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“This company makes a habit of allowing stressful conditions to happen frequently and for far too long. ”
Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Western Convenience part-time (More than a year)
You get to know your customers and coworkers, small stores, good personal environment, employee grocery advance.
No shift differential for overnights, schedules do not give proper notice, understaffed, do not start earning vacation time for a year, management will not take any action to cover or get shifts covered, breaks are not offered, time for lunch is not given, high risk of robbery and assault, standing without breaks for entire shift, high turnover rates.
Advice to Management
Managers are salaried for the purpose of covering shifts if necessary, scheduling and staff turnover should not frequently be an issue if staff is happy and sufficient. Staff is NOT meant to take on a manager's tasks or support a manager's position, a manager is meant to provide guidance and assistance to employees, communicate needs to upper management, fill any gaps in schedule. If we wanted to be paid to do your job we would likely apply, but wages do not encourage additional efforts. Hire a medium sized staff and encourage competitive hours rather than shift avoidance and overworking employees. The company will be more efficient if employees are happy and motivated rather than afraid and stressed.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Convenience (Colorado Springs, CO) in August 2010.
This was a very easy interview. The store manager interviewed me outside, and pretty much just told me about the job. At the end of the interview, she said she would send it in for a background check. The next day I was offered the job. She also made it a point to inform me that she would have an assistant manager position open (which I got, then a few months later, I was store manager).
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