I enjoyed working at the TA. It was a great working environment and I liked the employees and managers. It was third shift and a lot of truck drivers would come in and I enjoyed helping and conversing with them.
Restaurant General Manager (Former Employee) – Terrell, Texas – February 1, 2018
Cut throat business. People at corporate level would make a $100,000 mistake and just laugh and say that they will make the stores make it up. I worked here and had upper management curse at me in front of guests and belittle you. They didn't care this was unprofessional and it was repeated.
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Monroe, MI – January 29, 2018
Employees constantly engaging in drama, nobody wants to do their job, unfairly treated, low pay, smelly truck drivers, rude truck drivers, dirty environment including cleaning urine and feces off the bathroom floor.
Pretty decent place to work. Some locations make more than others.
Truck Technician (Former Employee) – Knox County, TN – January 28, 2018
This was a commission job meaning you only get plaid what you earn. A lot of the time we didn't have lots of work and sometimes we had lots of truck waiting. I started working here thinking that I could just bust my butt and make tons of money but this was not the case. you only get the trucks that come in and sometimes no trucks come in and you make no money. Training is paid for which is a huge plus if you want to continue in the field.
Lead server. Cook (Current Employee) – Bloomsburg, PA – January 27, 2018
a great place to work, management is good and works with you, respects you. I learned a lot from travel center of America hardest part was people calling off and the management had to fill in. enjoyable part was the people I worked with and the people I met
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) – Pa – January 26, 2018
They don’t pay what they advertise, the management is horrible. I’ve had bosses that worked there longer than I was alive and didn’t know what the steering column was while replacing u-joints. I don’t recommend this place to anyone, pay is minimal, almost impossible to make commission if you’re places in a depressed area. You are forced to work major holidays, and whatever shift they want you to work.
Lead (Former Employee) – Willington, CT – January 25, 2018
I worked for 1 of the 2 restaurants here. You always worked short handed because they would cut everyone's hours down to save money. Most employees were part time because only a handful of full-time positions were open. Some weeks you were lucky to get 8 hours for the week.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Madison, GA – January 25, 2018
Lottery fast paced could of been better management I left cause it was a far drive... Checking in vendors cleaning wester union money orders customer service took care of the bar with the food kept it clean stocked
Great place to work if you are driven towards a challenge.
Store General manager (Current Employee) – Westlake, OH – January 24, 2018
This is a great place to work. The upper level management can be difficult to adjust to, and sometimes you may not know the tone or how to take them, but then again that is in every facet of life, and if you can't handle that then this isn't the place for you. A lot is expected form you, but if you are willing to make sacrifices to get the job done and adapt to change on the fly well you will succeed.
My manager, the maintenance tech was the only reason I worked there as long as I did. Great guy, great to work with, very knowledgeable about his job. Besides that, upper management was awful, employees were slow and customers were rude.
I started out as a server and left as a manager. I enjoyed working with the customers and other employees. Management became an issue. I was relocated to Lafayette then laid off due to administrative reconstruction.
customers, laid back atmosphere
lack of consistancy in management and supervisory personnel
IT Support (Current Employee) – Westlake, OH – January 21, 2018
I have an excellent manager, and that makes it very easy for me to enjoy my job. TA overall doesn't have great benefits especially when compared to local businesses and what they offer, but they do have decent benefits. The work/life balance is worth more than these benefits that they don't have, so you can enjoy your own personal time or time with family, that most jobs don't offer.