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Zellers Canada Employee Reviews

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Productive and Fun Workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 25, 2015
It was my first job and it was definitely a great one. All supervisors and managers were friendly and truly wanted you to succeed.
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Was a good place to work
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 24, 2015
Working at Zellers taught me a lot . It was my first job I enjoyed going to work. A typical day would be seeing what was priority to do for the day and executing plan to start and finish projects for the day. I learned how to be patient adaptable and resilient . Management had a open door policy and were always there when you had a question or concern. Co-workers were always available when you needed help in finishing a project, or needed help with helping a guest find something. The hardest part of the job was when you knew you had to get something done and the shift was almost over the rushing and getting things done on time were sometimes stressful but it would all work out. The most enjoyable was helping guests and making sure that they were happy with the service you were providing and the whole shopping experience.
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was not a good working environment
sales representative (Former Employee), torontoApril 23, 2015
very bad experience with this company. i always had problem with the manager. since i was a permanent employee, he could not fire me. i hate that place.
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Worked at the same store for a long time, felt like family.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee), Pickering, ONApril 21, 2015
Was a great place to work. Was like working with family. Unfortunately the store closed and it was hard to say goodbye. Wished they had stayed around.
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part time work
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee), Corner Brook, NewfoundlandApril 18, 2015
Pros: good solidarity among employees that worked there
Cons: very little chance for moving from part time to full time work
demanding work environment but enjoyed interacting with public and other employees that worked there. changed positions from looking after warehouse after 3 years to working on cash and working in one of the departments.
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Worst Job Ever
Cashier (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, ABApril 13, 2015
Cons: Not long enough lunch, no 15 minute breaks
When I first started working at Zellers I thought it was going to be a lot of fun. I had zero training as a floor person and was thrown into being a cashier after just a few hours of training. A typical day for me was dealing with ridiculously long line ups with no help on most days. We were entitled to 2 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch which no one ever got except for one lady who felt like she was better then everyone else. I was treated like dirt there most of the time and was taken advantage of because I was so nice.

I was looked over for promotions more then once which I don't think was fair. The new manager was a total joke and treated his staff like they were gum stuck to the bottom of his shoe. I'm so glad that I quit there and I'm even more glad that the place went out of business.
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Productive and friendly environment
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Brampton, ONApril 10, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of scanning and bagging off products for customers, stocking shelves and assisting customers when needed. I learned to work in a more fast-paced environment and become more organized. Management was always helpful to assist employees when needed and were friendly. Co-workers always great to be around and helpful as well. The hardest part of the job was maintaining order during rush hours and easiest part of the job was assisting customers and providing excellent service.
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great job experince
customer Service (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 6, 2015
Pros: employee discounts
Cons: dealing with anger customers
Working at Zellers I learnt a lot, I learn how to interact with customers, co-works and management. At times it was hard to deal with anger customers but I remain focus and handle them the same way I would want to be handle in their situation. I left Zellers with experience and great friendships.
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Working in the Zellers was one of the best place I had exrienced in my carrer
Softlines Supervisor (Former Employee), BramptonApril 3, 2015
Working in Zellers I gain confidence how to priorities workload and work under presser and I also create a great team culture I also enjoy working in a public environments
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always busy day would go by fast
Door to Floor- Sales Associate (Former Employee), high parkApril 1, 2015
management was always there to help answer questions,great team work, unloading large shipments,would have its cons,but managed to get it done enjoyed getting the merchandise out, setting up flyer sale
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Good
Stock Clerk (Former Employee), New Glasgow, NSMarch 30, 2015
Good place to work. Helpful employers, lovely atmosphere. Fair and organised, liked the work amd fellow employees. Would reccomend working there.
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Good place to work and enjoyed running the daily operations
Hardlines Supervisor (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCMarch 27, 2015
Ensuring everyone team member is assigned duties and being productive .Sales set-ups and visual merchandising , dealing with customer issues at management level and problem solving.Great management team working in tandem to deliver a successful store.More hands-on job requiring your expertise and also, making sure team is performing through constant follow-ups and feed-back.Enjoyed the challenges that arise every day and achieving the desired results.
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Comfotable atmosphere
Cashier (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 26, 2015
I worked at a cashier, it was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed being there and apart of the Zeller team. I learned a lotand tried to absorb as much as I could.
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excellent team employees and employers
Stock Person (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBMarch 24, 2015
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours
great service and very excellent with training staff always very respectful and helpful when needed and when employees are being trained
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Easy, casual workplace
Cashier (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONMarch 19, 2015
Working here was fun but I think that the overall morale of staff was low. Upon closing several staff where out of a job and there wasn't much done for employees to aide them in finding a new job.
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fun workplace friendly customers
cashier merchandiser (Former Employee), Hamilton, ONMarch 16, 2015
Pros: discounts on merchandise, flexible hours
Cons: working nights then early morning shifts back to back
Zellers was a good company to work for but could of used more organization as in management and less favourtism of employees.some co workers were better than others at their job .management was not so good at times .not good under pressure to others such as customers.The hardest part of the job was doing inventory .must be accurate and focused
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Also a fun workplace
Merchandise Movers Team (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCMarch 15, 2015
Pros: free christmas parties
Cons: short hours
A typical day at work, is when you have to empty 5 pallets a night, which is just about everytime you come in to work. Again, if you are surrounded by co-workers who are easy to get along with, the day always go by quickly no matter how much load of work that needs to be done.
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Sad to see it gone
Cash Supervisor (Former Employee), Corner Brook, NLMarch 8, 2015
Pros: great work culture
Cons: was bought out and closed
While Zellers was part of the Hudson's Bay Company, it was a joy to serve customers in a truly Canadian manner which competed easily with WalMart and its American version of retail sales and services. The customer service practices of the stores provided a purely Canadian culture of service and it is missed since it was bought out and dismantled by an American firm.
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Working for Zellers
Steward (Former Employee), Smiths Falls, ONMarch 7, 2015
Pros: great workplace
Cons: lack of hours
I worked for three years at Zellers. It was my first job and I worked part time while I was in school. This job was a great starting point as I learned everything about customer service and gained three years of experience in many different areas.
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Poor Management
Backroom Team Member (Former Employee), Ottawa ONMarch 4, 2015
Pros: location, hours
Cons: poor management
Poor management, no a great work environment. Not surprised the store sold there lease. As they weren't making there quota.

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About Zellers

Zellers Inc. is Canada's second-largest chain of mass merchandise discount stores, with locations in communities across Canada. – Read more