The Pantry Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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The Pantry President & CEO Dennis G. Hatchell
Dennis G. Hatchell
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Pros
  • Paid weekly, meet cool customers/coworkers/managers from other stores (in 4 reviews)

  • Decent pay, and had I personally had a great District Manager and Regional Sales Director (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours because employees only get 25 part time (in 6 reviews)

  • Underpaid, impossible to find decent employees that want part time, very small labor hours given to employees, rude customers, no personal life (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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

    I have been working at The Pantry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great other than the retirement part. ItaIta

    Cons

    Work at least 50 hours a week but you always work more.

    Advice to Management

    Give more positive feedback than negative all the time.


  2. Petroleum Construction Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Petroleum Construction Manager in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Petroleum Construction Manager in Cary, NC

    I worked at The Pantry full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great young talent and lots of folks who've been in the game for a long time with lots of experience to share. Departments were like family. Everyone worked well towards the goals set forth by management. Nearly all goals would be met. Probably the best boss I've ever worked for. Very work/life balanced, and management truly believed in family first.

    Cons

    Pay was not high, but wasn't low either. Company was purchased by Couche-Tard, and very large percentages of every department in the corporate offices got laid off after the merger. New ownership put new responsibility on each of those who were retained, giving everyone far more responsibility in areas that were previously handled by someone else, or a different department entirely. All expenses are now out of pocket with reimbursement (construction permits, travel expenses, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    To the old management, thank you. To the new management - Lean on VP/Director level management to give the retained employees some relief. The quality of life and morale has taken a hit.


  3. good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at The Pantry (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Advancement quickly good company able to evolve

    Cons

    Short staff lack of help need ppl

    Advice to Management

    Schedule enough staff when there's a ride through


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  5. No Direction

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

    I have been working at The Pantry full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great team members that work well together.

    Cons

    No direction or very little direction that changes on a whim that waste resources and money. Good 'ole boys club culture. If you are in the club you will be promoted outside of your experience or education to higher positions in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that culture, technology, benefits and pay need to keep up with the current requirements.


  6. Executive privilege

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at The Pantry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provided with company care and expense account. Lodging, when in reason, during travel was not questioned. Hampton, holiday inn express, was the usual accommodations. Geographically diverse and allowed for relocation if you were interested.

    Cons

    While being told need to tighten expenses Locations literally not being allowed to buy toilet tissue. Millions of dollars being paid to keep executives from quiting.

    Advice to Management

    Change was inevitable. Can't speak to current situation as the company has been purchased by circle k. I have heard good things about the circle k company.


  7. District Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager/Market Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - District Manager/Market Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at The Pantry (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for until it was sold to Circle K

    Cons

    Training to understand Circle K has been lacking


  8. Kangaroo Employee

    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mineral Springs, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mineral Springs, NC

    I have been working at The Pantry part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice hard working staff members

    Cons

    No set hours everything is here and there work


  9. Wonderful company as a whole

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Pantry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    depending on the specific department you work for, you have great support from management

    Cons

    depending on the department you work for, some departments are back laid and relaxed, others are uptight and strict


  10. Great Co-Workers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at The Pantry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Co-Workers and Support Staff at the corporate office

    Cons

    Downsizing and long days. Travel can be more at times.


  11. Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Management in Cary, NC

    I worked at The Pantry

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

    Pros

    Great for allowing new ideas

    Cons

    No appreciation for good employees that produced great outcomes. right to work state and management will fire you "just because" regardless of your impaction the company's overall bottom line. I would stay away from this company

    Advice to Management

    Make sure action taken toward employees is truly reflective of their individual performance



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