Work At Wawa

Join Wawa for a Fulfilling Career.

Why Work at Wawa?

Working at Wawa is more than just a job – we inspire commitment to create a diverse and inclusive atmosphere where everyone can be themselves and participate. We set a tone that ensures that people feel valued for what they bring to the team.

We believe it is our responsibility to cultivate our associates’ skills and abilities to help them realize their full potential. Therefore, Wawa provides our associates with many opportunities to learn and grow, such as:

  • Formal and informal learning, including on-the-job and virtual learning paths and traditional classroom workshops, each carefully crafted for every position
  • Internal job opportunities that encourage experiential project work, rotational positions, and stretch assignments
  • Ongoing development programs
  • Robust performance management and development planning processes, which are both self and manager directed
  • Mentor program to help associates make connections based on career interests and developmental needs
  • Employee Resource Groups with a focus on Veterans, women, LGBTQ, young professionals, and diverse cultures that promote inclusion by providing support, professional development and networking opportunities

Our programs begin at the basics and help provide the skills and competencies to move through each role change. Wawa also prepares new and advancing leaders with a Servant Leadership based curriculum, facilitated by our organization’s senior leaders.

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At Wawa, we want our associates to be happy and healthy. Our generous benefits reflect our commitment to our associates, are designed to fit your lifestyle, and help you build and plan for a great future.

Here are some of the benefits offered to eligible Wawa associates (including dependent and spousal/domestic partner):

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – Read more below
  • Wawa, Inc. 401(k) Plan
  • Medical Coverage (including Prescription benefits)
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Disability Coverage (both short and long term)
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (including dependent and spousal/domestic partner)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care)
  • Wellness Reimbursement for Weight Management programs & Fitness Center usage
  • Annual Wellness Screenings & Health Coaching
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Credit Union
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Critical Illness and Accident/Injury Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

At Wawa, we offer you the chance to take stock in your future – literally! With our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), associates can benefit from the positive impact they have on our growth. As of today, approximately 13,000 Wawa associates participate in our ESOP and collectively have more than a 40% ownership stake in the company.

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When asked what working at Wawa is like, many associates use words like "special" and say it's like a family. We agree! Our 30,000+ associates value our culture of teamwork and the family-like bond we have with customers. In fact, our unique culture of teamwork, support, and pride has made Wawa a family as much as a business organization.

Wawa associates company-wide have a personal connection with their customers and are proud to work for a Company that is known for the quality of their products and their people. We value our people and place a high priority on their health, well-being, and personal development. That means providing our team with quality benefits, training, opportunities for advancement, and support. Find out more about the benefits and advancement opportunities we offer.

We care about our communities and take pride in working as a team with community and charity organizations that seek to improve and enrich the neighborhoods we serve. Each year, Wawa, our associates, and our customers team up with local and national charities to raise more than $5 million in donations to benefit organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Red Cross, local food banks, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure. At the neighborhood level, our associates get involved in important local causes and events. We believe that part of giving back is being a good neighbor, and we live this in and out of our stores.

A Message from Our CEO

This is an exciting time to be a part of the Wawa Family!

In April 2014 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in the retail business! As I reflect on this meaningful milestone, it’s amazing to see how the company has grown and evolved since opening our first store in 1964. But there is one thing that hasn’t changed: our associates’ commitment to our values, and their passion to create the best customer experience possible.

Today, we continue to grow, opening stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic market as well as our continued expansion in Florida. This growth cannot happen without our wonderful associates who are deliver our purpose of, Fulfilling Lives, Every Day. Our associates have created a living, breathing brand that has defined the Wawa Way for 50 years.

It all starts here, with the person applying for a job at their local Wawa or in our corporate office. The customer’s experience is created and delivered in our stores, with the daily face-to-face interactions of our associates. It’s not an easy job, it can be fast paced, and our associates do it exceptionally well, day in and day out. I am delighted you are thinking about joining the Wawa Family. Thank you so much for considering us in your job search for a new career!

Groundwork for a Successful Career

Wawa is a lifelong learning experience. Just ask the many people who started here as store associates in their teens and are now working in important leadership roles 20 years later. It happens a lot!

A career at Wawa is the pursuit of possibility. You'll learn about our history, culture and values, and follow your very own customized training plan – we call it Custom-Made Careers.

As you move forward, Wawa University will guide you with comprehensive training courses and continuing educational programs. On-site, off-site, on the job, in the virtual and traditional classrooms; the goal is always to meet your evolving training and education needs. From Brand Fundamentals to Leadership Development to Career Enhancement, you'll have the chance to strengthen your career potential and achieve your goals.

When you work at Wawa, your job is to advance your career. Learn how and you could be one of those associates who makes a career of moving up at Wawa.

Wawa has a strong tradition of creating a culture of celebration and recognition, driven by the high priority we place on valuing our associates. This culture enables and encourages us to celebrate our associates and keeps our teams motivated. Wawa has a rich history of valuing associates through formal programs such as President's Club, Goose Bumps, Wings of Excellence, Marketing sales promotions and Service Awards. We recognize that associate involvement is needed to empower and engage all associates.

We strive to live our mission statement: Fulfilling Lives, Everyday.

Value People
Wawa's associates are our best resource and our number one competitive edge. People building and team building are the keys to business-building. We provide a flexible work environment that promotes a balanced lifestyle.

Delight Customers
Our goal is to ensure a consistent customer experience that delivers high quality, reliable products and services at a competitive price. We strive for legendary customer service, which is a safe, clean, fast, fresh, friendly, and hassle-free experience. We listen to our customers and are part of their daily lives.

After all, Delighted Associates lead to Delighted Customers.

Embrace Change
At Wawa, we believe change is an opportunity to distinguish ourselves from the competition. By embracing change, we unleash our hidden potential.

Change is the only constant.

Do the Right Thing
We are a good neighbor in each of our store communities through the various charities. We practice open communication and we actively listen.

Through integrity we build trust.

Do Things Right
Wawa is built to last. We apply customer focused quality principles and design our systems to be flexible and entrepreneurial. We take great pride in doing the highest caliber of work.

We try to strive to do things right, each and every time.

Passion for Winning
At Wawa, we thrive on competition. It unleashes creativity and extraordinary performance. We mix hard work and fun. We know there is no finish line but we have the passion and determination to achieve any goal. This drive reinforces commitment and inspires confidence, self-esteem and pride.

We are never satisfied. We are the best, and we intend to stay that way.

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Wawa is proud to be named on the Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Wawa is honored that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has named us one of its Best Places to work for LGBT Equality.