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What to Expect When Applying
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What to Expect When Applying

If you’re an applicant who is also a valued Wawa customer, you have a good idea of the friendly customer service and attention to detail expected of all Wawa employees. To maintain our commitment to excellence, there’s an application and interview process for all potential candidates. Here’s how it works:

Store Management, Corporate and Wawa Beverage Warehouse positions

  1. Application appears in our database of candidates.
  2. A Wawa Talent Acquisition Specialist reviews all applications.
  3. The Talent Acquisition Specialist selects applicants they wish to speak to in more detail. We take steps to value every applicant. Unfortunately, we can’t call everyone who applies. That’s why we keep your application active.
    1. Store Management candidates remain active in the system for 90 days, at which point you can re-apply.
    2. Corporate and Wawa Beverage Warehouse candidates can apply immediately to other open positions.
 

Customer Service Associate and Fuel Service Associate (NJ only) positions

  1. Application appears in the database of candidates in the store to which they applied
  2. The General Manager reviews applications on an as-needed basis
  3. After 5 days, the application is available to all neighboring stores
  4. The General Manager selects applicants they wish to speak to in more detail
  5. We take steps to value every applicant. Unfortunately, we can’t call everyone who applies. That’s why we keep your application active for 90 days. After this, you can re-apply.
 

Interview Tips to Join Our Flock

Do Your Homework

  • Get to know our brand and products by exploring our website, social media platforms & most importantly, visiting your local Wawa.
  • Read our job descriptions thoroughly.
  • Understand the pay scale for the position in which you are applying.
  • Know our hours of operation and what is expected of an hourly or management associate.
  • Be ready to share your journey & why you are exploring a career with Wawa.
  • Familiarize yourself with common behavioral-based questions (as those questions allow our recruiters to understand how you would handle competencies relevant to the role in which you are applying).
  • If you are applying for a management role, highlight your leadership appropriately.

Understand our Culture of “Fulfilling Lives, Every Day”

  • Learn our six core values & why they are important:
    • Value People
    • Delight Customers
    • Embrace Change
    • Do Things Right
    • Do the Right Thing
    • Passion for Winning
  • Visit a Wawa store and observe our team at work.
    • Are you inspired by the service they are providing?
    • Have questions for a manager? Ask them! (Our Wawa associates love sharing knowledge and stories about their Wawa experience).
  • Review our amazing benefit opportunities & ask our recruiters for more information.

Be the Real You

  • At Wawa, we want you be exactly you who are and bring your authentic self to work every day. Being who you are helps cultivate our inclusive and familial atmosphere of our associates, customers and those in our surrounding communities.
  • Listen carefully to questions you are being asked and be concise in your responses.
  • Come prepared with questions. An interview is a two-way street!
  • Simply put… Relax! Don’t let your nerves get the best of you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I apply for a job at a Wawa store?
A: We handle all of our applications online on Wawa.com. Click here to open our online application. The site will guide you through our step-by-step application process. (The process should take 30-40 minutes to complete.)

Q: I heard that you're opening a new store near me. Can I apply before it opens?
A: Yes. Check back online to see when the positions become open. We usually start accepting applications for new stores 5-6 weeks before a store opens.

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