Wawa Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • 401K Match, and Employee Stock Ownership Program plop a nice chunk of change on your already competitive salary (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, good pay, excellent ESOP and 401k (retirement plans) and other perks (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • You need to be good at planning ahead to ensure a solid work life balance (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. Family oriented. Ability to move up quick

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Wawa full-time

    Pros

    Advancement. Bonus potential. Great benefits

    Cons

    High turnover. Limited hours for staff. Scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assist on floor more. Dont hide behind desk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wawa

    Pros

    Great culture. Great company. Great opportunities

    Cons

    None, love working here everyday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Assistant General Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wawa

    Pros

    Great benefits, values employees, great pay

    Cons

    Late hours sometimes, holidays and weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great company with an awesome attitude!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Erial, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Erial, NJ

    I worked at Wawa part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment with lots of room to grow. Promotes from within and puts employees in a position for success

    Cons

    Pay could have been more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open minded to new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Company really does value associates

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    Current Employee - Manager in Media, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Media, PA

    I have been working at Wawa full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent advancement opportunities, fair wages, top notch benefits, great to work for a popular company.

    Cons

    Very few. Many spouses, children, etc all work for company so family dynamics do influence decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As company keeps growing make sure not to lose sight of the values that made the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. great company, need more young innovators.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the benefits are amazing

    Cons

    the people r old and boring, not hip or up to date

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing is outstanding plus retirement matching. You work in a place customers want to be and 99% are pleasant and glad you're there...there's always the 1%. Day goes quick. Wawa is a SOLID company committed to never being publicly traded.

    Cons

    In stores it is a 1000% customer service game-on every minute, especially in busy stores. You need to have the physical stamina and the mental patience or it is NOT for you. Also, weekends are a MUST and if you are a manager, you are at the mercy of changing business needs which may mean 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift and certainly long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is very good. Monthly bonuses are directly from how you are performing in each aspect of the business, so you can control how well you do. Use the tuition reimbursement even if you already have a degree...adding another field of expertise is never a bad idea. They will tell you about Masters programs, but they're only allowed for home office or stores if you're Area Manager in Training or higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. i was a gas jockey for wawa, back in 2010 and left in 2012 i really liked my job and i admit i was young

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Gas Jockey in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Gas Jockey in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at Wawa full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    close to home and liked the people most of them

    Cons

    down side is they change manager's often and i did not get along with one they replace my other manager with ,so she let me go ,but im rehirable put non of the manager's will give me that chance to prove that i have change ,i would love to work for wawa again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't say that people are rehirable and not give them a change

    Neutral Outlook
  10. Life working at WAWA

    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Quakertown, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Quakertown, PA

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

    Pros

    Wawa does work as a family environment, there have been times when I would have family emergencies and they would always work with my schedule to help my family.

    Cons

    All though the promotions that are given such as food or drink on sale is good, the down fall is that it is hard to keep up with. The labor hours are low which mean less workers and more customers trying to make happy with little co workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management runs well, there isn't much more to advise. Or at least in my store there isn't anything to change as of now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Customer Service Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wawa

    Pros

    Really fun coworkers and atmosphere, fast paced work, once you know how to all the jobs, you're good.

    Cons

    Hours can be crazy. Don't let them put you on a 3-11 and a 4-2 the next day, because they'll make it a habit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better scheduling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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