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MidwayUSA Reviews

Updated November 5, 2016
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  1. "Its ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Associate
    Current Employee - Logistics Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They pay well for the area
    Management seems to care about employees

    Cons

    Hard, back breaking work
    People are promoted based on who they are friends with, not merit


  2. "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MidwayUSA part-time

    Pros

    Midway offeres benefits for part time employees that include a 401k, profit sharing, profit sharing and mostly flexible hours.

    Cons

    The work is mind-numbingly repetitive and boring. Overtime is an often occurrence which requires an extra hour of work. Taking time off must be planned months in advance.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MidwayUSA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very outdoor orientated and great coworkers.

    Cons

    If your not into hunting or outdoors probably not the best fit for you.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good-pay, bad hours"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MidwayUSA part-time

    Pros

    Starting hourly pay $10.75, simple work tasks

    Cons

    Overtime hours
    Training to level up
    Took away employee discount
    High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Training is very inconsistent. Should worry more about satisfying the employees first which would help to better serve the customer. There is no incentive to stay at Midway as a part-time employee because there is no longer a discount.


  6. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small company, clean building, tons of parking

    Cons

    High overturn rate so don't get attached to people


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Decent job for a junior developer. Beyond that, not so much."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MidwayUSA (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Cultural/team fit is a huge factor in the hiring process, so coworkers are all super friendly and easy to work with

    • Willing to hire and train junior developers - fresh out of college

    • One afternoon a month, you get paid professional development time to research/work on projects or technologies that interest you

    • Decent benefits (Health insurance, 401k with a decent fund selection, match, and no vesting period)

    • Fairly low stress work environment. Very few deadlines.

    • Work/life balance is pretty good. You usually work 40 hours a week, with the exception of being on-call (one week every ~2 months). When you're on-call, you might have to put in a few more hours that week.

    Cons

    • Schedule has zero flexibility. Hours are 8-5, with exactly 1 hour (12-1) for lunch. Very much a "butts in chairs" company.

    • "Points-based" attendance system. Wake up feeling sick one morning, and decide to use a sick day that MidwayUSA agreed to give you at the beginning of your employment? That's a point against you for an unexcused absence. Your kid comes home sick from school and you need to leave early to take care of him? Another point against you. If you reach a certain number of points, you will be terminated. I understand that habitual absence is an issue, but MidwayUSA should not be penalizing employees for taking PTO.

    • Working remote is absolutely out of the question. If the roads are icy and you can't make it to work, your only option is to stay home and use a PTO day (and possibly get a point against you for an unexcused absence at the same time).

    • Open floor plan, in the same area as a call center. The noise from the support reps on the phones can make it hard to concentrate at times.

    • A lot of new features have to be directly approved by the VP of the department - after the work on them is done. This approval process can take months, during which you have to spend time on a regular basis keeping your feature branch up-to-date with code from the master branch. This is a huge time-waster and can be demoralizing.

    • No dedicated QA team. Developers test their own code.

    • Your only possible promotion is to go into management. Otherwise, it's a flat organization with zero upward mobility.

    • Even when it's 95 degrees outside, you're not allowed to wear shorts to work - even though you interact with approximately zero customers.


  8. "Inconsistent management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MidwayUSA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The training is thorough and the work is easy to grasp quickly. The senior management seems to care very much about every employee's well-being, and they show it.

    Cons

    The warehouse work can be difficult and tedious. Middle management is not as caring or kind as the higher-ups and employee very different tactics from one another (with some exceptions).

    Advice to Management

    Have frequent "re-training" sessions to ensure the dynamic middle management team is on the same page.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best options in Columbia"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MidwayUSA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing People
    Good benefits
    Industry related activities
    Our managers are great people
    Safe work environment.
    Food!

    Cons

    Competitive pay based more on area instead of job description.
    "Common" field related benefits are not present here.
    Sometimes too process oriented.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager Gunsmithing MSR & Factory in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager Gunsmithing MSR & Factory in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MidwayUSA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family values, great benefits, and a growing business all make MidwayUSA a awesome place to be.

    Cons

    Can be a challenging place to move up into executive positions

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work.


  11. "Working in Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MidwayUSA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay wasn't bad, and they did what they could to help keep employees motivated. There was a lot of the usual corporate talk of employee and company values.

    There was mandatory OT, but the company did what they could to keep employees happy by catering food and bringing in snacks. For a warehouse, it seemed to be quite polarizing. People either seemed to love the company and love the work, or dislike it.

    Cons

    The mandatory overtime was pretty brutal. You would be stuck working for 10 hours five days a week, which can wear you down quickly in a warehouse.
    The other frustration was that with the company being a decent drive away from the city, it was too easy to not have much of a break if you didn't bring your own food. Since your break was exactly 30 minutes (if you were even a minute late, it counted against you, and if you were on watch, could be enough to get you fired) . By the time you get clocked out, filter through the 30 other people clocking out, and then walk to your locker and finally your car, you have already used up 5 to 10 minutes of your break. When you're at best a 5 or 7 minute drive away from the nearest restaurant, you risk being late just to eat. That leaves bringing your own meal or eating gas station food.
    Additionally, the raises were a bit underwhelming. So much of it was based off of your numbers, which could fluctuate depending on where you were most often. Poorly picked packages might lead to your shipping numbers being hurt when you try to re-count something that could have tons of individual items in it. At the same time, other stations didn't have any real way of measuring how well you did.

    Advice to Management

    The management was actually pretty solid. A lot of great people all around. Ethan, Eddie, and Rick were people that I still remember and were all very friendly, willing to joke around, and helpful.

    I would look into helping employees better understand how they can move up more quickly by giving them more concrete performance standards to meet, and maybe stretching lunch out more. 30 minutes is rough when you're a decent drive outside of town.



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