Do not work here even if you're desperate
Sales Advisor, Edmonton, AB - August 29, 2015
This company is bad to work for, don't even bother applying. I wish I had read these reviews before I was hired because every single one of them is true. Regular shift is 11-7. There is only one shift a day so if you have an appointment and can't work an hour, you lose a whole day. Not very flexible. You get 15 minutes to load your cart, set up your table and have samples ready. This isn't very realistic so people arrive 15 mins before. This 15 mins is unpaid, yet if you're late they get mad. Bearing in mind, most days you have staff meetings that sometimes run until 11:20, so to have your samples out by 11:15? Unrealistic. You then have to stand in one spot all day until your scheduled break which sometimes isn't until five hours into your shift. It's hard on your body and you cannot leave your stations unless you can use the washroom in 3 minutes or get supplies. No water is allowed at your station which often made me sick, so bad I passed out onto a hot oven due to dehydration. I brought this issue up with my manager and she said it was my fault for not asking another employee to assist me. Roadshows are worse, they are open-close shifts and cannot close at all so if you are in the middle of nowhere with either no one near you or no one that has been trained for said roadshow, you cannot leave. If you have any issues and bring them up, you are punished by less shifts and the worst tasks. You get 30 mins unpaid break, and then you're back at your station until the end of the shift. Management is very poorly run, they think they are always right. They will be on your backs constantly if you fail a mystery shop, don't sell enough product or do any little thing wrong like being 2 feet away from the table or talking to customers for too long, however when you excel, get 100% on mystery shops, sell thousands and is an overall excellent worker, you don't hear anything about it or get any bonuses or incentives. You also don't get any benefits, or paid overtime. They mess you around saying there's not enough demos so your hours get cut and then you get behind on demos so you get double the shifts with no overtime. You are constantly on edge the whole shift. PWD workers, Costco workers, Management, Vendors, Mystery Shoppers. These people can be creeping in other aisles and hiding, watching you. If you get caught doing something wrong as little as itching your arm, good luck.