Wawa Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
307 Reviews
3.8
307 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Absolutely amazing place to work.

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wawa

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Delran, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Delran, NJ

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

    Pros

    Company, employees, customers, benefits, advancement

    Cons

    politics, poor judgement of character,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Person at the bottom had worked hard to get where they at. Please do not take word of upper management and let them go.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work environment

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    • 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!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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!

    • 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

    Pros

    Career, benefits, culture, compensation, growth.

    Cons

    Lots of quality competition for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great People, Fun Environment if working with the right people, Good pay

    Cons

    Too demanding, No opportunity to grow, Use and abuse the good ones, no work/life balance, crazy hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader not a manager, Be grateful of your team and make sure you train them to the best of your abilities before throwing them out into the fire, make sure you hire dependable people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Good first job to have. Gave me a lot of work ethic and allowed me an opportunity to interact with a number of people.

    Cons

    I seemed to work a lot of swing shifts and never made as much as my coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises to those that deserve them and promote from within more than hiring in people as managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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