The Source Employee Reviews in Canada

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Sales Associate (Current Employee), Waterloo, ONApril 28, 2016
Pros: Accidental
Cons: Hopefully I can delete at some point in this process
It seems Indeed auto populated two duplicate positions. This is simply to reach the word count necessary to continue developing my profile.
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Good wireless training.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Vernon, BCApril 28, 2016
Pros: Cellular discount
Cons: Company does not stand by their staff.Lack of training.Poor upper management.
Worked for The Source for 8 years. Until one day I was told we have to let you go due to a business decision. Sad to say but the company does not stand by their staff.
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Poor support from upper management
Sales Associate (Former Employee), OntarioApril 11, 2016
Avoid like the plague. No work life balance, constant changing of company focus. Just don't. The company is schizophrenic. I give it two years. Stores have no stock and it's impossible to do everything they expect in a day. You do management duties without the pay.
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It was okay.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Red Deer, ABApril 7, 2016
Pros: Phone bill discount
Cons: Unable to move up ladder.
It was a good place to help me be good at customer service, I worked with really fantastic people. Didn't feel like I could move on p in the company like I had desired. Didn't feel appreciated with my work.
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an ok place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee), London, ONMarch 21, 2016
Pros: spiffs
Cons: pressured to sell phones
you can make good money at the source but the demand placed on you to sell phones is a bit much . if you like to sell phones and are a good salesman you should be fine
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The source ?
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 17, 2016
i enjoyed it, and after a while of being there, it did get slow, and alittle boring for my taste, maybe it was just the location that i worked at but it was a slow paced job i felt.
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Pretty relaxing job
Customer Service Sales (Former Employee), Sault Ste. Marie, ONFebruary 26, 2016
Pros: diffrent all the time
Cons: Minimal hours at times
It was a good job, min wage at the time. But it was fun different each day and lots of interacting with customers. I had a great boss and the management at the time was great,
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Never work here.
Spirit crushing (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONFebruary 22, 2016
Easily one of the worst jobs I've every had, under the management of the current Ottawa head-manager, and many others. 42 employees (6 of them managers) through my store in 19 months. Horrible.
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Decent place to work, though few hours
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lower Sackville, NSFebruary 22, 2016
Pros: 30% off of your Bell services and great benefits if you work full time at 6 months, management is very skilled and super nice
Cons: Few hours and minimum wage for floor sales plus commission - you really have to hussle your sales
I enjoyed working at the source very much. The East coast cell phone market though is really over saturated and you essentially make your money selling cell phone and tablet contracts. They promised me 40 hrs a week I was lucky to get 8.... that's where it hit me hard... you can't pay the bills on minimum wage for 8 hours a week.
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Was a fun work place
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 8, 2016
Pros: the discount
Cons: was often a quite store
had tons of fun learning how to activate cellphones, talking with customers. and having it at a mall location made it really fun working there during the Winter season
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The best job I've ever had
Manager (Former Employee), Sherwood parkJanuary 9, 2016
I have no idea why I left this job. It was the best job as far as any kind of motivation, training, support in and out of work. The mentors they place you with are knowledgeable, respectful and kind. Everyone who I've ever encountered in this job is 100% amazing! If I could go back I would go back in a flash.
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Better Than Most Jobs - Sales Associate
Sales Associate, Customer Service (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 13, 2015
Pros: Great products, learning about what products are better than others and when to purchase them at their lowest cost.
Cons: Terrible discounts for employees, coworkers smelled really bad, convincing customers to buy products you know personally aren't as good, overpriced items, long hours, staying longer than needed for closing.
I've had terrible jobs in the past it had made me appreciate working here more so than the rest however this is still a job with it's disappointments.

Though this place did show me that there were good versus bad products, this just came with the knowledge learned from the job. Many of what I already knew and could have assumed from the products were common sense. Working here definitely gave me the chance to know when the right time to purchase expensive items was.

The items that are often needed to function other products are priced at such a ridiculous amount.

Management and coworkers try and get along, but as they all try it will eventually become extremely boring while you're on your feet for the remaining hours of the day until the end of your shift. There is also an expectation to meet a certain goal/sales quota therefore the tense sense of competition feeds off into the environment. Coworker might have an unfair advantage for several reasons and then get the customer to purchase the item from them.

Oblivious customers who don't even know the difference to some cables at times. Just insane. "Come on, are you kidding me." Kinds of moments.
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Fun place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), 100 Mile House, BCNovember 27, 2015
Being one of the first ones to work in the 100 Mile House location. It was a great learning experience working with great managers. Learning from the ground up.
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management
sales associate (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONNovember 23, 2015
Conflict of interests from higher management has never been dealt with appropriately. All associates in the store are treated as replaceable if any personal Inquiries are made.
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Not a good company to work for.
Manager (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONNovember 18, 2015
Pros: no pros
Cons: management
Promoted me to a manage a small store, and closed it after i turned around all the numbers to improve.

Did not re locate me after wasting 5 years of my life with this company
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productive
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Prince Rupert, BCNovember 16, 2015
learned what was like to work on commission.
learned about daily goals, to get a bigger commission
management was good
co workers were friendly easy to talk to
part of job, not being so shy to be able to obtain my daily goal
most enjoyable part, meeting people. helping customers.
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Great work environment
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Langford, BCNovember 3, 2015
People were very nice at the Source, well informed, and very helpful. The manager at the time was nice, somewhat understanding, and helpful.
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Life working at The Source
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Ajax, ONOctober 6, 2015
Pros: Free time
Cons: Worked for a limited time
The Source was a great place I did co-op at. I learned how to deal with customers, and co-workers. At first, I was not comfortable talking with public but after working at The Source I feel a lot more comfortable dealing with public. Many new people come at The Source to buy different items, and I would easily be able to help them. It was a great experience working at The Source as I learned how to organize, manage and run a store.
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Wouldn't recommend
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Barrhead, ABOctober 3, 2015
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Typical over worked, under paid, horrible management at all levels
I worked for this company for a short time due too the lack of trading, lack of paying out commition, lack of job security, and so on. The managers try and sweet talk you into staying longer with no future. The DM in the area I was in had to be the worst person I have never met in my life. Arrogant stuck up. Belittles employees.
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Do not work here!!!
Sales Associate (Former Employee), BCSeptember 22, 2015
Pros: Commision
Cons: Everything!
This by far is the worst company I have ever worked for. All they ask you to do is sell cell phone. The management is always on your head to sell the targeted cell phones and whoever does that is favoured. However, if you fail to do so you have high chances of getting fired. While interviewing they never metioned about this, however the reality is completely different. All they do here is up selling. They try to convince customers in every possible way to buy a new cell phone or to get a warranty. This is how they make commission. If you are a true sales person who loves to sell cell phones, then this is your place!