A decent place to work as far as retail goes, but definitely some problems.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 7 May 2017
An okay place to work, management was good except for one grumpy manager who eventually did get a little bit better. It was really helpful to be able to talk to coworkers over the headsets if you had a question or needed help. They didn't train me super well when I started - my only training was watching powerpoints and videos for a couple hours, then shadowing a cashier for about two hours. After that I was expected to be okay on my own, which I hated because I had to ask a million questions through the headset. Also, the website to record your availability and request time off was absolute garbage. The managers would insist that you use the website, but then it never worked, and I would get scheduled for days when I was working at my other job, along with any other days I tried to book off. So that was stressful. As a cashier my job was pretty much as expected: cash customers out, do returns, take phone calls when customers called, and tidy shelves around the cash when it wasn't busy. The hours I got scheduled to work sucked sometimes, because in the summer I was only getting 4.5 hours a week (which is when I wanted more hours), and then around the holidays I was getting way more hours than I wanted, even though a manager had told me beforehand that it would be no problem for me to get a maximum of 8 hours/week (since I was now in school and had taken on a second job). Almost all of my coworkers were very nice, although I didn't get to know any of them too closely, and sometimes I would be the only person on cash so there would be no one to talk to.
Nice managers and coworkers, for the most part.
I think I covered this in my review...