Food Prep/Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 February 2017
Never got a break after standing for 5+ hours in the same spot. Couldn't go to the washroom because no one would take over the till. No break = no food. Hungry most of the time. Management was rude and never recognized anything positive, even when they say they'll give you an award they don't. Only good thing is free drinks. Some co-workers were very rude and management didn't punish bullies. Very unsanitary, some workers would touch shoes and then food. Old moldy food was served often in the concession.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 February 2017
I've been with Northlands coming up on a year and it's one of the best places I've worked. The people are amazing, the management is very flexible and understanding, and the work-life balance is wonderful. Can't say enough great things about it.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 February 2017
I worked at this company for almost 6 years. What I've learned?
The management there are not reliable at all. They do NOT take care of their employees but instead micromanage which hurts moral and confidence in being able to complete jobs without failure. They only care about their own motives. They don't use positive reinforcement. Basically, if management wants to talk to you, you're in some kind of trouble. They treat employees like pawns, not like people. They don't recognize good job performance and service, they only pay attention to what "looks bad" to the company. They never used any ideas that I had, or my fellow guards. They cared more about saving money than creating a place where employees and guests can have a memorable experience.
The coworkers I had were great! The relationships I built while I was there still last today. I'm still friends with a majority of those I worked with. They were all bummed when I left the company. Everybody takes care of each other as the management doesn't do that.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a place to work for just a paycheck, then go ahead. But if you plan on moving up in your career choice,. Northlands is NOT the place to do that.
Guest Experience (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 November 2016
Extremely guest orientated, fast paced environment , and quick thinking involved. Always trying to answer any guests questions and really getting to enjoy the show or even that is going on that day. The hardest part of the job is that it is a very big building and there is a lot of walking involved, but the most enjoyable part of my job is making sure every guest who attends the events have the best time ever.
Getting to work events you may not able to afford to go to.
Food runner (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 October 2016
The restaurant was a fast paced environment. I learned skills on costumer service and how to serve food, and drinks. There was a strong sense of support among the co workers. The hardest part of the job was adjusting to the fast paced environment especially during the rush hour.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 July 2016
Cater events, manage sections of about 6 tables, 10 peaople. I have learned patience. The hardest part of the job is having to deal with people that do not want to work, but want to get paid. I enjoy interacting with guests and and seeing the satisfied look on their faces.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 July 2016
I enjoy working here immensely. Between the fellow employees and management it's a fun job. As it is event heavy, the shifts can be quite limited though with nothing going on, or more staff then hours to be handed out.
Banquet Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 May 2016
Wide variety of employees, bosses are nice and understanding. Really enjoyed working with the community. And the hardest part of the job would be not getting locked out during break outside if some one outside does not have a key.
Heavy trays, could maybe be some young people working there
Sign Maker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 May 2016
Beautiful Place to Work and good pay but....very poor manage because this place it's so big there is no supervision at all. "The Real" supervisor will be 10 blocks away from this place. You would have to be an Asskisser to the supervisor in other to give you the "better" Jobs or less hard work if not prepare to do eventually everything else while everyone else will chat in the office on working hours. They hired me under knowledge of computers and adobe illustrator skills but it was the VERY LEAST thing I did, in fact ! you will be replace by some gardener or student first on the computer before you! It was very disappointment to had lived this experience, I apply for this job for the opportunities that would had come for my future but I had to quit before my time because it was absurd to work like that! DON'T APPLY HERE. YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!