Cumberland Farms was a fantastic place to work. The job was always fun and kept me on my toes and the staff was always supportive.
Pros: creating my own schedule, plenty of hours, small staff, deciding which projects to do on which days.
Cons: no scheduled breaks, sometimes working 10+ hour shifts.
In a typical day at Cumberland, I would make coffee, stock shelves, run a register, sell and stock lottery tickets, order product for the store, count money from the previous days drops and deposit the money at the bank. I was also in charge of creating a weekly schedule and fully maintaining the stock and organization of the walk-in cooler. I learned – more... everything I know about management and being a good employee here. The managers I had were the best I've ever had on a job and they went above and beyond not only to ensure customer satisfaction but to ensure that the staff was happy and learning as much as possible to make the job easier and more enjoyable. I am still in touch with the two managers I had while working at Cumberland and know I can turn to them for help in any area of my life in the future. My co-workers were also great. Like in every job, there were exceptional workers and okay workers, but everyone was committed to ensuring customer satisfaction and making life easier for the people taking over for them at the end of their shift. I would say the hardest part of my job was time management. Some days I would have 8-10 projects that needed to be completed during a shift (anywhere from 6-10 hours a shift). Some projects took longer than others and the hardest part was focusing on which tasks would take longer and pacing myself through the day. The longer I worked in my assistant manager position, the easier it became. The most enjoyable part of my day was working with my regular customers who came in every day. building a rapport with them made the job that much more fun for me. – less