A good placel to work when the children were young.
MMT - Stock Clerk (Former Employee) – Erin Mills Town Center – October 30, 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.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – July 19, 2016
The Hudson's Bay company is a really fun place to work. The co-workers were really easy to get along with. There was always something to do at work and there wasn't much down time, which is a good thing.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – July 18, 2016
I would open and close the store, sell merchandise help people find the perfect outfit for whichever occasion they needed. Cleaned up , and closed the store. Loved working here was very fun and exciting.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – July 14, 2016
Every day is the same thing, you do the exact same things every shift. Nothing exciting occurs throughout a shift. Age difference is a big factor. Im the youngest person there currently while everyone else is 21+. Hardest part of job is that there is not enough to do.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West Vancouver, BC – July 13, 2016
I learned a great deal while working at HBC. They taught me how to interact with customers, work a cash register, and communicate with my co-workers. I am very grateful for the time that I spent there but I chose to leave because of scheduling conflicts.
Cash, Sales Associate, Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Hudson Bay, SK – July 5, 2016
A typical day at the Hudson Bay is slow. While customers do walk through the store a lot of them already know what they want. The management staff as well as all co-workers always have a smile on their faces. The hardest part of the job is having to constantly re design an entire section multiple times, without helping any customers. For myself the most enjoyable part was helping customers.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – June 28, 2016
Since the Hudson Bay Company is high end you have little chance of becoming a manager unless you have an MBA or some kind of secondary education mixed with experience. Work life balance at the Limeridge Mall store was pretty good when I was working there only had to work one week end and it is closed for the holidays. Worked there for almost six years, but only had a high school education no chance of advancement with that kind of education unless you work there for 10+ years.
Auxiliary Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – June 27, 2016
Typical day at work was always professional with a smile. On a daily basis i learned how to keep customers happy. Management could have been better due to the fact that one was always struggling because another would be away or on vacation. Co-workers were great but there's always someone you don't get along with, but i made it work. Hardest part of working there was fighting for more hours. Making my customers feel happy with their purchases was my favorite part of my job.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – June 24, 2016
Working at Hudson's Bay required you to stay alert as a rush could happen at any time. I learned how to use and operate the cash register and process purchases made by customers with efficiency. The management was very understanding and patient. The co-workers were very helpful. For example, when I was still new, they would be ready to show me the steps needed to be done on the cash register in order to complete a transaction. The hardest part of the job was that the hours were not flexible and it was hard to manage both school and work. I would say the most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the customers.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – June 20, 2016
i worked at this company for the last 1 and half year. i have been promoted several times. i was working at the front desk. then got moved into the warehouse working as an investigator. and was moved to the head office where i am a receptionist.
Solid Performing company with international growth
confidential (Current Employee) – Ontario – June 15, 2016
The in store leadership teams really care about their employees. They strive to find balance between commitment to the needs of the business. The hardest part of the job is performance managment, when an employee isn't following the rules or isn't hitting targets its a hard conversation to have.
Great Corporate Culture
Retail shift work that includes, nights, weekends.
Jewellery Lead (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – June 8, 2016
*Always tried to fulfill the customer needs *Coaching the team member *Stock display & manage them efficiently to improve sales *Nice co-workers; they were very helpful & supportive (family environment) *Low income
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – June 7, 2016
I worked during the holiday rush so there was a lot to do which I enjoyed, it kept everyone busy. The managers were great with helping seasonal workers when needed, and also with switching shifts if needed.