Store Manager (Former Employee) – Brunswick, GA – March 19, 2015
Meeting new & greeting (daily regulars) customers on a daily basis was the most enjoyable part of this job. My day started with coffee (for the customers) to enjoy and then went into keeping up a clean and well stocked store.
Senior IT Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – September 12, 2012
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 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
steady work, many chances to excel or take on additional responsibility
work/life balance is hard to maintain in a company who's primary business is to be open 24/7/365.
If you're looking to be treated like garbage, this is for you.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – May 28, 2015
I worked for Circle K Stores, Inc for 6 years. I was lied to, treated like a mindless moron, lied to some more, and because I needed the job and invested so much time I stuck with it. You will never get anywhere working for this company, and will be screwed over if it suits management's own best interests. Interacting with customers was okay, and some of my coworkers were cool people. But the actual job, and what you deal with when it comes to management is absurd. If you wish to experience having a knife shoved into your back, this is a good opportunity for you. It will happen, just a matter of time.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – August 8, 2012
>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 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.
always opportunities for advancement into management, terrific store appearance, marketing strategies were very aggressive
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Northern and Southern AZ and Las Vegas, NV – September 13, 2012
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, even after 14 years in service. Most enjoyable part of job was the customers and employees.
excellent pay for dedicated store managers willing to move at request.
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.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – July 18, 2014
A typical day at Circle K is very tiresome. Every day is full of unexpected problems and customers. While maintaining the store appearance, all of it needs to be stocked and checked for damage. While helping your own customers, you also need to keep a close eye on the other customers. You are often working alone if you have a smaller store. A regular customer service representative is also in charge of thousands of dollars a day. I learned quite a lot of things from Circle K. Most importantly, I learned to think quickly and always find something to do even on not-so-busy days. I also learned how to handle myself around rude customers. I learned the ins and outs of a more modern cash register. Management at Circle K was very understanding of emergencies but also extremely strict about fulfilling job quotas. Regardless of how busy you were and if you were alone during your shift, no exceptions would be made if one of your jobs was uncompleted. I didn't work with many of my coworkers but the ones I did work with, we worked well together. The hardest part of working with Circle K was the lack of notice they gave before transferring employees to different stores. I enjoyed the customers at Circle K the most. They were usually very kind.
pay raise every three months
no breaks, no meals, often yelled at, some entitled customers
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 because we all did our part. The hardest part was being young and not knowing I was being taken advantage of.
unfair and poor upper management (market managers)
store manager (Former Employee) – CA – March 7, 2014
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. 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..
managers only work 50 plus weeks, employees cut for obama care to 20-29 hrs.
Good environment to work in just some communication errors at times
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Tallahassee, Fl – May 7, 2013
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 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.
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 Fl – December 27, 2011
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.
ther's no break allow, there's no benefict for employee at all.
brakes only for smokers, no punishment for duties incomplete, no compensation at all
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – July 26, 2013
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.
very nice co-workers and management; free drinks; formal training
Ever changing! Management and employee duties - CFO has no idea what he is doing.
Southeast Region Analyst (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – August 18, 2012
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 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.
Manager (Current Employee) – NC – September 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.