RaceTrac Petroleum

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RaceTrac Petroleum Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
194 Reviews
3.0
194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great entry level job for students (in 7 reviews)

  • Most of the Managers I worked with where good people and fare (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.  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Pros

    Fun place to work
    I love it

    Cons

    Fun place to work
    Manger was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    RaceTrac Petroleum Response

    Nov 19, 2014Employee Brand Specialist

    We are so glad and honored you love being a part of the RaceTrac family!

  2.  

    Flexible Schedule, Needs Better care of Associates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate
    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Decent Pay
    Ability to move up in company.

    Cons

    Low hours for Part Time Associates
    They take less care of associates as far as benefits for part time positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Knowledge is Power

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about business, pay and manager benefits, opportunities to move up, culture

    Cons

    Favoritism, favors brown-nosers for promotion, politics, new policy of having mostly part time employees with hurt customer and employee loyalty, HR department needs overhaul, managers work too much and are expected to cover call-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire more DS/DM and promote within, get better people to do the hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Stepping Stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn at RaceTrac, and they help enable you with the tools to grow.

    Cons

    It's a slow moving corporation and the turnover is extremely high. It doesn't lend to a place where you'd like to spend more than a few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good For Students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gain great relationships with peers and management. Good pay for a convenience store. Very flexible with scheduling. Good opportunity to gain face-to-face customer service background.

    Cons

    Promotions can take a while depending on position. Can sometimes be more than enough work. Some management can be degrading to their staff. No Raises unless you get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be a little more personal and understand that we are all people and we make mistakes. Management training should be training, instead of throwing you in the water and seeing if you can float. During training you should learn something.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Shift Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    Its fun interacting with regular guests and making their day by anticipating their purchase. Fast paced environment, physically challenging since never sitting, always standing. Great benefits for full time positions. The company is always changing and growing and trying to stay competitive,

    Cons

    Most of the people hired are young and inexperienced, which usually means low work ethic. No meal breaks, so you need to be used to standing and moving for 9 hours without sitting and eating.Only apply if you have guest service experience and patience to handle the " Guests " that are in a hurry and usually talking on a cell phone. Alot of repetitive cleaning tasks are a big part of the shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reasonable pay and good benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    sometimes the pay (bonuses) were good.

    Cons

    working with the angry public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your managers feedback and follow their suggesions. They are on the frontlines and know what they need to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Used and abused !

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stuart, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stuart, FL

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customers, some good employees,some good managers.District managers are morons with nice shoes.

    Cons

    Unorganized company,No call no shows and no punishment unless they don't like you.Get personal pertective gear for your associates to use when cleaning bathrooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave managers in store long enough to make a diff.Be consistant with all employees.Stop telling young people they can be managers when you are not able to fullfill that you don't have enough stores to promote all the people you tell that to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Use, Abuse, Throw Away... name of the game

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay! Great benifits for management level.

    Cons

    Very cliquesh! People excelled by favoritism and not by their contributions or skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop basing success on whether or not a person is on the inside click.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Entry Manager (1 year of service)

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

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

    Pros

    Started out as a part timer as a second job and was able to work my way up to management. If you give high effort, take time to help your team improve, take on as much responsibilities as you can and are consistently reliable you will move up.

    Cons

    Some of our staff has locked themselves into positions..."lifers" won't move up due to their inaction but are too comfortable to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate more resources to training associates and lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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