Kum & Go Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pleasant and caring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Joplin, MO

    I worked at Kum & Go full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are fantastic 90% of the time. If you have a good head on your shoulders and are a hard worker, it's easy to advance. The work is easy, lots of stocking, counting, and customer service always comes first. Although it's a larger company, I actually met some of the CEO's a few times. Two of which remembered me, which was pretty cool, being in a smaller store. The store manager i worked for and the district manager (Clint) were seriously awesome.

    Cons

    Pay was not as good. In 2011 when I quit, the highest I was able to be paid as a sales manager was $9.25. I'm hopling they've raisedthat max since then. Vendors will sometimes leave messes in your coolers.. But if that's your biggest problem, as it was mine, your life is pretty much smooth sailing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose your values. With the other chains growing just as quickly, it's easy. I don't have much to say other than that, this company is really pretty solid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I would not recommend this company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Kum & Go part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I did make some friends while working there and it was a job that came when I needed it. However, we also left at the same time.

    Cons

    Don't expect much unless you are hiring in as a manager. There were a lot of people that came in as Sales Associate expecting to move up to a manager position however most left before they could get it because it can take a long time. I had manager call-in and text in with 10 min till their shift starts. I even had a manager have a couple of no-call no-show and nothing happened to them. there are double standers between the Manager and the Sales Associate position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a female I felt belittled when upper management came. Mostly from the way they talked to the females and the males. It also didn't feel like they cared that much for anyone who wasn't a manager. I was just a Sales Associate and nothing more to them. I didn't like how I felt there.

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

    It was a lot of work at a very fast pace.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Ames, IA

    I worked at Kum & Go full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offered insurance as well as had a 401K if you are a hard worker they also had plenty of opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    The pay was not very high for below general manager positions for how much work was done. They overwork employees quite a bit and the management itself often lacks necessary training or skills required of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training for all employees. Also raise the base pay as it is not very hard for how much is expected of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kum & Go

    Pros

    Called me back a day after applied, manager was nice and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Everything was prerty good,

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work! Sales manager 4 years!

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Ankeny, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Ankeny, IA

    I worked at Kum & Go full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customers are the only pro to working here!!

    Cons

    I worked at K n go for over 4 years.. I worked over 60 hours a week at times and dedicated everything to becoming a GM! My co-workers and customers loved me and I knew my store better than anyone! They keep hiring dimwits from outside the company with NO RETAIL experience at all to be GM's! I finally quit when they expected me to change my schedule when I have been with the store longer than any of the other employee's!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within!! Time on job should play a big role! This company is going down the drain !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stay away!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Kum & Go full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are about 250 employees in the SSC (corporate office), plus 30 more district supervisors - but there are no africain-Americans, no Asian-Americans and only one Indian IT guy. It is an all white workforce. Additionally females that get hired all look good in tight clothes. The workforce is dominated by White Males much like successful work places in the 1950's.

    Cons

    There is no privacy, Senior Staff reads employee emails. The "great place to work" survey and 360 surveys are not confidential and carefully reviewed. The Leaders are always spying for Senior Staff and often use their phones to tape conversations.

    There is no work-life balance, you will be on-call 24/7, and the only "family" that matters is the owner's family, no one else matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all know the owner drives a Ferarri, has a private plane, and flaunts a private art collection. We know the Sr. Staff drinks expensive wine and goes on extravagant vacations that they call a strategic meeting SPS. I wish they would quit lying and admit the rest of us do not matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    they will get sued!~

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kum & Go

    Pros

    great team , I mean us (pions) down at the bottom..

    Cons

    they are worse then hitler....I now know how the slaves felt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are well aware of the petty theft that goes on d/t such poverty salaries....however how does 1 person get charges and NO others?? does it matter I'm a female and the last two employees that got fired for the same thing I did , did NOT get charges...mngr is a male..district manager's a male..hhhmm.
    Also, for those managers that think they can talk about personal stuff about an employee...to anyone...you're mistaken!

  9.  

    Too many changes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kum & Go

    Pros

    Family owned company, pretty competitive compensation.

    Cons

    No chance for advancement once at GM level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the people running your stores have more knowledge about the business than outsiders from other non-gas station companies

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Johnston, IA

    I have been working at Kum & Go part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The manager is supposed to work 54 hours a week, but he does not like to work that much, so there is a manager around, so we don't have to do that much.

    The pay s not great, but the inventory system is terrible, so most people grab a free carton of cigarettes, beer or a bottle of liquor a couple times a week as our bonus program, I hear this happens in most stores.

    Cons

    It can really boring and there are no raises. There is a salary matrix that is made by corporate, they are really cheap so you will always be working alone at night, I don't really like that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a white haired SSC Executive that lives nearby. He always comes in drunk and buys beer. He always acts like a jerk and complains about the pizza and the food. He really thinks he is special. With management like that, I see why the company is having sales problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    sales manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Joplin, MO

    I have been working at Kum & Go full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the pay is decent, they are very profesional, care about their company.

    Cons

    i worked for a manager that took advantage of people liking over time and would have her assistants run the store and work 15+ hr shifts bc she didnt want to work her 54 a week. yeah the pay was good when payday came around but it was a everyday thing. so i quit if i was running a store making 20k a yr and she dont run it and makes 50+k a yr something is wrong! got put into the "pipeline" and was offered a store and after i took the test and applied for the possition the manager threw a fit and said that she wants to be able to find another assistant before i transfer....2 yrs later i was still a assistant! no good......not at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please dont take advantage of your employees....if you see they have potential to be something in this company let them move up and shine!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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