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Petro-Canada Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great customer service experience (in 8 reviews)

  • Nice co-workers, flexible hours, over all "easy-to-get-the-hang-of" work tasks (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • They don't care about employee safety, had us doing outside duties working alone at midnight (in 8 reviews)

  • hopeless management,no overtime pay no benefits and you cant use any entertaining device when working at night shifts (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Co-op Experience with Petro-Canada America Lubricants"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    PCA really cares about its co-ops. They treated us like one of the full-time staff members and gave us plenty of responsibility.

    Cons

    Sometimes, there was a lack of focus in terms of what quarterly projects interns should be responsible for.


  2. "Two and half years cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petro Canada Cashier in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Petro Canada Cashier in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petro-Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    15 percent off employee discounts and free coffee

    Cons

    Deal with to much drama get no respect or thank you from head office only hear from bosses when something is wrong no pay increases put way to much pressure on cashiers to push petro point program and make it harder on the customer and take more perks away for points

    Advice to Management

    Bring back old Petro Point program with more products available to cash in on and make it worth while for customers to use card.

  3. "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petro-Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Very organised
    -Very structured compagny
    -Rules are well defined

    Cons

    - The night shift position should not be done alone
    - Night shift cashier was my worst experience
    - The gas station computer should have a more user-friendly interface

    Advice to Management

    Require 2 people for night shifts


  4. "Great org"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GSA
    Current Employee - GSA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petro-Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good organisation to work for a starter

    Cons

    hate the retail franchisee system

    Advice to Management

    choose good franchisee


  5. "Gas jockey"

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    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Petro-Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, fun environment

    Cons

    boring job, low pay, not exciting


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petro-Canada part-time

    Pros

    Nice Manager where I work

    Cons

    Boring work where I work


  7. "G.S.A"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petro-Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Petro Canada overs some of the greatest offers any gas station can offer. Even though i have only worked there for a year now i feel like im part of a family that stands very strong. I will continue to work at Petro Canada with pride.

    Cons

    Drive offs and its held against the employee if they get to many of them we have no control over others

    Advice to Management

    Increase wage after certain period in terms of appreciation

  8. "GSA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    no benefits.nothing to tell as pros

    Cons

    rude customers.tight un necessary rules

    Advice to Management

    people need freedom to perform well


  9. "Literally worse than working in fast food"

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    Former Employee - GSA in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - GSA in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petro-Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, flexible hours, getting to eat the expired candy

    Cons

    WORST MANAGEMENT EVER. My old one was great, not a single complaint. The next manager had me quit 7 months after she took over, after having worked there 3 years.

    Head office and owner could not care less about their employees. They keep adding stuff to the workload with no pay raise or recognition. In fact they DEDUCTED my midnight premium earlier. They don't care about employee safety, had us doing outside duties working alone at midnight. So safe.

    Everyone who still works there is stressed to high heaven because they only have one person on till at a time (it's easily the busiest gas station in the city due to being by both the suburbs and off the highway)

    Staff get to hold their bladders most of their shift due to not having the time between customers to run back. You lock the door and do it anyway and you come out to a hoard of angry customers outside the door. Friday evening rush, by yourself cause head office and management think it's "doable" cause "not enough foot traffic" . Ok I guess having g to drop 600 dollars in an hour into the safe isn't enough.

    The customers are terrible, treat the place like a casino so you get that one person holding up the line which is now to the back of the store because there's only you.

    Management and head office don't take employee concerns seriously. Worked nights, had this same guy harass me constantly every night but there's nothing I could do because "unfortunately he's a paying customer"

    Longest hours ever. Two 9 hour shifts during the day and one 10 hour shift over night. THREE STAFF WORKING A DAY. it's ridiculous. The manager doesn't help out when she would actually show up on time/at all. She gave people so much grief for trying to call in sick it got to the point I would just work while dizzy and vomitting cause she wouldn't let me take the night off or become really condescending when I try.

    Management has no idea how to run the place, the store was falling apart, carwash always broken, things dont get called in for repairs because she won't let anyone do it but her, yet she never would. The inside of the store looks like garbage by noon because the only person cleaning the store is the night staff.
    Staff literally have breakdowns working because of all the stress coupled with work load, unreasonable customers and a manager who doesn't care.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE.
    HAVE MORE PEOPLE WORKING EACH SHIFT.
    HAVE. MORE. PEOPLE. WORKING. I cannot stress that enough.
    Pay raises for staff who've lasted more than 6 months, like seriously people quit that place all the time. Make that way more stressful than it needs to be job worth their while.
    Also. Fire the lady running the store and find one that can. She has no idea what she's doing and she's burning that store into the ground.


  10. "Petro Canada"

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

    I worked at Petro-Canada part-time

    Pros

    -flexible for students
    -good management
    -can have more hours if needed

    Cons

    -pay is mediocre
    -some overnight shifts
    -carwash always breaks


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