Wawa Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
311 Reviews
3.7
311 Reviews
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Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens
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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 17 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Best careers five words needed...

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    • 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
  2.  

    Absolutely amazing place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    Hard work, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    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
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    Wawa

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

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

    Pros

    Overall a good experience. Company means well in its initiatives. Benefits were good and there is room for personal growth

    Cons

    Stores are pressed to get things accomplished that simply aren't possible in order to provide good customer service and accomplish tasks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at Wawa full-time

    Pros

    Career, benefits, culture, compensation, growth.

    Cons

    Lots of quality competition for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    disappointed...i expected a lot more but i guess each store is ran/managed differently.

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

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

    Pros

    the regular customers make my day, engaging in conversations. co-workers were pleasant!

    Cons

    Bad communication, horrible scheduling, inconsistent split of work between shifts, everyone's late everyday...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with your employees, disciple those who are always late/calling our. Better scheduling (work 7 days straight and only have 32 hours, huh?)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work you like a dog.

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

    I worked at Wawa

    Pros

    I worked tge overnight shift so there is an extra 1$ per hour for the graveyard.

    Cons

    Absolutely no time to even think. You are a robot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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