A company with a lot of potential, but doesn't have its priorities in line
Senior Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – 2 October 2013
When I first come in, I check the white board and store journal to see if anyone made any updates(usually I'm the one making them). On Saturday through Wednesday, there's always an order open with a vendor that deals with the cooler(walk-in, vault), so I go in to count the items on hand, and that gives me the information I need to determine what to order, which I must say I enjoy the most out of all my job duties. The majority of my co-workers are inexperienced, and don't seem to grasp the concept of working at a convenient store. The direct management I report to is fairly decent. They respect my expertise and give me the days off I want and schedule me the days I wish to work, but also enforce the rules of higher management . Which leads me to the hardest part of my job. We throw away food at least once every two hours, and have been given specific instructions that this food must go in the trash and stay there. For the most part this food is not unsafe, just sub-quality, which I feel could be better used feeding starving people nearby. I comply with these rules in order to keep my job, but I wish these rules weren't in place.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 17 August 2017
It was a great job which I thoroughly enjoyed and loved my midnight schedule. However, the manager was not someone I recommend working for. She was very verbally abusive to her staff and assistant manager and broke many policies. It was quite corrupt in those terms, but a great job outside her presence.
Promises of advancement are always put off for something else. Request one weekend off for the whole summer and the promise of having it is removed because management forgot. Then it depends on someone else to cover for you if your allowed to still have it. Management hard ever comes in when someone doesn't show and no one else will come in.
Learning plce for new comer, great benifits for emloyee.public dealing
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 August 2017
As i have experience of working in 7eleven more than two years,I really enjoyed,because of the friendly behavior of the co worker,it was my first job in Canada as new comer but I was very much impressed by patien of the store leader for training me.i learned how to deal with customer ,because it's a public dealings place. There are other many places where one can learn customer service or public dealings but in 7eleven you can learn more than thate,At the same time you dealings customer, you are making food,counting cash and much more. I have some bad experience working in night shift alone because of drunk and bad guys. However 7eleven is nice place to work.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 14 August 2017
Learning how to order the items and to know the products available in the market according to the current situations going around and helping the company to balance the budget. How to manage the employees and customers in the busy timing and to learn to be polite is the major part of the experience.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 August 2017
No balance between work and home, hard to find reliable workers, clumsy ordering system , difficult to grasp, Have to deal with very difficult people , street people, shop lifters, drug dealers, drive offs
its just a regular job with billing and coking mainly as the responsibilities. proper rules need to be followed regarding the food safety and heath standards. sometimes you need to do some cleaning and stocking. everyone is distributed equal amount of work. it helps you to enhance your communication skills and sometimes some problem solving skills too.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Maple Ridge, BC – 10 August 2017
I have only been working there a short time but it seems that management is very unorganized. They do not give you very much incentive and change you schedule without asking you or letting you know. over all not the best place to work. Yes they have benefits but that seems to be the only good thing to working there.
Certified Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 9 August 2017
I went into working at 7-Eleven expecting it to be like you see in the movies: staffed by burnouts, dirty, suspect and wrinkled "foodstuffs" rolling away on the grill. That could not be further from the truth. My coworkers were amazing, and we all truly worked together as a team. Every single transaction and keystroke is meticulously recorded and analyzed to better track inventory, and reach higher sales targets. My manager was tough but fair, and gave me a lot of freedom to be creative with how things were done.The workplace benefits are nothing to shake your head at; regular raises, company wide incentives for achieving sales goals, medical and dental benefits after a certain point. The emphasis on cleanliness and adhering to health and safety codes is beyond anything I've ever experienced. I absolutely loved working there, and the hardest part of the job ended up being leaving it.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 6 August 2017
Its good company to work. You learn a lot about business. Just a suggestion dont work in Saskatoon area. I'm saying that because the Market manager and Fc of the area are worst boss you will ever work for. They have no idea how to treat employees and how to motivate them. They will just complaint without even knowing the reason. They shout on you in front of customers. They dont respect your hard work.
Not a Great company to work. Higher management sucks.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 4 August 2017
I will say you learn a lot at working this place. But really management above Store manager makes it very hard to survive in the company. Specially if you working in Saskatoon, Regina and surrounding area it is nightmare to work in this company because the Market manager and Fc are so rude and unaware of whats going in store.
Manager (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 2 August 2017
excellent customer services,safety policies, and management support makes it a number one place to work in .it is a good learning experience .financial management system is incredible and reliable at 7-eleven stores.
Senior Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 August 2017
7/11 is a good place to start working. You start at minimum wage, however the experience you get will be so much more compared to others. You will experience better customer service interaction since you mostly deal with people. During summer times you get more customers, which allows you to adopt to a high stress environment. You also work with 2~3 people which allows you to increase your experience with working in a team. Sometimes you have to work by yourself during certain hours. They also let you handle forcasting and ordering food and products. This gives you valuable experience in predicting the weekly and monthly goals of the store, as you have to take into consideration the month, promotions, events, and weather when you order them. 7/11's strength is also it's weakness. While it is good to start here, it is not that great to stick for a long time. First of all because of it's minimum wage start. Secondly, the overall atmosphere and goals of a store depends on the manager. I have worked with good managers and I also have worked with bad ones and I could definitely see the impact it had towards the store. Lastly, it depends on the location you are at, but some locations are just riddled with people which you can safely say are the "Trash" of the society. Dealing with them may increase your skills in handling customers but the stress adds up.
I worked the night shift, so i mostly did cleaning and then some food prep as well.It was usually pretty quiet after 2am. I had both late night and early morning regulars, and most of them were pretty good.
Part-time Work (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 22 July 2017
Operating the till for selling products and billing customers, solve their queries by giving them suggestions, operation of lottery machine for selling and validating lottery tickets, preparation of hot foods, ordering new products, assisting in stocking of the delivery of products.
Administrative and Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Pickering, Ontario – 22 July 2017
• Provided excellent customer service experience to customers • Checked and verified the cash flow of the day at the beginning and closing of the day • Ordered items for the store and performed inventory duties • Answered phone calls and provided clients with the right information