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Circle K Stores, INC Employer Reviews

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unfair and poor upper management (market managers)
store manager (Former Employee), CAMarch 7, 2014
Pros: managers only work 50 plus weeks, employees cut for obama care to 20-29 hrs.
Cons: all the above, and much much more
The market managers are not watched over and do not see what is wrong with stores, and they only promote those whom do not work and choose to delegate instead of work. Hard workers are not noticed or praised. Employees that do nothing are given excuses by the market manger of why they are lazy, meanwhile the MM yells at the hard workers to do better. – more... Even worse the MM is famous for dangling promotion in the hard workers face to get them to do more for her, yet does not promote them (I personally watched this with SEVERAL employees. The pay of possible 51000. a year is a down right lie---no managers make that much and are on call 24/7 and have no personal lives, if not employees calling it is the MM on your days off. The corporate office is so blind it does not see that a MM is the issue even after several managers demote themselves, and she demoted several as well. They don't look at the WHY of this happening. Note: I know of NO happy manager in this company, all want other jobs. They also do not provide enough of an hours budget to keep stores as they want, therefore almost every manager works off the clock for free to avoid being in trouble for messy stores or getting in trouble for working over the 50 hrs a week allowed.. – less
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Fun !
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZJanuary 29, 2014
Best staff I think I could have ever worked with! Great environment.
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Overall a good company to work for
Manager (Current Employee), NCSeptember 20, 2013
Co workers are great and the Store managers are great, however with the ever shrinking labor budget it makes it extremely difficult for everyone to complete their assigned duties. This lowers employee moral and drives down production and any empowerment that they had.
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Very nice co-workers and management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Tempe, AZJuly 26, 2013
Pros: very nice co-workers and management; free drinks; formal training
Cons: had to sell alcohol, which has it's headaches
Good place to work. Not great, but good. They trained me for about a week. It's nice when a company puts forth the time and resources to train you these days. It makes you feel much more confident in the job.
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Great Place
Senior System Analyst/BI Solution Architect (Current Employee), Tempe, AZJuly 1, 2013
Pros: peers are fun to hang out with
It's great learning opportunity for any BI developer. The management teams are very fun to work with. They have a wonderful process driven environment using a similar SDLC approach.
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Good environment to work in just some communication errors at times
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Tallahassee, FlMay 7, 2013
Pros: never scheduling issues
Cons: lack of communication
Customers are always telling you about there day so it makes for interesting conversation. Working specifically with this company I have learned to communicate better with people even if they may be angry you shouldn't respond in the same manner. There is a lack of communication between management and employees but I have got along with all of my managers – more... and there is respect. I hardly ever work with anybody but my coworkers are funny and nice people when I do see them. The hardest part of this job is dealing with customers who don't have good hygiene. The most enjoyable part of this job is the different people that I get to meet it reminds you how much more there is to the world then just your life. – less
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Provide prompt and courteous customer service.
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee), Hoover, ALMarch 13, 2013
Handle all types of store transactions for Circle Ks products and services. Maintain a clean and pleasant store environment.
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Working At Circle K Stores
Lead Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Salem, NCOctober 26, 2012
Pros: constant pace work environment
Cons: few days off
CSR is a moving fast pace environment.
Handling all transactions
Constant communication with Management and co-workers to discuss work for that day.
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Good place to work for truly dedicated people.
Store Manager (Former Employee), Northern and Southern AZ and Las Vegas, NVSeptember 13, 2012
Pros: excellent pay for dedicated store managers willing to move at request.
Cons: eat, sleep and breath circle k, really have no opportunity for a life, phone always rings and there is no relief and nobody to call for help, even if you are sick or on vacation.
Super fast paced customer service. Learned a ton about bookkeeping, some HR, marketing and sales. Management was fair to good depending on area. Co-workers were great, and created a fun atmosphere with friendly competition. The hardest part of the job was the incredibly long hours and demands on time. As a store manager, I never really had a vacation, – more... even after 14 years in service. Most enjoyable part of job was the customers and employees. – less
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Retail Gunslingers
Senior IT Systems Analyst (Current Employee), Tempe, AZSeptember 12, 2012
Pros: steady work, many chances to excel or take on additional responsibility
Cons: work/life balance is hard to maintain in a company who's primary business is to be open 24/7/365.
Most of the time spent in the jobs in IT are spent in reactive or break/fix mode.
Without multi unit retail experience, or specialized experience gained outside of the company, there is no room for advancement.
The lower tier members of the IT teams are paid well below the average salary for comparable IT positions.
There is much flexibility given to – more... hours worked, but at the cost of a high demand for working long hours and weekends.
Company operations culture is solid and well structured, but does not carry over to other parts of the company.
It appears that no strategic thought is given to equipment purchases or planning for end of life for software and hardware.
Benefits have been whittled down each year from before the recession hit – less
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Below average company
store clerk/cashier (Former Employee), Tampa, FLSeptember 11, 2012
I worked as a store clerk/cashier on a Gas station designated for customers who uses the store such as buyers,vendors.
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Ever changing! Management and employee duties - CFO has no idea what he is doing.
Southeast Region Analyst (Former Employee), Tempe, AZAugust 18, 2012
Pros: free coffee and sodas
Cons: constant changes in managment and policies
Word there for over 7 years, I started when the original owner was there and was in the building and you saw him in the hallways everyday. At christmas the whole building was beautifully decorated and we had fun events for employees and managment. After numerous mergers and aquisition new managment came in and reformatted the department. One day my – more... manager came out and yelled at me at my desk in front of the entire department, an hour later he realized he was wrong. But, no apoligize. Made it akward for me because people looked at me differantly after that, I decided to find a position somewhere else and I gave my notice. – less
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Store Manager (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLAugust 8, 2012
Pros: always opportunities for advancement into management, terrific store appearance, marketing strategies were very aggressive
>A typical day at work for the employees included establishment of previous shift issues if any, checking for proper cleanliness of the store location, checking for stock levels, count down the cash drawer, and begin to serve customers as they come in and out of the store.

>I learned how to structure my work load and prioritize my ordering of merchandise.

>Our – more... management team was thorough, fair, honest, team players, trained in human resource and payroll fundamentals, exuded the company culture with great success, and were fundamentalist in strategic marketing strategies.

>The hardest part of the job was dealing with the robberies and theft

>The most enjoyable part of the job was it's diversity among the associates, open policy between management and the the employees, career advancement. – less
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Advancement very limited
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Raleigh, NCJune 23, 2012
Cons: takes advantage of young workers
I started as a cashier and quickly moved to assistant manager within 2 months. I learned you can advance in any career with lots of hard work and OT. Management was terrible. I got the title of Assistant manager however I never received a pay increase. (I was still receiving cashier pay). My co-workers were enjoyable and friendly and made work easy – more... because we all did our part. The hardest part was being young and not knowing I was being taken advantage of. – less
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Schedule Wreck
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Tucson, AZMarch 23, 2012
Cons: no breaks unless you smoke
I loved that I was able to work again, but being a parent, and how the pay was nearly nothing, I wasn't able to afford daycares and babysitters for my 2-10 shift, so I had to quit. Ugh
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Unfortanly this company dont care for the security of the employee, there is no order in transactions to be done and duties to be finish.
Lead customers sales representative (Former Employee), Punta Gorda FlDecember 27, 2011
Pros: ther's no break allow, there's no benefict for employee at all.
Cons: brakes only for smokers, no punishment for duties incomplete, no compensation at all
For be a company that have that much customers and good income should be able to be more responsible with employees. There's was never a thank you when some one do a great job there where no increase in pay according to the time they where working.