Princess Auto Employee Reviews

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Stupid company to work for.
NRT (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 December 2015
Completely run by people who don't know what they are doing. Advancement offers to staff who have barely been over staff who have years. Cators to high school kids and don't give consequences for actions ie. Not answering phones that have been ringing for over 10 mins, poor training, management changing their schedules constantly.

Promises to fix problems within the store to have them fall through or forgotten, some staff aren't relieable.

Profit sharing isn't worth it for the amount of stress put on certain team members.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Horrible management, poor training, poor advancement decisions and promotions.
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Laid back, enjoyable environment.
Night Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON9 November 2015
Overall the night merchandiser position was enjoyable, co-workers were very friendly, the environment was laid back, and day went by quickly. Management was lacking a bit, hardly any opportunities to move up within the company, but overall they offered many good things to compensate for the cons.
Pros
Profit sharing, Benefits.
Cons
Weak management, Poor advancement opportunities.
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Fun workplace but not a livable wage
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 January 2017
There are great opportunities to meet a lot of interesting people but the wage is not enough to support an average lifestyle. ----------------------------------------------
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amazing team to work with
Overnight Stocker (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL11 November 2016
the team members along with the staff were fun and easy to get along with and very flexible with the schedule. the work was hard and very fast pace but enjoyable never the less
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Good Starter Job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC28 May 2016
Working at Princess Auto I have gained valuable skills which will stay with me through my professional career. The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting customers and making lasting connections with the community.
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Not a company for part-time employees
Guest Services Representative/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON14 June 2014
*Great co-workers
*Lack leadership and opportunities for advancement
*Demanded open avaiability then gave you few hours
*Customers were the best
*Promised you the sun, moon and the stars when hiring you then never came thru with anything that was promised (eg training in other areas of the store, amazing profit sharing, benefits)
*Hardest part of the job was knowing that customers were praising your work to management and not getting recognized for your hard work
*Management treated you like you didn't have a brain in your head
*All management is not on the same page. Every manager wants things done their way. Made for a very long day trying to please all of them.
*Not a friendly company to work for if you are trying to work more than one job--they demand all of your time and then give you very little back in return
Pros
Freindly co-workers and customers
Cons
Demanding all your availability so no time for your kids or family
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think before you take this job
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  caalgary19 August 2016
who nuts enough to take a night job for $13 an hr come on really guys who's that desperate try 20 to 22 hr people start asking for what one is worth.
taking jobs at this rate will only make company's offer this kind of pay STOP
Pros
no
Cons
no
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Ok place to work
night receiver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 April 2016
Princess auto is OK. Culture $ driven and productivity you are a hindrence if you are not a constant overachiever. If you just let it slide and do your job you will be Ok.
Pros
time of if given 2 weeks notice.
Cons
Job description seems to be a moving target. Turnover rate is high.
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Royal Service
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON2 January 2016
It's a great company by far, their original morals are strong and are Canadian made. But Princess Auto is only great when you're a customer.
We are pushed with multiple tasks and projects with too little time.
If you ask for more hours, your current hours are cut in half
there is no respect towards employees
no communication between management
rare to go from part time to full time (regardless of availability and work ethic)
we can be sworn and abused by customers, but it's always our fault in the end.

The company overall is only out to make the customers happy. they need to focus on the people helping make heir customers happy.
Pros
free lunches, slightly higher pay, paid steel toes
Cons
no communication, lack of respect from management
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Fun and safe workplace
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 August 2016
great opportunity to experience giving royal service to different kinds of people,. It was at the same time learning process on my part to especially know their selling product and their different uses.
Pros
great bebefits
Cons
short shifts
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funplace
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON22 January 2016
lack of professional leadership. very low team member moral. My concerns were not addressed thus my moral went down and I started loosing focus on my work.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
poor management
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Great place to work
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC12 April 2016
The employees and management are great. Accommodating, and great work atmosphere. They are very safety orientated, as well as, knowledgeable in their areas.
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fun workplace with great people and ROYAL Service
Sales associate (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB4 July 2016
working at Princess Auto is a great experience. I learn so much every day and work with a great group of people who care about the customer's satisfaction and providing a royal customer service to every individual who comes through our store
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Princess Auto is fun
Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Kingston27 June 2016
Fun place to work at. Everyone is very nice and there is a lot of training you get to accomplish. Tools to machinery! Always recommend this job to someone looking for fun part time!
Pros
HAPPY hard working place
Cons
Not enough hours
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Not so much a good place to work any more.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON27 August 2015
most of the staff were great to work with, management changed and the staff morale dropped quickly.First 6 years were great, they cared about their staff, but things changed. Not sure if changes were from head office or in store management. They had great benefits and profit sharing. This used to be a great place to work, but not so much any more. I quit in December, and do not regret it.
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Working with Princess Auto is Exciting!
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 March 2012
Princess Auto creates an exciting environment to work in. It is fast paced and challenging at times but offers so many ways to benefit from a hard days work. For starters they offer full benefits which is rare in a retail environment. We have a pension plan, excellent profit sharing quarterly, and Deferred Profit Sharing Plans on top of it all. There is lots of room for advancement. You can be transferred anywhere in Canada as there is a store in practically every province now. With Princess Auto you will always get back what you put into it. If you want to succeed they will help you do it!!
Cons
shift work
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Fast paced retail environment
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 September 2014
Performed administrative functions in processing financial transactions and documenting sales
Monitored inventory levels and continually performed adjustments to meet sales supply and demand
Proactive first contact with customers for service or sales and establishment of repeat clientele
Performed all seasonal department purchasing, inventory control and inventory management
Liaised with management in the coordination of product promotions and sales
Assumed the duties and responsibilities of the store manager in his absence
Assisted in the mentoring and training of new staff
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Great work experience
Cashier/ Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 November 2015
Usually a flexible day. I learned a lot about certain products our stores were selling. Management are pretty straight forward and are helpful. Co-workers were great at team work and a lot of support when needing help.Hardest part of the job is keeping up with the customers coming through.The most enjoyable part of the job are the Christmas dinners Learned a lot about customer service and cashier and time work! overall great Experience.
Pros
Lunch
Cons
Not enough Hours
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fun workplace to work with
Night Receiver (Current Employee) –  Kamloops, BC15 May 2016
Works at night stocking shelves was an easy task to work with, learned about company policies, co-workers are fun to work with and teamwork, the hardest part on the job is super busy trying to get all the shipment done to get ready on promo sales
Pros
profit sharing
Cons
Night owl
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Incredible team work and understanding employees
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS17 July 2015
I learned soooo much working here. I used what I learned at this job as an advancement on my career, it gave me a boost :) .

I made many friendships there and several really close friendships. I love the people, and the customers became friends more then customers , It was always a happy environment and I was always eager to learn . If you had questions about how something industrial works and why it does not work any longer, there is always time taken to explain to you what you what you desire to know .

The hardest part of the job was the stress. Always busy and never enough employees . This does not make it a bad place rather it makes you realize how strong your team really is and how well working together can make a big difference . This makes you apperericiate people as an individual because of the things they are willing to do for you .
Pros
strong friendships and excellent team work
Cons
only 30 min lunch break
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3.5
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