RaceTrac Petroleum

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RaceTrac Petroleum Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
213 Reviews
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213 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great entry level job for students (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)

  • You will have store managers write you up for stuff that they themselves don't even do either (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, but it has faults

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager
    Current Employee - Co-Manager

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

    Pros

    The pay is great and there are incentives offered. The schedule is always flexible for associates, and there are tons of opportunities to be promoted.

    Cons

    The schedule for managers, even entry level, is not flexible at all. It is a set schedule, sick days are included but you must give 48 hours notice and have a doctor's note.
    There is some favoritism & sometimes promotions are given too quickly...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to allow for personal days, not just sick days. The support team exists for a reason, use it!
    There need to be more incentives for associates, like a small bonus even an extra 20$ per month is better than nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunity to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSC EMPLOYEE
    Current Employee - SSC EMPLOYEE

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

    Pros

    The People are very friendly
    Access to Leadership - open environment
    Development resources
    Stable, growing company
    Innovative ideas

    Cons

    Frequent Strategy and People changes
    Flexible hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the people - they make all the different. Ensure everyone lives the core values ever single day. Show store teams their value and help create development paths for every level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with opportunities

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

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility
    Great compensation
    Bonuses
    Rewarding top of operations teams: stores and up
    Family-oriented

    Cons

    Long hours
    Politics play
    On call 24-7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue observing the talent around you. There are many diamonds in the rough.
    Empower the store employees to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great walk in pay

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

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Pros

    People you meet are amazing with the right managers you can learn a lot and make career choices amongst the company

    Cons

    Some times the harder you work the harder it is to be replaced so that you can move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard work should pay off look closer at your rambunctious associates they are an asset to the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn and grow, but no work/ life balance.

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

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and try new things. Amazing access to senior leadership. Family-owned business, approachable CEO.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very little flexibility in schedule. Very hungry and competitive environment. Always felt like someone else was ready to jump and take your job or thought they could do it better than you. SSC has a very young workforce. Little value placed on experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to focus on making work/ life balance a priority. All of the younger employees will eventually have families and you will lose them if you continue to burn them out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They're always looking for a 22 22 22

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They want to promote from within and do regularly.

    Cons

    They expect everything to be perfect. Always. They want beautiful young people. They are interested. You cannot leave if someone call's out for the next shift. Doubles are always a reality. You are required to work overtime and every minute over that minimum is scrutinized.

    There are no regular pay raises, only promotions. You will be expected to take abuse from the guest without reacting in a normal manner, or else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises please. The prices for everything the store steadily rise.... why doesn't the pay?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A

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

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and easy to move up

    Cons

    Extra work for little money and no raise
    Shows no care at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A decent stepping stone towards a healthy career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent base pay. Lots of opportunity to move up. Store staff becomes very close and family oriented.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Very bad communication. Values held by company are not followed. Pay does not increase and there are no raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should look hard at the core values posted in every store, because you do not reflect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a stepping stone to something better.

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

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay
    Benefits
    Guest experience
    Always busy
    Learned a lot
    It was like working with family.

    Cons

    I could run the store like a store manager, but I was never promoted. Dealing with slackers, retraining people, manager switching, hours were terrible for a woman with 2 kids. I tried going to part time so I could go to school and my store manager didn't make it easy for me so it forced me to quit so I could go to school and have a life. A lot of favoritism with upper management and certain associates and managers, there is so much more. I would go back if I were to work in corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect for your associates, they are the heart of the company and the store. Racetrac wouldn't function properly without them so don't take what they do for granted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    So far the best job I've had after having 4 jobs

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

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Pros

    I get along with the people, but I always keep my guard, so going to work every night wasn't too bad for my because me and my associates made it fun.
    -pay is pretty good starting
    -time flies because your always busy
    - free slurpees is kook with me.
    - they give pretty good benefits after working for a year with the company

    Cons

    Trainees do a horrible job at training. So when you work with somebody new, have fun getting held back from all ur duties.
    - a lot people you work with don't really care about there job and the company is too leannit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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