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Updated June 22, 2017
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Arch Aplin III, Don Wasek
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Pros
  • Good pay, reliable place to work (in 27 reviews)

  • Great pay, slightly flexible hours, managerial staff is nice enough (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • No breaks, you sign away all your rights to one when you start (in 26 reviews)

  • You don't get a lunch, you get what they call a moment which is only one 5-10 minute break for a 8 hour shift (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "50+ employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Jerky Sales Consultant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Jerky Sales Consultant in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Buc-ee's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great attitude
    Great training
    Lots of fun
    Good mix of employees
    Super clean

    Cons

    8 hour shifts without breaks

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to accommodate your more senior and dedicated employees...mats, stools, etc.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Maintenance/Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wharton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wharton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Buc-ee's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, and paid time off. Great people to work with. Requesting time off was fairly easy if requested enough in advance. Always worked around college school schedule as well. Also allowed students to leave and come back to work as semesters and summers went on.

    Cons

    Don. He's a terrible owner, seems like he always knit picks at you for the little things. Beaver isn't bad though. && Lots of secrecy between upper management. Also 5-10 mins breaks through 8-10 hour shifts. Very strict on simple rules && the lack of communication through upper management is horrible. There are too many boss's. One will tell you to do one thing and another will come and tell you the exact opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all employees including management are on the same page with everything.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The good and the bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gift Associate in Terrell, TX
    Former Employee - Gift Associate in Terrell, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Buc-ee's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and customers, benefits/pay.....always busy so you are never bored. Loved my co-workers..... miss them terribly

    Cons

    Management at particular location is lacking in done of the departments..... sometimes its grueling work on your body..... and new policies prevent the management to do less work..... Which is what I loved about or managers..... They helped out with a smile and treated us as equals almost until these new ridiculous policies of standing in a box and not move from it during their shift came into place..... tough schedule to follow and don't post it in advance as they are suppose to.

    Advice to Management

    When you say you would like feedback don't dismiss what is being said by them or talk over them because you don't like or agree with what's behind brought before you!!!! You lost several great employees because of it.... and in turn we lost a great job or should I say left a great job.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No sitting down..for 8 hours"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Buc-ee's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for the job and $ 2.00 more per hour if you work the graveyard shift. You can make $16 an hour.Free cup and drinks

    Cons

    On a 8 hour shift you can never ever set down!!! You have 5- 10 mins to gobble up your lunch. But you better not set down while you are eating it !!!! Everything has to be done perfect or you will be fired. While I was working there i asked people how long they have been working there...and mist had not been there a year and the few that had been there longer were talking about quitting. This must tell you something. It more for someone who just wants to make some money but doesn't need to depend on a job. Also expect to drop at over $100 on certain kind of shoes, belt, kaki pants and you must buy Buc ees shirts and wear undershirts. Also you must check your schedule everyday. Because it can change. There will be weeks you work 7 & 8 days straight.You will get 2-4 days off but not always together. It can be a very fast paced job.No pay raise unless everyone gets a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bragging about firing people while in orientation and stop firing people at the drop of a hat. Be kind to everyone after they get hired not just before.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "High School Mentality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Temple, TX

    I have been working at Buc-ee's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay
    Double pay on holidays
    Free drinks

    Cons

    Favoritism
    If you do your job well they just have you do everyone else's job while they just stand and talk. Hard workers get more work and the ones that don't get praised.

    Advice to Management

    Get both sides of the stories. Just because you're a manager does not mean you are always right.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Deli"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Luling, TX
    Former Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Luling, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Buc-ee's full-time

    Pros

    I worked there for almost 5 years, never seen any pros

    Cons

    Management is terrible, Do not know how to treat employee's , lots of favoritism , If your late more then 3 times you fired..
    OK they fire 3 employees, after their 3rd time...Then you have this one person been late 42 times. Still their , seen it done he's late they will go into computer and fix it for him...
    VERY POOR MANAGEMENT, LOTS OF DRAMA GOES ON
    They do not care one bit about an employers. They can't keep help

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employer's with some respect. .SMILE, Be happy, care about them


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Incredibly strict, but great pay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Texas City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Buc-ee's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Coworkers in the Deli were great.
    Hours were stable
    Double pay on holiday, but you have to work.

    Cons

    Strict dresscode
    Micromanaging
    No sitting at all on shift.
    No breaks, you sign away all your rights to one when you start.
    5 minute "moment" to eat.
    NO DISCOUNTS
    Huge amount of food waste and none of the employees were allowed to take any of it.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees take home old (4 hours) food. Or donate to a shelter. We have hungry people in Houston and the amount of good food that get wasted is STAGGERING.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Team leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Texas City, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buc-ee's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Will always get 40 hours, double pay on holidays, easy money, free drinks while working, accruing PTO, you can cash out your PTO or just take time off. Scheduling is great!

    Cons

    5 min lunch breaks. No phone usage, can get overwhelming sometimes, a lot of favoritism. 3 lates and you're fired.

    Advice to Management

    No more favoritism please! Smile more! Praise us, dont only get mad when we do something wrong, team leads should get paid more since we do more.


  9. "Okay Job for Students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Buc-ee's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for students (holiday pay is doubled, overtime, paid weekly), good working atmosphere

    Cons

    Can't sit down, short lunch breaks, only 3 shifts to choose from (overnight, 6am-2pm, 3pm-10pm)
    Management tends to show favortism


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Buc-ee's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quick money, if you just keep to yourself you'll be ok for a little bit.

    Cons

    Everything else,no breaks, no room for advancement unless you know how to brown nose.

    Advice to Management

    Remember it's a gas station and don't treat the employees like they don't mean anything.


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