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"Photo Lab Technician/Technology & Camera Sale consultant"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Photo Technician in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Current Employee - Photo Technician in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sam's Club part-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Ability to move up in the company
-Learning and growth opportunities
-Ability to get to know your community's people and small businesses
-Great benefits
-Longevity and hard work is rewarding
-Management is great

Cons

-Some associates lack the mindset of being hard working and require more training and knowledge
-Every now and then there are associates who confuse HARD WORK for favoritism

Advice to Management

-SOME Management and supervisors could use some communication training and take more action aiding associates with their issues with work and associates in the work place. In reality I am thoroughly satisfied with Management in my club. I think the only major issue is that we need to focus more on member needs and member service.

Other Employee Reviews for Sam's Club

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Crappy Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sam's Club part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Starting pay is above what you would make at other retail companies.
    - Free membership card.
    - Yearly profit sharing if your store does well in sales.
    - Very easy to advance into management
    - An OK job for people only looking to work a few hours a week.

    Cons

    This is a Wal-Mart company so you'd be a fool to think anything positive about this company.

    - In order to help the company meet its sales goal, associates are pressured (almost forced) into becoming a Plus member and signing up for a Sam's Club credit card.

    -Associates are poorly trained. You spend your first day or two on the job stuck in front of a computer learning about the company and the basics of your job title.

    - Unless you're a full time associate, you're going to need a second job. Part time associates work between 8-25 hours a week. Of course you need a second source of income if those are your weekly hours; however, Sam's Club frowns upon having a second job. They want you to have open availability so you can work when they need you. If you get a second job, there is a strong possibility that you will be cut from the schedule. The same applies to college students as well. Because of this, half of the associates here depend on government benefits to survive

    - Very easy to move up in management with little education/training. This lead to having supervisors/managers who are incompetent (bad attitudes, poor communication skills, horrible people skills, completely clueless as to whats going on/what they're doing).

    - You're constantly reminded that you're replacable. "Unemployment is high! There are plenty of people who need a job," is the main thing you hear out of management's mouth.

    - The is a ton of favoritism. Associates who are in a clique with the right supervisors or managers can get a slap on the wrist for doing something that could cost an associate outside of the clique his/her job.

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    Advice to Management

    You expect your associates to be happy and excited about their job, but you provide a very depressing work enviroment for them. Be a little bit more caring and willing to listen.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sam's Club part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sam's Share is given annually, coworkers are friendly and professional, the customers are pleasant most of the time, and at times it seems like a small, local grocery store that takes care of its customers.

    Cons

    Absolutely miserable job if you're a cashier. Unprofessional management and no incentive for the amount of pressure they put on you to sell Plus memberships and credit lines. They give balloons for each renewal or Plus you sell, then you're required to give them back at the end of the day. They see their cashiers as numbers. Every week they tell you what you do wrong and if you don't improve they talk to you rudely. Will not transfer you to another department if you don't succeed at selling memberships. Stressful, low pay for the work administered, constant lifting, and overall a miserable experience.

    Advice to Management

    At least give your cashiers incentive for selling your scam Plus membership that isn't demeaning or childlike. When someone does a good job, don't ignore their efforts and appreciate their hard work. Talk to your cashiers and get to the bottom of why they're not selling to your standards instead of assuming they don't care and write them off as worthless to the company. Become professional and treat your cashiers as people.


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