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MidwayUSA Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students, good managers

    Cons

    Hard to move up within


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice benefits. Poor work environment."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Insurance. Steady schedule. Paid time off.

    Cons

    No job security. Training is mediocre at best. Hope you are a suck up and enjoy hunting or you will NOT be promoted ever.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with people that if you are not a hunter or reloaded that you are not going anywhere.

  3. "Shipping and receiving"

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    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch on overtime days. You walk a lot so if u have weight u won't after being there for a minute. Decent 401k if u r there long enough good luck we went through 80% of the employees in two to three months.

    Cons

    Not good pay for workload. Designed job for college kids not experienced workforce. They treat you like children in kindergarten can't use the restroom or anything. Feel bad it's a racist environment. After the kids get out of college they offer them 28 a year and act like that's okay and a good living. The managers and trainers are very impatient and talk to people like idiots even when you first start, for example I told someone what was going on with a package and the response was "okaaaaaaayyyyy" been there for two days. Highest turnover rate ever no experienced workers ever so it's a constant battle.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on experienced employees and keeping them happy. Do not wear someone out just because they're good at picking and batch picking keep the workload equal. When level 4's are pack admins could we please make them actually do the job begging for boxes is the dumbest thing that can happen all of the time. Maybe hr teach the management and level 4's a proper way to respect in order to get respect.


  4. "Great place for entry level Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, amazing staff that only wants you to exceed, and lots of added bonus'
    Alot of employee appreciation stuff like free shirts, hoodies, and BBQs.
    When there is overtime they provide lunch which is always nice
    Quick advancement if meeting productivity

    Cons

    You HAVE to be an NRA Member to receive a company discount (must provide NRA membership number to recieve)

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Its ok"

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    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


  6. "Decent place to work"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good-pay, bad hours"

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    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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (5)

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

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    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.


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