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Sam's Club Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
1,241 Reviews
3.0
1,241 Reviews
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Sam's Club President and CEO Rosalind G. Brewer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits are possible while improving your customer service skills (in 49 reviews)

  • Decent pay if your salaried compared to other retailers (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • As management sometimes work/life balance is not where it needs to be (in 32 reviews)

  • Also it is very difficult to get a full time position unless you're willing to work overnight (in 57 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stressful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker

    I have been working at Sam's Club

    Pros

    Good coworkers and you can leave early once your work is done.

    Cons

    Management is very disorganized and always finds ways to make your job harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sam's Club

    Pros

    Benefits are great across the board. 401k Stock insurance vacation

    Cons

    I really have no major complaints. They ask you to work which is at any job right?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An okay part-time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sam's Club

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, they cater to what you want and need. I go to school full time, and I still get my hours because they work around my schedule.

    Cons

    The way some people get full time is corrupt. Instead of picking the best worker, they have to give full time to the associate that doesn't cut their hours when told, and bullies their way into it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty Good Job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Associate in Winterville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Meat Associate in Winterville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Sam's Club full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good. Really good people to work around

    Cons

    cold conditions with sometimes unreachable goals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Opportunity without boundaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sam's Club

    Pros

    Opportunity, personal growth, work-life balance are all perks. Leadership is open to ideas and you can determine your own success by how you navigate relationships, exposure and experiences.

    Cons

    Not many Cons with working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sams Club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

    I have been working at Sam's Club

    Pros

    The training, benefits, and work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation, time off request, vacations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager in Training

    Former Employee - Intern in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Sam's Club

    Pros

    The management team that I worked with were great. They took the time to teach me things that I would need to know as a manager. The other employees were great too. Good environment. The pay for an internship was great and I was put in a hotel paid by the company during the entire 10 weeks.

    Cons

    On your feet on hard concrete all day. Very tiring for never having done a 40 a week job before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any complaints. It's a great company and I was offered a job at the end of the internship. I declined for several reasons: the retail environment is too chaotic for me and while the salary they offered to an almost college graduate was hard to pass up, the 55-60 hour work week that would accompany it was not.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My current position is very demanding.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sam's Club

    Pros

    The employees are great and we can all laugh and socialize together.

    Cons

    Low pay for very demanding and stressful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget the people that work hard to make you look good to the corporate managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Intern in Riverdale, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Management Intern in Riverdale, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to relocate several times over the first few years, you could have a lot of upward mobility. They keep data on everything, but usually it's underutilized on the store level. This can be a serious advantage if you take the time to analyze some of the data and strategize, It makes your achievements easy to measure. Salaried positions are payed pretty well.

    Cons

    Salaried positions usually put in a lot more than their scheduled hours, making work life balance poor. The mentality of the company leads to lower wages on the hourly scale, and the strictness on budget means you may have a decent work life balance, but benefits and lifestyle will likely suffer. In a company that size, and still under the Walmart umbrella, expect a lot of red tape. I saw a considerable amount of favoritism. Benefits aren't great, and in a low cost environment, it could be hard to work enough hours to get them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company policy and management's Ideas don't always line up. SOPs exist for a reason, if they are thrown out a window every time management thinks differently, why have them? This disconnect creates problems with standardization, confuses and upsets employees, and ruins/ignores data. If you are constantly pointing employees to company policy to answer questions, but simultaneously telling them to ignore certain policies, that's a major disconnect, fix it. Treat everyone equal, If you have a good employee, why not work with them? Pay the hourly employees more, so you can command a higher achieving employee in general. Think about human capital as an investment instead of a sunk cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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