Kent Building Supplies Employee Reviews

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DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Current Employee), Fredericton, NBNovember 12, 2015
a great place for job security, able to get tons of training and support which helps the employee reach their full potential while on the job.
has a great family feel while working, lots of support.
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Excellent place to work
Shipping/Receiving Supervisor (Former Employee), Moncton, NBOctober 18, 2015
Pros: Excellent employees
Cons: Low salary for more work
With increases inventory coming in monthly, this stressful job was made fun by the employees. Management was very open to any ideas or suggestions, and made you feel at ease.
I always considered this one of the best jobs I ever had. The people were great, and the company wonderful.
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Very fast paced job. Exciting atmostphere
Freight Crew (Former Employee), St. John's, NLOctober 15, 2015
Pros: Great hours, great co-workers and good location
Cons: Wage very low for work we were doing.
Putting away stock was a great job. I love seeing and doing new things and this was my favorite part of the job.

Management was very different however the way they ran things was their own way of doing things. I respected that.

Co-workers were great; made a lot of new friends and learned a lot about stuff I never knew about.

Great work experience.

Hardest part of the job was learning the different machinery.
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Great place to work!
Cashier, Customer Service, Sales Associate (Former Employee), Fredericton, NBOctober 7, 2015
Management team is fantastic! Really care about their employees and work as a team to bring the best possible customer service to the public. Very knowledgeable group of people!
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very satisfying
Operations Manager (Former Employee), Dartmouth, NSOctober 5, 2015
Pros: family lifestyle
Cons: training new associates
8 to 10 hour work day
customers are key to the success of any business
management helped me learn and gain knowledge
lot of turnover, lots of training of new staff
training new people constantly
seeing repeat customers keep coming back to our store shopping
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enjoyable place to work
Cashier/clerk. Front end trainer. Office work (Former Employee), Dartmouth, NSAugust 27, 2015
Pros: free lunches during meetings
Cons: long hours when asked to stay longer and cover a shift
a typical day was 7am 3:30 pm Head Cashier
my co-workers were very helpful when needed
hardest part of the job was when asked to cover a shift when the individual didnt show up
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Fun workplace with some minor issues to workout
Cashier (Former Employee), Fredericton, NBJuly 16, 2015
Working for KBS was a great learning experience, and allowed me to learn more about myself. The job itself was fun, and working with contractors always made the day enjoyable. The turnover rate took some getting used to, as we were always having to learn who new people were.
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Steady, fun, and safe work atmosphere
Hardware & Project Desk (Former Employee), Woodstock, NBApril 27, 2015
Pros: promotions, discounts, and social
Cons: average to minimum wage pay
I felt KBS did a very good job training me for particular jobs, although I did need to learn some on the go. Benefits were worth it as a career but not for short time employment.
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very productive
Yard Worker (Former Employee), Yarmouth, NSJanuary 8, 2015
Pros: fresh air
Cons: slow delivery
managed lumber and necessity's in the storage shed , learned how to communicate with people in a busy environment , co-workers were greatly nice and fun to work around, hardest part was driving the lift at the time , but managed after having practice, enjoyable part was communicating with others about the lumber
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Productive, Busy and a Great Work Environment
Kitchen's Sales Associate (Current Employee), St. John's, NLDecember 29, 2014
The people that I work with are great, fun, dosent even feel like you're working!
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its a nice place to work
Yard Supervisor (Current Employee), woodstock new brunswickOctober 14, 2014
Pros: good discount
Cons: short hours
its all about serving the public and to keep them coming back.
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productive work place and fun
Customer Service (Former Employee), Saint John, NBOctober 1, 2014
the management team and always willing to work extra hours and the customers
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terrible place to work poor management.
warehouse worker (Former Employee), new minasJuly 28, 2014
Pros: good hours payed breaks
Cons: no consideration for amount of work done.
Not a very nice place to work management would look out for their own well being andforget about the other employees to much back stabbing .
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Customer service oriented and an enjoyable place to work
Customer Service/Cash Supervisor (Current Employee), Moncton, NBJuly 10, 2014
A typical day at work would involve processing purchases and refunds for customers. I also help with signage for the store and order supplies for the cashes and service desk.
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good place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), halifaxMay 6, 2014
i have learned a lot of things e.g. how to deal with customers, working in a team,
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Well organized and truly cares for wellbeing of employees
Picker (Former Employee), Moncton, NBJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: employee discounts and clothing assistance as much as 85%
Cons: getting use to the 4:30 to 12:30 shift
The experience overall was a good one but only had a few weeks on the job as a job in my field of expertise came available. A very good system of checks and balances in place to look after the employees wellbeing.
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Enjoyable working place
Flooring/ Garden Centre Associate (Former Employee), Montague, PENovember 21, 2013
Pros: co-works i enjoyed working with.
Cons: pay was not really good
Start the of each morning would restock the area that you are looking after. Helping customers at the project desk fill there orders. Also help customers find there products. Set up end caps. Put away product that comes in new. In the Garden Center time ( May-Aug) would set up for the day. Water plants and help customers find what would go good in sun or shade. Help them load there vehicles with soils.
I have gone on training for Flooring,Painting, and Garden Center, alos training on the Seven A's for how to help customers.
Since I have been there I enjoyed all the Managers and Asst. Managers. We had gone through a few for we are one of the smallest stores so we are kind of like a training store for them.
My co-workers where all awesome.
I was in flooring so the hardest would be when some one would come for a large amount of flooring and have to lift it all by myself.
My favorite part would be out in the Garden Center for it gave a bit of a change from being in doors all winter.
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I loved what I did
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), NSMarch 5, 2013
It was great, got to meet new people and talk to old friends! It was alot of fun and my employer respected me!
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not very good.
Driver/operator (Current Employee), Corner Brook, NLDecember 23, 2012
Pros: good co workers.
Cons: low pay.
There is poor management and not real respect for their employies.
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THE PLACE ALWAYS FELT LIKE YOU WEREN,T GOODENOUGH.
Contractor Sales Representative (Former Employee), NEW MINAS N.S.August 21, 2012
Pros: commission
Cons: always being scrutinized.
THE CUSTOMERS MADE THE DAY. CO-WORKERS WOULD OFTEN WALK AWAY AND NOT HELP. MANAGEMENT WAS MORE CONCERED ABOUT THEIE REVIW.THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB WAS BEING UNDER SCRUTINEY ALL THE TIME.