Wawa Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 18 Dec 2020

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  • "They have great benefits and retirement fund(in 128 reviews)

  • "Good pay compared to the other stores(in 112 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Saint Pete, FL

    I have been working at Wawa full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and stock are the big focus. Company is associate owned so there's a sense of purpose on driving more sales and increasing your GP

    Cons

    Work life balance. The usual retail and food service issues. But the day to day life in never dull or mundane

  2. "Hello"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawa full-time

    Pros

    ESOP, 401k, PTO, Career Development

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance, schedule, work load


  3. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot of PTO

    Cons

    Work life balance doesn’t exist management doesn’t get holiday pay

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  4. ""Family Oriented" which really just means i.e. Gossip, Drama, Politics, etc"

    1.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wawa part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    401k, various benefits, the pay is okay I guess

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, you can't really trust anyone. Lots of two faced people. Everyone who is permanently there has this dark cloud of misery hanging above their heads. Zero work/life balance. When I was first hired they tried to regularly schedule me at night and then come in the following morning on little sleep. I had to fight tooth and nail to get off of register and train on another task in the building. Everything task or responsibility is extremely easy but everyone treats it like they're these extremely complicated tasks that you need training for. I encountered a lot of toxic and very unprofessional people from CSA's all the way up to management. Just some really rude people who otherwise probably shouldn't be in a position where they're dealing with customers. Some coworkers were sleeping with eachother as well, with their relationships being publicly discussed by other coworkers. I think what really did it for me was when I was threatened by a coworker on the main floor in front of both a customer and the Night Manager, which I then requested that the Night Manager report to the GSM, while I also notified the GSM myself. Nothing was done. Now that coworker is being promoted to a Supervisor. I've considered going above my GSM's head but is that really going to do anything at this point? Aside from all of that, I've never once gotten an employee review. At my store, the culture & value is an outright lie.

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  5. "High upside, but expect hard work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company actually seems to care about its employees, and if you stay with Wawa long enough it really can be a solid career. Stock options and great salaries for higher end management positions are all achievable if you baseline care about your job. Do good work and strive to get promoted and they'll take care of you more than the enormous majority of companies.

    Cons

    Service industry hours are generally tough, but 3rd shift is brutal. Unless you're really a night owl, working 10pm to 6am is just draining. 1st and 2nd shift are busier shifts, but the work/ life balance was better for me because I wasn't KO'ed all the time.

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  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, Great benefit plans, ESOP, 401k, and monthly bonuses

    Cons

    Little to no work life balance

  7. "Great company culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Media, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People focused, follow the values, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance, growing pains

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  8. "good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wawa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay, people, benefits and job functions

    Cons

    stressful, bad work life balance

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  9. "Great place for a career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Supervisor in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The truly support and value their employees

    Cons

    Work life balance can be stressful at times

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  10. "Strong Benefits if Full Time"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    ESOP. 401k. Work within 1 hour of home.

    Cons

    open 24/7. cult-like. lack of work/life balance.

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