Fun workplace, friendly staff, relatively easy tasks to accomplish, flexible hours.
Cosmetician (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 14 May 2015
A typical day at work as a former Cosmetician/cashier would consist of me doing: gift wrapping, replenishing, greeting, assisting clients in locating and choosing products, cleaning, making recommendations on certain beauty products, pricing cosmetic products and perfumes.
My last job was an excellent learning opportunity and I developed my skills and experience in numerous different ways. While I already had a strong passion for makeup, I didn’t have any previous experience with working in cosmetics.
When my employer offered me a job as a Beauty Consultant, it gave me the opportunity to undertake additional training so as to be able to work in the cosmetic industry.
I was then able to put this training into practice on a day-to-day basis and I am now extremely adept at being a Beauty Advisor and a Cashier. I also learned a great deal about handling customers.
I think in general a good manager gives clear directions and actually stays pretty hands-off, but is ready and available to jump in to offer guidance, expertise, and help when needed.
My co-workers were very patient, helpful and understanding. It was a pleasure to work with them as a team, because they were all friendly and hard-working individuals.
Colleagues who worked close to me can tell that I am friendly, loyal to friends, cooperating, listener, respectful, honest, empathetic, caring and ready to help and always go the extra mile to help out.
The hardest part of my job was not getting a lot of cliental as I would like to have had. I am very passionate about my job and I enjoy working in amore... busy atmosphere to put my working skills to the test.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the long flexible hours that were offered to me. I also enjoyed interacting with customers and gaining professional experience.less
long hours, good lunch breaks, flexible hours, friendly staff, clean and peaceful environment to work in.
no raise, no employee rewards, not a lot of customers come in, not a productive enough job position.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 12 May 2015
It was always busy. I had dealt with different range of customers for example, people who were drunk or high. I had worked long hours and got a really good pay. However, the down fall was it was always busy that I wasn't able to balance my student life with work because there always needed people to come in even on the days off.
Floor / Cash / Visual / Stock (Current Employee) – West Island, Montreal – 4 July 2013
For the most part, I really dislike my job. The only thing I enjoy is changing things around and organizing because the store is a disaster. When I first got hired, I had left a new job I just started because Uniprix was offering more hours, and the manager had promised me a dollar raise after a month. After two weeks of working there, the manager quit. Therefor, the bosses never gave me a raise which I found very unfair considering I left a job where I was making at least two dollars more than I am now. Also, everyone has told me that you basically never get a raise, people have worked there for over a year and still make minimum wage. They are very selfish, no fifteen minute breaks. If you work a nine hour or eight hour shift, you just get one hour break. I know fifteen minute breaks are optional and is the owner's choice of whether he wants to offer it or not, but I have never worked anywhere that doesn't offer fifteen minute breaks, so hours can be long and tedious. They just hired a new manager, and she has no clue what she is doing. She was a receiver at another Uniprix and just got hired as manager so I don't really understand. The co-workers are kind for the most part, I always get along with everyone.
This is not a place I would recommend anyone to work at, unless you're retired and just want a job to get out of the house.
Productive and efficient operations. Strong support and personnel cohesiveness.
Manager (Former Employee) – Mont-Royal,Qc – 3 October 2012
Working at Uniprix allowed me to strongly develop my analytical skills as well as interpersonal relations. Starting from a cashier position while attending University, and then advancing to the head of the post-office, part-time lab tech., assistant manager and finally manager, the environment allowed me to diversify and grow while maintaing a sense of loyalty. I developed my analytical and strategic skills by attending the annual buying show as well being responsible for weekly circular and daily purchases. i was also responsible for inventory management and merchandising. Starting as a team member and then developing into a team leader allowed me to develop and utilize my interpersonal skills. The foundation of Uniprix's employee relations was strongly based on mutual respect and growth which I found to be one of the reasons I enjoyed working there and why my loyalty to the company as well as my boss was quite strong.
Caissière (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 24 January 2017
Le service à la clientèle n'est pas fait pour tout le monde. Ça exige beaucoup de patience.L'aspect que j'ai trouvé le plus difficile c'est de rester debout pendant des heures sans pouvoir bouger , les jambes ont très vite besoin de se dégourdir .
Caisse,comis (Former Employee) – Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC – 29 December 2016
Une bonne équipe de travaille , un bon rythme rapide , j'ai apris a faire de la caisse , comis , j'aime manipulé de l'argent donc sa me facilite la tâche , jaime dire bonjour a chaque clients , j'aime le contact avec la clientèle , je ne suis aucunement gêner.
Commis (Current Employee) – Laval, QC – 3 November 2016
Uniprix est un travail où tu dois bien savoir communiquer avec les clients et avoir une bonne mémoire afin de les aider à trouver leurs articles plus rapidement. Les avantages du métier sont le travail d'équipe et des horaires assez larges.
Responsable gestion des prix et cosméticienne (Current Employee) – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC – 2 October 2016
J'ai un horaire que je respecte religieusement chaque jour, j'ai appris à travailler avec des échéanciers et que le travaille d'équipe est primordial dans une pharmacie. Le plus difficile est de gérer les clients difficiles et le plus agréable est de travailler avec un ordinateur.