Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 24 September 2018
Don't even waste your time. the most depressing job ever. First thing the customers are not nice as their are so many shipping orders mistakes (don't blame them for being angry) then while taking call after call from angry customers , you have to finish orders and they only time you get a talking to is when you make a mistake. No recognition for good work done. Employees are CONSISTENTLY COMPLAINING making working there very very uncomfortable, but because they have been there the longest, nobody says anything. Oh and that's all while you get"trained". Management is not very good as they play favoritism. Don't even try asking for help as you will just be met by the same exact question you are trying to get helped with ... after getting herded back to your desk feeling more confused than before. All while not getting benifits until a YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT which is 1865 hours . as most "normal" non government jobs get benifits after 300 hours or after probation. Sure pay is good but say good bye to your happy life , Happy people & nice co-workers . DONT EVEN BOTHER WASTE OF TIME
Unhappy environment, Unhappy co-workers, Depressing job, Wait a unbelievably long time for benifits 1 year
order picker (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 23 September 2018
everyone works hard and are there to help if need be. Always learning something new. Management are on top of changes and updates Warehouse is nice and clean Hard part of job is lifting boxes all day. Finishing an order.
Graphic Designer (Auxiliary) (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 31 August 2018
Responsible for creating in-store seasonal advertising and signs. Created mock-ups for in-store and outside store visual presentation. Adjusted colour & corrected photos to meet BCL standard guidelines.
Loss Prevention Officer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 30 August 2018
Cronyism and Nepotism are the basis to hire people...You need connection to get a job...The BCLDB should hire a well experience HR personnel...if somebody is looking for a job please consider applying to other agency/company that really use the word competition in the hiring process...It is a complete waste of time...
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 July 2018
Typical day; line up like cattle to be told what your job is, rather than selecting by seniority. Work. Line up like cattle to go for break. Work. Line up like cattle to go for lunch. Line up like cattle for microwaves, water, food at cafeteria. Work. Line up like cattle for second coffee. Work. Line up like cattle to go home. I learned that I am a number, and that any humanizing facets I may possess are seen as negatives. Management is made up of workers too useless or lazy to actually do anything on the warehouse floor. But, they think they were amazing workers, and know all things. Due to upper management choices in promotions, we have a backstabbing, union busting, poisoned culture. The hardest part of the job is getting out of bed, knowing your plan to arrive at work. The most enjoyable part of the job is going home.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 February 2018
The only way this company can make any money is that they are a government regulated monopoly even then their is still a lot of inefficiency. Hours can be unpredictable and they expect you to have constant availability even if they give you no work for a month. The job is also monotonous and boring so overall I wouldn't say it's a life you want to live.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 23 January 2017
Great people, customers. Love the job itself but being on call for the first few years is tough. Everyone starts out as Auxillary and it can take years to become permanent. It's great for those with supplement income ie: spouse, living at home. But for a single person it's tough.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Maple Ridge, BC – 28 September 2016
Cashiering, asking for ID from younger looking customers, bagging purchases, stocking shelves. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Most enjoyable was working with the public and friendly staff. Hardest part of the job was one drunk guy who came in waving a broken bottle around asking for a refund.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 27 September 2016
Managers base your performance reviews based on how well and much you suck up to them. Extremely lazy mgmt, no advancement opportunities. Good employees are not valued, do not expect to come in and wow anyone. Management is jaded are at the forefront of gossipmongering and violating human rights.
Xmas potluck, one day off every 3 weeks
No opportunity for advancement, flawed management, lack of integrity, corrupt, requests are completed based on if you're liked, competency, efficiency and intiative is punished.
Work Practicum Student (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 October 2014
I was there for about two weeks for my work practicum. I can only comment that the staff were absolutely friendly and gave me a wide variety of tasks to do in order to put my office administration skills to use.
Relief as a supervisor and product consultant (Former Employee) – Abbotsford – 28 May 2014
Typical day would be unloading liqour load in the warehouse. Learned how to recommend the right wine to customers. Learned how to do schedules and payroll. Learned how to order products. Learned how to cash out a till. Our management team seems to change a lot, but they were all good managers. My co-workers were easy to get along with, a fun enviroment to work in. We are always having fun while working. The hardest part of my job was dealing with intoxicated customers. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with great co-workers.