Love's Country Stores

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Love's Country Stores Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
79 Reviews
2.2
79 Reviews
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Tom Love
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Profit sharing if you make past 7 years (in 7 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, Opportunity to move up (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • You don't know that when upper management comes if if you have a job when they leave (in 10 reviews)

  • Salaried employees see themselves as far superior to hourly employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The good, the bad, and the very, very ugly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Love's Country Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, generous benefits package, generous yearly bonus (depending on your department and/or management), free fruit for all employees, free soda, coffee, and tea in break rooms, volunteer and community involvement, huge yearly holiday party for corporate employees, sports and event ticket giveaways, wellness incentives and activities, corporate on-site gym and cafe, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Don't be dazzled by the fancy corporate offices, shiny facade, and cute heart logo, this place has serious problems that run deep. After all, it was formed and is still run by an owner who started the company by buying a little gas station in Watonga, OK in the 60's, but forgetting to buy a permit to buy gas. This is unfortunately the same manner in which this multi billion dollar company is run today. The place is overrun by worthless middle management, project managers, and business analysts who are nothing but a bunch of snakes. Watch out for the PM's and BA's- they will use you for their needs, be your best friend, and then throw you right under the bus. There is no room for advancement for the average Joe or Jane, no matter how hard you work your. You can advance if you are part of the "club" or a cute girl in a tight skirt. Communication with management is non-existent. Emails go completely ignored. Countless meetings are held at all times, yet nothing is ever achieved. By the time a new system is implemented and barely running, it is outmoded and another is being purchased to replace it. It is extremely hard to communicate with other departments. Absolutely no praise for individual achievement is given. Do not expect any praise or encouragement of any sort. You will work your tail off and may make decent money, but you will pay for it with the effects of stress on your health. The HR department is a joke. Don't ever expect to get anywhere with a complaint. Racism and sexism run rampant. Personally witnessed two black coworkers being racially discriminated against numerous times. Sexual harassment is commonplace. Salaried employees see themselves as far superior to hourly employees. I witnessed HR talk down on hourly employees stating that they aren't the "difference makers" in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can all middle management, BA's, PM's, and start fresh. Do something about the discrimination. Remember to "buy the permit", i.e. cut all the crap and fat and run it like the multi-billion dollar business that it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too little is given for too much expected.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The truckers that come in are amazing people and fun to talk to, other customers are generally nice, and fellow employees are great.

    Cons

    The pay is FAR too low for all that you're expected to do. Don't expect sympathy, and don't expect that you'll be getting any pats on the back. Even despite all the work they pile on you, it seems as though there's always something that you can get in trouble for not doing. Also, turn-over rate is incredibly high due to this, and the training system is very poor, leaving you hanging out on a limb to figure out many things by yourself. Also don't ever expect to get off on time, because with as much work as is piled on to you, and with so little employees in general due to high turn-over rates, you'll have extra to do even at the end of your shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put so much on the shoulders of your employees. I understand you want the biggest "bang for your buck", but hire a bit more help so that we're not left rushing around, trying to get everything done while at the same time giving exceptional customer service. It would be easier to keep employees if they were not paid so little for so much work, or if there were more than two employees actually working at a time, which would allow for each member of the team to focus on specific tasks.

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

    total mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time

    Pros

    great customer interaction, good benefits,

    Cons

    poorly run, treat employees as if they are disposable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't do it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I truly enjoyed the job and the people I worked with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Broken Bow, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Broken Bow, OK

    I worked at Love's Country Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere was always good and you always met new people.

    Cons

    You have to be able to handle the rush and multi task.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    High paced work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time

    Pros

    If you like to smile, do well in your duties, then you will rapidly move up ladder.

    Cons

    The stores could use more production hours as some employees are stretched thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the employees that have worked their way up the ladder know all aspects of the job, and that they have a family too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Canton, MS
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Canton, MS

    I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good company, if everything is going great you have 3 days off a week

    Cons

    too many bosses
    changes almost daily
    sometimes the Gm is clueless
    can be over whelming
    tire care is a major challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a little more clear with training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Encinal, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Encinal, TX

    I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, very good training, Great benefits, great bonus program, recruiting bonuses, great culture, take care of customers they will take care of you!

    Cons

    work so many hours in a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, we need more LOVES STORES!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tuh!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuel Desk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fuel Desk in Houston, TX

    I worked at Love's Country Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meet different people, paid weekly

    Cons

    Over worked under paid, management sucks, no teamwork, they let truckers talk crazy to you. No room to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. Care about your employees. Help out. Practice teamwork as much as u preach it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved my co-workers as well as my managers.

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    Former Employee - Fuel Deask Cashier in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Fuel Deask Cashier in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Love's Country Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They work with your schedule and are very understanding of your home sitiuation.

    Cons

    You have to deal with some irate truck drivers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Racist

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Department in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Computer Department in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Love's Country Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None, The only good thing about Loves is they have snacks out for you to eat free of charge all day long.

    Cons

    Upper Management cares nothing about you and HR is scared to help! SAD,SAD place to have to work! They really discriminate against blacks. They need prayer.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let all employees do private evaluation on upper management no names. The poor employees are so scared they will lose there jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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