.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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