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Kwik Trip La Crosse Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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La Crosse, WI

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Pros
  • Profit sharing, annual appraisals/raises (in 82 reviews)

  • They pay very well and have great benefits (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • You're allowed 2 10 minute breaks per 8 hour shift (in 13 reviews)

  • 10 minute breaks on a 10 1/2 hour shift that I maybe got to take (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for! Can always improve!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kwik Trip full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere. Always room to move up. If you’re unhappy about your current job, there is many areas to transfer to. Profit sharing. Safety and QA incentives (gift cards, cookouts at work, and prize drawings). They give you $60 dollars, two times a year for new pairs of shoes. Provides uniform. Proper training in all areas. Update meetings to keep the company in the loop about what’s going on. Has their own health center.

    Cons

    Many shifts at the departments are all over the place. Hours are not the typical 9-5. Many shifts cut into daytime/night hours which makes it hard to work with a normal schedule. (If you have kids, doctor appointments, etc) We need a lot more people hired to allow people time off and not work so much overtime. Working 6 days a week for several months to a year gets old very fast. It would benefit a lot of people if we had 10 hr shifts, rotating days off all across the board in all departments (bakery, kitchens, dairy) to help minimize overtime and ensure people are getting days off to regroup and see their families! Holidays are also rarely given off for any production coworkers. For major holidays like Christmas and thanksgiving we should be able to spend time with our families like management has the right to do.

    Advice to Management

    Consider changing from 8hr shifts to 10 hrs so people get time off. And major holidays should be given off for coworkers to spend time with their families.


  2. "Great place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Selector in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Order Selector in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kwik Trip part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, good pay, easy work

    Cons

    Three strikes and ur out

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Kwik Trip, Inc."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kwik Trip full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, family feel. Profit sharing, annual appraisals/raises.

    Cons

    Employees are worked hard in exchange for good compensation/benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Kwik Trip's culture and recognition that employees are it's greatest asset is what makes them unique and a great company to work for. With fast growth that it is currently experiencing, it would be easy for that to shy away, but it must be maintained as a focus to keep Kwik Trip competitively positioned.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kwik Trip part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Year end bonus. Meet some nice people.

    Cons

    Long hours (8-10)with only 1 ten minute break. Supposed to get 2but that never happens with customers coming in. Short staffed daily. Don't like to give full time on 1st shift even though you work the hours. Same with promoting to lead.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your hard workers if they are asking. If they are always getting scheduled over 36 hrs a week make them full time. More staffing is needed for all the cleaning and stocking that is done daily.


  5. "Perfect College Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Coworker in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Retail Coworker in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kwik Trip part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The stores I worked at were super flexible with my crazy class and internship schedules. Plus the people I worked with were great; they kept drama at home, were professional while at work, and always worked as a team.

    Cons

    Being scheduled for long (10 hour) shifts can be less than fun and hard on your feet/knees, but this happened infrequently for me and is probably personal preference.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed about what's going on in the company; it helps us/me take ownership of what I am doing.


  6. "Material Handler"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Material Handler in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kwik Trip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays extremely well for the lack of experience necessary

    Cons

    Hard to move up without 10 years of experience


  7. "Lack of Support from Upper Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dairy Operator in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Dairy Operator in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kwik Trip full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisors and mid-level managers are extremely supportive and helpful in all regards.

    Cons

    Upper management is not supportive of employees pursuing opportunities outside the company, though the company says they are. Additionally, during onboarding, they say that after 6months of working with the company, if the opportunity arises, you may be able to move to any department in the company. This is far from the case however as it is nearly impossible to move from a production position to a position in the support center, regardless of experience or resume.

  8. "Fast paced, enjoyable atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kwik Trip full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, and profit sharing. Ethical culture.

    Cons

    Hard to maintain consistent culture with rapid growth.

    Advice to Management

    Sit down with "average' coworkers in each department to listen to real concerns that get filtered out through supervisors/management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Service Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kwik Trip part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits. The people are great!

    Cons

    Upper Management can be frustrating sometimes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kwik Trip full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Profit sharing, great company growth.

    Cons

    Large amount of samples may show up without warning. Little coordination between departments.


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