Kwik Trip Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
100 Reviews
3.6
100 Reviews
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Kwik Trip President and CEO Don Zietlow
Don Zietlow
82 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Profit sharing, good pay for job,Great benefits even for part time (in 22 reviews)

  • Also all employees including part time employees receive a year end bonus check (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management way out of touch with staff (in 5 reviews)

  • low pay, coworkers that don't want to work hard (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Tomah, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tomah, WI

    I worked at Kwik Trip part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great company benefits fun work experience

    Cons

    a bit cliquey sometimes frustrating between shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    many problems between shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoyed weorking with the people

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    Former Employee - Retail Co-Worker  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Retail Co-Worker in La Crosse, WI

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

    Pros

    Working with the guests and I had great coworkers. I used it as a college job but there is potential for working up in the company with little or no post high school education

    Cons

    They are very focused on selling food. Their is high gross margin on food so I understand but where I worked we had many regulars and were surrounded by fast food chains that offered better food so we struggled selling food which unfairly effected our payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It felt like unless you knew someone in the corporated office your chances of moving up were limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty much the same environment as retail

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    Current Employee - Assistant Food Service Leader
    Current Employee - Assistant Food Service Leader

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

    Pros

    they start with a little better pay than other retail or food service jobs. the bonuses are widely talked about.

    Cons

    there are no lunches, even on an 8 hour shift. they can schedule you for 7 days in a row with no time off, due to their two week rotating schedule. the work is much harder than most retail or food service, and the expectations are very high for sub poverty pay. no employee discount, sub standard health insurance. they are one of the companies who cut their employees hours so they wouldn't have to pay for health insurance. the pay is based on time there, not on effort or performance. lots of petty politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management doesn't have much to say. the company president and his family make all of the decisions. but i would tell the president that all of the talk about ethics, etc., doesn't cut it much with the average employee until he pays a decent wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, decent pay for a gas station

    Cons

    Management takes itself way too seriously. At the end of the day, it's still a gas station.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, Retail management gets away with too much.

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Kwik Trip full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family owned, you're not a number, great bonuses for all employees.

    Cons

    ALOT OF DRAMA! Management will pick favorites, large income gap between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your retail leaders a bit better. I could list several occurances in which I watched a member of the management stray from the core values. I would say that is your biggest enemy at this point, you have built a great company with a spotless reputation. It would be a shame to watch people continue to drag it through the mud.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work pays off

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    Former Employee - Retail Cashier  in  Cross Plains, WI
    Former Employee - Retail Cashier in Cross Plains, WI

    I worked at Kwik Trip part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay
    great benefits
    helpful employees
    understanding supervisors

    Cons

    hard work
    rude customers
    lots of trash

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I have been working at Kwik Trip

    Pros

    flexible hours and time off, good while in school

    Cons

    little advancement opportunities beyond shift lead even if you finish school

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader  in  Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Owatonna, MN

    I have been working at Kwik Trip part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For the pros for Kwik Trip, I would have to remain neutral

    Cons

    It is definitely not a steady schedule environment. Plus they do not watch what some of their DL's and Store Leads do behind their backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a very demanding job for your shift leads. We all know you make enough to start paying your employees that much more...especially with the massive growth of this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good job

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Former Employee - Shift Lead

    I worked at Kwik Trip full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good employee bonuses, plenty of staff for good coverage, excellent full and part time benefits.

    Cons

    Had one awful manager out of several great managers. There was no system in place to fix this. He was later fired though, I just didn't make it through that time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Family company, treats employees fair

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    Former Employee - Large Pull Order Selector  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Large Pull Order Selector in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Kwik Trip part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kwik trip treats their employees very fairly. Employees are paid very well. Also all employees including part time employees receive a year end bonus check.

    Cons

    Working in the warehouse can be hard work. It is often very hot in the summer. Must be prepared to work hard, however you are paid for your hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management was great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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