Wawa Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
315 Reviews
3.7
315 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great pay, benefits, 401K and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people, good pay, excellent ESOP and 401k (retirement plans) and other perks (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • You need to be good at planning ahead to ensure a solid work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • 24/7 Business that never closes can be highly demanding & draining at times (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wawa is a fast paced working environment with many opportunities to grow and great benefits!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I have been working at Wawa full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The job hours are flexible and the pay is decent. Also after a year, you may qualify for amazing benefits and access to the Employee Stock Ownership Program. Can't forget the 401k, which is awesome!

    Cons

    The environment is very fast paced so you have to learn things quickly. You'll be expected to work quickly, yet efficiently. There's alot of work to do and sometimes it feels like there's not enough time to do it or enough people in a shift to get it all done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the "Wawa way" and you'll be fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I worked at Wawa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to meet new people every day. Being that I work in the tourist area. Great management and great coworkers.

    Cons

    No cons everything excellent so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Applied online...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wawa

    Pros

    Sounds like a great company to work for. From reading about them they seem to be family oriented, making the employees and costumers feel like they are part of something. I applied online to a store that will be opening in the winter season. This is the first time I have ever applied for a job so I am quite nervous on how things are supposed to go. I'm just hoping that my first application will be my first job!

    Cons

    I applied to a store that isn't open yet so of course I have to wait a little while before i can do anything.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Best careers five words needed...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory & Merchandise Manager in Wawa, PA
    Former Employee - Inventory & Merchandise Manager in Wawa, PA

    I worked at Wawa full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people the pay word

    Cons

    Hours never closes five words

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make money

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Absolutely amazing place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hickory, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hickory, MD

    I have been working at Wawa full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Alot of room for promotion, friendly people, many benefits including college, 401k, discounts

    Cons

    None at all to be honest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is perfect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work, good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fresh Food Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Fresh Food Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Wawa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits of working for Wawa are many. The stock ownership provides for long term monetary incentive to stay with the company. To a very large extent, moving up is controlled about 80% or more by your own performance, especially since this company is growing and expanding currently. There are many managers who care about their stores and their associates. Most stores contribute to their community in a variety of ways so associates area always working as volunteers for town events.

    Cons

    The work can be physically demanding. The hours can be long and breaks are not guaranteed depending upon the needs of the business/customers. Balancing a life and advancing in this business can be extremely tough especially if you have children. Associates are expected to know all positions and may eventually work the one they excel at but you should not even apply if you never want to make sandwiches or never want to take out the garbage. All levels of management are expected to be "servant leaders" so cleaning the bathroom is below no one at any level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment

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

    I worked at Wawa

    Pros

    Wawa was an excellent work place. Everyone is friendly. Management cares about you. I would recommend anyone working at wawa.

    Cons

    The negatives about working at wawa would be the hours. Since it is open 24 hours, someone always has to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wawa is awesome!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at Wawa full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very flexible managers, always willing to work with you on hours.

    Cons

    must be very active, will eventually work all positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job but very stressful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wawa

    Pros

    Mostly great co-workers, decent pay, awesome regular customers, free coffee while on shift

    Cons

    Very busy, never knew if you would have enough hours, some customers could be downright rude

  11.  

    Worst job ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Worker, Cashier, Stocker in Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Facility Worker, Cashier, Stocker in Bowie, MD

    I worked at Wawa part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discounts on subs and salads. Also got free fountain drinks

    Cons

    The worst place to work. Management was terrible. They weren't flexible with hours. I had three bad managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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