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Sam's Club Reviews in Tampa, FL

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
1,199 Reviews
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1,199 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits are possible while improving your customer service skills (in 49 reviews)

  • Decent pay if your salaried compared to other retailers (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • As management sometimes work/life balance is not where it needs to be (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.  

    Simple Job-Keep the Members happy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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.  

    Wireless Salesman - Pushy and Unfair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You deal with a lot of people in a retail environment if you like that sort of thing.

    Cons

    You get shafted with low hours and then get yelled at for low sales when you got 12 hours in one week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use common sense. Want more sales? Give more than 1 and a half days worth of hours.

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

    Terrible Job! Quit within months!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brandon, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Don't do it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    Always under pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Brooksville, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Brooksville, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    exactly what i expected.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (less than an 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Management needs interpersonal communication skills class.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    they have poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Exciting and competitive work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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