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.
Senior certified Sales Associates (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 22 April 2017
Good learning place for new immigrant to Canada. I learn the time management in 7-Eleven because you have to do many task in your 8 hours shift along with customer service. The hardest part of job when you are alone in night shift. The most enjoyable part of job when you have team member share the work.
Dealing with most people was a pleasant part of our job
Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – Leamington, ON – 17 April 2017
7/11 was a job that you either loved or hated. A job that you needed to be ambivalent about yet work with the customers. The boss was pleasant to work for but didn't believe in her part time staff. The part time staff were often blamed for things they had not been trained to deal with properly. The part time staff were often given bad reviews and told to sign them or they wouldn't get the pay increase and were not allowed to argue what had been said about them unfair or not. The pay increase we were being belittled for was a paltry .20cent increase in hourly pay. Sometimes even less. The hardest part was having to work with these fulltime staff and remain polite to them even when you pointed out the errors of their thinking. The unreasonable attitudes did not engender trust amongst the staff.
Pop and water were free to working staff.
Staff treatment of the part time staff was untenable.
Alberta - Graveyard Cashier (Former Employee) – Hinton, AB – 10 April 2017
Not much to be said. You do the 7/11 dues. Cash, sandwich, stock (sometimes), manage cigarettes and gambling goods. My hours were not the greatest, but that'd be my fault for going straight into Graveyard.
Night Shift Stocker (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 10 April 2017
It wasn't a very good place to work. The management didn't care if you were sick or dying they wanted you to come into work that day. My coworkers were great, just the management expected people to work like robots.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 4 April 2017
Employees are required to do multitask. For what they are paying for this job. They are asking employees a bit too much. Although it comes with benefits, the pays extremely low for what we do. And not so much raise.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 April 2017
The company is a great place to work. The most enjoying part of the job is meeting people of all races, cultures and different economic background. The workplace culture is friendly. The management team is awesome. The hardest part of the job is understanding customers' accents.
Manager of Operations (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 March 2017
A topical day consists of 4 or 5am start, if the staff show up for their shifts your done by 3pm. That being said getting everything done that is expected is impossible, you are running a gas station, a restaurant, and a convenience store all at the same store.. If staff doesn't show up your doing their jobs as well as your own and it can snowball very quickly. You cannot have enough staff to prevent this so be prepared to put in countless hrs making your "Salery" worth about 5c an hr by the end. If you decide this is a challenge your willing to take on. Good Luck you'll need it.
Senior Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 27 March 2017
A typical day at work is that you go in your shift logged in and then your day starts. You either count all the back stocks for 2 consecutive days, or make fresh food the entire day, put stocks out as the products gets consumed really fast and or by order stocks for your entire shift. I learned in this job that the whole management needs to work together so that our work flow will be fun and manageable for our entire day and not just half of the team works and the rest just stand there and make others work. The first managements that I have was really fun to worked with and I enjoyed going to work every single time but when the team got switched up everyone just doesn't cooperate as they are anymore. The culture in 7-eleven is really diverse. The hardest part of the job maybe is that our life can be actually on the line as a lot of robberies often to happen in the work environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you meet interesting people and gain some knowledge in them.