Kwik Trip Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Kwik Trip President and CEO Don Zietlow
Don Zietlow
102 Ratings

Pros
  • Profit sharing, higher than average hourly pay, the Zietlow family rocks (in 25 reviews)

  • Also all employees including part time employees receive a year end bonus check (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • too much drama between co-workers ,store leaders showed alot of favortism (in 7 reviews)

  • wages, long hours, lack of humility by some in management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. All about the co-workers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Leader in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Store Leader in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Kwik Trip full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    KT has high expectations of its co-workers...and pays for the best!
    Very competitive starting wages (recent across the board $1/hr raise for hourly co-workers. Starting wage at my store is now $10.70/hr)
    Access to insurance benefits
    401k after one year
    Company share 40% of its pre-tax profits with EVERY co-worker

    40% Pretax profit sharing

    Cons

    If you don't want to work for your paycheck, this is not the company for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Assistant Store Leader 2.5 years with Kwik Trip

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Leader
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Leader

    I have been working at Kwik Trip

    Pros

    Great training and hiring process. Above average co-workers and an environment that allows you to be your best and encourages growth.

    Cons

    Some of the same good old boy politics that occurs in most businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful with co-workers who have been passed up for promotion on why, give them guidance on what to work on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Best company in the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Kwik Trip full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and caring attitude the best

    Cons

    None with this awesome company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Leader in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Leader in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Kwik Trip

    Pros

    I enjoy the team atmosphere, they really do care about their coworkers. Pay is not bad for what you do. There is a lot of room to move up in the company.

    Cons

    The work can get repetitive and if you work with unhappy people it creates an unhappy environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your coworkers when they do their annual reviews on management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Decent job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kwik Trip part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Zietlow family is awesome. Stable job, always going to be around. Can move up in company without schooling but will take a few years.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance. Expect a lot out of employees. Profit share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kwik Trip part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. They are a small family company and you can feel it. It feels like they really care.

    Cons

    It is a retail job so you deal with a ton of crappy customers. Most days everything you have to say makes you feel like a robot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think less emphasis should be put on the possibility of secret shops. It is constantly hanging over your head.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Expects too much for a convenience store.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Coworker
    Current Employee - Guest Service Coworker

    I have been working at Kwik Trip part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good benefits
    Profit sharing at the end of the year

    Cons

    8/9/10 hour shifts with no breaks
    Constantly on the move, no time to stop and rest
    With a million things to do, it's hard to get everything done
    Too much expected of us employees
    Favoritism
    Inconsistent schedule
    Working too many days in a row (up to 8)
    Don't know what to expect coming into work, i.e. could be a total mess with nothing done, and I'm expected to clean everything up plus do my work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. If people aren't happy, things don't get done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to work with flexible hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Owatonna, MN

    I worked at Kwik Trip part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great staff, great end of the year bonus program.

    Cons

    Went through a long management change period which was hard to get used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Place To Work. But not if you are lazy.

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    Current Employee - Guest Services Co-Worker in Oregon, WI
    Current Employee - Guest Services Co-Worker in Oregon, WI

    I have been working at Kwik Trip

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and loyal customers who appreciate them.

    Cons

    Too often the forced up-selling at the register may seem annoying or uncomfortable for both the workers and customers.

    There has been no standardized structure to carry out all of the many tasks expected of coworkers according to company policy procedures in such a way they can be performed in a timely manner. This results in much of the work left behind for the next shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have every store share how they carryout all of their duties or system of doing things step by step to compare notes in order to find the most effective methods anyone has found for getting everything done properly as per company policy and legal codes. For example when to do and when not to do certain jobs, and in which order they should be done to achieve the most productive work environment. Otherwise cutting corners tends to run rampant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great to work for a family-owned company that cares about it's employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Selector in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Order Selector in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Kwik Trip full-time

    Pros

    Pay isn't bad, family-owned, profit sharing, safety-conscious company

    Cons

    Lots of hoops to jump through to get the job done, paperwork on top of paperwork. Huge disconnect between the needs of coworkers and the wants of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions seem to be given almost exclusively based on seniority rather than qualifications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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