POWERHOUSE RETAIL SERVICES

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Amazing company to work for
Manager, Field Operations (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 August 2017
A great place to work with room for advancement into head office! I went from being a Field Merchandiser to being in the office with a promotion shortly thereafter. Very supportive head office team full of creative thinkers with a passion for what they do. I get to work with awesome people every day in both the office and in the field. This is the best company I've had the pleasure to work for.
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Great place to work, however warehouse management needs an overhaul
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 May 2017
A busy company throughout the year, third part logistics therefore their clients play a big role on how much work one will have per day. Excellent mixture of culture (mostly West Indian), occasional times workers there bring food to share with everyone, everyone is relatively happy smiling while working and friendly. Warehouse management tends to puts feelings in the way of the goal, and manager seems very autocratic and favoritism is strongly intertwined in warehouse culture.
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Run, don't
Représentative (Former Employee) –  British Columbia7 April 2017
What a gong show. My experience was demoralizing In every way. Poor to no communication. Management automatically assumes that if there are any issues, it's the merchandisers fault. Since they don't bother to read or respond to emails, they are completely disconnected from what is actually happening out in the field. They are lazy and view emails, feedback, phone calls etc as more work for them so they simply ignor everything. . it is very stressful to be forced to work with management who are too lazy to bother to get their facts straight before making unfounded accusations and threats. It would also help if they employed management personnel who are educated, and understood what the role of a manager actually entails.
Pros
None
Cons
With zero pros, the rest are cons
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Unprofessional
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 April 2017
Dont waste your time, very bad management, o hours, very low pay with six figure expectations. If you are looking for a company that appreciates your efforts and values your hard work, this one fails in every way
Pros
Make your own schedule
Cons
Disrespectful, unorganized, and emails are ignored-unanswered
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Part of the family!
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  GTA, ON17 February 2017
As a long term merchandiser, I feel like I am part of an extended family. Great brands and clients to work with, helpful account managers, and I get to set my own schedule as a private contractor.
All in all an excellent experience!

(Note - Many of the reviews here are for the US-based company, which has absolutely nothing to do with the Canadian one. Just happen to have the same name.)
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Not under good management
Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 February 2017
Un organized head office, lack of communication and professoonalism. High expectations with low hours on some brands accounts.
Pros
Flexable most days
Cons
Bad management
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Retail merchandising, travel to stores to do various tasks related to various brands, which are the company's clients
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Canada1 February 2017
Most merchandising companies employ you at a fair industry standard hourly rate, and compensate you for your mileage and any work related expenses such as parking etc. This company does not do that, they hire you on an "independent contract" basis therefore no taxes or cpp, ei etc is taken off your pay. They do not compensate for mileage and pay the lowest hourly rate in the industry.
Pros
Set your own schedule to call on stores
Cons
The pay is insultingly low, and not having ei, cpp etc taken off pay is very inconvenient. Too many supervisors, unnecessary salaries could go toward paying the workers fairly
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Good experience for retail industry
Project/Site Manager (Current Employee) –  calgary Ab22 February 2015
Scheduling trades for the week retail project. Making sure of all retail equipment is delivered on time and without damage. Insured all time lines and budgets are meet for management. Great team environment to work in. This job provides great challenges for quick project turn arounds but always the con is your always on the road.
Pros
always a challenge
Cons
always on the road
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Productive
independent merchandiser/contractor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC3 March 2014
Learned a lot, enjoyed being independent, i was kept busy all day, met great people and gained merchandising experience.
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