Kwik Trip Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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Kwik Trip President and CEO Don Zietlow
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Pros
  • "Profit sharing is always awesome to get at the end of the year(in 134 reviews)

  • "good pay, very flexible scheduling(in 54 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours lots of lifting long drives(in 29 reviews)

  • "Only 2, 10 minute breaks for 8 hours of work(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Owners Bad Leaders

      May 5, 2021 - Guest Service Leader in Somers, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits 40% company wide profit sharing Vertical integration

      Cons

      Constantly understaffed Not enough training for new employees

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Extremely frustrating

      Mar 9, 2021 - Food Service 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free soda/coffee, piece of fruit. Often great coworkers, end of year bonus

      Cons

      Where to start. Company itself doesnt care about you. Unrealistic goals for food production - which is how staffing hours are generated. Individual store leaders and managers might care, but their hands are tied as far as giving employees the tools necessary. Constantly understaffed for what is required. So many duties and expectations, but Kwik Trip doesn’t want to staff people to get everything done. Pay needs to be better for what is expected, especially food service. You’re constantly hauling around the kitchen trying to get things done and put food out, but no matter what you do, it’s never enough. By time staff gets used to new products, they add more and more products and duties on top of already-stressed workers. Kwik Trip expects perfection and maximum sales but refuses to give the proper tools in order to make it happen - nor will they compensate you more, even if you’re having breakdowns at work because the stress. Look, it’s a retail job. Most of the time, I can punch in and punch out, get my stuff done and leave. Often times though, you get reminded of the issues plaguing the company and get frustrated. If you’re easily angered by corporations, don’t work here. If you don’t really care and want to just get your hours and leave, you’ll probably be fine.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Honestly not what you think

      Apr 7, 2021 - Guest Service Lead in Cottage Grove, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The end of the year bonus is great and helpful, not terrible pay for a gas station

      Cons

      This is a company that expects you to give your life to working for them. Ive experienced and witnessed racism and sexism. They make it super hard to advance theyre also really quick to bring in disciplinary action without looking into an incident or seeing what actually happened. They don't hold employees responsible for what they do or say, history of bullying, impossible to get fired so lots of people who dont pull their weight or who say/do not okay things get away with anything. Great for a white male, bad for anyone else. Behaviors and comments were brought up to HR who then did nothing. Someone blatantly called an African American co worker an extremely offensive term twice and nothing was done but offer the african american coworker to transfer to another store.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Accommodating and Fun

      May 5, 2021 - Guest Service Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced, fun people, accommodating environment, excellent pay as well as annual bonuses

      Cons

      Tends to get quite busy, can have high-pressure days

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for and grow with! Family owned and great atmosphere.

      Apr 20, 2021 - District Leader in Des Moines, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Growth opportunities, Great pay and benefits, fun working environment where you get to work hard and meet a lot of new people.

      Cons

      Not many - people that do not want to work hard should probably look for something else.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Part time job

      May 4, 2021 - Shift Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good pay, autonomy, advancement opportunities

      Cons

      coworkers quality varies, a lot depends on individual management at a store location

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      May 3, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company culture is amazing, everyone is so welcoming and glad to have you working.

      Cons

      The hours are a bit difficult to handle.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It was meh

      May 4, 2021 - Guest Service Coworker in Willmar, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was decent Everyone was close They seemed to genuinely care about their employees breaks were paid

      Cons

      very short breaks, only 1 20 minute for an 8 hour shift on your feet A LOT Management sometimes took awhile to respond

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      OK!

      Mar 21, 2021 - Assistant Food Service Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + some part time benefits + pretty good full time benefits (both high and low deductible plans offered) + decent pay, tons of over time offered (see cons: constantly understaffed) + safety is a high priority + they try to have a positive work environment + rapidly expanding. They're going to be all over the northern US very soon, IMO

      Cons

      - only two 15 minutes breaks per 10 hour shift. Cannot leave. No breakroom, you get to sit amongst backstock on a folding chair - extremely hard on the body. I'm under 30, not overweight, and in shape, but standing on hard floors 10 hours a shift messed with my feet/back - obviously need to work holidays. pretty much all of them. often weekends as well, depends on the store - extremely fast paced, often understaffed or under trained, which makes things stressful - constant (CONSTANT) calls to fill shifts. If not your store, nearby stores.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 30, 2021 - Asfl 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced, good opportunity to grow

      Cons

      Not enough staff for kitchen

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