Western Convenience

Western Convenience Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
3 Reviews
2.2
3 Reviews

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  1.  

    It a great place to learn!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier, Internal Auditor, Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Cashier, Internal Auditor, Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Western Convenience

    Pros

    Flexible
    You learn a lot about customer service
    You learn about how a corporation works
    Other Employees are usually fun

    Cons

    Corporate and Managers are hardly on the same page
    Some Managers are lazy - seen most stores
    Benefits
    Drama
    Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus on the employees more, the office is not as important as the people that run the stores

  2.  

    This company makes a habit of allowing stressful conditions to happen frequently and for far too long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Western Convenience part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to know your customers and coworkers, small stores, good personal environment, employee grocery advance.

    Cons

    No shift differential for overnights, schedules do not give proper notice, understaffed, do not start earning vacation time for a year, management will not take any action to cover or get shifts covered, breaks are not offered, time for lunch is not given, high risk of robbery and assault, standing without breaks for entire shift, high turnover rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are salaried for the purpose of covering shifts if necessary, scheduling and staff turnover should not frequently be an issue if staff is happy and sufficient. Staff is NOT meant to take on a manager's tasks or support a manager's position, a manager is meant to provide guidance and assistance to employees, communicate needs to upper management, fill any gaps in schedule. If we wanted to be paid to do your job we would likely apply, but wages do not encourage additional efforts. Hire a medium sized staff and encourage competitive hours rather than shift avoidance and overworking employees. The company will be more efficient if employees are happy and motivated rather than afraid and stressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Customers are great, job is great, the company is not.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Western Convenience full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Customers
    Other Employees
    Great place to learn about how a gas station works.
    Good for a short term job (less than a year).

    Cons

    Corporate Drama
    No Communication between corporate, DMs, and stores
    Tons of Miscommunication
    System would constantly freeze up
    Bookkeepers at corporate don't know what they are doing
    Horribly run company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better between EVERYONE at corporate. Corporate needs to communicate to stores better. DMs need to communicate to stores better. Multiple times I was told by one executive to do something one way, then 2 weeks later another executive would come in and scold me for doing it that way. Communication is key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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