Customer Service Coordinator/ key holder (Former Employee) – burnaby – 28 March 2014
a typical day at work would be different everyday. I ran the business accounts so, I would check to see if any accounts could be filled and completed and if completed I would call the person to let them know they can pick up. Then I would be assigned to a specific spot and make sure it stayed well stocked and tidy.
I learned how to fold clothes to a business standard, learned about different types of shoes, I learned how to run business accounts, and to also work on a team.
The management was great, they worked with the staff to make sure everyone was happy and things were to par.
The hardest part of the job was to put together business accounts as they took forever to do.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to help people find things they needed and to also do the end of day money count.
lots of stress thrown on you that has nothing to do with you
SALES ASSOICIATE (Former Employee) – Terrace, BC – 20 May 2017
wasn't a horrible job til the assistant manager came. she is controlling, rude, and doesn't care about you. most people coming in already know what they want so working was a breeze. management was the only problem.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Woodstock, NB – 10 March 2017
Great people work there but the wages couldn't possibly be enough to be independent or have children or provide for a child. Job security is good but the wages are no where near enough to provide for anything
wages are no where near enough to be independant or raise a family or look after a child
Store General Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 10 March 2017
Overall the company is still trying to identify its self. Lots of planning less execution. Many errors in the distribution and flyer advertising. Canadian Tire should look more into the Management of the company. Extremely expensive benefits.
would be a great place if there was a diffrent manager
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 9 February 2017
a typical work day at marks is pretty good. Most days can be super slow. I have learned a lot about different types of clothing (carhartt,Dakota..etc.) when it comes to the management there I'm not really pleased with it. Our manager is very rude most times either ignoring us or just being rude when we ask a question. Our assistant manager is the exact opposite though, he is always happy and willing to help. if he is to busy he nicely lets us know. the hardest part of the job id say is making sure the manager is happy and getting all the product that he wants out. the most enjoyable part of the job is the employees I work with. we all are out going and get along great.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 19 January 2017
I love being in retail the only problem I have is that you can't support yourself with the hours they give. They give next to nothing hours wise after the Christmas holidays and it's extremely hard to live off of those hours.
Great work environment, love the type of work and dealing with customer's face to face.
Shift Leader/Keyholder (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 December 2016
I worked for the company for over a year but its not the company i have an issue with, its the management i have an issue with. They constantly change the schedule, LAST MINUTE! Don't care to much if there employees are assaulted and threatened on the job, blames he worker not the one who attacked said worker. No benefits. just not a very run sore in my eyes, and it doesnt seem like the store i work at is the only one with issues.
Sales (Former Employee) – Maple Ridge, BC – 17 September 2016
Marks work wearhouse was a very stressful job. All the stock was messy and difficult to find, and the management was often blameful of situations you have no control over. If the store did not make a certain amount of money that day, it was your fault, apparently. Also your safety is not at all their concern when it comes to a power outage, someone stealing, and other things. The co-workers are all nice and very understanding. Do not work here unless you love having an alcoholic boss who treats you like you are his dog.
40% off for friends and family, and getting to leave at the end of the day.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Bathurst, NB – 2 July 2016
Working at zellers was not what i expected, I was very young so I just wanted a job to start out that gave me good social skills and knowledge of a cash register for the future if i wanted to work in any other retail stores. A day as a associate at zellers was dealing with returns often, restocking and very short breaks and lunches. The management was not very good, and it is rare i say that! I was not treated with respect at all and I was really dissapointed seeing as it was my first job.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Terrace, BC – 31 May 2016
I learned a lot from marks. I learned many social skills and learned how to stock shelves and do inventory, and open up at the start of the day. My most enjoyable part of work was the people I was surrounded around who supported me through my first job and helped me with difficult situations. The hardest part of the job was just starting out and getting used to where everything was, and my surroundings and having to go to other coworkers asking, but it all worked out in the end
Keyholder/ Business Account Coordinator (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 1 March 2016
Always replenishing merchandise, setting up displays according to corporate mandate, helping customers locate product either at our store or at another store. Complete online orders and ship via Purolator. Processed company accounts for uniforms and safety footwear, educated store staff on proper procedures, as well created a workwear binder for all of the company accounts processed in our location specifically and had basic knowledge for newer or unfamiliar staff in order to ensure the customers transaction went smoothly. Opened and closed the store, counting floats for multiple tills, did bank deposit as well as coin orders. Placed orders for store stationary through Grand & Toy.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Alberta – 28 November 2015
If your into retail Mark's Management is great and understanding and is a fun place to work. Easy staff to get along with. Lots of rules and lots of red tape which is to be expected with a company like this. This company is all about pleasing the customer, however it can get confusing in some parts for the customer.Communication was often misguided because of how little staff that would be on shift at the same time.
Fun, and friendly staff, lots of scheduling opportunities