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Circle K Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
243 Reviews
2.7
243 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I liked the fast paced environment (in 11 reviews)

  • You get weekly pay and time and a half on most holidays (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Clearly upper management does not value their employees personal time (in 17 reviews)

  • Part time employees get maybe 29 hours at federal minimum wage (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    everyone is so nice and professional

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Circle K

    Pros

    shifts are so flexible and paid training.

    Cons

    work is the same everyday and you have to be nice to customers who are rude sometimes but that's nothing anyone with a 3rd grade emotional maturity level can't handle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more, promote more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Circle K

    Pros

    Fast paced, well paid. sharp learning curve

    Cons

    60 to 70 hours per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain talent with rewarding performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circle K

    Pros

    Company provides a challenging enviroment

    Cons

    The workload is enormous at all levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    As Expected

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Portland, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Portland, IN

    I worked at Circle K part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    + slightly above minimum pay

    Cons

    - workload; consistently understaffed to help reduce costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Best Market Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Circle K

    Pros

    If you like a fast paced environment

    Cons

    No work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the management and employees

  7.  

    OK job to have if you need easy money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Circle K

    Pros

    Pay is every week, and you get free thirst busters.

    Cons

    Long 8 hour shifts, with no break & standing all shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic even making rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Marion, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Marion, OH

    I have been working at Circle K part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Extra pay for working holidays. Christmas Club, life insurance from day 1. 401k and vacation pay at 1 year.

    Cons

    Questionable work ethics. Slow wage increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lie to your employees. Listen to local management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Store manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Circle K

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, depending on the market manager you write your own schedule

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about you, easy to get burned out, no communication, over worked,normal to go months without a day off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company 5 YEAR EMPLOYEE REVIEWER. Have worked at multiple stores and trained for every shift.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Circle K full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regular Yearly Raises and increased raise amount based on how well you perform
    Paid vacation and increases every couple years, and it is equivalent to how many your average hours worked is. So example since I have been here so long I get 3 weeks vacation if I work 32 hours a week then I get 96 hours for vacation
    Room for promotion
    Don't listen to that other review saying they change district managers. I have had the same regional and district manager this entire time.
    Easy to transfer stores
    Easy to learn
    Easy to do the work if you are not lazy
    Hard to get fired
    Some customers are awesome
    1.5x pay for holidays and OT
    Managers will usually try to work with you. Especially if you are respectful and help them as well.
    Consistent schedules
    Great for training. Managers and employees will work together with you and accept calls when they are not at work to help you solve a problem you run into.

    Cons

    With any retail job the customers are horrible. But since you work in a gas station you are basically less that dirt if you work in a higher class neighborhood.
    Managers sometimes will not work with you(but come on people....they are your boss and you are not in charge of them)
    Mandatory to work on holidays if the manager wills it so it is fair for everyone.(pro/con)
    Not allowed to have OT (but it sometimes happens)
    They refuse to give us any protection around the register area such as protective panes even in bad neighborhoods. They say the panes will make customers not want to come in....which means they care more about profits than your safety
    Not allowed to fight back against a person or robber even if they hit you first (you will get fired)
    Strict money control but makes sense...it just makes customers mad.
    Bland work. A list of 40 things can be done in a matter of an hour. And you do the same things every single day.
    Bosses virtually never quit.
    There are some bad managers out there but most are pretty great.
    There is employees as with all jobs that will constantly pretend they are perfect and talk about people behind their backs.
    You are being constantly watched on camera. Everything is recorded 100% of the time including audio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about customers not feeling safe in a bad neighborhood. It is a bad neighborhood and they already know it. Most customers are actually appalled that we don't get to be protected or carry a firearm. Protect your employees with bulletproof glass at the very least with a good door to enter the register area(speedway has no problem doing it and they are doing just fine). The people who work third shift put their life on the line for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Plenty of hours not enough pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Circle K full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get great hours, you learn very helpful skills for other jobs.

    Cons

    Not enough Pay to compensate for overtime or amount of work put in,
    I worked a 48 hour week with 8 hours overtime and only made 280$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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