work went by fast, unloading and stocking inventory, learned alot about stocking and loading and unloading material, most enjoyable part of job was having great coworkers to help and guide one another.
Multi units over Western Canada that allowed me to travel and see the country
Regional Food Service Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, Alberta – February 24, 2014
Pros: lots of travelling within canada
Cons: long hours when you include the travel time
Demanding but exiting job as Regional Manager, able to meet people in different positions that are willing to meet and greet. Lot's of travelling that made the job very interesting. Reviewing successes and good results was the highlight of visits. Home office and Regional meetings were very enjoyable and productive. I miss the interaction with various – more... people. – less
A good placel to work when the children were young.
MMT - Stock Clerk (Former Employee), Erin Mills Town Center – October 30, 2013
Pros: being home with my children when they were young.
Cons: not getting enough sleep
I am a mother of 3 teenagers. I took time away from working in an office to work overnight, so that I would be home while they were still young. I stayed with Zellers/HBC as I liked the work I was doing as well as the people I worked with.
The night went by very fast as you were busy from the time you started to the time you went home. You did have – more... a quota of skids to be emptied, but if you did your job you got your work done.
My first supervisor was not always a pleasant person, but I was there to work, not socialize. We hardly saw management, and yes, sometimes felt forgotten.
The people I worked with had a good sense of humour and made the nights pleasant.
The hardest part of the job was the physical aspect. I often had to pull my own skids on/and off the elevator. Some were over the recommended height, and the weight of some I felt was overly heavy.
The best part of my night, was when I was able to finish my work early and then help others. In return, they would come to help me if they finished early. – less
Cons: new limitations on availability of staff discount
Mostly a positive experience. A manager and supervisor I liked and respected.Great camraderie between most associates. The best part was the regular customer that became Zellers family. The worst part was associates who skate by with no effort or consequences.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Quezon City, Philippines – June 26, 2013
Cons: no overtime pay and benefits
we have 10 hours shift including the 1 hour lunch break and 30 minutes cofee break. but we are obliged to extend our duty due to costumer, I learned from this job is how to communicate and handle different types of people,flexibility, patience,doing the facial, diamond peel. hair dye application services and casheiring especially multi tasking. the – more... management is good but theres a problem when it comes to the salary and overtimes,my co-workers are friendly, approachable, fun to be with.The hardest part of this job is my 2-3 hours travel back and forth from the working place, but im flexible enough to adjust with the time.I enjoyed most in this job is conversation with the costumer while selling and doing the services for them.it makes myself busy. – less
Transport Driver (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – November 14, 2012
Cons: long hours some times 12 to15 hours a day
started 3pm and i did pick-ups. also did delivery from wharehouse to wharehouse.met alot of new people management were good people as well as my co-workers a lot of differant people over the years.Nothing really hard and it was enjoyable because their was always something differant every day.
Productive and enjoyable and learn a lot of the company
Beauty Advisor (Current Employee), North York – October 15, 2012
Pros: we have an hour lunch and a thirty minute break and co workers are amazing to work with
Cons: we have to go over and beyond in some occasions which can be challenging
The Bay is all about customer service and making customers leave happy. Hardest part of this job is to satisfy everyone especially when you have to deal with multiple customers at once due to low staffing on some occasions. I enjoy dealing with customers and helping them find what they need and also providing additional information about a product and – more... anything they are inquiring about that relates to what they are looking for. It is a multitasking job because you many tasks to accomplish and do it in a certain time frame. I enjoy working with my co-workers because we are like a family and we help each other when we are in need of help. To go over and beyond to help customers. – less
Zellers (Former Employee), Abbotsford, BC – August 16, 2012
Pros: free snacks
Cons: short hours
short days, lots of work, learning new ways to put objects together, great management, great co-workers. the hardest job was cleaning up nasty spills. the most enjoyable part of the job was working with great people
Example: Productive and fun workplace with table tennis table
Supervisor (Former Employee), Listowel, ON – August 4, 2012
Pros: example: free lunches
Cons: example: long hours
I enjoyed everyday that I worked for Hbc. They were a growing company which allowed assoicates to learn new skills and advance as they saw fit. I had the opportunity to work in many areas of the business which gave me a very rounded view and challenged me to grow and keep motivated, The most enjoyable part of the job were the customers and helping them – more... with their many problem solving issues. The hardest part of the job was watching it close down. As a loyal associate I grew not only to enjoy the job and customers but also my co-workers. – less
Good working environment - learned many different skills and strengths.
Human Resources and Service Manager (Former Employee), London, Ontario – July 10, 2012
Pros: held bbq days for staff and customers - very enjoyable. also various events in-store - contests, midnight madness sales, etc.
Cons: at times, additional tasks and longer hours required but no problem.
Excellent work environment. In my role as Human Resources and Service Manager I interacted daily with employees and customers. Job was very rewarding in helping to teach and guide as well as resolve and satisfy associates issues and concerns and provide great customer service to keep our customers loyal. Enjoyed working with my co-workers and I believe – more... my efforts to maintain a good morale within the store helped to make the workplace more enjoyable - very important. At times, needed to juggle many tasks and special events required longer hours and more work but the results proved successful. – less
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee), Meadow Lands, PA – March 12, 2014
Cons: management/percent standard
While some may see it as an easy job, others cannon cope with the long mandatory hours required. Management aside it is a good job with nice people. Most of the management is not helpful and often tries to micro manage. Also be weary here, though it may be a union postion HR will find ways to fire people left & right. The benefits are second to none – more... and the pay is good but this company does not care for its employees, example, they give you $25 gift card to THEIR store for a holiday bonus. lastly you work on a percentage system were you must work at least 95% productivity, inactivity can result in punishment after multiple "PCW's". ALL in ALL great short term job 1 to 3 years but not a great place for a career, no job advancement, at all. – less
Prep Cook and Wait staff (Former Employee), MI – July 8, 2013
Pros: good money
Greet guests. Responsible for opening and closing restaurant. Following recipe guidelines to meet or exceed guests expectations. Cleaned and restocked the alley and line with items needed to complete orders on time. Kept the kitchen organized. Fun place to work.