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Worked as a supervisor for 1 year gained a lot of experiences from open the store to close the store .great opportunities .I loved to work in CircleK till inexperienced store manager came to store.
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Fun place

not the worst place to work in . goood ahours shifts minimum pay nice collegues good for stundets not for a long term job overall i thinks its good
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it's a club and you ain't in it.

Typical day at work ; co workers stand around on their phones while you do everything and then are questioned the following day as to why X,Y and Z wasn't done. Biased workplace. Bad management. Depends on the site. Choose where you apply to very very carefully. .site 1 is heaven where you'll enjoy your shift, site 2 is hel on earth that will leave you questioning how you ever tricked yourself into applying. Really changes per site no two ways about it. Ill say it again, be very careful where you choose to go. Some sites would make the dole look attractive.


Free lunch is about it the only pro realistically.


No teamwork, unfair workloads, unrealistic expectations
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It wasent bad at all

What is the best part of working at the company?The company is good and can offer you a lot What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Manager and his decision when less sales happen he will give you extremely less hours What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very nice friendly and helpful. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Alright not too much work but everything else is very well
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Fast paced

Decent pay but unbelievably understaffed, 7-3 working day Monday to Friday which was very desirable, overall a great place to work would highly recommend for under 25's
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Productive and fun workplace

Typical day at work is cleaning , serving customers . I learned how to deal with difficult situations working here . Hardest part of the job is dealing with horrible customers and standing for long hours at a time . Most enjoyable part is working with fun people who encourage you to keep gooing .


Discounts on fuel and free certain food + drinks


Timetable is only given to you at a short notice, Work isnt always fairly divided between workers
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Good work colleagues, but low pay for the work required

Depends on your store size and location, but generally speaking, job can be a lot of work and pressure for the pay (effectively minimum wage). Most managers I encountered were fine, providing you did your best. Discounted fuel, free coffee and sandwich were appreciated. They recently introduced a KPI system called 'LIFT', which subtly pressures staff to upsell as much as possible. They send around the results weekly to each store, in a 'league table' format, but there's no reward or incentive for hitting targets. Clearly a tactic to shame "underperforming employees", more than anything else, lol. Best part of the job is your co-workers. Ultimately, it's an ok part-time job for those requiring some flexibility .
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Official response from Circle K

14 September 2023
Thank you for reviewing your time with Circle K! We are always looking for new ways to show our appreciation for our employees. People Perks is a great program that allows employees to enjoy discounted food/beverage items and even fuel savings! We have amazing team members, and they really make the difference!

Poor management

Workload was unmanageable to say the least and management exacerbated problems rather help to resolve them. Most customers were nice though. Part time workers treated less favourably than full time
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It's grand

Co-workers make or break it. Good coworkers make day go by fast and fun, bad coworkers make it a drag. The biggest thing is abusive customers. Not too common but also not rare enough. That isn't anything the company can do but is an unfortunate aspect of customer service jobs. Overall had a grand time.
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Nice place to work

clean and hygiene working environment.fix timely salarygood helping managementtime flexibilitydiscountsovertime paytotally follow rules and regulationsoverall excellent place to work
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Bad management

Extremley stressful site to work in, most days the supervisors and managers would hide out the back and leave new staff alone and untrained. Orders where never made correctly by managers/supervisors so prepare yourself to be apologising all day on their behalf to customers. Shop also has no air conditioning and the HR do nothing about it because there is a revamp that planned in two years and it is acceptable accordingly to make people work in 31 degree heat on minimum wage so be wary of the deli jobs especially as you will be working next to ovens radiating more heat. Since I started the deli should have been shut down in terms of health and safety as the management and supervisors never cleaned properly and told me not to clean things until visits from hr. Overall extremely unprofessional management, high stress levels, uneven distribution of work loads, if you don’t want to be left alone serving in the busiest sites in wicklow or cleaning up after other people don’t work here!


Free lunch
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Stressful & too demanding for poor pay

If you don’t want a social life or enjoy being miserable work here. Management think they are better than everyone and blame others when things go wrong
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Busy fun

Serving customers Packing away delivery Hardest part is trying to get other people to do there job Best part is leaving Its kind of the same thing day in and day out


Meeting people


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What a kip worked ten years there to b handed a bag of tayto when I left. Told my contract worth nothing when COVID came not to mention all the promotions they give and no training on how to treat staff. I wouldn't go back for a million euro.
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Ok for part time

I recently had the opportunity to work at Circle K, and I must say it was an okay experience. While it had its positives, it didn't exactly knock my socks off.On the plus side, the flexibility of the shifts was a big perk. It allowed me to balance work with other commitments in my life. Also, the team I worked with was generally friendly, and I appreciated the camaraderie we had during our shifts.However, there were some downsides that kept me from loving my time there. The pay was just average, and it felt like there wasn't much room for advancement. The training process could definitely use some improvement, as it felt rushed and left me feeling a bit unprepared during my first shifts.Moreover, the fast-paced nature of the convenience store environment sometimes led to a bit of stress, especially during peak hours when things got busy. The work itself was fine, but it didn't leave me feeling overly excited or fulfilled.In a nutshell, working at Circle K was an okay experience for me. It's not the best job out there, but if you're looking for something with flexible hours and a decent team, it might be worth considering. Just be prepared for a bit of a learning curve and the usual challenges that come with working in retail.
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Not great

Not great since circle k took over. High turnover. Promises of improvement never kept. Very poor head office management with little regards for low level employees.
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Abismal pay , unprofessional

Handy, easy job to be honest, but for a multibillion euro / dollar company , they could well pay their staff a lot more. If you starting at the bottom as a sales assistant ; you’re earning a few cents over minimum wage ; and they’ll be proud of this , when in reality , the workload they require is similar to those of their big competitors , who are paying nearly triple more p/h. To give an example , a sales assistant in Lidl, will earn +\- €1 less than an assistant manager in circle k. Managers often hired with no people skills ; used to fill gaps , which then filters down into how they speak and treat their employees, leading to no professionalism in the workplace.
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Good work environment

Enjoyed my time there, wage wasn’t great but acquired plenty of tips from customers in the car wash. Friendly staff made the day fly by and there was never any stress
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The branch where I was assigned was the worst place to work with. No concern for the welfare of their staffs, dishonest, no teamwork and no respect.

The managers was not Irish, they are Lithuainians and was very bad in managing staffs and also very rude when interacting with other customers and delivery persons and suppliers. Also, they are not professionals and no good education and proper training as superiors.
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Alright for part time work

Ok for part time work during college or Sumner, wages were minimum but paid weekly was a bonus overall ok depends on whi you work with and what rest staff is like
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Good place to work

It was good experience to work, busy store. Long shift sometimes but useful to learn lot of things. Multiple task need to be done. Morning shifts are busy. Friendly customer
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2.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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