Pros: free safety meals, gift card drawings, health care especially with dental
Cons: understaffed always, not following policies for certain members etc.
I learned a lot from being employed here I grew as a person, became a leader of departments, and developed into a manager. Our days were busy more so then most places I see on a Tuesday morning. As an hourly associate It appeared that my manager did nothing, it was only when I became a manager that I fully understood the behind scenes that most associates – more... don't get see on a daily basis. I knew Sam's inside and out until I approached the financial side of the business. I learned how to read reports, cut wages and figure out ways to merchandise better. The co-workers are great there, they aren't just people who work with you everyday they become more and more a part of your family the longer you work there. The hardest part of my job was going to another state to Blitz for them (sell memberships) out in towns we didn't know about and people who wanted to hear nothing we had to say that day, some associates and myself were sent there every week, every other week. It was a great experience and I became more comfortable with myself walking into businesses and explain how I could save them money on their every day shopping not only for their business but as well as for personal use. I enjoyed working for Sam's not only for the people that I worked with but for the members we helped and really had those regulars. Over the years we have donated money to a lot of things and was involved in as many as I could possibly attend, so many people coming together for one good cause and some store competition between the clubs in our market. Some examples are these: Dodge ball tournament for Susan G. Komen, Volleyball for sunshine kids, special olympics, iowa olympics, bowling, kickball and even some softball. – less