The Pantry - Unhappy former employee | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for The Pantry
There are newer employer reviews for The Pantry

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Unhappy former employee"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - District Manager in Charleston, SC
Former Employee - District Manager in Charleston, SC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Decent pay. Some good people to work with.

Cons

Short term thinking dominates the company. They keep making a one size fits all for corporate decisions. The decision makers are not held responsilble. Store and district staff are blamed. There is a distinct adversarial relationship between the office and the field. Region Directors are generally better at politics than actual operations.

Advice to Management

Listen to the field sometime. Stop running good people off.

Other Employee Reviews for The Pantry

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Office Employee Underpayment Is This Company's Policy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization's flexibility of working with your work -life schedule.
    Openess to accept new ideas as well as implementation of those ideas. The company's processes and procedures are outdated and they now realize to remain competive they must incorporate a higher caliber employee.
    Overall respectfull work enviroment especially now that a new CEO has arrived.

    Cons

    The company makes it a practice to under pay/compensate their employees regardless of performance. If you are thinking about becoming a part of this organization negotiate salary, benefits, and vacation upfront.
    Software, policy, practices, and procdeures are outdated even though now there are trying to come into the present.
    A lot of the managment aren't as knowledgable in their field as they should be.
    The company handbook is too open ended. Alot is left to managerial discretion which opens the company to neopotism or favortism issues.

    Advice to Management

    Fairly compensate your employees to retain your talent versus talented individuals using this organization as a temporary lay over until something better comes along.
    Human Resources needs to create a real handbook and don't leave so much up to managerial discretion.


  2. "In the trenches"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offered employment when I was laid off from my previous employer (in sales).

    Cons

    Takes over your life: constant schedule changes, poor communication starting from corporate and within each store, started a training system but still no continuity from store to store, insurance is sub-standard requiring the pay of $1500 out of pocket- on top of rather high weekly premiums- before paying for even a doctor visit (which is difficult when working for less than $10 per hour!)

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together before you sink the whole ship! We need to become more competitive or we will all lose out.

There are newer employer reviews for The Pantry
There are newer employer reviews for The Pantry

See Most Recent

Work at The Pantry? Share Your Experiences

The Pantry
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or