great benefits and salary, terrible hours of operation, fun place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Owen Sound, ON – 22 October 2017
Management was intense and had to deal with the worst customers and staff circumstances. Had to work overtime without extra compensation during events and busy times of the year. Sales is much more relaxed however during events and busy times had to work long days sometimes 12 hours straight.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 21 September 2017
Don't waste your time working for Leon's. Leon's wants you to pay them to work. As a Sales Associate Leon's expect you to wear a five piece suit, but management will pay you 3% commission and take money out of that commission. Management harass me to get my beard shaved every week, while other employees were not bother because of religious belief. Also, Management is awful and will nag you everyday for sales and warranty, which is not usually good for the consumer.
Customer Care (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 16 September 2017
I left Leon's solely because of the negative environment I was working in. I really enjoyed the work I did, and helping customers but the management and the people I worked with were always degrading each other, causing drama, or in a bad mood. Dealing with my co-workers was more exhausting than the actual work, and the management didn't respect their employees. So many times a customer would be screaming at you as you looked for a solution, and you would run back and fourth from the duty manager's office and the desk trying to figure it out, and the manager would never leave their office to help you or try to calm the situation. I would never ever recommend for someone to work here. The location that I worked at has lost at least 9 people from the front office since May. It's horrible. Maybe instead of focusing on their sales they should focus on how they treat their employees.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Kentville, NS – 6 September 2017
A typical day would start with a walk of the showroom, from there on to email communications focused on marketing plans often set months in advance followed by booking appropriate marketing support according to time lines. Next review of merchandise inventory levels with purchasing to identify gaps. Meeting with sales individually through out the day conduction performance reviews and establishing areas of focused training. Always a positive atmosphere focused on growth.
WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 4 September 2017
Working there can get very busy with alot of trucks coming in at one time full with hundreds of products filling up the warehouse. There is barely any full timers which make high school students work very hard. We dont leave on time.
Driver (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 13 August 2017
Good group of people that you work with, middle management is really good. But upper management and owners are a joke. Over worked, under appreciated and way underpaid for what you're expected to do. I would gladly work with the same group of people if it was different owners and upper management.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 12 July 2017
working at Leon's was a very fun time in my life and i enjoyed it greatly. helping customers to find just the right item or listening proactively to any complaints they may have had. i enjoy helping people and look forward to doing so again in the future.the hardest part of the job was keeping up with orders as the went from my hands to finally the customer receiving their item after a time.orders could be put in but my not be filled 3 months due to lack of stock. that was my biggest pet peeve that items were not in stock. as a team the sales force worked well together and was wonderful about helping in almost any situation.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – London, ON – 17 June 2017
Coming into work every day doesn't feel like a burden when I am surrounded by people that I love and enjoy being with. Everyone is understanding and thoughtful, and they are very flexible to ensure that you have a life outside Leon's.
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 15 June 2017
Don't work at the Windsor location, I worked there for over 7 months as a front office associate and I was treated terribly. When I first started working there the 2 supervisors were so rude to me would never actually help train and the customer service manager was the worst not helpful at all. The work environment is terrible, all the employees talk badly about one another and make you feel terrible working there. We would go through so many new front office employees because no one could handle it. Overall worst place to work and they give you the worst hours if you're in school they don't care about you unless you're in their friend group. Childish.
Terrible hours, the people, managers, supervisors, training, washrooms.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 2 June 2017
Worked there as a student to pay off my studies. Although not the best pay, management was very comprehensive and would treat their employees very well. I highly recommend this employer for students who want a great work experience.
When there was constant business in the store it was much more enjoyable, but working in commission sales can be tough. I felt that the store was often times well over staffed or under staffed, particularly in the department I worked in.