Gas Attendant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 May 2013
I also enjoy going to work there everybody is great I was always helping people which makes me happy. I have learn all about gas ,shipping and receiving ,I also to count my float ,cigarettes and lotteries.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Youngs Point, ON – 16 February 2017
This company/job was pretty enjoyable within the time I was there. It involved being a cashier which was typically easy. I would scan the items presented, add gas if it was purchased, and process the transaction. Some days were spent stocking shelves, mopping floors and basic cleaning however that was once in a blue moon. The store I worked at, the owners typically did that kind of stuff. So in my opinion, it was great job! I would highly recommend this to any summer student or someone who is looking for part time. There's nothing crazy about it and you learn quite a bit!
Learn how to professionally communicate with people. Discounted treats. Many skills to be learned!!!
Sometimes rude customers but that goes with any job usually.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 8 February 2017
Working at Ultramar taught me how to be independent on the job. The managers finished their weekday shift at 5pm which meant after 5pm and on weekends (which is when I mostly worked) I was by myself and had no one there to help me if something went wrong.
As you can imagine, there were very difficult times when a gas pump was not working or if the car wash door was stuck. Being put on the spot with having to come up with a solution to make the customer happy and return in the future taught me a valuable lesson to stay calm and think of all the possible solutions.
Most of the time I would figure it out peacefully, but other times I would not shy away from admitting that there was no possible solution and kindly refund the customer. The important part would be to make sure the customer left satisfied and understand that some things were out of my control.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Lower Sackville, NS – 16 December 2016
A typical day at work includes, counting in, greeting customers, scanning customers items, cleaning, doing maintenance outside. My co-workers are amazing. There is no hard part to my job. The most enjoyable part of my job is when the customers leave the store with a smile on their face.
Commis/Caissier (Former Employee) – Rivières (16) – 16 June 2016
Le poste de nuit, consiste à entretenir les airs de services, notamment la présentation des produits. A maintenir à jour un inventaire. Répondre aux clients. J'y ai appris à me servir d'une nouveau type de caisse et de nouvelle façon de travailler. Mon expérience a été enrichissante.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Porters Lake, NS – 1 June 2016
There is a lot more work and security protocol behind working at a gas station then one would think. Gave adequate training time. Understanding, fun and willing to help co-workers and management. Some shorter days were used to just come in and make sure everything is stocked and tidy, other days were filled with handling customers purchasing gas, lotto and other goods. There were also times were I assisted and handled the Robin's Donuts side of the store. A smaller establishment with select items. On the Robin's Donuts side I was responsible for taking orders, preparing and then the cleaning of hot beverages and baked goods.
Caissière (Current Employee) – Laval, QC – 28 May 2016
l'environnement de travail est agréable mais les taches de travail ne sont pas distribué également entre les employés, coté gestion ce n'est pas ce qu'il y a de mieux car les gerstionnaire n'ont pas de scolarité contrairement aux commis les horaires ne sont pas flexible ce qui ne facilite pas beaucoup les jours de disponibilité avec les études.