Thorntons (Kentucky)

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Thorntons (Kentucky) Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
11 Reviews
2.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Room for advancement, friendly environment, benefits are good, always growing company, works well with time off requests and schedule, great work-life balance

    Cons

    job can become repetitive, training can lack

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    close to home, full time work.

    Cons

    where shall I start??? We have gotten 100% in the "shops" three times in a row, yet we got 10 cent raises, no more bonuses, and our insurance was cut. The place is a gold mine, but just for the CEO. We are held responsible for thieves driving off, yet they keep the pumps the same instead of pay first, cause it's a "family atmosphere." It took a person dying, before they put another person at night for a few hours, Their is a "good ole boy" atmosphere in this company, if you aren't a boy, you are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your hard workers, and don't condone bad ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start when you are young and single.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing company, always hiring, decent possibilities to move up to SM level, fast paced, nice co-workers, challenging, excellent perks at the General Manager level and above, and an excellent opportunity to learn different areas of business.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance (especially if you have a family), mandatory 50 hrs/wk for SM and above, high stress, extremely low pay for amount time/work put in, high standards and expectations with little incentives, impossible to take vacations, only get 1 week vacation/yr until your 3rd year- then you get 2 weeks, high turnover, lack of quality staff (low pay), little chance to move up into corporate positions, politics, nepotism- so family/friends getting promoted and holding the desirable positions (especially at the corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce an anti-nepotism clause for future employees (it's good business ethics), be more supportive to SM's and GM's taking vacation. While you are at it, start management out with 2 weeks vacation a year. 1 week vacation a year is not enough for the amount to time you spend at the store. Studies have proven that a good work-life balance makes employees far more productive and efficient, because they are happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Round Lake Park, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Round Lake Park, IL

    I worked at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with people, Monthly Bonus

    Cons

    Management, lack of respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    not many cons! more vacation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture!!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Friendly Management

    Cons

    Hours are retail can be lengthy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough info

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, but the money should be a lot better.

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly management, competent co-workers, low stress environment.

    Cons

    The pay is about 1/2 to 3/4 of the local industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To stay competitive and bring in the best talent (of which there is a wealth in this city) the pay needs to much better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I was an assistant manager in Central Illinois.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Galesburg, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Galesburg, IL

    I worked at Thorntons (Kentucky) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work was stable, always new things to do and try. Business was very good, and they always have something new to try out and try to expand.

    Cons

    Staffing was somewhat inconsistant. Poor disiplinary consistency (some people will get transfered, or even fired over attitude, while others will just "not advance" and stay in place for years). Assistant managers were often leaned upon to an unreasonable extent to cover shortcomings with hiring. Very few holidays or weekends off for non-general managers, nearly impossible to utilize vacation time. The hours were bad, 50 hours mandatory, no consistancy, and god help you if someone calls in. It's you covering, guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your management staff are in fact people. Time off to be be with family and the ability to have at least one holiday off a year would be an amazing boon to morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I don't recommend this company for anyone!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Crest Hill, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Crest Hill, IL

    I have been working at Thorntons (Kentucky) part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The nice thing is they pay weekly and try to keep giving a good amount of hours!

    Cons

    Second shift has more duties to do, while first and third doesn't really do much. Needs to give a set schedule to EVERYONE not just a few people and everyone should work 2 nights a week not just a few people every night of the week. It's unfair to those who have to work nothing but nights. Schedule bounces around from week to week so a person can't get any kind of organization in life. Doesn't pay enough for the amount of work that is expected out of the employees!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a set schedule! Everyone must work at least 2 nights a week including Management. Can't use children as an excuse!! Responsible adults don't especially if they're trying to make ends meet. Don't favor just any one person. Give better training not just stupid videos to show how things are done. Hands on is better than watching videos or reading!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Thorntons Oil cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lexington, KY

    I worked at Thorntons (Kentucky)

    Pros

    Get to meet people, sometimes with employees it can be a fun workplace, management is usually easy going or laid back but not always.

    Cons

    Customers are very disrespectful, pay isn't very good, alot is expected with little compensation, horrible work hours, work by yourself on third shift, and easy for robberies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't delegate so much responsibility onto your part-time employees such as cashiers when general management doesn't do anything but "paper-work"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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