History of Bj Wholesale

BJ Wholesale Club introduced the concept to the northeastern part of the United States in 1984. The club has now expanded into Maine, south to Florida, and west to Ohio. They now are operating over 180 clubs in 15 states. BJ Wholesale club prides itself in offering all its members with top-quality brand-name merchandise at prices significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty stores. At BJ Wholesale Club “It’s all about savings® is their personal trademark. This is why that BJ Wholesale Club is well known for having brand name products at a much cheaper price.

Hours of Operation:   Mon-Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm; Sun 9:00am-7:00pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  16 years old

Positions Available:  Assistant Manager, Cashier, Financial Analyst, General Manager, Human Resources Associate, Information Technology Specialist, Logistics Manager, Marketing Manager, Membership Sales Representative, Memberships Acquisition and Retention Manager, Stock Clerk

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  The salary rate is already fixed.  There is no room for negotiation.

Job description/Average wage

Cashier: The cashier is responsible for taking the payment from the members when they make their purchases. They may take the payment in the form of cash, credit or debit card. They are expected to help the customer bag up their items and call for a carry-out service whenever the items are too large for the customer to manage. They must make sure that the cash drawer is in balance at the end of their shift. A cashier normally earns $7.66 an hour.

Member Services: The member service representative helps the member to renew their membership yearly. They also are responsible to gain new members for the club. They help out with other services that the club offers so that the members are kept up-to-date with any programs that are available. The normal wage for a member service employee is $9.20 an hour.

Assistant Manager: The assistant manager helps the manager in doing his job functions in the running of the store. They often take on many of the duties and responsibilities of the general manager. The assistant manager works with the crew members and members of the club. The assistant manager takes charge of the cash office, shipping and receiving, and many other functions required by the business.

Deli / Meat: Working in the deli will enable you to interact with customers.  Your duties are going to include cutting, cleaning meats, prepping pre-made food orders, rotisserie chickens and more.  You will also ensure that all the meats on the main floors are up to par and not expired.  The average wage is anywhere from $11 to $18 a hour.

Front Store Supervisor: Working in the front of the store is going to enable you to work with the cashiers, as well as ensure that everyone is working according to plan.  You will also assist any team member that will need help, as well assist customers with any complaint or concern that they may have.  The average wage is anywhere from $8 to $15 a hour.


The benefits that are offered to the employees are presented in a handbook that is given to each employee when they are hired and gone through their training process. There are many benefits and as part of the training program the benefits are explained.

Atmosphere and Perks

BJ’s Wholesale Clubs offers all associates with fun and challenging workplace environment and with wide array of jobs benefits. The perks include paid training opportunities, flexible work schedules, competitive and generous salary. All eligible employees can get access to benefits packages which include future planning benefits, insurance coverage, and work-life balance programs. The company is a great venue for those who want to start a career with clear pathways for career advancement.

Interview Questions

How did you hear about the vacancy in this company?

Why do you want to work for BJs Wholesale Club?

Do you have a flexible schedule? How many hours in a day would you be willing to work?

What is your experience in a sales environment?

What is customer service?

How will you show excellent customer service?

What will do to address customer satisfaction?

How will you deal with irate customers?

What would you do if a customer asked you for a discount?

Why should BJs Wholesale Club hire you?

What are best assets you possess which can be of big help for the company?

Interview Tips

For you to work in the company, you should also be successful in the interview process which may take place within two weeks after you have submitted your application. The interview questions will be about your previous work experiences and your skills and abilities which are important for the company. When you come for an interview, make sure you are well dressed and maintain an eye to eye contact with the interviewer. Assure the interviewer that you can do the job and that you have flexible work schedule and you are willing to work even under pressure. Exude your confidence to win the impression of your interviewer.

How to apply

You may apply for these positions and many others by visiting their website at:  http://www.bjs.com/careers

Please feel free to visit your local BJ’s Club and ask for an application for any open position that they may have available.