The Pantry Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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The Pantry President & CEO Dennis G. Hatchell
Dennis G. Hatchell
25 Ratings

Pros
  • This job is very fulfilling and offers opportunity for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • It's a job and you get paid weekly (in 4 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. Before Merger

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Pantry (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy commute
    Friendly co-workers
    Nice offcie environment
    Free coffee and soda

    Cons

    Medical insurance is high deductable
    Can be difficult move
    Inconsistant management style

  2. Directionally challenged organization.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some people really care about doing good work. Once found, good work can be pushed through the system. Some departments are stacked with good talent as well. My department was one of them. My manager and director were fantastic hard working people willing to do what it takes to help out. Random merchandising perks are a plus.

    Cons

    Slackers are allowed to stick around instead of being fired. Some VPs have no clue about the work their department actually handles. This creates a disconnect between the office workers and Executive Leadership Team. Overall communication is poorly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a direction for more than 6 months. Change takes time. Provide the correct tools workers.

  3. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Pantry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Department is great!!! Great people

    Cons

    Wouldn't recommend, Management is terrible, in fact horrible

    Advice to Management

    Get new ones

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  5. Manager, IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sanford, NC

    I worked at The Pantry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people had a teamwork attitude which made getting things done much easier.

    Cons

    Decision making was slow which caused delays.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate strategic direction to all levels to make sure the right things are focused on.

  6. Great people but company is not organized

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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 The Pantry

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and nice working environment

    Cons

    No room for growth, lack of career path planning, unorganized and overall company has poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and improving their skills.

  7. cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Pantry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    customers were awesome and very delightful to serve!

    Cons

    horrible manager who would never appreciate her employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take some classes to teach you empathy

  8. I learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Manager, District Manager, Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Manager, District Manager, Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Able to move up quickly. Went from assistant manager to district manager in five years. Decent benefits. Great training from upper management

    Cons

    Long hours. Holidays were spent here. No respect for loyalty. Just recently bought out by a larger company and many changes are coming.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is horrible. When someone is loyal to you please be aware that you should respect that. I grew a lot and I thank you for the opportunity you gave me. I watched a lot of people lose their jobs.

  9. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at The Pantry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company room for advancement

    Cons

    Too structured not enough hours

  10. job

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    Former Employee - Management in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at The Pantry

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

    Pros

    Working with the public, pay pretty well, Benefits are good

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations of employees sometimes. As a management employee you are expected to be on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Their main concern are the numbers not the relationship with staff.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your staff. Treat them like they are people.

  11. Working at the Pantry is good

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

    I have been working at The Pantry

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, great work life balance dependent on what department you are in

    Cons

    Benefits are not ideal along with the lack of initial company training

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