7 Eleven teaches you an almost endless amount when it comes to the fundamentals of business, merchandising, and management. Where they fall short is in the way they treat their staff. As a manager there is zero work/life balance; zero appreciation; and zero recognition for thinking outside the box. You will be expected to take on the monumental task of being on-call and accountable for every aspect of your business 24/7 365. Absolutely no care is given to each store's unique situation, clientele, or location - every manager is painted with the same brush and expected to get the job done no matter what. The only exception to this rule is if you are a manager who has been pre-selected as the golden boy; given prime store locations and endless praise.
All in all, a great job to prepare you for your career somewhere else.