At RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., 80 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 5050 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.65. It was published on Sep 26, 2016. 792 Visitors

What Employees Say

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
84%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
83%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
82%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
82%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
82%
 

What They Do

We asked RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, third-generation led, family-owned RaceTrac has been serving guests since 1934 and now operates more than 420 convenience store locations in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

About this Company

Website: http://www.racetrac.com/ Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia US Sites: 420
Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Texas; Orlando, Florida, Florida; Tampa, Florida, Florida; Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Florida; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Louisiana US Employees: 7,398
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1934

Billy Milam, President, speaks at a lunch meeting.

Perks and Programs

We asked RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Meal Discount: Store employees are offered a 40% discount on all RaceTrac branded food items while on shift. This includes everything from RaceTrac branded bottled water to fresh food.
  • Healthy Road Challenges: RaceTrac employees may earn up to $600 for an individual or $1350 for a family towards insurance deductibles by completing health challenges. Challenges may include achieving a certain number of steps per day or dieting.
  • Bereavement Leave: Employees are entitled to 1 - 3 days off following the passing of a loved one. 1 day is permitted for non-immediate family members and up to 3 days are permitted for immediate family members.
  • Parental Leave: Employees are entitled to paid time off following the birth (natural, cesarean section, or surrogacy) or adoption of a child. The primary caregiver is offered 8 weeks of paid time off paid at 100%. Secondary caregivers are offered 2 weeks of paid time off paid at 100%.
  • Employee Dress Code: Employees in RaceTrac stores may show body art (as long as it is appropriate). While employees are still expected to wear the RaceTrac polo and khaki pants/shorts, they may wear whatever shoes that they would like (as long as they are close toed/closed back)
  • Company Events: Field teams host regional picnics where employees gather for food, fun and games each year to show appreciation for our store teams. Our SSC employees receive an SSC Appreciation Week each year filled with fun events, small tokens of appreciation and free food. Also, the SSC has a spring picnic each year with food, games, and prizes. In the winter, the SSC hosts an event known as the Holiday Bowl in which team members spend an afternoon eating, bowling, and winning prizes.
  • Free Parking: At the RaceTrac SSC all employees receive free parking. Passes are given to each employee that allows them to park freely in the gated parking deck behind the SSC.
  • Free Beverages: All store employees are allowed free fountain beverages while on shift. All SSC employees are given a key fob that allows them to enjoy a fountain beverage or hot cup of coffee once daily.
  • Travel Perks: Employees can take advantage of discounts provided by the company to book personal travel. These discounts include airport parking, hotels, air fare, and rental cars.
  • PerkSpot: Each week RaceTrac employees receive an email from PerkSpot. The email contains several deals for employees. These deals and discounts range from a certain percentage off on consumer goods, to mortgage rates, to discounts on automobiles.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$20,605 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Guest Service Associate $64,725 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Store Manager
5% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Convenience store
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
VP of Total Rewards, Whitney Woodward, hands out a special treat to SSC Team Members.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

18 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (20% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (1% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

40 days Job-protected maternity leave40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
40 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
40 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents40 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$820,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Formal programs support professional development for: Women
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
SSC Team Members compete in the chair curling competition during Office Olympics.

Demographics

 
Team members eye raffle prizes at the annual Holiday Bowl event.

How to Get Hired

We asked RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At RaceTrac, candidates should model the same Core Values that we strive to achieve on a daily basis. These Core Values guide everything we do and are the root of our success. As we interview interested candidates, we evaluate attributes important to the RaceTrac culture and look for those that possess character traits such as servant leadership, fun, energetic, committed, motivated, supportive, accountable and solutions oriented. The RaceTrac Way – possessing a warrior’s passion, a humble attitude and living for fun every day – serves as a constant guide for our team members’ success and sums up what we strive for in creating an environment where our people work together as a team and truly have a passion for what they do. Finally, a candidate's growth potential within the company is considered as we are committed to people development at RaceTrac.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates should make an effort to educate themselves about the company – including our history, values and focus areas. For example, activity on social media networks can help the candidate learn about different promotions within our stores, our various marketing initiatives, and even information about our community involvement. More impressively, if a candidate has made an effort to visit one of our stores prior to their interview, it demonstrates the initiative and passion for learning that will help make them successful RaceTrac team members. We love hearing how much potential candidates enjoyed our coffee or frozen yogurt, or better yet, a wonderful story about interacting with our store teams!  During the interview process, candidates should take an active interest in the role they are being considered for and be prepared to share their experiences and new ideas as they relate to RaceTrac with the hiring manager.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

When recruiting for our stores, we are focused on hiring part-time Guest Service Associates who have flexible schedules. In the past, many of these new hires have been promoted into management within 18 months of employment. Growth potential is also an important characteristic in our candidates at the Store Support Center. We are always in pursuit of top talent but also leverage our summer intern program as a pipeline for excellent full-time candidates.  We seek best in class talent through this 10-week internship that gives college juniors and seniors an opportunity to gain professional work experience in their field of study and through collaborative group projects. Career opportunities are being created every day in the stores and the SSC as RaceTrac continues to expand the current store count in each of our markets.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates can log on to our website (www.racetrac.com) to learn more about the company, the roles we have available and the application process. Social networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, can also provide additional insight on things like open positions, promotions and information about local events. If a candidate knows a current RaceTrac team member, they can reach out to them to share their interest in our numerous career opportunities. Current employees have the opportunity to recommend top talent for open roles that appear to be a fit with the individual’s skill set.  We love sharing our culture with our store guests and applicants alike.  In fact, many current employees joined the company after experiencing our culture first hand as a guest in the stores!

hiring Outlook

635 Job openings forecast for coming year 8% Job Growth
18 Average applicants per opening 102,208 Applications received
5,880 Positions filled in past year 542 New positions created
4,151 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
51% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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