Pros: flexible scheduling, starting pay is decent
Cons: can be very stressful, managers treat you like peasants
In the start of my six years at Wawa, it went well. That quickly changed, however. As I expect in many jobs, Wawa managers did what they wanted and asserted their dominance. They altered with your schedule if you did something they did not like or something wrong. They often scheduled you wrong shifts without contacting you first. However, Wawa is normally really good with scheduling. If you need certain days off they normally will not ask but will try to convince you to do otherwise if it is not an important reason in their eyes. They will also find any small reason to get rid of you if need be. With that said, I was let go because I forgot to stock a condiment rack. But I guess that is business.
Aside from the management, a normal day at Wawa would consist of making orders for customers and/or using the register. There is also gas attendants, however, I never did that. While not making orders or ringing people up at the register, you were to clean. stock, face products, and do anything else the manager on duty needed. There was always help of the other co workers when needed. While some are weaker than others at the job, there was always someone there. Wawa is just too busy of a place to be working alone.
The hardest part of the job was handling the stress. Since it was my first job, I was not used to handling so much stress because it was such a busy place.On the other hand, the most enjoyable part of the job were the co workers. You often times became really close to some of them. I assume it is like any other job, but it almost became a family of sort. If you needed a ride – more... home or into work, someone was able to do so. Simple things like that made the job some what enjoyable at times.
Overall it was a very busy environment and was ultimately became too much for me. I would recommend this job to people who really need a job. Their pay is decent for a simple job like that. However, be ready for a busy time, especially inside.Also be prepared for management to do whatever they please. – less