Workplace insights that matter.

Sign in
Circle K logo

What's it like to work here?

Employee Satisfaction

    • 2.8Overall compensation for your work
    • 3.3Job Security
    • 3.2Company Image
    • 3.1Career Development
    • 3.0Challenging Work
    • 3.2Company Culture
    • 2.8Internal Communication
    • 3.2Teamwork
    • 2.9Work-Life Balance
    • 3.1Support from management
    • 3.5Freedom to work independently
    • 3.2Office / Work Environment
    • 2.9Environmental Friendliness
    • 3.6Handicapped Accessibility
    • 3.4Workplace Safety
    • 3.3Inclusive / Diverse
    • 3.7Gender Equality
    • 3.5Attitude towards older colleagues

Companies are rated on kununu across 18 unique factors that fall into 4 categories. Since 2014, 447 employees and candidates rated this company with an average of 3.2 points.

Discover all 447 reviews

What employees say

Employees like

Nothing i can withdrawal $ 4 free ATM BBVA COMPASS that's about it.
Treat everyone with respect. Training until you know what you are doing and get it right. Breaks given on time and work with you in an emergency situation so you don't lose your job if ill or other circumstances come up. Employees all treated the same. No treating anyone of different race any differently.
I like this company because the employees try to help each other whenever possible and there is a great opportunity for advancement in your career within the company.
They help and work with me on certain aspects of my job because of a medical condition that I have. They have been very supportive and understanding.
I did enjoy working with the people I work with that work and are a great bunch of people
What else do employees like? Discover 319 reviews

Employees don't like

Market managers too controlling, empty promises,think they are never wrong
Upper management,Gossip,No consistency, covers for bad management
Having to work holidays was kinda rough when you have a family and small children at home. Also having to always suggestive sell to everyone, even your regular customers that you know dont want or need the items or that have already donated to whatever charity program that we currently had was kinda of a pain because you never knew if someone in line was a secret shopper and you could be getting evaluated for your performance.
management not taking care of problems with employees not doing what is required of them and not taking care of any other issues.
That there pay scale is barely above minimum wage. Just about all the regular employees are on some form of government assistance.
What else do employees not like? Discover 313 reviews

Suggestions for improvement

Fire all management find people who actually care about their employees.
Find Retail operation directors that value people
Have respect for employees allow us to have breaks two people scheduled mid shift , build strong communication skills provide safe workplace can lock store to use restroom for 5 minutes, train management offer training to effectively help them improve their skills. Survey employees, regular feedback can identify problem areas and possibly point out strategies and ideas to make workplace better.
Better market managers
I would fire everyone at my current location and rehire people who care about their job and job performance.
What else do employees suggest to improve? Discover 432 reviews

Benefits & Perks

Here are the most voted perks & benefits as confirmed by 446 employees in their reviews.

  • Vision and dental healthcareVision and dental healthcare
  • Paid time offPaid time off
  • 401(k)401(k)
  • Life insuranceLife insurance
  • Flexible working hoursFlexible working hours
  • ParkingParking
  • Free snacks and drinksFree snacks and drinks
  • Tuition assistanceTuition assistance
  • Health and wellness programsHealth and wellness programs
  • 401(k) Company Match401(k) Company Match
  • Employee eventsEmployee events
  • Stock or equity optionsStock or equity options
  • Employee discountsEmployee discounts
  • Paid Parental leavePaid Parental leave
  • Easy access to public transportationEasy access to public transportation
  • Flexible spending accountFlexible spending account
  • Desirable office locationDesirable office location
  • Ability to work remotelyAbility to work remotely
  • Vehicle allowanceVehicle allowance
  • On-site CafeteriaOn-site Cafeteria
  • Free mealsFree meals
  • Pet-friendlyPet-friendly
  • Relocation allowanceRelocation allowance
  • Reimbursed daycareReimbursed daycare
  • On-site fitness centerOn-site fitness center

Best and worst factors

Best rated: Gender Equality


The best rated factor of Circle K is Gender Equality with 3.7 points (based on 36 reviews).

Yes. The company has several female Managers,as well as Assitant Managers.
The manager was from another country and he looked at women employees as less than
until recently most of the employees where I work have been women
I was treated just like the men and it felt good
They were getting there. No harassment.
What else do employees say about Gender Equality? Discover 36 reviews

Worst rated: Overall compensation for your work


The worst rated factor of Circle K is Overall compensation for your work with 2.8 points (based on 57 reviews).

30 cents raise free soda not really compensation worked every holiday alone.
Could increase how often we get a raise
This company expects you to take on a boat load more duties at the same rate of pay or for an lousy. This company is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO HIRING WAGES. I had been with this company for well over a year busting my butt working as a Lead CSR for this store only to find out that my manager hired a inexperienced women that I had to trained for weeks only to find out ...
No it is not. You are required to be able to work all hours of the day, any day of the year for 50 hours a week. The workload is unfair since you are doing the job of essentially 3 people but the reflects that of one. In addition the work life balance makes it where you always have the looming thought of why do I keep doing this job. The answer to that is you are passionate about work ...
Bonus is considered a controllable expense by company. Goals are often unattainable so payouts are small as compared to others in industry.
What else do employees say about Overall compensation for your work? Discover 57 reviews

Career Development

Career Development rating


Career Development is rated with an average of 3.1 points (based on 42 reviews).

Not a place for a career.
Yes. The company can train you and help you if you are interested in advancing in your career within the company.
It's hard to move up unless the boss likes you. You can work harder than anyone else but if your not friends with everyone you won't get promoted
Circle K is great at recognizing talent and promoting from within.
at circle k there were, not at my new job. i wish i could go back
What else do employees say about Career Development? Discover 42 reviews

Company Culture

Coming soon!
Traditional Culture
Modern Culture

The culture gauge ranges from traditional to modern and represents the company culture for this company as voted anonymously by the employees. We are still collecting opinions to present a fairer picture for you, our users.

Learn more about company culture