SALES (Former Employee), Embrun, ON – March 6, 2014
Pros: discount on merchandise
Cons: shift work and weekend
Start off with restocking merchandise, and maintaining the dept. insuring product availability, greet and assist customers. Had a great team of co-workers, we worked planograms and set ups at times when needed. Hardest part of the job was the hours, shift work is hard on the family life when you have children. there are time where you go a day and half – more... before you able to spend real time with your kids the best part of this job was working with my co-workers, they were a strong and positive team. everyone was helpful when needed, and I would work with them knowing we'd have a successful day – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – March 6, 2014
Pros: good staff
Cons: dramatic hour cuts. horrible annual raises
The job offer terrific hours during peak season but when the season ends hours drop dramaticly and you are vertually making nothing.You also get experience in all departments which is great for your resume. Perfect job for students but wouldn't recommend it for a single parent or independent person with bills and responsibilities.
customer service in department (Current Employee), st.catharines – March 4, 2014
Management is horrible. It is like high school. Each manager is double standard. Owner is not great with employees. You can do anything and call in five mins before shift or do a no show still keep a job. Never worked in a un organized company. Department managers socialize in back when staff needs help.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – February 27, 2014
Working at Giant Tiger was a very fun and enjoyable environment to work in. I had a great team to work with that tough me alot about their products and services and how to help customers efficiently. On the job i had fun every day and I never had to deal with a situation I couldn't handle on my own
This job is like any basic retail company, however the people that you work with are what makes it enjoyable
sales associate (Current Employee), sudbury,on – February 7, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: the job itself gets to be frustrating after a long period of time
A typical day at work involves merchandising stock as well as preparing it for the floor and at the end of the end of your shift it is required to clean your sections to prepare for the next associate coming in or to prepare for the following work day. The management is very flexible around schedules so it is perfect for students. The other co-workers – more... are all friendly and are very diverse and are what make the job enjoyable. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), Edmonton – January 22, 2014
Receiving stock and working with customers. I learned how to do my own purchasing and merchandizing. The staff I was working with was very easy going and enjoyable to work with. The management staff was always supportive
Order Picker (Current Employee), ottawa – January 20, 2014
Good warehouse work. Nice management. a typical day for an order picker is just to build skids off of a list for whatever the store requested. Very easy to do once you get a hang of it. People are great there, a lot of them have been there for 10 yrs +. Hardest part of the job is the amount of boxes you have to do in a day, but it isnt even that hard.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Chatham-Kent, ON – December 17, 2013
Pros: had a discount.
Cons: worked most holidays
A typical day at Giant Tiger was to complete orders, take transactions, make returns and exchanges. I learned more about retail. I learned planograms, shipping and receving, stocking, inventory and what lost prevention means. I started at Giant Tiger before it opened. The co workers and I set up the store before the grand opening and I continued to – more... work there for 3 years. All of the co workers got along like family. The hardest part of the job is when you would see shop lifting happening. We had to follow procedure. If we saw shoplifting we would have to report to management right away and we were not to confront the shoplifter for employee safety. I enjoyed working this position because there were a lot of regular customers that you got to know during the years I worked there. It was a very friendly atmosphere. – less
loved learning new things and the customers and it was a fun place to work
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), St. Catharines, ON – December 6, 2013
Pros: always learning something new
Cons: irrate customers
i loved to work with the customers and all staff i learned alot about the returns and the cash the coworker i had were all very friendly and likable, the customers that that yelled and screamed at you for nothing love to advance in anything i work at and most times the customers were the enjoyable part of the job
General Laborer (Current Employee), Scott St, St. Catharines – November 17, 2013
in the beginning of a normal shift, i grab the list of things to do from my boss. Every shift i end up learning something new either from another employee or a customer. The management at Giant Tiger is some of the best i have ever worked for, they are very friendly and very easy to work with. The same goes for my co-workers, they are all very good – more... people who care for each other. The hardest part of the job is trying to stock shelves while the store is busy, its a fairly easy drive. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping friendly customers who are nice and make your shift a little better. – less
Grocery Associate (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – November 17, 2013
Pros: on mid-month they order pizza or chicken or some other free lunch.
Cons: some times there are really stressful days
Giant tiger was a good place to work because of a few different things. First off the store is located in downtown so it is easy to get to via public transport. Secondly if you have never worked at a retail store they will train you. Thirdly the management is OK and not super strict, as well as they won't just yell at you if you make a mistake. Fourthly – more... most of the co-workers are easy to get along with. Lastly it's really enjoyable around the holidays like Halloween and Christmas time. Mainly because they allow you to dress up in a costume during Halloween (as long as the costume won't interfere with your work). For Christmas every year they have a Christmas/Holiday party for everyone. – less