Sam's Club Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Sam's Club President and CEO Rosalind G. Brewer
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Pros
  • Good pay and great people to work with (in 49 reviews)

  • Decent pay for the retail field (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Once you become salaried forget having work life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Also it is very difficult to get a full time position unless you're willing to work overnight (in 57 reviews)

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  1. Decent for awhile

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cafe Associate in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Cafe Associate in Ames, IA

    I worked at Sam's Club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a pretty easy job and the hours weren't bad. We closed by 8:30 every night so you never had to be there that late.

    Cons

    The overall environment was kinda lame. There wasn't a lot of encouragement and incentive was given only by threat of being written up.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up! Like the whole trickle down anger thing really doesn't work. If you get yelled at by corporate, try and get your employees to improve using positive reinforcement. Because if you just in turn go yell at them, eventually they're going to get frustrated and just quit.


  2. not too optimistic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sam's Club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay was good which is all i can really say. i found no other pros to this job.

    Cons

    you get locked out of your register because the supervisors don't give you your breaks.

    Advice to Management

    hire supervisors who actually care about the employees, regulate breaks better. make sure cashiers rotate, so they are not stuck on the flatbed lanes.


  3. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Sam's Club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule. Enjoyed people I worked with.

    Cons

    Some weeks there were not enough hours.


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  5. Cutting to the bone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sam's Club full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Got to meet with many people.
    Interacting with the public.
    Learned how to run a business and how NOT to run a business.

    Cons

    Do more but with less!
    Management not realistic and not in touch with day to day activities.
    Low pay for work done
    Low hours.
    No vacation or extended time off during:
    November-April (holidays)
    June (inventory-varies per club)
    July (week of 4th)

    No tools to complete work.
    Little positive feedback
    Always felt like I was walking on eggshells

    Promoted only "favorites"

    Advice to Management

    I worked for Sam's Club in various locations for 15 years. When Sam Walton was alive, the place was a fun company with ambitious but caring management. After he and his wife passed, the company went downhill fast. The company has strayed away from American products and values while chasing the profit. Ever notice that the signs that used to display "American Jobs" has been gone for years? Ever notice the membership cards no longer have the American flag as a background? Sam Walton's core values about the employees, family and customers died with him. Shameful.


  6. Sams club

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sam's Club part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    More than min wage

    Good managers

    Cons

    Can't get overtime

    Always short handed


  7. management is horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southgate, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southgate, MI

    I worked at Sam's Club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a raise every year which is pretty cool you can move to different departments which is always nice

    Cons

    Management has there favorites they accept to much when your already working your hardest and there sales suck

    Advice to Management

    Give people a break on there sales don't make them feel like crap you can't make people buy something they don't want


  8. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Team Leader
    Current Employee - Technology Team Leader

    I have been working at Sam's Club full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Higher base pay than most retail Jobs to start
    Free basic membership as an employee
    Very nice bonuses, if your store meets goals

    Cons

    No bonus, if goals aren't met.
    Management seems to move quickly.


  9. 50/50

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Richland Hills, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Richland Hills, TX

    I worked at Sam's Club (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay
    Flexible hours
    diverse with customers and workers

    Cons

    Mangers are a hit and miss
    No such thing as full time

    Advice to Management

    Everyone has different goals. Dont be so pushy


  10. floor super

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sam's Club full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get a Bonus for up to 2500$ once a year.

    Cons

    Most of the managers or messy and tell everybody your private business

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees private business between yall two.


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Juan, PR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best learning experience great oportunity

    Cons

    Very fast work enviroment you cant sleep for 1 second or you out



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