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Speedway LLC Chicago Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Speedway is a good place for people who enjoy working in a compact and fast-paced environment (in 52 reviews)

  • Great benefits for those who stick with the company (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be tricky (in 36 reviews)

  • No breaks work alone managers don't work weekends (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Nice benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northlake, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northlake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Speedway LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Just keep promises that you make


  2. "Not a bad place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Speedway LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The higher managers are pretty nice to work for and they give you clear expectations and compensate pretty well

    Cons

    Staffing is always short thanks to recruiting. Training programs are meant to be standard but arent.

    Advice to Management

    Take charge of your opportunities and be prepared to work. Set expectations for your employees right away.


  3. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Speedway LLC part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - fixable Hours
    - Everything is Straight forward

    Cons

    - Too hard to get a bones
    - Too much to do within limited time and staff

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of hours per week per store


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked. Underpayed."

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    Former Employee - Gas Attendant in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Gas Attendant in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Speedway LLC part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job to get into.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Low pay. Break times - you're only allowed one 30 min break during a full work day and you don't get paid for it. Fast paced - you have to be on your toes especially when there are long lines of customers!

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect newcomers to learn the job quickly and don't berate them if they make mistakes, especially when they're newly hired.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you want to be used and abused good place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Speedway LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Literally nothing. Don't know how to fill 20 words on how awful this place is.

    Cons

    Poor pay, expected to work 50 hour minimum a week and not possible to take vacation days when you need to. They don't work with you at all

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and open your eyes. Every time you abuse your dm she abuses the people below her. It's a trickle down effect that may seem like nothing but ends up with 5 Co managers in 2 years in one store when the real problem clearly isn't them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Training Store General Manager in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Training Store General Manager in Orland Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Speedway LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay for those with minimal education (i.e. HSD or GED). Good 401K benefits.

    Cons

    No upward movement. Very discriminatory with promotions. No end to the harassment of increasing production, regardless of circumstances outside of store's control (i.e. weather, construction, system outages, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those who stick around and stop hiring college kids for upper management positions.


  8. "2010 Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Cashier in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Cashier in Elgin, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Speedway LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, as long as you come in willing and ready to help customers then you'll love and enjoy work at Speedway. I was fortunate to meet some amazing people who turned into family.

    Cons

    My experience may be different.
    I was a nursing mother who just got back to my old job from maternity leave and had to deal with rude and disgusting remarks about pumping. It got the best of me so I gave up nursing my baby because of it all. I was young and had I known better i would've reported it.

    Advice to Management

    Speedway has Maternity leave, why not think about adding a safe and comfortable room for your nursing employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career, learned a lot very fast."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Speedway LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They develop a good program to get you started. They spend time setting you up with people who have a lot of knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    The training is great after you start but not a lot of further development is given to you to develop you any further.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Shiftlead"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Frankfort, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Frankfort, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Speedway LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great people,sometimes people would put in a good work performance word for me.

    Cons

    Terrible company only 20 mom breaks after working 7 and a half hours to 8 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Train your management right and you'll stop losing workers.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Valparaiso, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Speedway LLC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Managers get paid pretty well and the manager and cashier bonuses were good. Good managers to work with and we're always willing to help when needed.

    Cons

    I watched several managers get fired for unfair reasons. District managers were telling these managers what to do and then firing them later for it. I watched a lot of favoritism between district managers and managers and in between the q&a inspector and managers. I worked for Speedway for 16 years and I quit on my own because you don't have job security or feel like anyone cares above you. In all our district meetings they would tell us to call when we had questions, only to be made to feel stupid for calling. Managers have to do all painting inside and outside...and we were told if we couldn't get it done within our hours we were to come in on our own time and do it. Managers are on call 24/7 and you are expected to work all uncovered shifts even if you have already worked a double. Your personal life does not matter.

    Advice to Management

    Just do the best you can. You won't always pass REA and FQI. Don't trust all DMS or managers.


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