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.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 September 2017
HBC seems to have made it a requirement of management that individuals have poor interpersonal skills. They tend to hire great people in their general staff and then chase them away. Individual manager was great to work with and supportive but Store Manager and secondary Managers are not pleasant to interact with.
Information is given at morning meeting that does not get conveyed to staff who never open the store, then little grace is given if you are not aware of policy changes or other changes. I have been chewed out a number of times by upper management who does not accept that mistakes are made out of ignorance. Ex. 4 months after a policy requiring name tags to be worn over the heart which I was never informed (and there is no mechanism to inform on this policy apart from the general morning meeting) I was verbally reprimanded in front of customers and peers.
I participated in different products knowledge show with the management and coworkers.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 19 September 2017
I am available to work any weekdays and weekend. Advise customers on purchases and provide excellent customer service. Engage and interact with customers in accordance with the GREAT (Get Ready, Engage, Add Value and Transact) service model.
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – GTA, ON – 18 September 2017
Hudson's Bay was a study in contrasts. A very customer focused environment with few tools meet the focus. Investment is needed from both a staffing and hardware perspective from the corporate level to ensure the stores remain nimble and able to deliver financial results. .
A Cosmetic Floater (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 September 2017
I have been working at Bay as a cosmetic floater and providing personal customized services and help promotions, organize inventories and any calls from every counter. I have leraned lots of precious experiences based on the cosmetic product knowledges, ingredients, benefits and features of a product. I am majoring Cosmetic Technologh and Management at Seneca and work together so I can learn more deeply at a real cosmetic industry and can help customers with my passion.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – 100 Metroplolitan rd – 16 September 2017
People are very helpful. When a new employee joined to work, they help the new employer and guide them to succeed in their field. Supervisors are friendly with workers, they do not pressure or stress employee to do a task.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 7 September 2017
loved working here. staff and residents were amazing to work with on a day to day basis. I learned a lot from everyone there unfortunately I had to leave there because of the distance I had to travel daily.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 7 September 2017
A very large Canadian company that has had many positive periods in it's long and storied past. Many leaders have lead successful terms for Hudson's Bay and many individuals have experienced great growth within the company.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 7 September 2017
good company, nice staff, very friendly people. however the hours can be a bit ridiculous sometimes and it was hard for me because i was in school as well. also, they tend to call you in for a lot of extra shifts but overall good experience
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – North York, ON – 4 September 2017
A very friendly environment. There is always something to do on the floor. Very flexible with hours if your in school or have another job. The hardest is that I find were short of staff which can be hard to manage if it's during a weekend. However, Management tries to make it work.
Needs to hire more qualified workers in Facility Department, overall nice place to work.
Building Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 August 2017
Used to a great place to work until purchased by new American owners. Pay and benefits were cut when new Management took over.
A great name in Canadian history. Lost a lot os business due to new trend of online shopping by traditional customers and with this reason wages and working hours are cut. Most of the employees are in a constant fear of loosing job.
Typical days at work are just routine like supposed to be doing same chores.
For my Department no new skills to be learned as I was supposed to find out all equipment myself and I was the only person certified to look after all steam boilers in whole Calgary stores and this was the hardest part of my job.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – London, ON – 29 August 2017
• Consistently achieved a 46% credit blend, increased basket size, and improved customer loyalty in Shoes • Maintained department ISM, promotional signage, and merchandised promotional items • Effectively managed excess stock and inventory shortages at a department level to provide a best in class customer experience • Created a comfortable commission sales environment where customers expressed their needs and received excellent full service assistance