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Working in a garage can be very busy one minute and dead quiet the next. Apart from staffing the tills, you have to keep on top of the food and shelf filling and watch out for shoplifters and drive outs. BP are hot on teaching the relevant legislation but the daily running of the garage is usually down to the shift manager. Get a good one and no problem but get a bad one and nobody wants to do any work for him/her.
Pros
Staff discount on food
Cons
24/7/365 operation and sometimes not enough staff
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Not a good place to work especially the one on laird street management haven't a clue and is a nasty person can cause trouble in an empty room just don't apply for this work
Pros
Nothing is free
Cons
Nothing about the place is good
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Went for an interview, all went well. Went for second interview all went well. I told them I'm pregnant but am willing to work. The manager would not take me purely because of this.

No way is does this business give equal opportunities.


This was at cherry Orchard way Southend toomey group.
Cons
Not the business they say they are.
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A typical day would start off with delivery, in this i got to learn how to do stock counts and organisation of the products being sold. At this time i also got familiar with how the tills operated during busy periods of the day allowing me to be confident in situations that needed to be dealt with. The employees were of different ages, this allowed me to have different conversation with everyone and broadened my knowledge of everyone's lifestyle in comparison to my own. The hardest part of the job was probably the issues with customers if they have complaints because we as staff always had to keep the situation professional and deal with the issues in the best possible way. the most rewarding would be completing tasks on time and seeing the locals with a smile on their face from the hard work that we as a team continuously put in to the company.
Pros
rewards system - smile points online
Cons
inconvenient hours
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Great experience and great pay. Management could have been better. Lovely colleagues. Work was flexible but not much security on site and the site was prone to negative behaviour
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Lazy colleagues
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I enjoyed it but its was time for me to leave the job because I was not getting paid that much so I can start looking out my needs, and I had a lot I wanted to do
Pros
30 minutes
Cons
6-6 hours
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Open 24 hours a day I start between 5am - 6am preparing all the fresh savouries, cakes and breads. Once labelled and bagged the coffee rush starts at approx. 6.30 when everyone starts going to work. A small pause. Restock then its school rush. Restock and change from breakfast menu to lunch.
Whilst doing the above I assist on tills selling all M&S products,cigarettes and fuel. main queue should not exceed 1 person waiting so up to 5 tills can be opened with all coffee orders being shouted down.

There is very little time for chit chat and I am busy from the minute I clock on till I leave. The most enjoyable part is dealing with customers and there friendly smiling faces when they leave
Pros
Its local
Cons
Open 24 hours shifts can be changed short notice
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Great place to work managment very helpfull care about their staff. All staff are very friendly and welcome new comers.

Mangement help with training online training if you get stuck.
Pros
always try to accomendate your shif pattern
Cons
late night shifts
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Bp is the worst place to work management is rubbish she needs sacking need new directors and area managers Huddersfield Leeds road
Pros
none
Cons
no breaks
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Serving customers, handling money, making coffee, kitchen duties, filling stock, basic shop cleaning, cleaning toilets, emptying rubbish bins and keeping everything tidy.
Cons
Shift work
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a typical day at work was working behind the till the customers were brilliant but rest of the staff and managers were ridiculous i was let go from my job here for asking for a day off for a hospital appointment as i was deemed unreliable
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Bp is a good brand
Best service in goods and fuel

Good price for all goods

Loyalty Custermar nectar point

Lotts people like it
Pros
Any
Cons
Any
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always stuck on tills dealing with RUDE "customers"
hardly ever on shop floor, tills were dull, boring & repetitive & I HATE standing around all day and I have always been better on the shop floor


my back started playing up and I couldn't move as quick/hardly at all as everyone else & my store manager KNEW this and asked me to do the crisps so i did & because I couldn't get it done within half an hour he snapped


"it should be done by now! your plodding at your speed, if your not going to go at our speed then i'm not paying you!"


I didn't fit in and it always felt like everyone had been talking about me when I appeared, they would look at me, smile and walk off


I never learnt anything as I as always on tills

There was no enjoyable part of working there
Pros
discount
Cons
jobsworth manager, constantly on tills, RUDE "customers" constantly
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With many new faces being met every shift and many life orientated jobs to be done throughout the store, you can ensure that it can be an enjoyable job if you want it to be.
The hourly rate is very reasonable especially for a first job.

Management and co-workers are very friendly and helpful.
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Typical day would be, if you were doing the morning shift, then it would be delivery and shop floor work, otherwise it would be tills.
Evening would consist of doing date-checks, reductions, stock replenishment & the rest would be all tills.
Pros
Friendly Staff
Cons
Long Hours
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4.0
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everyday we are getting new customers , most of people are really friendly and easy to chat, always few people on the shift and they all nice team players to work with
Pros
half price for staff at store on food
Cons
not enough hours
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5.0
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very good company to work for with some great benefits can be abit daunting a times when late at night locking up being the only person on the a15
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By working at BP station, I have learned how to deal with all kind of customers and what you achieve by making the customers happy.
Management is good with flexible shifts.
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One person would have to take a lot responsibilities during a nightshift as I did, it is a decent job to be working for nothing amazing, pretty good organisation or timetables etc. sometimes its really fast paced which is stress but its good, other days like weekends are slow.
Pros
Free hot beverages
Cons
team members at some branches are not that friendly, night shift pay is not good enough compared to other rates
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5.0
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Overall BP petroleum was a fun and productive place to work at with everyday bringing new challlenges for me to encounter.
Pros
Great Staff
Cons
Too Far
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4.0
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this was a very close group and we supported each other. We achieved a monthly improvement on sales figures and were regarded as the leading petrol station in the lancaster and wider area and regularly received visits from area manager and praise
Pros
10% discount
Cons
Difficult customers
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