The Pantry Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. Directionally challenged organization.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Decision making was slow which caused delays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great people but company is not organized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Pantry

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people and improving their skills.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Pantry

    Pros

    customers were awesome and very delightful to serve!

    Cons

    horrible manager who would never appreciate her employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some classes to teach you empathy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. I learned a lot.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at The Pantry

    Pros

    Good company room for advancement

    Cons

    Too structured not enough hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. job

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

    I worked at The Pantry

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Working at the Pantry is good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Pantry

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great

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    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Winona, MS
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Winona, MS

    I worked at The Pantry

    Pros

    Great training videos, great atmosphere to work in. Company cares about employees.

    Cons

    Most employees were part time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. i've had a pretty god experience at pantry so far

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Starke, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Starke, FL

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

    Pros

    it has good benefits if your full time

    Cons

    not enough hours,would love to have benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure your manageers know what how to manage a store

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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