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Updated Nov 30, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great benefits and ESOP is amazing(in 379 reviews)
  • "Good pay for spending 99% of my time making sandwiches or being on register.(in 338 reviews)
  • "Hours are flexible and if you work there for a year and are over 21 you can get stock and a 401k.(in 159 reviews)
  • "Typically the people you work with are all great people and the company does not support an abusive environment from customers.(in 125 reviews)
  • "coworkers were great(in 91 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place for a career

    May 23, 2020 - Night Supervisor in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The truly support and value their employees

    Cons

    Work life balance can be stressful at times

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Benefits/ Little Work/Life Balance

    Jan 25, 2021 - Assistant Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and pay. Employee Stock ownership

    Cons

    Little work life balance night and weekends a must

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company to learn the management concept of servant leadership, and the finer points of customer service.

    Jul 11, 2014 - Assistant General Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice total compensation especially for longer tenured M levels. Wawa has a fun and exciting brand which is always changing. I found it very easy to be enthusiastic about the products and service we offered the customers. It's an opportunity to learn a wide area of responsibility and how to adapt in a fast paced retail environment.

    Cons

    Wawa has come a long way in terms of operational standardization, however as you transfer from store to store you will eventually find out that there can be a stark contrast in the style of management you will encounter from your GM. Corporately, Wawa has a solid values system, but could use a little more focus when it comes to enforcing it. General Managers seem to get a lot of autonomy. Also, be prepared to work on-call. You need to be good at planning ahead to ensure a solid work life balance. Be prepared and organized if you want to work for this company. Treat your associates with respect, and always be willing step in so they can grow in their positions

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Wawa Review

    Apr 21, 2016 - CSA in Aston, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Meet lots of different people. Good benefits Variable/ flexible schedule. Okay pay Good PTO for managers.

    Cons

    long hours sometimes rude customers not the best work/life balance managers are overworked... working 45-50 hours a week easily.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Lead Customer Service Associate

    Sep 8, 2017 - Lead Customer Service Associate in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay rate, fast paced work environment, great co-workers, cross training, and flexible hours for associates. I've worked at Wawa for three years and in that time period I have learned so many valuable skills and grown as a person and I've made friends for life with associates and managers both.

    Cons

    The new store leadership structure makes it difficult to move up and limits opportunities. If you are trying to move up in the company there is no work/life balance. Depending on which store you work in there is a lot of drama between the management and between the associates. At times you can give it your all and work harder than everybody else and get no acknowledgement or credit.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Assistant General Manager

    May 7, 2017 - Assistant General Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Employee Stock (given after one year) Possible friendly environment Training Staff was awesome

    Cons

    Zero Assistance after training - Expected to know all of the inner workings immdeiately Hyper 'Retail Atmosphere' meaning ZERO work life balance for managers Job typically is your fault if done wrong and others if done right Questioned often if you are not doing everything their way. ZERO chance of getting into corporate unless you work in the store/dairy for 10 years. Some stores are run by dictators. Drama & Cattiness

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Wawa

    Oct 9, 2022 - Assistant General Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great benefits - Opportunity to growth

    Cons

    - Pays more to external hires that their own talent - Very difficult to have a work/life balance

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Lifestyle

    Jul 28, 2021 - Assistant General Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility in needing certain days off, weekly paychecks, the core values, monthly bonuses for M levels. The 6 Core Values.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tough to balance but not impossible so long as you have your priorities set. You need to set yourself up for success by setting up your *team!* (this isn't really a con, but if you're not a great leader you WILL struggle.) If you're tenured within the company but someone comes in AT that level, they will make more $ than you.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Ok

    Aug 26, 2021 - Assistant General Manager in New Egypt, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The pay is pretty good

    Cons

    No great work life balance

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Mar 21, 2021 - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Dover, DE
    Recommend
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    Pros

    customer service experience food service experience

    Cons

    poor management poor work/life balance and shift hours

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