Petro-Canada

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Petro-Canada Reviews

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Petro-Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Participative Management
    Very receptive to staff opinion
    Excellent team members

    Cons

    More development courses for the busy staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Two and half years cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petro Canada Cashier in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Petro Canada Cashier in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Petro-Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    15 percent off employee discounts and free coffee

    Cons

    Deal with to much drama get no respect or thank you from head office only hear from bosses when something is wrong no pay increases put way to much pressure on cashiers to push petro point program and make it harder on the customer and take more perks away for points

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back old Petro Point program with more products available to cash in on and make it worth while for customers to use card.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of work to do single handed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Casher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Casher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Petro-Canada full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cashier,fun going customers,enjoy sales and customer service.Very good part-time job especially for students.

    Cons

    Everything I'm responsible especially for shortage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep another employee too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Place to start work to get experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Services in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get more experience dealing with different kind of customers

    Cons

    Everybody is in a kind of rush. Customers are in a good mood most of the time, but a few of them not and start to fight with GSA for nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With all the stress a GSA has during his shift, it's better to offer a good compensation and extended dental and health care benefits at least.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    More than meets the eye!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Petro-Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly management, as many hours as you want, 50% shift discount on A&W food, mostly great customers. Shifts are fast paced and fly by. If you aren't afraid of work and like to keep busy this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Don't let the job ads fool you, this is not a "cashier" job. You will be a cashier, a stock person, a janitor, a coffee barrista, a snow removal team and more. Advertised as a minimum wage cashier job, there is much much more involved and it is hard work. Expect heavy lifting, bending, scrubbing (The truck stop locations have very large public washrooms and private showers for truck drivers) Snow removal in the winter is also part of the "cashiers" responsibility. All side walks, filling areas and pumps (front and back) are to be kept clear at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think new hires should be made more aware of just how much work is really involved, I believe this would help reduce turn over. Also as a "minimum wage job" responsibilities are a bit overwhelming. Perhaps breaking up the positions such as cashiers, cleaners, maintenance would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Poor and inadequate behavior from management and owner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GSA in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - GSA in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lol you're kidding me.

    Cons

    NO BREAKS, no safety training, if you get less than 100% on a secret shop, you get suspended for 5 days without pay. No communication between management, owner and employees. Owner needs to stop asking female employees out on dates. Company has no compliance or regards for employee standards, so us the employees suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to the labor board and do your homework before acting out on your poor judgment!

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

    Rough and tumble, wacky and wild

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Minimal supervision, hours are usually available, free coffee, small discount for in store items, learn how to deal with customers good and bad, learn how to remain calm when multiple robbers "know" you can open the safe, learn how to deal with work induced post traumatic stress disorder

    Cons

    Minimum wage, ZERO breaks, high risk, often very busy, no benefits, no work-life balance, management doesn't care as long as the money is rolling in and it shows, mystery shops used as a disciplinary measure (against the recommended use as stated by their mystery shop contractor, Market Force), replacement employees often don't care to show up and you have no choice but to stay and work a double shift, minimal opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule a second employee for very busy sites (not holding my breath), offer better wages and benefits (not holding my breath)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Petro-Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and training, good career opportunities

    Cons

    After merger with Suncor, culture shift was very apparent and not necessarily for the better

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Customer Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stable Place- Communicate with different levels- Promote different products - Not far from my house- Co-operation team spirit

    Cons

    Looking to Improve my social life through a company that had good repetition

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard worker, dedicated and problem solvinb

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full time job and good communication with customers

    Cons

    Bad customers and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To manage the job in more professional way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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