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PriceSmart Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2019

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Found 27 reviews

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Jose Luis Laparte
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "HR Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PriceSmart full-time

    Pros

    Great Company that take care of employees

    Cons

    Need a refresh on systems

    PriceSmart2018-06-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PriceSmart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. A lot of good people who try and work hard. Great experience with international business and shipping.

    Cons

    Senior management is blind to employee growth. Severe micro management culture in operations and buying. Not the place for new ideas unless they come from vice presidents or COO who is never wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little people. Come out of the office and talk with them. Stop living in the past and pretending to be Costco. Culture, vision, mission are all great but need to be practiced from the top down.

    PriceSmart2018-12-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Get it on your resume and get out!"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PriceSmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Good experience to have on your resume if you are just out of college.

    Cons

    Poor management. Not much room to grow. Low pay. Poor training program.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people respectfully and promote a positive atmosphere.

    PriceSmart2018-08-30
  4. "Perfectly fine company, good work environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at PriceSmart part-time

      Pros

      Perfectly fine company, good work environment

      Cons

      Not anything I can think of, nothing negative stands out.

      PriceSmart2018-04-11
    • "Receiving docks"

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      Former Employee - Receiving Docks in Medley, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at PriceSmart part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great employee teamwork and support. Respective managers. Quality work environment.

      Cons

      Very hot at some points during the day

      Advice to Management

      None

      PriceSmart2017-11-05
    • Helpful (7)

      "Put it on your resume, then get out"

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      Current Employee - Inventory Control Clerk in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PriceSmart full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Lots to learn. Interesting projects in retail and international business. Nice coworkers. Good medical benefits. Rarely have to stay late. Somewhat flexible hours.

      Cons

      All the little things every day that show PriceSmart doesn't care about you: Upper management avoids eye contact and won't even say good morning. Pay is low and no merit raises or bonuses. Free food is rare. The building is worn out and falling apart. You will be moved around without notice. Not much room to grow-you will be told 'no growth in your first five years'. Serious lack of communication from the higher ups....

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      Advice to Management

      Major change is needed to stay competitive. Stop running the business the same way we did 10-20 years ago when there was no competition. The reasons we aren't growing are internal. Morale is low and turnover high-does anyone care? Stop treating your employees like children.

      PriceSmart2017-08-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at PriceSmart full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Strong company focos on accomplishing goals, a good company for those who are executors, not for innovators. Got to be a good yes man and a follower not a líder.

      Cons

      Not a good communication, support or coaching for new employees. Hard to get in the companies culture, most procedures are not written so they relay in people's memories.

      Advice to Management

      Make managers responsable for the actions of their team as well as for they development

      PriceSmart2017-03-08
    • "Merchandising Stocker"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at PriceSmart part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good pay at the least

      Cons

      Terrible hours way too early

      PriceSmart2017-03-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "Senior Management"

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      Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at PriceSmart full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A good learning experience on different Countries processes. Benefits decent, and travel opportunities are good.

      Cons

      Pay is terrible. Work tools are outdated - still on green screens.

      Advice to Management

      Pay equitable for the area and develop your employees better.

      PriceSmart2017-03-09
    • "Great place to grow"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PriceSmart full-time

      Pros

      Family atmosphere Great benefits Room for growth

      Cons

      Pay isn't where it needs to be for area.

      Advice to Management

      Pay more...

      PriceSmart2017-01-30
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