Pros: random lunches, prizes, a bit of freedom in how you go about your day, place is being referbished slowly
Cons: lack of direction no ones willing to teach unless you prod them alot to do so, alot of equipment is vary old, confusing and inconstant management with there directions and wants
For 25+ years this poor club has been trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Ive only worked for the last 2 of these years
The club was suppose to be some where else but they messed up the paper work and have been stuck at there current location.
Home office refuses to upgrade us even thou we are the top 20 clubs out of 2-300 clubs in the US – more... They just barely granted us a new roof this year that was 8+ years out of date and leaked like a cive when it rained.
All of our equipment is overly out of date but as of right now the current GM is getting things slowly but surly up to date. But with a cost. Our numbers have gone up in sales but employee haplessness has gone down quite a bit (alof of that is a mix of home office and new GM's idea that he owns the place and can do what ever he wants). If your going for a job here, apply at the night shift or floor jobs. There you have the most freedom and less problems to deal with. Where as being a cashier or even a door greeter you will be forced and challenged to work a commission job with out commission pay. You will loose hours if you do not sell enough memberships with in a week and meetings normally end up having one crying person. (over what im not sure i have never gone to them)
Its sad to see Sams club over all just going down hill, its getting to the point you can actually see it and cant ignore it anymore. Im not sure if its just my store or club wide? Im sure its club wide.
When i started in 2012 it was the best job i had so far. Alot of freedom there so long as you got the job done and done well, everyone liked you and you got no problems. Now everyones allowed to slack off because no one cares anymore. Everything is some one else jobs and every thinks some one else will pick up after them. Ever sense Febuary2014 the mass layoff of managers, our club has just had no reason to care. At lease thats how i feel everyones thinking. Why care when your once secure job will just fire you in mass in order to save money? What benefit do you have other than making THEM money. The feeling of being expendable i think did alot of veteran associates in, making them now more anxious and not so easy to work with anymore. (i had to leave day shift because of this)
Not only that i have been trying to become a team lead for the past year now, one finally shows up and no one asks. Thats fine, my fault for not speaking out. Now we are in a need for another one here soon because a old team lead is on leave for the past few months and they shoulnt be able to be guarantee there position at this point, but still aloud to come to work. I want there job and no ones making the move to open it. Heck they have a hard time hiring anyone let alone move them up. It takes them 3 months to finally start looking for people after we have been needing it to be filled all that time.
I have tried everything to move up, i dont want to be a manager but i would like to be a lead. Im not sure if its sams club or just the place im working for but they do not like people moving up and just slack off so they dont have to be bothered with making it happen.
Over all i made this place sound bad but its really not, if its your first job dont work here because no one will be willing or want to bother training you. I spent most of my time self teaching. But if you have worked in retail and just would like a place to have a little bit more freedom, everyone a little nicer and a bit more pay. Then go here. Because they do pay you alot more than some stores in the area and a good chunk of the people are nice and will help you a little bit if you ask. But be expected to self teach yourself how to do alot of it. – less