About Sheetz
Number Of Employees: 9100
Headquarters: 5700 Sixth Avenue Altoona, PA 16602

Who is Sheetz?

In Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio, 65-year-old family-owned Sheetz is the Wal-Mart of convenience stores. The average Circle K or 7-Eleven would disappear inside these 4,000 to 5,000 square foot behemoths. The 360 Sheetz locations offer groceries, discount gas, self-serve car washes, baked goods, fountain drinks, and ready-made salads and sandwiches. Sheetz customers can order online, too. Sheetz also operates a dedicated petroleum delivery service, CLI Petroleum, LP, whose 130 tankers deliver 1.5 billion gallons of petroleum products to Sheetz stores each year.

Named to Fortune Magazine's list of Top 100 Best Employers for 2017. Sheetz currently employs 3,190.

Sheetz Job Opportunities

You won't find stuffy old-school recruitment at Sheetz! The convenience-store giant's search for candidates is modern and robust, and emphasizes its search for pioneering employees, who are always looking for a better way to do things. Sheetz announces open interview events by way of its Facebook page, and tweets employment opportunities as Sheetz Jobz. its LinkedIn business profile has 11,591 followers and four management positions. There's even an opening for a Sheetz pilot. Virtually all its current and past employees have LinkedIn profiles. The Sheetz.com home page promotes the company's online Talent Community, where even passive candidates can enter their profile, set up job alerts, search openings, and opt-in for recruiter contact. Sheetz careers are available in multiple categories beyond the usual store cashier. These include corporate, transportation, distribution, and fresh food production.

What is Pay Like at Sheetz?

  • Salesperson - Sheetz doesn't talk about cashiers, but refers to its store staff as sales people. Its careers landing page smartly promotes a total compensation package of $29,000 annually, which it then breaks down to $21,000 base pay, $7,000 in benefits, and $1,000 in company retirement contribution and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP.)
  • Assistant Store Manager - The annual package is valued at $51,000. This includes a $40,000 base, $9,000 in benefits, and a $2,000 retirement contribution and ESOP.
  • Support Technician - According to Glassdoor, these folks average an annual pay of just under $44,000.
  • Database Administrator - Glassdoor employee reviews indicate a wide range of annual salaries, from $38,000 to $53,000.
  • Delivery Driver - The beginning salary, according to Glassdoor, is $28,000 each year, capping at $31,000.

Sheetz Interview Process

Seventy-seven percent of job candidates apply online and the same percentage of these give the process a positive review. Applying seems to be easy, with a difficulty rating of only 2.1. The interview process seems to vary from store to store. Several noted a two-interview structure for the sales person position, with the second interview sometimes in front of a panel of decision makers. Others applying for the same position said that their single interview lasted anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, and included a series of 10 questions. Assistant store managers are interviewed first by the store manager, and then by the district manager.

Employees noted a hiring time, from application to offer, of one to two weeks.

Is Sheetz a Good Place to Work?

On Glassdoor, Sheetz has earned a 3.4 rating by its employees, with 69 percent saying they would recommend a Sheetz job to their friends. Employees say that the company is constantly raising wages, and hires security at stores where needed. They note a clean, well-kept work environment. Also noteworthy is that the employee discount on store food is available even during non-work hours.

Those looking for a career and not just a job will be encouraged by the Sheetz claim that 90 percent of its store managers have been promoted from within. Pay is advertised as in the top 10 percent of U.S. retailers, and benefits include medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, life and accidental death insurance, 401(k) with matching Sheetz contribution, and an annual bonus by way of its employee stock ownership plan. Sheetz also provides wellness programs, health coaching, meal discounts, an employee assistance program and credit union, adoption assistance, and a partnership with Army PaYS, to hire soldiers who are rotating out of the military.

Sheetz employees give the company benefit package an excellent four star rating. While workers vary in their assessment of the health plan, most say it is excellent and affordable. All seem to agree that the vision and dental coverage is top-notch.

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