Working with TJX Canada has been an interesting experience.
During my time with TJX Canada, I have met the CEO of the company and he visited a bunch of stores nationwide seeing if the stores were doing well and if all of the employees were being treated well. Before the time for his visit, our store was made to look superb, top to bottom, by our store manager. Had everything been done properly from the get-go, we wouldn't have needed to change a bunch of things and a lot more associates' daily shifts would have been more efficient.
With that being said, managers at a Marshalls, Winners or Homesense expect a lot from their associates. They basically work you to the bone and if you're working on the floor and not in a designated spot. For example, the dressing room or working a cash register, you're expected to do way less than other people in the warehouse or on the sales floor. Managers have gotten mad at associates for not completing their designated jobs for the day which I found to be a little over the top.
There were a lot of fundraisers and lunchroom parties which was nice. Every summer there is a picnic with prizes to be won and same with the Christmas party, there were always great prizes to be won.
Dock Lay-up Associate (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 3 July 2016
Hardworking needs a lot of focusing, tiring long hours in standing position. Good work environment and most importantly helpful co-workers. Learnt about merchandising and sorting goods accordingly. Hate to make long queue for card scanning for the lunch break and on/off duty timings.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 June 2016
Day started with a short meeting with day task. Well communicated to employees with some light talk. Hardest part was to close the order in the end of the shift. Which was centralized and achieve the daily task.
Allocation Analyst (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 31 May 2016
Not a good environment for people who are not comfortable with excessive gossip. Management was simply good at playing office politics, and keeping up with the gossip (I saw this in most Planning Managers, which led the example to Allocation Planners and team). Talent isn't a main driver in career advancement unfortunately. Female managers were easily threatened by new female talent. The strongest quality within TJXCanada is the president and his team of upper management, who are excellent industry leaders.
Salary and Benefits are equal to industry standard
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 May 2016
It was a great opportunity to work at TJX, as it helped me grow individually. It's a good place to work at to practice teamwork skills and individual skills. It changed my perception of work. I started to take it really seriously. It's a good place to work as a summer job as a student. Working here taught me to stay in school and to chase my dreams. The employees are really helpful. They really know how to make it a fun place to work for everyone.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – London – 24 May 2016
Maximum 20 hours contracts, if you refuse overtime they won't be asking anymore. If someone calls sick they don't remplace and it is the struggle on the shop floor. Overall good experience as they gave me the opportunity to become a team leader.
Receiving Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 18 May 2016
Great learning experience. Learned alot about working as a TEAM. • Unloading goods from Trucks/Containers. • Report/communicate all discrepancies and damages to proper account holder. • Check incoming products against packing slips to spot discrepancies in quantity and damaged goods and inspect the conditions of the products during receipt.
Amazing place to work with multicultural colleagues
Summer Student Associate (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 29 April 2016
The management is great. They provide great support with training to approach your desired goals. Working here aided me to gain great team working skills along with time management skills dictating with the fast pace environment. The co-workers are willing to provide encouragement for further opportunities. In addition, every month, the company educated us on safety issues that arises in the distribution center and how to avoid any faults and misusees of any machinaries. I do highly recommend working at TJX Canada due to its collaboration and participatory environment in the distribution center where I have spent 3 months.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 April 2016
The basic part of the job is to keep the store tidy and keep the shelf full and organized. You can develop a good sense of merchandising and polish your customer service skill. You get to work with mostly young and enthusiastic co workers that make the job more fun. The management team is mostly helpful and friendly. You need to be on your feet for long hours and depending on which department you work for, you need to do some lifting and moving that can be hard on back sometimes.
flexible part time hours, fun and easy going work environment
long hours of standing on your feet and lifting heavy items