Number of Employees: 10k+
Headquarters: 6307 Carpinteria Ave., Suite A Carpinteria, CA 93013
BJ's Wholesale Club, typically referred to as BJ's is a warehouse chain that operates predominantly on the east coast of the United States. The store requires its customers to hold a membership or they'll be subjected to higher prices. The company was founded in 1984 and is owned by Leonard Green & Partners along with CVC Capital Partners. Customers find an array of items for sale in BJ's stores including food and drink, electronics, health and beauty care items and even home furnishings. The company's economy size products are ideal for large families and customers who are looking to save money by buying items in bulk. Yet the company didn't start out with this specific business model. It began as a discount department store in Medford, Massachusetts with the name of Zayre. The company was sold to Ames in 1988 and later sold to the forementioned Leonard Green / CVC Capital Partners in 2011. Today, BJ's operates in 15 states and employs 25,000 people. Some BJ's offer special services outside of food, electronics and home furnishings. Certain locations sell gasoline, propane, home heating oil, vacation packages and car rentals.
Employees are pleased with the work environment and with management. Employees feel management is very friendly and will answer questions in a satisfactory manner. Complaints include having to do heavy lifting and too few hours. Application is on-line but may include in-person applications during holidays. Interviews are in-person, brief and are standard interview questions. Company benefits include health and dental insurance and 401k plan. There is also an employee discount, vacation time, free lunch or snacks, gym membership and tuition assistance.