RaceTrac Petroleum Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    night manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the pay,
    the hours,
    the job already
    easy work.
    the guest can be angry at times but nothing hard to handle

    Cons

    the hours depending the shift.
    overtime is always giving have to take but the pay balances it out very well

  2. Retail sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good for retail. The managers are pretty good with making
    schedule. Promotion is possible if you want it.

    Cons

    The job is very physical. Your shoes will get worn out easily. The company can disorganized at times. Your days can be long and draining. You are always busy, which means little lunch break.

    Advice to Management

    Great managers deserve more credit and benefits from the company.

  3. Guest service associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Student scholarship program. Flexible schedule. Great environment

    Cons

    Hours aren't stable. No raises. Becoming manager is selling your life away FYI

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  5. Helpful (1)

    I've been with RaceTrac for one year & four months. I really enjoy the fast paced work environment &people first culture

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Ocala, FL

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

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

    Pros

    At my store the employees are empowered & make their own decisions as well as contributing our input of store operations

    Cons

    Do not offer scheduled breaks

    Advice to Management

    I myself have not pursued management, however those that have, feel as though they are not promoted due to lack of 'popularity'

  6. Associate

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    Former Employee - Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of variety in a day, fairly easy job, fast paced, really supportive team regardless of which store you're at, friendly environment,

    Cons

    With so many new employees coming in and sometimes switching stores when being promoted, you may have a different schedule each week and it's not uncommon that you be told your allotted work time will be moved from morning to evening or even to another day.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep the ball rolling.

  7. Very simple and easy to move up with the company.

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    Former Employee - Swing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Swing Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good for retail. If you work hard, they will consider you for an opportunity in management. Very organized and strict. Very friendly. I was hired the same day and worked for two years. Due to the little hours they give, I would consider it a great part time job. I have a best friend who started as a cashier and is now the co manager. You do not need a college degree to become a store manager, just patience and dedication!

    Cons

    Well I had a great time working there but I didn't like the little hours they gave you as a cashier to avoid paying out full benefits. Also they do not give out discounts nor breaks. You are working non stop. They take advantage of cashiers who knew how to work manager shifts so that the managers could call in whenever they felt like it.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider giving out at least 30 min breaks to employees.

  8. Fun, but you only learn how to do well at racetrac.

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun "culture"
    Fun people
    Easy job

    Cons

    20 year olds run this company
    Lots of drama
    "Succession" planning is a joke, the employee of the year get promoted quickly, then they get dumped for a younger better model.
    You will never learn the skills to work at another place. Almost all executives "grew up" at Racetrac and don't bring knowledge of other businesses
    Executives want things done quickly but won't make decisions or take any action
    A director here is basically as knowledgeable as a junior manager at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Get outside advice. Less than 400 stores in over 75 years? Over 600 people supporting 6500 employees? This place has no idea what a strategy is, much less have one. Mgmt needs to not change it's mind every 6-7 months.

  9. Guest Service Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RaceTrac Petroleum full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every day customer interaction, Great opportunity to move up in the company, flexibility to have two jobs or go to school, two weeks of vacation after one year.

    Cons

    HOURS, no breaks, poor management, over work you, under appreciated, bad hours for management, lack of respect between coworkers and management,

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and give them breaks, unfair to only get a break if you are a smoker.

  10. Helpful (2)

    lots of micromanagent in the IT deparmnt

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    Current Employee - IT Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

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

    Pros

    Private company that does not need to please the wall street every quarter

    Cons

    every day, the developers need to participate the scrum meeting to report to a project manager without any technical skills about what you did yesterday, what you will do today. You will estimate each small task how long it takes and add the hours into a system called TFS. update your hours for each small task/bug fix etc. it is lots of micromanagement in the IT department, lacking trust in employees, outdated technology. It is surprisingly bureaucratic when it asks developers to follow certain process, which does not add value, but only add tons of management work.

    Advice to Management

    try to hire the right people and then trust them. Try to reduce the non value add management work.

  11. Helpful (1)

    RaceTrac overall is a pretty decent company to work for, with flexible hours and a desire to promote from within.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They prefer to promote from within, so if you work hard enough for it, you can easily get promoted.

    Cons

    It's a lot of work in a very frustrating, fast paced environment. A lot of the members of this company are only out to cover their own behinds, which doesn't help.

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