The Pantry

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor training but great access to internal opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Pantry

    Pros

    Starting pay is a dollar higher than min. wage.

    Cons

    Training was poor.
    Poor communication between managers.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ineffective, disorganized, and unstable

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

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

    Pros

    Most people are cordial; Some of the IT projects are interesting; Health insurance costs are modest for mediocre coverage

    Cons

    HR cannot be trusted; Legal dept exists only to make sure managers are protected from their abuses (like forcing employees to work off the clock); Most ineffective IT group I have ever worked for; Took 8 years to upgrade their ERP system and still can't track costs to the item level; Installed multimillion dollar fuel pricing system that resulted in the worst fuel sales in company history; Installed multimillion dollar time clock system that doesn't work; Took several years to install POS that works in only half the stores; Also they only pay lip service to SARBOX controls (audit nightmare); Management doesn't listen to nor do they care about the employees; Bad employees and managers are often protected by legal team- Innovation is discouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT management needs to be completely removed; Senior HR management needs to be completely turned over - Biggest need is to listen to the employees!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Avoid at all cost

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

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

    Pros

    No education required for advancement

    Cons

    ... No education required for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set real world standards for hiring management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    to much risk, not enough pay!

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

    I worked at The Pantry

    Pros

    co-workers, free coffee, nice people

    Cons

    getting robbied. not pay worth getting shot over!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure there 2 people on each shift!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a roller coaster ride.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better decisions so that your employees have more confidence in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    TERRIBLE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mays Chapel, MD
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mays Chapel, MD

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

    Pros

    always hiring. Benefits offered, including paid time off.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    fantastic,loved the moments working there..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Cashier in Little River, SC
    Former Employee - Associate Cashier in Little River, SC

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

    Pros

    people,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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employ.employee that live in neighborhood of the store.community relation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at The Pantry full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    its been good

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

    I have been working at The Pantry full-time

    Pros

    good pay for the job

    Cons

    long hours because employees only get 25 part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees satisfied

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good job and good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Really 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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