The Pantry
2.7 of 5 51 reviews
www.thepantry.com Cary, NC 5000+ Employees

The Pantry Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

The Pantry President & CEO Dennis G. Hatchell

Dennis G. Hatchell

(12 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "This job is very fulfilling and offers opportunity for advancement"
    in 3 reviews
  • "free coffee and fountain drinks"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours until you get situated"
    in 4 reviews
  • "It seems that upper management does not have a clear strategy or the strategy is always changing"
    in 3 reviews
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Poor training but great access to internal opportunities.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Pantry

ProsStarting pay is a dollar higher than min. wage.

ConsTraining was poor.
Poor communication between managers.

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Avoid at all cost

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Gainesville, FL

I have been working at The Pantry full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNo education required for advancement

Cons... No education required for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementSet real world standards for hiring management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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to much risk, not enough pay!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Pantry

Prosco-workers, free coffee, nice people

Consgetting robbied. not pay worth getting shot over!

Advice to Senior Managementmake sure there 2 people on each shift!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a roller coaster ride.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at The Pantry full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe best part was the quality friends I met who were committed to making the company a success. They worked very hard.

ConsThe company leadership could not make a decision and stick with it. The financial condition of the company limited options.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake better decisions so that your employees have more confidence in the future.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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TERRIBLE

Store Manager (Former Employee)
Mays Chapel, MD

I worked at The Pantry full-time for more than 5 years

Prosalways hiring. Benefits offered, including paid time off.

ConsNo management consistency. No support. Extra human feats required.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart caring about your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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fantastic,loved the moments working there..

Associate Cashier (Former Employee)
Little River, SC

I worked at The Pantry full-time for more than 5 years

Prospeople,working with in your community .making them smile when they see your face .they will spend money everyday,a hello,a smile.customers love that

Consthe young people that don't want to work,to keep the appearance up in store.daily cleaning.something everyday can be cleaned.

Advice to Senior Managementemploy.employee that live in neighborhood of the store.community relation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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control payroll,hire and maintain associates,Inventory control,schedule,increase sales,maintain a friendly and clean .

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at The Pantry full-time

Prosmeet great people everyday,always a learning process, store management for at least 10-15 years

Consup sale to increase Sales ,always look for the best way to keep customers coming back, friendly great team Respect.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy first rule is never feel that your associate should do a job you will not do.
we always work as a team.I can do trash also.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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its been good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Pantry full-time

Prosgood pay for the job

Conslong hours because employees only get 25 part time

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep employees satisfied

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good job and good company to work for

IT Department (Current Employee)
Cary, NC

I have been working at The Pantry full-time for more than 5 years

ProsReally good people at the Corporate Headquarters. A laid back environment with not a lot of stress. Yearly bonuses with some years really good and some just okay. Yearly salary reviews and always at least some kind of raise. Quality, high integrity people and company.

ConsUpper level management has had a lot of instability. Sometimes lack of direction and leadership. It seems that upper management does not have a clear strategy or the strategy is always changing.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more competitive in fuel prices to increase volume and get customers inside the store. Get rid of the layers of mid to higher level management and some of the dead weight employees to become more efficient and profitable. Stop rewarding those who contribute less and reward those who contribute more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor Consideration of Employees

Clerk (Former Employee)
Fayetteville, NC

I worked at The Pantry part-time for less than a year

ProsMeet Diverse Group of Customers, Free Fountain Drinks

ConsPoor pay, no benefits, lack of hours, overworked and underappreciated

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees better and you'll have less turnover.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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