Wawa

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Wawa Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
332 Reviews
3.7
332 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Limited growth potential for a manager to advance

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

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay
    401k
    Stock option and profit sharing
    Customers

    Cons

    Upper management plays favorites , as a general manager, once you reach a certain level , its all politics and the supervisors play favorites and discriminate against you based on age and sex. They like to claim they are a family company, its a lie. They screw every day hard working people all the time. Working for this pack of back stabbers and scum was a waste of time if you have a work ethic , work hard and want to advance. don't do it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    live your values and and value your staff and managers. Your upper managers[ area managers} are worthless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vineland, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vineland, NJ

    I worked at Wawa

    Pros

    Money was ok and the company makes sure you have enough training to do the job

    Cons

    The hours were horrible. No life outside of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule time off better and listen when an employee needs time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift manager

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay with yearly raises
    Stock ownership program
    Opportunities for advancement within
    Family like atmosphere
    Your safety is their #1 priority and concern
    Offer wellness screenings and wellness coaching at no cost to employee
    Paid time off
    Health insurance, dental, and eye
    Overall EXCELLENT company to work for

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule due to shift work
    Obligation to work holidays and in dangerous weather conditions (hurricanes and heavy snowfall)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Wall, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Wall, NJ

    I have been working at Wawa

    Pros

    Great team morale!!
    Great management
    The company cares about their associates.

    Cons

    Hours vary in each store

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    working at wawa

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Wawa

    Pros

    pays for college credits health insurance and good promotion

    Cons

    same every day cannot own your own store so you will never really make more than 55k ish a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    begin to franchise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    it's an okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/MIT in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/MIT in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people to work WITH.

    Cons

    slow to promote based on performance and previous experience, they fail to keep promises they make upon employment. complaints made to HR are handled slowly or not at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company if you plan to go up the chain.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401K, anyone can work here. The real treat about working here is the ability to interact with some many people daily, it's a good place to work if you're new to the area.

    Cons

    Unless you really plan on moving up the ladder in this company, you will get stuck with crummy hours, working holidays, and training endless amounts of people with no incentive for increase pay or advancement. Basically, you have to kiss some cheeks to get anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try going to an out of district store where no one knows you and pretend to be a new employee, pretty sure you'll find out what you need to know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    i have work for wawa before reason left move back to new orleans

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Wawa part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    best manager and great customer service..............

    Cons

    getting to no the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be on time great customer service make sure your puttingthe right portion on each item such as food and most of all food safety......................

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Discounts on food and beverages when working, health care plans for full time workers, get stocks

    Cons

    raise is based off of performance not on how long you have worked there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    They make money in spite of them selves

    • 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

    Pros

    good salary, great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Little training, too many managers are allowed to screw over their minions. You talk of values, make sure your middle management knows how to live these values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together, good people are not going to stand by waiting for you to get your act together. "Values" are more than medallions on the wall, they should be lived not ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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