RaceTrac Petroleum Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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RaceTrac Petroleum CEO Allison Moran
Allison Moran
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Pros
  • The pay is competitive compared to other entry-level jobs in similar stores (in 7 reviews)

  • Its a fast paced, fun environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management changes frequently with no time to see results of plans in place (in 12 reviews)

  • Store Managers are very inexperienced (in 8 reviews)

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  1. asscociate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Night Shift Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Night Shift Leader in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hrs and training. Paid vacation after a year. Promotes within

    Cons

    Sometimes promotions aren't given to those who earn it

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right ppl


  2. Procurement Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and young atmosphere. Great place to work after college and beyond

    Cons

    None, great place to work


  3. Fun experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and keeps you on your feet

    Cons

    Can deal with irate customers at times


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  5. Great Learning Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about retail very quickly.

    Cons

    Decision making is not rapid.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be bogged down in details.


  6. Helpful (2)

    definitely not a career but, it will get you through school

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly pay, free coffee, you get to meet a lot of different people everyday. That is pretty much it.

    Cons

    The only way to advance is to kiss the right butt no matter how hard you work, coolers are very cold, most managers are very lazy,

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference between a leader and a boss. Your managers are good bosses but, terrible leaders.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Prefers politics to directness

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good and the company is growing quickly leading to opportunity for the right people. If you prefer to talk about the great job you are doing to actually executing and making the company money, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    -Company claims that one of its guiding principals is "Prefers directness to politics", but they do not stand by this. Anyone that speaks their mind is labeled as negative unless they are toeing the company line. -No pay raises for store team members, management or associates in over four years. -The company would rather see you fail following the procedures drawn up by someone in an office, that has never worked in a store, than succeed by thinking outside the box. Once again, you will be labeled as negative if you suggest altering the procedure to work in the store.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to have core values and leadership qualities they should be actively practiced at all levels


  8. Store Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its truly what you make it. If you work hard, build relationships, and develop yourself there's a wide range of opportunity for you. Its one of the few companies I know of that you can progress as fast, or as slow, as you like. But you have to be reasonable with your expectations and have patience. You're not going to start as an associate and be a store manager in a year. That's just not reasonable.

    Cons

    Long days and long hours on your feet, minimal time to eat (most days you will have to eat on the move, if at all), managing people that may have very little, if any, real work experience (will need a lot of patience here), work/life balance can be a challenge depending on your store and store team. The weaker team you have, the more you will have to compensate with your free time until you develop your team.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Canton, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting pace and interesting people

    Cons

    Unable to work without red tape

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees do their job without fear of reprimand.


  10. Great Entrepreneurial Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RaceTrac provides many opportunities to grow, develop, and gain responsibilities early on. The people are its biggest advantage and the culture is amazing. There is a great work life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is not always the most you could get, but they make up for it in other ways through a flexible work environment and great opportunities.


  11. Marketing Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really fun, work with community and help others.

    Cons

    Little pay, a lot of driving. No company veh. My car is beat up daily driving 300 miles a week. No bonus and

    Advice to Management

    Need to be compensated on same level as regional team.



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