Sam's Club Reviews in Tampa, FL

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
1,036 Reviews

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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits are possible while improving your customer service skills (in 45 reviews)

  • The oppurtunity to learn every aspect of the job and business Decent pay and benefits (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you become salaried forget having work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • The one thing I got tired of was the constant push for Plus memberships or credit applications (in 52 reviews)

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  1.  

    Simple Job-Keep the Members happy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Office Associate  in  Pinellas Park, FL
    Current Employee - Business Office Associate in Pinellas Park, FL

    I have been working at Sam's Club part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, starting pay is pretty good considering it's retail, there is never a dull day, easy to move up quickly

    Cons

    Training is kind of the "throw you in and see if you float" mentality, sales goals having to be met

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of membership goals! Focus on making the member happy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible Job! Quit within months!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brandon, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Customer Interaction with new faces each and everyday!

    Cons

    - Short breaks
    - Bad scheduling! they act like you don't have a life outside of work
    - Only numbers matter to the management
    - Not enough room for growth
    - Managers shows Favoritism
    - Unethical! tries to sell the higher plus membership for members that barely need it and try to make it seem oh so perfect and they're just messing over money
    - Never get sent on your break at the right time & some breaks are missed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire every single piece of management and hire trustworthy management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Don't do it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Associate  in  Brooksville, FL
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Brooksville, FL

    I have been working at Sam's Club part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of your fellow co-workers are cool that's about it.

    Cons

    The management here is constantly on your back and the produce section is very understaffed. We increased sales by 30 percent with an average of 22 less hours being worked per week than the previous year. Not a very pleasant work atmosphere especially considering how much work it involves. The pay is not very good either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours to the employees so that everything you expect us to do can get done without us rushing through tasks to squeeze everything in a small time frame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Always under pressure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Brooksville, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Brooksville, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are none. They always on your back

    Cons

    Always under pressure. They always look for ways to write you up unless you are one of the favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much favoritism. Only people that get ahead are the ones they like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    exactly what i expected.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    its a good paying job with potential to become manager.
    there are diverse roles you can learn to fulfil.
    interacting with customers.

    Cons

    none that i can think of.
    i enjoyed my experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was good, but the past couple years company only cares about itself.not customers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Meet lots of great people

    Cons

    Schedules always change, so under staffed daily, we never have the ability to provide good customer service, because we are told, no more payroll, and never OT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people onto managent that are experienced in specific area, someone shoild not go from part time cashier to assistant meat manager, with no meat experience what so ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Management needs interpersonal communication skills class.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Technician  in  Brooksville, FL
    Current Employee - Tire Technician in Brooksville, FL

    I have been working at Sam's Club part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is ok and the co workers are mostly decent.

    Cons

    Many managers micro manage and have no clue how to appropriately speak to associate.
    They speak to associates in very a condescending fashion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in an interpersonal communication class. Learn how to speak with people
    Not at them. Remember, we don't work for you, we work for our members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    they have poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Associate  in  Pinellas Park, FL
    Current Employee - Membership Associate in Pinellas Park, FL

    I have been working at Sam's Club part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    solid company not going anywhere

    Cons

    not enough hours, few full time positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about employees, treat with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting and competitive work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Pinellas Park, FL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Pinellas Park, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive environment with competitive pay. Very friendly work environment. Satisfying to be able to help the community through fund raising.

    Cons

    Associates are all treated the same as far as policy is concerned even in special situations. Not sure if it is like that at every store I can only speak for the one I was at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn special situations of your associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    They've treated me very well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Associate  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Electronics Associate in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Sam's Club full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Pay is great compared to the rest of the retail world
    It's the first job where I can say I get along with almost all of my fellow associates
    I get admired for effort in the work I perform

    Cons

    Communication is a huge problem, some managers lack social skills and need to rely on other forms of communication besides email.
    MNS isn't going to work in the member's or associates favor, it's going to create poor moral
    Rewarding promotions to MIT for those who don't earn it in my book, otherwise rewarding to those who don't strive or work very hard at there job
    We call these people manager's pets
    Seems now they are trying to turn there backs on associates who put effort into there work instead of others who are lazy, which are the individuals who get MIT TL, however not all TL at my club are lazy and put out just as much effort in the work as I do.
    Some managers like to make their own policies, which further degrades the work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is a must. Might want to reconsider the choice of creating MNS
    Look more at your hardworking associates and give them opportunities instead of rewarding those who don't perform to standards

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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