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Management was not understandable
Customer Service (Former Employee), weyburnJanuary 7, 2013
they were good but management system was not upto the mark.
and my co-worker was not to bad but yah they were not helpful
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nice place
Sales associate (Seasonal) (Current Employee), bcJanuary 5, 2013
nice place to work.you can make lot of money by selling phones
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Very Enjoyable Place
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Cold Lake, ABDecember 14, 2012
it is very relaxed
good staff
Great money
everything is easy to understand
good discounts
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Terrible management and uneducated staff
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Spruce GroveDecember 13, 2012
Pros: spiffs, employee discounts
Cons: bad management, must get customers signing contracts, lack of training, unreasonable sales pressure
The Source pressures all employees to increase Bell sales everyday, these goals are unrealistic. Training is not closely monitored and when I was employed there I took on many jobs that should have been handled by the manager and I was only a sales associate. From the locations I have been too it seems that employees are too caught up with their own – more... cell phones to be selling more. The "spiffs" earned by employees are a reward kind of thing and often create unhealthy competition between employees. On a daily basis the average customer comes in asking for advice on cables, software, batteries and just general techonlogical inquiries. The training to answer many of these questions is not provided. – less
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Over the top pushy sales.
sales rep/assistant manager (Former Employee), London, OntNovember 7, 2012
Pros: comission on sales. $10 - $20
Cons: over the top sales goals, high pressure, misleading/dishonest sales pitches
This company seems to have nothing to do with home electronics anymore and everything to do with using employees to push Bell sales. The Source is just a huge front for another "Bell world" store and if you get hired don't think you'll be talking to customers about IP boards, cameras and TV, you'll be leading EVERY conversation into a speech about how – more... Bell can screw them.

If you actually believe that Bell is a great company and are okay with pushy sales and are skilled in overcoming objections to an uncomfortable point, then this is the job for you. – less
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Excellent Sales Skills Experience
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Stouffville, ONOctober 25, 2012
Pros: customer sales/services expierence
Cons: hours frequently until store close
Opening tills, greeting/assisting customers, offering sales, opening communications towards sales of wireless service, closing sales, cleaning store, stocking shelves, pricing product, closing tills, cash count, closing store.

I've gained great customer service experience and sales skills. Manager quickly trained me into the role of sales associate – more... and brought my sales statistics into the top 20 of the region within my first month.

Commission incentives made atmosphere occasionally competitive, but otherwise friendly and teamwork based at tasks around the store. – less
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a fun place to work at with all access to new technologies
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Saskatoon, SKJuly 9, 2012
Pros: spiffs and commission
Cons: saturation in the market
The job is very satisfactory for the most part od the day
There are times when there are almost no customers in the store ,but there is enough to do even in the nonselling time , like inventory management, pricing,stocking etc.this job has teached me manage my time in a better and efficient way and being responsible for some major management responsibilities – more... has also been very motivating.the work environment is very competetive and yet friendly . The job becomes hard when there is not too much to do in tge store but to wait for the customers to come but it becomes very enjoyable once the customer appreciates your knowledge and help and leaves the store satisfied. – less
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Asst Manager (Former Employee), Okotoks, ABJune 30, 2012
Pros: very enjoyable company to work with all around
A day at the source consisted of helping customers with anything from a small fuse to entire entertainment systems, wall mounting and family plans for cell phones.

I came away from that job with a lot more imformation then i could place here.

Management both in store and head office were amazingly helpful and gave all the training possible to people – more... who wanted it and deserved it.

I don't feel any part of the job was hard for me. I enjoyed everything i did and pushed to be better at it.

I think the most enjoyable part of my job was helping customers with cell phone plans and teaching them everything they needed to know about tv's ..etc – less
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It was a part time job
PART TIME AND SEASONAL JOBS (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONJune 5, 2012
Pros: commision
Good experience and remember i am still looking a job. Do you have one for me ?
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help customers make choices with electronics before they would buy them
Sales Rep (Former Employee), Barrie OntarioApril 26, 2012
Pros: discount on everything in the store
Cons: dealing with people
helped people make choices with computers and cell phones and mp3 players etc. hooked phones up with rogers mobile
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Assistant manager (Former Employee), Prince Rupert, BCApril 14, 2012
A typical day at the Source, would include firstly customers and customer service. if someone enters your store you drop what your doing and help em out, when not assisting customers you are restocking shelves and bringing in new inventory. lots of price tagging merchandising such as facing and restocking. occasionally shipping product in or out of – more... our store to or from other source stores. coming away of working for the source companies i took with me the tools needed to run and manage a multimillion dollar retail store, and help the team of employees to utilize their time more efficiently. the most enjoyable part of the job for me was a combination of the problem solving / trouble shooting that comes with electronics and helping out the customers to get what they need and are looking for. there is nothing more satisfying then when a customer comes into your store looking for something that they don't know much about and being able to find them the right product they need to ether get what they need need to work or simply getting the right product for what they are trying to do. – less
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This is a temp agency
Temp Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 4, 2014
Pros: the sales and the pay
Cons: temp
The work I have done for The Source was just for the company NYC Barneys great to meet new people and the breaks were awesome. Pay was very reasonable and my managers were very understanding.
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STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE
MANAGER (Former Employee), NASeptember 25, 2014
I WOULD NEVER WORK FOR THIS COMPANY AGAIN THEY JUST THROW YOU INTO A SPOT DONT TRAIN YOU THE DSM AND OTHER MANAGER ARE VERY TWO FACED AND WILL THROW ANYONE UNDER THE BUS
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Fun Workplace
Volunteer (Current Employee), Aldershot, ENGAugust 8, 2014
I get to interact with many people in a laid back environment
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Loved the flexibility
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MIJuly 13, 2014
Pros: non applicable.
Cons: non applicable.
Diverse atmosphere. Learned wellness management, organizational skills.
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Very enjoyable company to work for
paperboy (Former Employee), Jacksonville, ILJanuary 9, 2014
I like working for the source. The management is very enjoyable.
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Excellent leadership Organization
Manager (Current Employee), MarylandJanuary 9, 2014
Pros: teamwork
Cons: outside oppositions
This is an excellent leadership organization to be a team player of. It is very diverse and gives each individual an opportunity to work as a learning organization.
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Day at work
Work Based Learning Assessor (Former Employee), Sheffield, ENGDecember 8, 2013
Cons: paper based not electronic portfolio
My typical day involves visiting learners in there workplace/devising session plans/adapting learning to each individual learner.
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fun workplace
Scanner/Data Entry/Front Receptionist (Former Employee), new york,new yorkAugust 12, 2013
management was very orginized, very friendly environment
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Hard teamwork because every salesmen were paid with bonuses
Salesman (Former Employee), Sherbrooke, NDJuly 29, 2013
Hard teamwork because every salesmen were paid with bonuses. It was a good job as a student.

About The Source

As one of Canada’s leading Consumer Electronics and Wireless retailers with 650+ locations across Canada, The Source provides – Read more