PriceSmart Reviews

Updated Nov 21, 2020

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PriceSmart President, CEO, and Director Jose Luis Laparte (no image)
Jose Luis Laparte
21 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "HR Director"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "its a good place to work if you just need to get experience."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PriceSmart full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, comfortable place to work, good work enviroment

    Cons

    it is not easy to advance professionally.


  3. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture, Stability, Security, Good resources

    Cons

    Career Opportunities, Structure, Order, Advancement Isn’t Easy

  4. Helpful (4)

    "management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Get it on your resume and get out!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  6. "Perfectly fine company, good work environment"

    4.0
    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.

  7. "Receiving docks"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Put it on your resume, then get out"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. There is no team feeling-everything is department vs. department. Too many burned out long term employees. Management is old fashioned. Heavy traffic.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. "Merchandising Stocker"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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