General Paint Employee Reviews in Canada

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It's an alright place but the salary is not there
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Surrey, BCMarch 15, 2016
Pros: nice staff
Cons: salary
Work is hard and fast paced with a lot of customers .
Duties were to stock, tint, mix paint, colour match, clean, ring through sales, write reports based on customer sales. Nice working enviroment but the salary is not there.
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Prior to the take over General paint was a great to work. After the take over the entire company culture had changed
Store Manager (Former Employee), Edmonton Ab.June 2, 2015
Pros: great customers
Cons: increased hours without increase in pay
Servicing customers, making sales calls, daily paper work. Managing staff.

What learned many useful tools to continue with my career. Most notable is time management skills.

My employees where fantastic. I could not of asked for a better group to work for me.

The hardest part of the job was the integration of the two different companies. The mind set of the former General Paint was one of a family. After the integration that culture was changed.

Dealing with my customers. Many who I have known for years.
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Pretty good
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), St. Albert, ABMay 9, 2014
The company was great, and it was an overall good place to work, however the compensation was lacking and there was not much room for advancement.
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Awesome place to work!
Customer Service Leader (Former Employee), Niagara Falls, ONMay 9, 2014
the best company I have worked for, great repeated customers, had a great team
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Potential If they hired qualified Supervisors
Production Employee (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCOctober 18, 2013
Great place to work overall but it could be better if upper management stopped promoting from inside. They hire uneducated and unqualified people to run the floor which gets you stuck in time without having any new ideas or technology ever having a chance in this place.

The good thing is that it cant keep going on like this......well the company is over 100 years old, oh no!
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General Paint is alright.
Stock Worker/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Vancouver,B.C.,CanadaAugust 4, 2013
Pros: you learn alot.
Cons: low salary
General paint doesn't pay much but you learn alot and they are fair enough but it is hard work and not much pay for what you do.
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great place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Surrey, BCMay 4, 2013
Pros: great co workers
Cons: cannot thing of any
open and close store
Customer service needs
helping to choose the best product for their needs,
Asking many questions to make sure that they are getting the right product for the project they are doing
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productive and fun workplace
lorry driver (Former Employee), CanadaFebruary 14, 2013
Pros: good rates
Cons: little bit tiring
Nice workplace, nice team, good money. I had to deliver paints and tools in Vancouver. I enjoyed it.
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Great team to assist; however, not great for advancement.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Calgary AlbertaSeptember 18, 2012
Pros: excellent team of employees.
Cons: lack of good management.
A typical day at General Paint would hardly be considered a dull day. I assist a team of 4 sales reps, an accountant, and the counter staff. In addition, I am responsible for the order desk. Dealers who sell General Paint products rely on me for their orders. I create, edit, manage documents, and assist the sales reps with their client's needs. General Paint has accounts for a few large corporations. Therefore, I am always in demand when there are inquires from these account holders. I would consider the front counter staff to hold the hardest position, and they create an environment that is enjoyable to work in. With respects to the management, there is room for improvement. As for training, I was provided with less than a week. In addition, there was nobody I could rely on for assistance when I took over the position.
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Fun workplace
Volunteer & Part - Time (Former Employee), LebanonJuly 25, 2012
Working in paint industry was great. I have learnt Quality control settings in the paint analysis. Great leader , my Boss .
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Very family style company
Store Manager (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJuly 3, 2012
Felt like family, very busy during summer months, heavy lifting, colour matching

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Headquarters
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Revenue
$75 Million
Employees
501 to 1,000
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