Fairly enjoyable work place, friendly coworkers, however lack of communication between managers
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Delta, BC – 16 November 2013
Product is sorted, and quality and price is determined. From there it is put onto its appropriate place on the sales floor. I have learned how to properly merchandise the sales floor to appeal to customers, and how to accurately price items to be put onto the floor. Overall the management team is open, and easy to talk to. However, they lack communication among themselves which leads to confusion in the workplace. The hardest part of the job is to continually maintain a clean and organized section throughout the day. The most enjoyable part of the job is the overall morale and convenient hours.
Harassed and let go after 8 years.....worst experience in my working past!
Management (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 24 April 2017
Company quickly went downhill .......upper management destroyed moral and permitted harassment....."open door " policy is an absolute joke......you will quickly learn this place is not at all what it seems.....or what it could be with actual skilled management
Back room and floor (Former Employee) – London, ON – 13 March 2017
Worst management in history ego maniac woman haters. Too much expected for what you make per hour. People crying all the time and quitting. Many false promises to get you to do what they want. Worst company EVER !
Team Member (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 26 January 2017
this company acts like it cares about its employees but really they view them as disposable replaceable and won't hesitate to do so for whatever reason they deem acceptable. communication is lost on everyone. senior employees are rude to new hires and less tenured staff. full timers are rude part timers are lazy. they apply a lot of pressure and high standards for a low paying job and think offering ten cents more for full time people is worth it. employees are discouraged and sometimes reprimanded for using sick days or booking time off. several employees have been reprimanded or terminated for receiving and reporting injuries. secretly shady.
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 11 January 2017
I've worked here for years and seen the ups and downs. The management team are caring and try to help you be good at your job. There is high turnover but only if you don't like to work in a fast paced environment. If you like to work and want full time, it's a great place!
Fast paced, Good people, Friendly management, Good for the environment, Great discount, FT work, Paid benefits
Anonymous employee (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 19 December 2016
It's a dusty place to work in but being a thrift business dust is a part of it and also gloves and masks are provided. It's a Monday to Friday shift in production unless you work on the sales floor. The management is approachable and all work together as a team. You are required to achieve your numbers and goals daily but it's not difficult unless you are lazy and constantly distracted. The benefits are great and all paid by the company. The people are friendly and enjoyable to work with and you always find that something special everyday.
Paid birthday off, regular potlucks, great health benefits and approachable management team.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Delta, BC – 3 August 2016
I worked in production. Was promised full time. Job wasn't full time. Supervisors and management spend the day walking around and telling everyone to go faster. They hope to get their quota as fast as possible so that they can send everyone home early. So, you hear "I need 250 more items" every day or something like that being harped at you. They time you on every job you do. Literally, you write it down on sheets. The times alloted aren't much. You will spend all day hauling at warp speed for..... minimum wage and so they can cut your hours savung themselves more money. If you ever need time off, you will most likely be denied. Family getting married and need 2 days off? Forget it. If you get sent home sick, you will be forced to bring a doctor note before you can work next. Even if they see you are sick and ask you to go home. Daily, the talk amongst employees consists of griping about how very little they are paid, the way they are talked to by the production supervisor/management, how they can't afford their families because of the lack of hours and they all talk of quitting. This Talize seems to have "hiring fairs" beause so many quit. Bottom line, if you want a job where you are severely overworked, underpaid, can never miss a single day and like getting talked to ignorantly by your bosses, this is the job for you. Why not sell your self respect and dignity for minimum wage?
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 16 June 2016
The management is awful. You're talked down to, treated like you're stupid, and make you feel bad for asking questions. One manager in particular also gives off a sort of frustrated attitude when approached with questions or comments. A lot of employees seemed to have had a problem with one of the managers, of which, they do nothing about.
Company also gives fake promises of promotion within the company. Don't bet on it, they end up hiring people applying from outside the company.
Overall treatment is very poor, and no room for growth.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – London, ON – 11 June 2016
if u work in back or front .everyday u feel u not safe to be there .worst place to work .everything u do u get blame and they always hired new people and people walk out like that .i neven seen in my life that bad that half ppl quit or walk out or cry or blame on each other . no matter how hard u work it not good enough or say thank u or ask nice way to help other .u not done u job ,they ask u to do other people job .no wonder it should be 2 people job but one person have to do .u get hurt it ok .like one guy got hurt and it fine as they could not see on camera all . cant call in sick or else u in trouble . boss hold item for them in back but we not allow . they neven have supplies u need. lot of rule are broken and they dont care .all they want to be 1st in place .like i say neven good enough .if u thinking about apply go for it and see for u self .people stay 1 or 2 day and walk out like that .there is much more story to it .
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Delta, BC – 3 June 2016
• Organize, arrange, document and weigh donated items brought in by customers/ other organizations. • Customer Service: assist customers in finding items, offering informed guidance on products that are available. • Dealing with customer complaints promptly and fairly and relating it to the supervisors. • Work independently and under minimal supervision. Also be required to work in groups and also train new employees in various areas of operations.
good place to start if you are new to canada or a student
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 2 May 2016
depending on whether I worked in production or operations my day would consist of sorting through and pricing merchandise from different departments as well as providing customer service and keeping the store tidy. The hardest part of the job was being "on-call" because it was a retail position. if we were on call we had to call in for when our possible shift would be and our manager would tell us whether or not they would need us to come in that day.
dishonest management staff no support for the employees with HR use people and fire them when they don't need them anymore
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 28 April 2016
I worked at Talize hamilton it was one of the worst places to work if you were cute than no problem the manager likes the ladies. They treat the employees unfair and just let them go without notice when it's convenient for them. They have unrealistic goals for the employees and if you have one off day and don't hit your goals look forward to a write up. It is a high stress job where the store manager bullies and plays mind games with the employees wouldn't recommend to anymore it's not worth the money.
everything about the place there is a big dark cloud over the whole store.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 13 March 2016
Worked here for extra income as a Cashier. Don't remember to much but everyone was kind. And it just wasn't a job for me. The management could be a lot safer and better but that's not my job to say. I learned that standing in one spot for 8 hours a day is something I cant stand. I'm a person full of energy and need to be doing something.