Store Manager (Former Employee), windsor – December 18, 2012
Cons: if not in the click not in the work
6 months to take a store that was tanking and loosing money for 10yrs, change our staff and most of management to get it taken away just before the store starts comping to the start of the extreme low sales time, other person looks like hero
Part time sales clerk (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – December 8, 2012
Pros: having free meals at work site provided by the company
Cons: overtime work hours
*Tuesdays Seniors sales day. *Learned to use cash machine and learned to scan items or merchandise. *Always be polite to customers and always call supervisor for difficult customers. *Friendly co-workers. *When customers complains about pricing high yet still they buy it. *Meeting a lot people and having a quick talk while scanning the items they buy.
Production Worker (Former Employee), Whitby, ON – December 3, 2012
Pros: amazing co-workers
Cons: horrible management
An extremely terrible place to work. It's far too dusty in the back to even breathe, if you have asthma FORGET IT! Management treat you like a slave and scare you into not writing an injury report if you get hurt. There's absolutely no job security
A very physical demanding job and often can be fun.
Production worker (Former Employee), Coquitlam, BC – November 13, 2012
Pros: you get a work out, guaranteed full time hours, room for growth
Cons: no customer interaction allowed
It's really physical and demanding. A typical day at work for me would be too dump about 300 garbage bags full of clothes, then sort through them and push them down the table to my co-workers. On some days I would hang clothes or roll the clothes onto the sales floor. I really liked my co-workers, they were really nice and we all helped each other. – more... The hardest part of the job was how demanding it was. They pushed and pushed until they met their quota. The most enjoyable part of the job is that it was team work. We needed everyone their in order for things to run smoothly. If someone was away, things would slow down and sometimes got chaotic. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), cambridge , on – November 9, 2012
Pros: advanced within a week of working there
Cons: management was going through lots of changes
Excellent place to work, within a week they advanced me to supervisor or the Halloween department (all new product) i reached the sales goal so my company benefited from the bonus, i learned how to take charge of a small group of employees, how to schedule them in best to suit there life outside of work and learned how to take charge when needed and – more... how to put aside the friend aspect. there was no hard part of this job i was challenged and i meet it to their satisfaction. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Courtenay, BC – November 8, 2012
Pros: nice people
Cons: no consistant shifts or hours
On a typical day we cash through people's purchases and put out new items on to the racks. I love my co workers they are probly the most enjoyable part of the work. The hardest part is trying to balance the shifts that are never consistant with my family life.
Production Staff (Former Employee), Clark and Venables Vancouver B.C. – October 29, 2012
Pros: free coffee, sometimes lunch, christmast party
Our day always start with a short meeting after that we go to our designated station. Working in the office and working physically. The kind of people you deal with. When the daily quota goes higher and higher specially during halloween season. It has to be done with a certain time. The most enjoyable part is during payday and everytime we recieved – more... bonus.And when management recognized a job well done. – less
Learner alot from this experience being in management
Assistant Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Kamloops, BC – September 27, 2012
Pros: pay, and medical and dental
Cons: long hours
Dealing with customers, and staff. Learner about paper work and leadership. Management team was good. Co- workers were friendly. Hardest part was learning everything and the passwords. being around a friendly environment and having responsibilities.
Fun work place, but the work is too strenous as compared to the wage
Recycling Associate (Current Employee), Saskatoon, SK – September 10, 2012
Pros: pot lucks
Cons: rigid break period
When the Big Joe almost cut-off a colleague's hand, The company uses the employee to the fullest of the hours worked. The Store Manager is a very nice person and one of the reasons why i still retain the job. He is a leader indeed
Productive and fun place to work in the book and media field
Books & Media Pricer (Current Employee), St. Catharines, ON – September 9, 2012
Pros: working in the media department (my specialty)
Cons: struggling to make quota when i don't get in sellable donations
A typical day of work involves me cleaning up the book department from the previous day. Then going to the backroom and going through boxes of donated books and media. I then choose, grade and price the best quality items and place them in a large rolling cart. After a few hours I get the cart filled up. I then take the cart out on the floor to the – more... books/media departement and place all the newest items on the sales floor. Then I repeat the process. In one day I will do this full process twice. Everyday I have to meet a certain quota of items to get out on the floor so I must move quickly.
I learned a lot about working in a fast paced, team environment.
The management is very good at maintaining every department and keeping everyone at their needed quotas.
The co-workers at my job are very hard workers and make the place run like a well oiled machine. I work alone in the book department and take care of every aspect. Other departments work in teams because of the large amount of items they have to process on a daily basis.
The hardest part of the job is trying to make sure I reach my quota everyday. Some days it is tougher when you don't get the right kind of items in from the donations.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me is working in my favorite medium of books and media. I have extensive knowledge of music/movies so I am right at home with pricing and displaying certain items which I know and understand the value. – less
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Kelowna, BC – August 31, 2012
Pros: working with customers
Cons: getting propane sprayed all over me
at shell i learned many things i was a gas jockey propane attendent cashier and lotto attendent. doing this gave me the experience on 2 different till systems a propane certificate and a lotto certificate. the hardest part of my job was learning the saftey involved with the propane. My coworkers were a very friendly bunch and I enjoyed working with – more... them emensly. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the public i am a people person and enjoy nothing more then being able to associate with others – less