RaceTrac Petroleum

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RaceTrac Petroleum Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
218 Reviews
3.1
218 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.  

    Very rewarding and competitive pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Pros

    Internal promotions and career development

    Cons

    Always open including all holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Experiences at Racetrac! I really like working for this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Denton, TX

    I have been working at RaceTrac Petroleum

    Pros

    Working for Racetrac has been a blast. I've met all kinds of people, worked with the best and worst. Management at my location has been pretty phenomenal. We have a great group of people at my store. Always meeting new people. The job itself is quite easy. If you've every worked in food or retail, it's a slight combination of both, but leaning toward more retail, similar to a small grocer. It can get busy, but that's when this job is at its best.

    Cons

    A few cons: somewhat higher-than-normal turnover, other co-workers constantly changing their availability, and I was part of a terrible orientation group. Just shocking at how insignificant the orientation was to my actual job outside of the TABC trainings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When we hire new hires, better ways of connecting to both current associates and new hires during orientation. I didn't feel like I was joining a team environment at orientation. Nevertheless, I have a great management team, and I believe my field trainer was pretty awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Do not compromise your goals and threshold for complacency.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Operations Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Network Operations Technician in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, Competitive goals, liberal perception, and clean environment.

    Cons

    Very conservative company in which limits career growth. The illusion of large profits is not long term. Lots of capital waste on the wrong technical devices to propagate data...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to evaluate and compensate your talent. Conservatives and Liberalists need to have a meeting of the minds on a common goal of creating an edge over competitors. If an individual have more education than the next it is disregarded as textbook. The sad thing is this company is attempting to scale based on trial and error instead of knowledge.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Not a careing company what so ever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Easy work a lot of customer service and cleaning.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't care at all, I've been asking to get off of nights for over a year now, and they told me it'll be atleast another year before I'll be able to get off of working nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees more, take consideration to what they need

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great company, but it has faults

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    • 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
  7.  

    Opportunity to Grow

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great company with opportunities

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great walk in pay

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    • 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
  10.  

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

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    • 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
  11.  

    They're always looking for a 22 22 22

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    • 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 a 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

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