Stewart's Shops Employee Reviews

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Fast paced
Sales Associate/ Cashier Clerk (Current Employee) –  Albany, NYApril 18, 2019
It is cool how fast paced the work environment is. It is always good to keep busy as well as having the store move in a fast pace. This makes time fly!
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Negative environment
Sales Team Member (Current Employee) –  Goshen, NYApril 9, 2019
There are too many tasks for each shift to complete and is expected to be completed in small time frames. The company tries so hard to play it off like stewarts isn't a dirty gas station but thats exactly what it is, they only ever allow two employees to work per each shift when at least three to four employees are essential to complete all tasks assigned in a day.
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A lot of work.
Partner (Current Employee) –  Nassau, NYApril 4, 2019
Working for Stewart’s in general is good, but that’s only if you have a friendly manager, helpful partners, and decent customers. Hours can be long or they could be too little to support you (especially if you are part-time and your hours per week are not guaranteed). Everything depends upon the shop. If you have a hard time moving around or multitasking this is not the job for you. If you don’t like scooping about 50 ice creams during warmer days its not the job for you. If you like working hard for a company that knows how to handle it’s money this is the job for you.
Pros
50% discount on certain foods while on shift, esop, friendly customers, fun and active work environment
Cons
Too many/too few hours, management plays the blame game, little communication between shifts
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Fun
Partner (Current Employee) –  Johnstown, NYApril 2, 2019
The people and customers make it a fun work environment. Everything is easy and fun to do. They are flexible with your home life for scheduling. Easy getting time off.
Pros
discounts
Cons
hardly time for lunch or break
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Fast paced
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Port Henry, NYApril 2, 2019
Employees are friendly. Family friendly environment, never have any complaints about food going bad or have complaints about gas prices being to high for the area.
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3.0
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Associate (Current Employee) –  Ballston Spa, NYMarch 26, 2019
Stewart's taught me responsibility, preparation, cleanliness, hard work, time management, multitasking, and gave me a general sense of fulfillment in my short time working there. I hope to further that sense elsewhere where I can receive at the very least, a decent amount of hours.
Pros
Held to a high standard of quality, helpful associates, generally loyal and nice customers
Cons
Insufficient hours
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3.0
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Stewart's
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Plattsburgh, NYMarch 25, 2019
As a manger, there are a lot of different tasks required of you at Stewart's. The job is enjoyable to a certain degree. Daily cash counts and audits are required. Skills required include time management, customer service, and overall awareness of the shop.
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Over worked and stressful
Partner (Former Employee) –  Dolgeville, NYMarch 18, 2019
Is not a good place to work. Is always understaffed with how much they expect you to do. They say try to take a break but most days you can't take a break due to their company styleof working. Mostly every day you can work 9 hours with no break.
Pros
Get paid
Cons
Over worked, stressful, terrible management, no breaks
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Find somewhere else to work
Corporate Auditor (Current Employee) –  Clifton cornersMarch 13, 2019
From the day I started I was judge I felt very un-comfortable. If you have family the work for the company you will be ok if not you won't last them only want some employees to succeed.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Very judgmental work environment alot of stress from old employees are not welcoming to new employee
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3.0
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Depends on your shop
Partner (Former Employee) –  Argyle, NYMarch 11, 2019
The culture of the shop really depends on the shop management. Great discounts, stuck with minimal hours. Never told me I would be dropped down below 23 hours a week because of the winter months. Some partners are really backstabbers, some are great to work with. This is not a job you are going to just stand behind a register. You must know ALL aspects of the shop which is not a bad thing, unless you have a lazy partner.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
No Benefits for part time, hours suck, pay
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4.0
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Good place to work
Petroleum driver (Current Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, NYMarch 11, 2019
Stewart's is a excellent company, they use vertical integration, the main problem is they micromanage everything, way to many people in charge they have supervisors for the supervisors and a big lack of communication where it's needed.
Pros
Esop and excelent benifts
Cons
Rotating schedule, not enough weekends off
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3.0
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Very Fast Paced
Cashier/Stocker (Former Employee) –  Cropseyville, NYMarch 11, 2019
The job was alright, nothing terrible but super busy and fast paced. Closing at my store was midnight and often times on a Friday we would only have two people for peak hours. The closing procedures are pretty much expected to mostly be done before close because you're scheduled about 15min past close (that's it) for my store. Most coworkers are nice though and the regulars can really brighten a day.
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4.0
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fun and fast
Partner (Current Employee) –  Berlin, NYMarch 10, 2019
in a typical day wait on hundreds of customers, make a lot of food and stock and price groceries. The hardest part of the job is being an opener. Everyone depends on you to get everything ready for the day.
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Do not work here!
Shop Manager (Current Employee) –  Hudson ValleyMarch 7, 2019
You will never see your family! Always on call, little vacation and upper management expects a lot. 6 day work week with 13-15 hour days, no time off from work all. Under staffed, you always have to cover shifts. District Manager and District staff are rude and not helpful. If you have a family with children this is not the place for you. If your single and want to be a slave then work here
Pros
Profit Sharing
Cons
Your never home
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Clerk
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Burnt Hills, NYMarch 7, 2019
I worked for a manager that was super caring and a great leader, but she herself was burnt out. They don't respect employees, stacking unrealistic responsibilities on two employees while asking them to serve customers as well. Paid well, quality benefits, fair retirement/stock options but did not think about employees work life. Unrealistic service goals, understaffed at all times.
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Benefits
Cons
Under Staffed
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3.0
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It honestly all depends.
Partner (Current Employee) –  Kingston, NYFebruary 28, 2019
Well first of all, some of the customers are completely unaware of how much work you have to do behind the counter. Some customers are genuinely grateful for your customer service to them and courteous to you & your coworkers (mainly the regulars) and some other customers are very rude and too demanding. I have worked every shift at Stewart’s, especially the midday shift. You are constantly making food for the customers because usually when it goes, it all goes at once.. and if you are on the register, you have to deal with over 200+ customers in an 8 hour shift. What I dislike is that you are responsible for drive offs. How are you suppose to watch over 200 people for 8 hours and watch the gas pumps at all times also? It’s impossible. Especially with only 2 partners on at a time. Severely understaffed place. I feel like I honestly work here on call even as just a partner because there is never enough employees or enough people that actually want to work. I will get randomly scheduled on a Saturday just because another partner called out for that Saturday only like 3 days prior, in other words- they expect you to pick up other people’s slack all the tine. Not only with covering shifts, but also when you work with another partner. If they do not complete a task, you will get blamed for it. It’s all “he said, she said” stuff. So sometimes, coworkers can be really cool and fun to work with.. other times like I said before, you are expected to pick up their slack. Or you could have a shift supervisor that is completely nitpicky at every single thing you do. It all depends. You also  more... get paid breaks so you’re expected to stop your break at any time to help out your coworker if the registers start getting really busy. I would never ever do this job if I wasn’t getting paid $12.50 per hour. Anything less than that to work at Stewart’s would never be worth it.  less
Pros
Employee discount, high pay, flexible hours
Cons
Very short breaks, rude customers/coworkers, expect to pick up others slack
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Not a bad job
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Schenectady, NYFebruary 28, 2019
It isn't bad, but you do more then what you're paid for in my opinion. It is stressful almost all the time after the first 3 months of you being there. At least in my experience. There is often a lot of pressure, and when you become a shift supervisor you often get out of work late. So much to do, not always enough time. Hours are often inconsistent in retail so not much of a surprise. Would benefit from making a more static schedule for employee's. Also you don't get scheduled breaks even though you're supposed too, and you don't get a lunch ever. You don't get a free anything while working there. Not even a free cup of coffee.
Pros
Discounts, Retirement Plan is amazing
Cons
No Lunch even for 12 hour shift. Only ever 2-3 people on shift. No breaks.
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3.0
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busy
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Saugerties, NYFebruary 28, 2019
There is indeed always something to do in this work environment. Great way to meet customers and work on social interactions. Definitely will keep you busy and on your feet!
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Family/employee owned company
District Manager (Former Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, NYFebruary 27, 2019
Outstanding company that is truly part of the communities that they serve. No-nonsense business approach. Any partner that is interested knows what is going on and the opportunities that are available.
Pros
Esop, compensation
Cons
can be slow to change
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Great overall experience
Partner (Former Employee) –  Lyons Falls, NYFebruary 26, 2019
While the benefits are sub par, they were offered but with high premiums and deductibles. It is a great starting job, but be aware that there is a lot expected of each partner, and a lot of high expectations and standards. Training at the location I was working was excellent, and prepared me completely. The responsibilities were a bit on the extreme side for the pay, but as a partner the benefit was acceptable. Monthly bonuses were dispersed at the discretion of the store manager in a percentage based on your Total Gross Profit of the store, not the entire company. Mulititaskability is one of the biggest job requirements, as well as the ability to work under extreme stress. This job definitely requires a strong mind, and a will to succeed.
Pros
Training, Company Sponsored Retirement, Profit Sharing Account, and Bonuses.
Cons
No set hours, long hours, stressful environment, very limited promotion potential, Extrememly high expectations.
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