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Sam's Club Tampa Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay nice people nice hours at the begin good boss all around good experience (in 179 reviews)

  • Decent pay for an entry level job (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance for any associates (in 81 reviews)

  • Not many full time positions available (in 178 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and rooms for advancement

    Cons

    Very busy and work on weekends is a must


  2. "Like a rubber band"

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    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Free membership to shop in store.

    - Guests are usually more kind because everyone is paying to shop there

    - Fellow employee's usually help each other out in different departments if their short staffed

    I would definitely recommend this to a high school / college student whose looking for a job over most other retail positions.

    I know each location can vary because of their individual GM's but where I worked, Management was very open to criticism and willing to make changes to help employees.

    Cons

    However, Management also did not work scheduling properly so if you worked a specialty department, be prepared to be rubber banded around the store. As a Photo Lab Technician, I also worked as: Door Greeter, Cell Phone Sales, Cart Pushing, Front End Cashier, and Zoner.

  3. "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Membership fees comes out of your paycheck, good customers, a good business environment.

    Cons

    Lack of trust of their employees, scheduling issues.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people you trust or don't hire them. Scedule people better.


  4. "Run away"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sam's Club full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401K, benefits for full time employees ($6,000 out of pocket for insurance is a little high), occasional over time, and yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Document any incident you have with management. Managers are not above firing seasoned employees to save their job, or advance their career. In the last 2 years almost every associate over 15 years has been fired from our store. One 22year veteran I knew personally was told "she didn't know how to do her job". Seriously?

    Advice to Management

    The Walmart philosophy is wonderful, too bad you don't practice what you preach.


  5. "Riverview, Fl. /Horrible Management /Customers Dislike Also!"

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    Former Employee - Cafe Associate in Riverview, FL
    Former Employee - Cafe Associate in Riverview, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The wage went up when I began working there. I applied on line, they pulled me in for an interview the next day and had me begin that week! I was so happy as I really needed a job and was told I would be guanteed at least 32 hours a week . They placed me in the Cafe' and told me it would be easy and at my age, I was not sure what that meant. The video training was inspiring and I was ready to go!

    Cons

    They threw me on the floor with workers who gave me no training not even on the cash register! Others were using my register throughout the day. I had to ask everything and then I was told by workers and management I ask too many questions! I had to prep the machines in the morning, make pizzas, make all the food, serve the food, work the registers, ( this meant to constanly take on and off gloves each time to touch the food then the register.) Haul all the supplies from the rest of the store to the Cafe' , get all the stuff out of our freezers ounce it was in the freezers that I hauled and prep it, take temps, then at the end of shift, clean all the machines, counters, ovens, and the entire area and drink machines where people were sitting and using all day and yes we had to stock all that! I asked all managers to please give me more training and hire more people. I wrote to Sams CEO. I was told " this is the way it always has been ".

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to employees. We are people as you are.


  6. "Fun but not Forever"

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    Former Employee - Membershipn Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Membershipn Associate in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Sam's Club full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most fun places I've ever worked!

    Cons

    Very little room for promotions or salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    High rates of turnover does not make for a stable corporation. Identify the key players who work hard, and reward them so that they will stay and grow in your company.

    Sam's Club Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – VP, Associate Experience

    We like a fun work environment! Please let us know what contributed to that- email us at AssocExp@samsclub.com


  7. "Bakery Wrapper"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Carrollwood, FL
    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Carrollwood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with are nice
    Good experience if you need training on moving fast and making decisions that can utilize time to get everything done throughout the day

    Cons

    Mostly rude employees
    Understaffed in certain departments
    Expect you to do the work of 10+ people everyday you come in
    You have to work over if you didn't finish wrapping everything
    If you are over on hours you still have to work

    Advice to Management

    I would say for the store I was at to do the opposite of everything they did, you basically make it in that store if you are "normal" being different targets you for the worst treatment. I would say also to hire more people, we ran a bakery with 3 wrappers 1 baker and 2 cake decorators and one manager who worked way over his hours and wasn't compensated for any of it cause he was just expected to manage the bakery no matter how many people were there that day or hours he already clocked in. I would have to say working here was the worst job experience I have ever had.

  8. "front end"

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    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    nice to meet to people there

    Cons

    greeting people and help them


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sam's Club (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and fair management

    Cons

    No full time available

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Grocery Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Floor Associate in New Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in New Port Richey, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sam's Club part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, Time flies, great stepping stone for first job, pays well for experience.

    Cons

    schedule changes, full-time not offered, pushy for sales (if cashier)

    Advice to Management

    Offer more full-time & don't push sales so heavy


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