Circle K
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Easy going at times but can get stressful due to high volume of customers at random times along with difficult customers.

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Working at Circle K is nice most of the time but no matter how much effort you put into your job you'll never get told that your doing well or to keep up the good work. The only feedback you'll ever get is if you did something wrong or if something has to be done a different way which is quite disappointing. Managers & Supervisors haven't got a clue what to do & how to do there jobs, usually always clash as one wants something done this way & the other a different way so no matter which way you do it, it'll always be the wrong way in someone's eyes.

Pros

Free water & Coffee but that's about it.

Cons

Finish at 11 & in at 6 the next morning
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Love working for Circle K

Love working for Circle K and will continue to grow with leading company! Great benefits. Very supportive colleagues across all departments! Company very proud about private brand and always invest in new projects and concepts.

Pros

Meal allowance
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Straightforward but unengaging

Worked for about a year in a Circle K in WestmeathBusy area accommodating high traffic Often minimally staffed so at peak hours would be quite under pressure to not make a mistake, produce food etc.Nice coworkers and pleasant local managers.The upper management and regional managers are absolute plonkers and you're best to be off work when they're around.Night shift got a premium rate so you could work 32 hours and get the same net pay as 40 hour gross.Constant ridiculous surveys and "trainings" you have to do - most of which don't make sense or aren't relevant due to them being based in America.
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Fun and easygoing

Long hours but not too bad. Fun staff who made the job seem less stressful. Sometimes can get busy at deli but overall, okay job. Working tills looks much better

Pros

Discounted food and free water

Cons

Long hours
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Not good to work for

Circlek Managers all time you will get annoyed and giving out by manager no matter how hard you work secondly if you payroll problem manager will tell you solve it by your self
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I don’t like working here anymore

Please do not get a job at circle K. It is not a good company, you will not be appreciated for your hard work and you will spend most of your time wanting to leave the company
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Tiring

Overworked and underpaid. Hours will get cut whenever they feel like it. Managers expect loads to be done in a short space when also serving customers. Give out of something small isn't done. After your 6 month probation everything changes.
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God experience

Good place to gain experience but be prepared for a constant flow of customers gathering in store as its always packed, staff are great to work with all sound people.

Pros

Good hours

Cons

Long shifts
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Every day something new to learn

Too much tasks, staff are underpreasure, super busy place to work. It would suit to person who likes always keep himself busy. Rude customers on daily basies.
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Stressful and bad management.

Minimum wage to work till and make food at the same time. Management leave a massive list of stuff to do and expect every single item to be done regardless of how crazy busy it is. Wage is the same no matter how busy the site is. Which is ridiculous. Management honestly dont have a clue. Even the area manager is clueless. Always making suggestions that actually hinder the site like 1 bin on the forecourt instead of 4. Tbinks it will save money but staff end up emptying the thing 8 times a day. Absolutely zero sense. If you enjoy having a social life id strongly recommend against circle k. Youll be called in on days off, asked to work morning, evening and nights, always understaffed (staff turnover is very high, i was with the company 2 years and easily seen 25 people come and go. Honestly just stay away unless you're desperate

Pros

€3 sandwich and 4c per litre discount.

Cons

Stressful, poor management, poor pay.
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Fair

The job is fair. You have to work very hard but are treated fairly by management. No slacking. It's a quick way to lose the job. There is a real sense of team and people look out for each other. Management vary but most are kind and understanding.

Pros

3 free drinks, reduced lunches, good pay on Sundays, parking, etc.

Cons

Hard fast paced work
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Toxic

Stay clear from this company . Management are horrible and stressful. No regard for human life. I am lucky to be alive. I got the most stressful of my life
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Lazy Co workers/stressful

Even though the pay is good it is a very stressful job especially the night shift the managers want to do you everything in the shop they leave you a big list that just can’t be done in within the hours you work. Morning staff just don’t help out the even staff. You get a ear full when everything isn’t done on the list. On your day off you always get a text to come in. I could go on and on but On less you like a stressful job then stay away.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

To stressful
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Fun workplace

Fast peace environment , flexible schedule Night pay fairly ..good training for staff but poorly management staff that could improve a lotRecommended
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Mixed

It has its ups and downs as any job, if you're up for it, then you'll be fine but if its a small site, it gets quite boring as you can only do so much when it's quiet as it's so small
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Productive and fun workplace

Great for a first job, fast pace, meeting new faces and helping customers on a daily basis is rewarding. The manager is also fair and approachable which is a bonus.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Long hours
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Bad Management

often on your own anywhere between 1-5 hours. little to no training provided for supervisors/managers which means they don’t know how to treat staff.no work-life balance at all.only ever told what wasn’t done perfectly and never praised for going above and beyond.
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Slow pace at times quick at others

Awful pay, understaffed and called in often on days off, management was awful not paying staff for all of their hours and lying about the amount of annual leave earned, the staff were nice but management couldnt get worse than when I was there.

Pros

Tiny discount and fuel and free bottled water.

Cons

Understaffed and called in constantly on days off.
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Productive and alright place to work.

Staff and management where I was at least, were great.Very supportive, and understanding and got on well with all. Pay is ok, for the type of work undertaken and its about the norm one could expect in a similar position elsewhere.

Pros

Discounts

Cons

Unsocial, irregular shifts
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Bad

Bad place to work. Understaffed and stressful. No work life balance and you will only get paid the minimum wage. It's only getting worse with time....
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Ok enough

Grand as a step between job hours were alright and benefits could be better. Location wasnt great as only 1 bus so car would be definitely needed long term, was bit rough area but not the worst
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2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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