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very fun possitive place
stock clerk / cashier (Former Employee), Duncan, BCApril 2, 2014
Pros: meeting a lot of friendly faces
Cons: lack of comunication
refilling product and doing cashier calls when it gets too busy for the cashier on till. on closing we clean the washrooms and receiving bay thoroughly.
the management team was amazing and very open to teaching and working alongside their staff as equals
my co-workers were quite fun to work with and easily open minded to new members
the hardest part – more... is the first day finding out that the stock is quite heavy
the most enjoyable part of the job would be helping customers find the product in the store seeing their faces light up from the one on one service we provided – less
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friendly staff
Cashier (Former Employee), Toronot.ONMarch 31, 2014
Pros: staff
Cons: $$ per hour
Morning cleaning lids and shelving
Leared Security and Kindness
Friendly co workers
Hardest part of job is between supervisor who think they own the store. Does not listen to
experience staff or cashiers ideas.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the customers.
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Great place to work.
Cashier/ Stock (Former Employee), Midland, ONMarch 12, 2014
Pros: everything
Cons: not many
I love this job. Working with customers at cash was my favourite part.
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Okay for a student, but don't get your hopes up
Supervisor (Former Employee), Etobicoke, ONMarch 5, 2014
Pros: easy work
Cons: low wages, over worked, not paid correctly, not much to move up by.
When I first started with Bulk Barn I was hired as a cashier. I was hired as a "full time" employee, but never received more than 28 hours a week - not exactly what I would have called full time. I started at minimum wage and after almost a year, nobody had received a raise. Enjoyed working with the team, but the owner was unrealistic in terms of what – more... she expected out of her employees. Hours were unpredictable as you could be called in at ANY time and are expected to show up, but if you ask for more hours, you won't get any. If you were sick and wanted to take a sick day, it wasn't allowed. You MUST book that day off the week before (really?! how do you know you're going to be sick?!)

When I DID receive a raise, it wasn't until I became a supervisor and I only received a 35 cent raise. After well over a year, we discussed the possibility of a raise to which I was told I wasn't worth the money. There was a LOT of unfair treatment there and working at bulk barn became very irritating. You would be left in charge of inventory, ordering, customer service and standard supervising while the owner did nothing but watching cameras all day, only to be told that you "aren't worth" more than 35 cents above minimum wage.

When payday came around, I did not receive a paystub my first eight months on the job. When I asked for it, and began keeping track, I noticed that if I put in overtime, or showed up early (because showing up at 8:30 when the store opens at 9 is "unacceptable"), I was not getting paid for ANY of those hours. You only got paid for store hours, but if you were cleaning for an additional hour after the store closed, you weren't compensated for that.

Needless to say, I am not there anymore. Not every location is like this, but I know mine was. Its a fine job if your a student looking for some part time hours holding an easy job. But there is no room for advancement unless you plan to franchise your own location. I became the head supervisor, but beyond that there was no other position. We only had about 15 employees anyway. – less
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Fun for a single man with nothing holding you down
LEAD MERCHANDISER (Former Employee), Richmond hill/Travel abroadFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: a lot of traveling across canada
Cons: long under payed hours, no social life
The people themselves were great. Everybody was respectful and professional. But it being a family own business you can't expect advancement within the company unless your long time friends with the owners.

If you are on the road crew as I was you will have a lot of fun on the road but prepare for very long hours with little free time and even less – more... sleep.

However if you work in the warehouse and rest assured you will be, road crew or not. You will be stuck in a cluttered warehouse with no windows and non-stop repetitive tasks. – less
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Don't apply here if you are looking for long term work
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee), Niagara Falls, ONJanuary 19, 2014
This job is best suited for anyone not looking to advance in a company. It offers little to no career advancement.
Do not expect full time hours, pay raises, benefits, or flexible schedules.
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Friendly Place for students
STOCK CLERK (Former Employee), Hamilton, ONJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
I applied as a high-school student looking for part-time work. I was accepted with open arms and enjoyed my time there. Management is friendly and understanding, hours are flexible and manageable. 4 out of 5
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good place to work
OWNER OPERATOR (Former Employee), Dartmouth, NSJanuary 8, 2014
Productive work place with friendly people and good hours.Good interaction with customers. Pay was also great
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awesome place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), Dixie and DundasNovember 26, 2013
Pros: awesome staff/management
Cons: not enough hours
The only reason i left this position was because i could not make ends meet working here.
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Nice company to work for.
Head Superviser (Current Employee), Simcoe, ONNovember 24, 2013
Owner is an amazing person.Co-workers are fun. No hard parts to the job. Most enjoyable part is the employees.
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horrible management skills and dirty work enviroment
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Welland, ONOctober 3, 2013
Pros: employment discount
Cons: the manager
- a typical day at work.
no management, the store was controlled by teenagers.
- what i learned.
in my experience i learned how to deal with customers as well as co-workers.
-Management.
Horrible management skills, the manager was in moral, and did not look after the store.
- Co-Workers
Kind people, fun and smart.
-Hardest part of the Job
Having to – more... listen about putting dirty food back into the bin.
-The most enjoyable part of the Job
Working with the people. Also the long hours i received. – less
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friendly coworkers everyone was nice and like a friend
Cashier (Former Employee), Belleville, ONSeptember 2, 2013
Pros: working in the mall was nice
Cons: the owner of the store was not nice to the employees and belittled them
i enjoyed working here there was always something to do something to clean someone who needed help finding something. I learned product codes and became very efficent in identifying products and remembering tehir unique 4 didgit codes. I was fast on the cash and customers enjoyed my line.
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Very fun place to work
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 23, 2013
I loved everyone I worked with and there was always something to do.
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Fun environment
Cashier (Former Employee), Hawkesbury, ONAugust 20, 2013
A quiet store with a lot of familiar faces. The co-workers where easy to work with in the friendly environment that was created
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Great Enviorment
Supervisor (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 15, 2013
Pros: great people, great enviorment
Cons: hard to understand co-workers
With Target being so new to Canada is was a great way to see how Target was going to show how multi-cultural it can be. While working at Target I worked in the Electronic department, as well as all over the store when a guest was in need of assistants. The management of the store was one of the best i have seen. As target was new i was hired to before – more... start up which ment we needed to build up the store, from putting up shelves to setting up product. The first couple weeks as we were doing set up the managment team made sure there was drinks in the fridge and as well bought lunch about 75% of the time. The best part of the job was how everyone got along, well most of the time. the harest part was because of how cultural Target was, some co-workers was hard to understand. – less
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Productive and enjoyable workplace
Supervisor and Cashier (Former Employee), Fredericton, NBAugust 7, 2013
A typical day at the Bulk Barn involved cleaning the store in order to ensure its cleanliness and sanitary. Some days the morning would be spent on cash, carrying out debit, credit and cash transactions while carrying out a friendly conversation with the customer.
I learned that the impression you leave with a customer is very valuable and reflects – more... on the store itself. I pride myself on my relationships with customers throughout the day and regular basis customers.
Management new what they were doing and had a very effective system in place. Co-workers were easy to get along with and all helped add to the friendly environment that Bulk Barn has created.
Hardest part of the job for myself would be trying to get nightly tasks done to perfection on a busy night, without having to make the staff stay later to ensure the job was done properly.
The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers and seeing them leave with a smile on their face. – less
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Scare Tactics Used
Customer Service (Former Employee), OntarioJune 25, 2013
Pros: decent pay
Cons: obscure hours and management with mood swings
If you are able to keep your head down and out of sight from management, you can build some good co-worker relationships in the corporate environment.
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Fun place to work, Friendly environment
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Hamilton, ONJune 1, 2013
A typical day at work was organizing the store, stocking the shelves, cleaning, and serving customers. I learned to deal with many different people, and how a store is properly ran. Management was well organized and trained. Coworkers were very friendly, I got along with everyone there. Hardest part of the job was the occasional heavy lifting, but great – more... coworkers were there to help. Most enjoyable part of the job was the gratitude shown by appreciative customers. – less
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great people and exciting workplace
Stock Person (Current Employee), Saskatoon SkMay 31, 2013
Pros: the sales
Cons: evening shifts are bad
great and will continue to work there as long as possible and
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Fun work place staff are like a big family
Supervisor (Former Employee), Thunder BayMay 30, 2013
Pros: the people i work with and customer
best place to work, great staff, good hours, great managment, learned many new things every day, including cash, team building skills ect. the managment was amazing treats every staff the same down to earth, understanding. co workers are like family fun to work with reliable, the hardest part of the job was not snacking on to many goodies, the most – more... enjoyible part was working with lots of people and customers and putting a smile on someones face everyday – less