Caissière (Former Employee), Cowansville, QC – September 12, 2014
It was a fun place to work and I really enjoyed working in the public; however, during the eleven months that I worked there, we went through two managers and often had managers from other stores come to direct us. For this reason, the instructions that we were given were often contradicting. Most of the employees were not given enough hours. I did – more... thoroughly enjoy working with charismatic and energetic people that I hope will remain my friends for a long time. I learned a valuable work ethic that I could not have learned elsewhere. A typical day at work would be going in the back and looking at the schedule to see who I would be working with. After that, I would go punch in and count my cash. Then I would serve the clients the best I could, although there were instances when clients would threaten other employees and such which became a nuance. – less
Part Time Customer Service/Cashier (Current Employee), Scarborough, ON – March 6, 2014
Pros: meeting good people
Cons: shot notice for shift attendance
A typical day at work in dollarama consists of us setting up cash and cleaning the store first thing in the morning, making sure nothing out of place. once the store opens if your on cash you stalk the gum and chocolates. we write up damages and dispose of them, when all that is done we refill the coolers and glasses, then we just assist customers. – more... ringing in purchases and bagging them. if your working on the floor, you stock the shelves and hooks, lift relatively heavy things, organize the back room.
the most enjoyable part of the job for me was conversing with the customers, and im just happy to work in general. – less
A great place to interact with customers and gain more communication skills
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – February 18, 2014
-being as a cashier i have learned a better way to communicate and improved my customer service skills -i have also experienced merchandising skills while working in the aisles -comfortable working environment, a good work relation with all the co-workers -the difficult part is handling the boxes on daily basis and properly set them in the stock room – more... and constantly moving up and down on the ladder - what i enjoy the most is providing our customers a better service and help them out with anything they need – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – February 13, 2014
My typical day at work is stand by the cash register all day till my shift is over. All I learned was to be on Cash. The management is new just stated. My co-workers don't even talk to me to actually get to know me expect for two of them. My hardest part of the job was when I first learn to work on cash and when I tried to stock stuff on the shelf's. – more... Not really liking it plus I hardly get any hours now ever since I got a new Manger. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Oshawa, ON – February 9, 2014
Pros: indoors in winters
Cons: no hours
Im a cashier I don't do much or get hours. I learn how to count money and use the Machine. my co worker are nice and friendly. The hardest part is just standing there behind the register for 5 hours. theres is no enjoyable part working there.
i just need to make money for collage over the summer months.
Key Holder (Former Employee), Victoria, BC – February 5, 2014
Cons: unstable hours
A typical day at work as a keyholder consisted of supervising associates, managing the back safe and all of the cash registers. Also maintaining store cleanliness and merchandise presentation was a must. Having expertise of store policy was also required for customer returns and exchanges.
Manager (Former Employee), Selkirk, MB – January 29, 2014
Pros: fast advancement, can make a career, have great products
Cons: no balance between home and work
As a manager at Dollarama a typical day was fast paced, always had something that needed attention. The days were 9 hrs or more. The DM was always a phone call away and very helpful if help was needed. As in any retail business hiring and keeping employees was always a challenge. I would say that was the hardest part of the job. Creating a lasting working – more... camaraderie and relationship with the staff and getting to know your customers was definitely the most enjoyable part of the job. – less