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$16.8 billion (2009)
7-Eleven is an international chain of gas stations and convenience stores. With more than 48,000 locations, they are the largest convenience store chain in the world. The company employs more than 100,000 people worldwide, and more than 45,000 in North America.
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Background checkDuring the 7-Eleven application process, you will need to consent to a pre-employment background check. Any employment offer that you receive is contingent upon passing this check.
Jobs available at 7-ElevenIn 7-Eleven stores, they are hiring sales associates, assistant managers, and store managers. There are also many opportunities in their corporate headquarters, as well as in the field. If you want to work at 7-Eleven, you should check back regularly to learn about new positions as they're announced. Search jobs
Types of people 7-Eleven wants to hire7-Eleven is always looking for friendly, honest, and hardworking people to join their team. All 7-Eleven store employees directly interact with customers on a regular basis, so good interpersonal and customer service skills are very important. If you have any experience in those areas, you should do your best to emphasize them on your application and during the job interview. Additionally, you will give yourself the best chance of employment if you have a very flexible schedule. 7-Eleven is open every hour of every day, so the willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays is very important. Getting a job working an irregular shift (such as late nights or early mornings) is often much easier than getting a daytime shift. If you have some flexibility in the hours that you work, make sure that you show that flexibility while selecting your available hours on the application.
Age requirementsYou must be at least 18 years old to work at 7-Eleven.
LeadershipJoseph DePinto is the President and CEO of 7-Eleven. Stanley Reynolds is the CFO and EVP.
Finances7-Eleven is a subsidiary of Seven & I Holdings Co, a Japanese retail group. Seven & I Holdings Co is a publicly traded company (TYO: 3382). In 2012 they reported approximately $49 billion in revenue.
HistoryThe first 7-Eleven was opened in 1927, when John Jefferson Green opened a store that sold milk and eggs. It was there that he and a manager realized that selling items like bread and milk could be a very profitable idea, as customers didn't have to travel all the way to a grocery store to make their purchases. In 1946, they changed the name of the store to 7-Eleven, to reflect the hours of operation (7am - 11pm).Today, we're used to the convenience of stores being open during those hours, but at the time, it was an unprecedented move. By 1952, there were more than 100 7-Eleven stores. The company continued to expand, but ran into financial trouble during the 80s. The company has since changed hands multiple times, most recently being purchased by Seven & I Holdings Co. in 1991.