A good placel to work when the children were young.
MMT - Stock Clerk (Former Employee) – Erin Mills Town Center – 30 October 2013
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 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.
Inventory Clerk (Former Employee) – St. Catherines, PE – 19 May 2017
I learned to be a great people person and make people feel important while meeting their needs through customer service. I enjoyed talking to people and assisting them with purchasing clothes and other items.
Worst workplace, GM and upper management are horrible to work for.
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 12 May 2017
This was one of the worst workplaces I have ever been subject to. The GM speaks poorly of her sales managers and purposely creates in store issues. GM is completely clueless, unable to lead and develop her team. The environment is very hostile. Work life balance, they give false promises for days off and should you work additional time you are always promised a day owed however if you ask for it it is never given to you and they deny that they owe you a day.
Zero training, longer hours than scheduled, terrible benefits
Commission Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 12 May 2017
overall nice place to work. IT would benefit from more staffing as the floor tends to be understaffed and overworked. I feel as if the company expects you to do the work of three employees for the wages of one. Also its incredibly hard to take any time off work at all with out meeting resistance from managment.
Retail Customer Service / Sales (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 May 2017
This place was a fun place to work at. First time I've worked with people all ages plus on top of that I worked at sections of the store that I loved working at. Hardest part of the job would probably be trying to get customers to sign up for hbc credit cards
Shipping & Receiving/ Sales Associate/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 9 May 2017
Management at Head Office level provided minimum help required to perform the job adequately. Culture of the specific store location very good, everyone was always available to help each other. Small location meant competing for hours. I really loved the atmosphere of the actual job and the people I worked with were amazing. To be able to help individuals redecorate and equip potentially their entire household space is really rewarding.
Cashier/Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Alma, QC – 8 May 2017
Travailler pendant 17 ans et très belle expérience .Très belle emploie et bonne entente coté supérieure J,ai due quitter cause fermeture des magasins et tout en me souvenir de cette belle expérience. Alors je peut dire que de l'expérience j'en ai acquis et apres avoir travailler dans presque tous les départements ce fut un très belle emploie.
Back of the house Associate (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 7 May 2017
The store is too expensive and very less customers come by. The whole inventory is just pilled up and is just dumped on the floor. The management don't boost you up much because they are too old. They wants to make you do a lot of work in just minimum wage.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 May 2017
Poor work conditions in commission departments. The hardest part is to sell during the hard time as you do not get paid hourly but only if you sell. If you do not sell you do not get paid at all and the amount that you should have sold will be deducted from the days that you sold. Management is difficult to talk to and they ask you to do a mandatory non-paid hour of work when customers are not there.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Halton Hills, ON – 3 May 2017
It was a great environment to work in. Great co-workers and support. A typical day at work included being positioned in a section and helping to keep that section clean and tidy while assisting customers as they needed it.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 May 2017
Fast phased environment. The store required lots of changed to attract more customers which led to a lot of different changes and constant improving of the store itself. Positive environment between the associate as well as supervisors. Lots of job variety depending on the department need at the day of work.