Sam’s Club was founded by Sam Walton (of Wal-Mart fame) on April 7, 1983. The first store opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma. In 1993, Wal-Mart acquired the PACE Membership Warehouse from Kmart and converted many of them into Sam’s Club. Unlike Wal-Mart, the other business Mr. Walton owned, Sam’s Club is a chain of membership-only warehouse.
Memberships can be purchased a variety of ways and can also be canceled at anytime with any reason. Sam’s is the second largest warehouse club in sales volume.
Sam’s Club has over 630 locations nationwide and internationally giving it more retail locations than the warehouse club sales leader, Costco.
At Sam’s Club the store associate positions are the most important roles. As one of the many associates you will play a large part in the customers shopping experience. At times you may have to stock your department, help customers find items, and even clean up. If you are a cashier associate you’ll be responsible for ringing out the customers. As a cashier you’ll be responsible for being fastidious about the cash drawer and must know how to make change, even if the computer doesn’t tell you what it is.
Sam’s Club and Walmart announces pay raises for their employees. Watch video
Sam’s Club also likes to promote from within. As the video above shows, they want keep promoting their employees to keep them happy. They tout as much as three-fourths of their managerial staff started out as hourly store associates. As a manager you’ll be responsible for managing your employees. You are the one that will be hiring people and scheduling them to work. You will also be the one that will be responsible for the financial success of the store. There are three managerial levels in the stores, assistant manager, co-manager, and store manager. They also have district managers who are responsible for the stores in their districts.
All full time Sams Club employees and some part time employees are eligible for great job benefits. They have health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, vacation, and sick time. They also have a variety of financial benefits such as 401(k) and stock purchase plans.
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