Key Holder (Former Employee) – Dieppe, NB – 29 June 2013
This was a great place to work. Always something to do. The staff is required to be well rounded in all areas of the store. Cash, customer service, sales, cleaning, and paperwork was all equally important. It is a physically demanding job. Lots of moving furniture, unpacking, setting furniture up and cleaning. Would not recommend for someone with any health or physical conditions. It was a great place to learn to be more responsible since you were held accountable for many different jobs within the store. My co-workers were friendly and helpful in all aspects of the job. Salary offer when hired was quite high for a retail position. The hardest part of this job was dealing with the management at this particular location. The manager that was hired while I was working was in my opinion not fit for the position. She was disrespectful towards her employees and customers on numerous occasions, manipulative, vindictive, dishonest and incompetent at completing tasks that should have been easy for a manager. This ultimately led me to seek new employment. Many employees quit, or were fired under her supervision.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ontario – 30 March 2017
Overall there is no direct from head office and they are always changing things last minute without any heads up. Found there was no work life balance and always gave more than what was recieved. Sales goals over the top when they know no one buys big ticketed items just after the new year. Winter = slow times in retail.
Oh and be ready to be expected to move heavy furniture (over 50 pounds) Save yourself the headache and apply somewhere else!
Key Holder / Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 September 2016
Enjoyed it only because it was in my career feild as a Decorator. Head Office is always changing something... almost feels like commision. Co-workers steal your sales because you are pressured to make your goal for the day. Not a lot of customers unless its around a holiday or the weekends. Which makes it hard to make a sale. Lots of gossip goes on between stores and staff. Stayed as it looked good on my resume, however i thought i was getting full time when i was hired but it was only part time. Didnt like the feel and pressure of it being like commision mainly.
hard workplace expect to much from you don't give you anything in return
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee) – Nova Scotia – 14 September 2016
It started off as a nice place to work, the co workers were very friendly and helpful. The owners act like there your friend but as soon as something goes wrong, you are to blame. They use to treat people like family but now you are just a number and they treat there warehouse staff like they are not important, when they have there Christmas party at there home they do not invite the boys from the warehouse as they are not worthy., they also pat them next to nothing for all the work they do. These people only care about the money and there lifestyle not how there employees have to live. They are very disrespectful.
co workers great like family
long hours, owners don't care about employee welfare
Performed all necessary managerial skills including: Opening/closing of the store Cash Handling including cash balancing and performing cash deposits. Customer service / sales at all levels Lost prevention, adhering to company policy and procedures Training / coaching and development of teams. Stock incoming and outgoing including assembling the product and transportation to the floor. Visual merchandising, including all marketing components Conducting cycle accounts when necessary. Establishing and setting up new accounts for customers. Working with E- Commerce on a daily basis. Scheduling and daily/ weekly payroll through payworks systems.
Part-time Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 7 October 2015
Enjoyable place to work. The merchandise is great and high quality. The staff are very friendly and kind, willing to accept new people with a lot of enthusiasm. There is a lot of variety in the work done on a daily basis, and hours go past very quickly
Key holder and OHS Representative (Current Employee) – St.John's, NL – 17 March 2013
Wicker Emporium has been the perfect job to coincide with my schooling over the past two years. I have been able to enhance my interpersonal, time management, organizational and creative skills through working at Wicker. Everyone from store level to head office are fantastic to work with and for. It can get physically demanding with a lot of heavy lifting and moving of furniture for merchandising changes, but it is always fun to have the opportunity to either create or re-create a merchandising plan for the store.
flexible schedules and appreciative upper management.