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Great experience to start with.
Front Office Supervisor (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 15, 2014
Pros: family feel culture, room to grow within the company
Cons: salary to start with is not to great
Leon's carries a great work dynamic and encourages growth within.
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Fun,Productive,Challenging
Sales Associate (Current Employee), London,ONMarch 6, 2014
Pros: meeting people, learning a ton
Cons: long hours, 10-9
I have learned so much from my position at Leon's. Im trained in the 6 steps of selling. The most important obviously closing the deal. I have become a top closer in my current position attaining salesman of the month in November and December. These are our busiest times at the month. The harder part of the job is when traffic is not coming through – more... the door. Most enjoyable is meeting all kinds of people, networking and building relationships. – less
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Competitve Sales Environment
Furniture sales associate (Former Employee), Gander, NLJanuary 29, 2014
.IT was a furniture sales environment so you had to be on your toes as pay was based on your sales. I had great co-workers and management.
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Good employer
Janitorial Assistant (Former Employee), Lethbridge, ABJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: nice atmosphere
Cons: no cons
Did general cleaning duties throughout storefront and warehouse area as well as all recycling.
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Not a bad place to work, middle of the road
Delivery Worker/ Warehouse hand (Former Employee), London, ONDecember 3, 2013
Pros: steady work
Cons: a few stupid rules
It was not a bad place to work, They do have a very Stupid rule there that once you've worked there once ....even if they like you you can never reapply
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Good Co-workers and that's it.
MANAGEMENT (Former Employee), Sarnia, ONNovember 27, 2013
Pros: fun people (most)
Cons: being employed by leon's
Unfortunately for the team, the only training management gets from Leon's is a 'learn as you go' type education. This leaving too much room for error and confusion. This being the reason for my resigning.
Leon's will overwhelm you with praise and positivity, but it is all fake. They only care about the business and when your need is fulfilled, the 'caring' – more... goes out the window. They will try and have you resign so as not to have to pay your severance. Be aware.
Lets remember that they are all salesmen.
I have never worked for a company that continually forgets to order stock for customers, forgets to call waiting customers back and preaches' integrity' unless you threaten to complain. Then you will get what you want. That's integrity??

This all stemming from store management that has no idea how to manage. – less
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Fun Place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 22, 2013
Pros: fantastic bosses/co-workers
Cons: just enjoyed job
I was only with Leon's a short time as I moved to Edmonton area. while I was there I really enjoyed Leon's. Some of the customers could be hard to deal with as is the norm in any customer service job, but all in all was a good happy place to work.
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Make sure you know how to sell
Sales Associate (Former Employee), BrantfordNovember 19, 2013
Pros: sales staff great people
Cons: comission based, high turn over, management issues
Great sales team. Made friends. Some management issues and high turn over. Long hours with sometimes very poor resaults. No balance between life and work, average 11-12 hr days through the week. Good luck trying to take time off for specail occasion especailly if it falls on a sales event no matter how much time in advance you tell them.
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Great Co-workers and Environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Regina, SaskatchewanSeptember 14, 2013
Pros: unlimited breaks and lunches
Cons: long hours
A typical day starts with a team meeting, cleaning up the electronic area and turning on TV's. After that the day is spent taking rotations for customers that walk through the doors. Once with a customer, you build rapport, find what the customer came to look for and assist in finding the perfect appliance or furniture piece for your customer. Once – more... an item has been selecting, determining the stock situation and how long it will be to receive is next. After those steps have been completed the sales associate can then fill in the appropriate pieces of information for that customer. I learned from this job how important building rapport is because if a customer doesn't trust you or like you the chances of them buying from you decreases. The management at Leon's was very good. They knew their employees and how to keep everything running smoothly. The hardest part of the job was the long hours and the wage being based on commission. The most enjoyable part of the job was my co-workers. They felt like family to me and I always looked forward to going to work. – less
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Good place to work
Truck Driver Assistant (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABAugust 25, 2013
I was well treated as an employee. I had a good professional relationship with everyone.
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when manager wants you they get you
sales representative (Former Employee), wellandAugust 22, 2013
Pros: money to be made, i made it.
Cons: untrustworthy management
Although you give your 200% professional services and are told you are doing awesome , and feel the rest of your life is set , they grab you saying you are not a perfect fit , but would not expand on that comment.cop out. Trust no one, cutthroat business. Miss fellow sales persons, made friends
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great people
Front office supervisor (Current Employee), OntarioJuly 17, 2013
morning reports, handeling cash, setting delivery dates etc
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Large furniture company, multi level departments, good atmosphere
General Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJune 25, 2013
Pros: good staff
Cons: no western base of operations
A typical day at work includes training associates, working with servie techs, delivery personal, reporting to the area supervisor, having daily meetings with department managers and sales assocaites. following all health and safety protocols. Receiving product. Running reports on sales volumes and measurable categories for the store. The staff are – more... the most enjoyable part of the job. De-hiring is the hardest part of the job. – less
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What I have learned
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee), Red Deer, ABMay 24, 2013
My work experience at Leons has been a great learning experience,I learned how to work as a team in a busy warehouse sector.
The most interesting part of this job is how the management and its associate work as a family,with unity and love.
Its has been a great learning experience working in this company
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Hard working people and great atmosphere to work
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee), Peterborough,onMay 15, 2013
I worked there for a summer position to pay for school as they were only hiring for summer jobs. The time I did spent there however was pleasant and satisfactory. Co-workers were fun and easy to work with and management never made it a hard time. I enjoyed the heavy lifting and time spent on the road delivering.
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Good coworkers
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee), BramptonApril 26, 2013
Pros: paid lunch breaks
Cons: compensation
Decent environment but not much opportunity for career advancement.
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Leon's Brantford
Sales Associate (Former Employee), SimcoeApril 12, 2013
Pros: bonuses from manfacturers
Cons: despite a $300, 000 advertising budget, they will not allow a salesperson to discount $50, towards a $2000 sale to an old-country senior just looking for some 'respect.'
This Brantford corporate store has ongoing ads running for salespeople, but when I went in and spoke to the store manager and the sales manager, I was told that their recruiting 'strategy' is to advertise 'job openings' on an ongoing basis even though/when they have no openings so as to collect more resumes. I don't call this a strategy, I call it misinformation – more... that is inconsiderate to the unemployed, the poor, and inconsiderate to potential employees and for all concerned an inconsiderate waste of their time. If I were truly dedicated to becoming employed at Leon's - which I was - I would watch for their ads like a hawk, waiting for the day they appeared when I could "strike while the iron was hot" and impress them with my enthusiastic zeal. Now as a result of their misinformation strategy, their ads mean nothing, reducing their employment landscape to a uniformly gray and uninteresting tableaux. They might collect more resumes this way, but most will be 'stale-dated' as no potentially enthusiastic potential employee will hold off of other opportunities to entertain the possibility that today's ghost-ad just might be the real deal. Consequently their 'strategy' will result in interviewing only the "luck of the draw," i.e., only those people who happen to be unemployed at the moment Leon's has a real opening, rather than a salesperson dedicated to working at Leon's who is willing to wait 90 or 120 days, watching for a bona-fide opportunity only to learn Brantford Leon's dupes you, crying wolf every single day, job or no job. – less
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a very fast pace working environment
Office Supervisor (Former Employee), Kitchener, ONApril 11, 2013
- placing orders for customers over the phone and in persons
- helping customers resolving financial issues with financing companies
- supervise other employees
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productive and fun workplace
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee), Sarnia, ONMarch 22, 2013
a typical day at work was unloading trucks with other warehouse associates, helping move furniture to the floor from the warehouse, and helping out management in any way that i could.The most enjoyable part of the day was working with my fellow associates at Leons. Great place to work for. I learned alot from leons. I learned how to recieve trucks, – more... plot deliveries and do the paperwork, and also learned how to scan stuff out of the store. – less
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Amazing oppurtunity
Occasional Worker (Current Employee), whitbyMarch 20, 2013
Although I did not have an official position and only worked during their sales for the last couple of years, they gave me the opportunity to gain money. It also gave me the chance to practice how to handle and greet customers, and I am proud to say I consistently meet the needs of all the customers

About Leon's Furniture

Founded in 1909 by Ablan Leon, the A. Leon Company started out as a general merchandise store in the small town of Welland in – Read more