The Pantry Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. store manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training was easy to learn. Job is easy to do. Lots of paperwork.

    Cons

    Being in charge of unruly backwoods women with attitude and a general manager that wouldn't let me do my job and fire them is mainly why I left

    Advice to Management

    I would find a way to boost moral and motivate the employees and also extend the drug screens to the cashiers.


  2. Pantry - CircleK

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Administrator III in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Network Administrator III in Sanford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team. great management group.

    Cons

    recently sold to Alementation Couche-Tard, Parent company of CircleK


  3. manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Pantry full-time

    Pros

    close to home, nice pay, friendly customers, paid time ans a half on holidays is nice. well the 3 they do pay you

    Cons

    not so flexible hours, no lunch hour, getting punished for things you didnt do is no fun at all. long hours to cover shifts when other employees dont show

    Advice to Management

    to keep a good team you should respect and show pride in the employees that you do have, dont bully and take advantage of them


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  5. Manager - Corporate Support

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sanford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prior to the purchase/merger was a strong company with good support for employees.

    Cons

    Merger destroyed the team mentality. Well over 50% of employees were either cut via layoff, or saw the writing on the wall and bailed.

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck to the Circle K management. Hopefully you will notice soon that people take pride and ownership when their value is acknowledged. Stop pushing costs back on the employees and rebuild the teams.


  6. OK

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Camden, SC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Camden, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the store where I worked, you usually got the shift you wanted.

    Cons

    Too many people tried to be involved when you were asking for days off.


  7. Pay is terrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Pantry full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the crew I worked with but it was really hard to keep the good help due to them never getting raises that they all deserved

    Cons

    The pay and the way the upper level management doesn't care about the "little guys " at all. This company has forgotten who it is that really makes them all the money and its not the person sitting behind a computer at their corporate office


  8. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  9. Not the same

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sanford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Pantry (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team work was average at best

    Cons

    Company was acquired and a lot of seasoned employees released


  10. Petroleum Construction Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Petroleum Construction Manager in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Petroleum Construction Manager in Cary, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  11. good company

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

    I worked at The Pantry (More than 3 years)

    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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