Work is fun for the most part, some managers need a better attitutde
Cashier (Current Employee) – Oklahoma – February 27, 2017
I love working for this company.
Most of its employees are nice and easy to work with. Most of the managers listen and help with in questions or concerns. Job security is not the best.
The best thing and sometimes a hard thing is helping and dealing with customers. The hardest thing is coverage.
No breaks, little coverage, and very little benefits.
I love the culture of this company the majority of customers are nice and make the job easy, some don't. But no matter what I always have a smile on my face. Doing so allows myself to have a good attitude and shows my customers I care.
Raises every 6 months
No Breaks, standing entire shift, not enough employes to help cover.
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – Sioux City, IA – February 2, 2017
A typical day at work would include an 8 hour shift with only about 3 people in the store tasked with time sensitive deadlines. Management was hyprocritical and did not pay fairly, promised automatic seniority raises that weren't given to certain people, or they would try to get out of giving them. Absolutely no sick days, even with a note usually, as they were no people in the store to cover. A cashier might have luck getting a day off
Property Manager (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – February 1, 2017
Watching for illegal Activity, party's, dealing drugs, ete.. Calling Vendors for Maintenance issue's. Small Maintenance issue I handle. Learned a lot about the do's and don'ts of Property Management. Overlooking the 6 plex, the house had a early 1900 look to the inside front entry way, separating the stairs to the apartments. And with all the different people from all over the United States and the world. Made it a culture shock. I think the worse thing about the job was, giving someone a eviction notice to move out. But? The best part about the job is, watching a family move in. After being without a home for a while and seeing the smiling faces as they enter there new place of residents
General Manager (Former Employee) – Grimes, IA – January 19, 2017
As a general manager you are expected to work at least 50 hours a week. Essentially being on call for 24 hours a day can be a drain and a pain. But the salary was fair, and the monthly bonus potential was decent. The company seemed to put more emphasis on profits than they did on people. Which meant that stores were left to be covered by a single individual most times. This leads to an overworked, and under engaged employee. It also seemed that the corporate office was incredibly out of touch with what it takes to successfully operate at the store level. But for the most part the job was fun, the company culture embraced and for the most part encouraged it. Surrounding yourself with a like minded staff, and decent regulars made the day better as well.
Productive enviroment, although rapidly changing associates.
Manager (Former Employee) – Gypsum, CO – January 3, 2017
With this occupation I learned great management skills such as ordering, hiring, inventory, customer service, the conducting of other associates and more. The environment was productive and could be fun although the job was still accomplished daily. I believe the hardest responsibility that came with the job was providing efficient work within the daily schedule.
For managers: Benefits such as medical and dental.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Iowa – March 18, 2017
K&G has been very good to me. This is my 2nd go around with this company. The first was great until a change in management resulted in a serious personality conflict, that ended up forcing me to quit. This time, when I went into my interview I was honest about how many days a week I could work, and which days I was willing to work. They understood and have accommodated me quite well. I was hired for exclusively overnights, and find that even though the other shifts tend to slack off on floor work (cleaning bathrooms, changing trashes, mopping, stocking cooler, etc) it is still a good job and a decent living. That said, this job is not my family's only income, and if it was, I would definitely be in a bind. The pay is ok, but not great, and the shift differential only runs from midnight til the end of the shift in the morning.The benefits are not great, and are very expensive. Living in a small town limits your job choices however, and this is one of the better places to work. Management is great at my store, but could be a little less nice and a little more stern in regards to discipline. The customers are the best part of the job, and it's great to have regulars come in and get excited because you remember what kind of cigarettes they smoke, or what their &Rewards number is so you can apply their points without their having to do anything. Overall, I enjoy working there, and I'll be sad to leave once I get my degree and find a career in that field.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Story City, IA – January 2, 2017
There are a lot of opportunities to advance. Only 6 months in I was offered a position as Sales Manager, which pays around $10 starting in my area. After a year, General Management (which has a starting salary of ~$40,000) is a real possibility.
General Manager (Current Employee) – Greeley, CO – December 24, 2016
As a General Manger you work long hours. Being a 24/7 365 days a year business I am required to fill in any shift that needs to be filled. Overnight shifts are the hardest when my normal schedule is 5am-3pm.
The most enjoyable part is the interactions with my customers. Most come in to the store daily on there way to work.
A typical day starts out doing the daily books/banking paperwork. Followed by reviewing the overnight shifts check list of duties to be preformed. Coordinating the days priorities with staff to ensure tasks are completed on time and adhere to company policies.
I learned to manage my time more wisely while trying to run a business with many areas of focus. Fuel pumps, kitchen, inventory, and daily reports sent to corporate offices.
My co-workers/employee's are part of my family and I try to treat them as such. It takes a team to be successful.
This has been the toughest job at the General Manager position I have had. I have a great group of other GM's in the area to rely on for help when needed.
Running a successful 24/7 business. Bonuses available based on your performance.
Enjoyed the job liked the customers enjoyed being a part of a group of people working together with a goal of smooth running clean store.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – January 14, 2017
Most of the managers are helpful when life changes example..I was my mother's caregiver for 3 years till her death. My manager always helped when emergencies came along. Luckily there were few but he and those I worked with always stepped in when the need arose.
Pto, health insurance 401k support from supervisors
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – 3104 University Ave – December 28, 2016
This is an easy, entry-level job with the most important skill being patience. The typical day is fairly monotonous with the exception of a few good regular customers (if you're lucky). The worst part of the job is typically cleaning the restrooms. As far as Advancement opportunities? hahahaha
Regardless of what my Bachelors degree was in, I was still not respected or compensated appropriately.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – August 23, 2016
A typical day is fast paced and always on the move. The customers on average come in spurts. So preparing in between is crucial because we had to be prepared for a big wave. Depending on the time some customers were cheery and some were not so keeping a smile on our face was intentional to make everyone feel positive. Management was great and there to help along the way with everything. Co-workers were amazing and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was not knowing what to expect in a big environment and that anything could happen at any time in that type of work place. The most enjoyable part was actually being on the move and always having something to do.
Customer Service Sales Associate (Current Employee) – North Little Rock, AR – August 13, 2016
typically I come in on days that we receive the freight and put that away and then work the front at check out or do other clean up and restock of items needed to the supplies. I love meeting the repeat customers that like it when you remember them. Management was changed in May and the previous manger was a lot more helpful and never negative to the staff. I try my best to get along with everyone, but there are always negative people in every situation and we have to learn how to not let those people get you down. Hardest part of the job is working in the sub zero and milk coolers. It's too cold in there. The most enjoyable part is helping a customer and then them making good comments to the management staff about me.