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This job was terrible.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), st albert, albertsJune 27, 2014
Cons: long hours, terrible pay, poor working conditions, lack of professionalism
I was offered this job, and quickly promoted to Assistant Manager. The store manager was wonderful to work with, however our district manager (whose office was in our store) conducted herself in a VERY unprofessional manner, often ignoring blatant crimes committed against staff and trying to 'sweep things under the rug'.
The pay and benefits package – more... were a joke. in a management role, only making 10.10 per hour AFTER a year, with no bonuses or commission was ridiculous. many employees are forced to work a second fulltime job in order to make ends meet, and staff were regularily abused by the district manager – less
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Very productive and fun workplace
Inventory taker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBMay 28, 2014
Pros: free lunch
One day only. It was a good workplace, and it helped that I had friends there to chat with during the day and make the task go by a lot quicker.
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nice work place
Merchandiser/Reciever (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMay 21, 2014
Pros: comfortable workplace
Cons: no benefits
its was a quite nice job, receiving and stocking,labeling and putting merchandise on the right place are the things i learned in working in the company
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Not the best place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee), London, ONApril 18, 2014
In a predominantly female environment there is very little encouragement or support. There is a lot of information regarding sewing that can be gleaned from staff and shoppers. The work is not easy with a lot of lifting. Most of the management lacks training and basic interpersonal skills. Some of the co-workers can be very kind and supportive but unfortunately – more... there are those that lean toward back biting, untrustworthy, generally miserable behaviour.
It is a thankless, underpaid, physically demanding job as a sales associate.
There are occasionally people that do make the job rewarding, unfortunately they are counterbalanced by those that make it awful. – less
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A great job for fashion designers and people starting out in the work force
Customer Service (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 24, 2013
As a fabric store Fabricland provides a wide range of fabrics and sewing accessories as well as drapery hardware and bedding supplies. I was a customer service representative but also someone who looked after the store. The job helped pay for my first year of university however when business got slow they had to cut us back. I stayed with this job as – more... long as I could but I had to quit going into my final year of university. If you want to work for Fabricland I would recommend getting a degree in fashion but you have great staff who can teach you the odds and ends of what customers require. I learned alot with this job including how to cut fabric. I became an expert at it. All and all a good job to start out in the work force but an even better job with a fashion degree. – less
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Always shelves to be stocked and something to be doing at all times.
Sales Representative, Cashier (Former Employee), St. Catharines, ONNovember 4, 2013
The hardest part of this job would have to be all the heavy lifting, most coworkers were always happy to see each other, always clean workspaces. Good pay.
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awesome people and great to place to learn about fbric and notions
Sales Representative (Former Employee), hamilton onOctober 8, 2013
Assisted customers with understanding patterns, selecting fabrics and processing transactions
Trained in interior design, drapery, upholstery and other home décor
Taught weekly sewing technique classes to costumers and staff
Designed and created samples of patterns to display in store
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lots of work
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMay 26, 2013
There was way too much work and not enough pay. The people were fairly nice.
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A learning experience
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Belleville, ONAugust 15, 2012
Pros: a lot of kind customers
Cons: not enough hours
I have learned a lot about interacting with many different kinds of people
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great until management/ownership brought in family members into the business
Director of Production (Former Employee), new york, ny.August 19, 2013
Pros: given the right amount of authority, to do the job properly
Cons: nepitism
whipped a converting operation into superior shape, and showed how to work smarter.
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productive
assistant (Current Employee), BasingstokeJuly 1, 2012
Cons: only half hour break in a full day
A very demanding job, have learnt all about the different types of materials, the management are not shy to try and intimidate you in front of others , Co workers very friendly and helpful, the hardest part of the job is getting around what customers are after in therir designs.Getting a big thank you from customers when you are new at doing something – more... and you have acheived in what was being asked of you by the customer. – less
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There were open fabric and we have to cut for people
sales and cashier (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCMarch 11, 2012
I liked the staff they were friendly to me even when I was very shy the manager taught me how to deal with people after that it was fun to do my job.I like to do customer service that's why I am looking for related job
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A good company for starter on customer service
Cashier (Former Employee), VancouverFebruary 16, 2012
Cons: did not have benifits
I was able to start as a fabrice cutter and move up to asst manager with in a good amount of time
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ambiente de trabajo excelente
Dependienta (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 21, 2014
Pros: seguro médico.excelente ambiente
Cons: quizá la sala de descanso era un poco pequeña porque éramos muchos empleados.
Mi experiencia en Fabricland fue muy positiva. Fué mi primer empleo en Canadá. Tuve la posibilidad de aumentar mi fluidez con el inglés. Aprendí todo lo relacionado con este mundo textil, Corte de telas, pedidos, reposición de stock. Además mis compañeras eran muy amables conmigo. Y la gerente nos trataba con mucha educación y respeto. Quizá la parte – more... más difícil fue aprender el corte de telas, algo que no había hecho nunca y que además no se hace con el sistema métrico. – less

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