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Fun and challenging atmosphere.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON17 September 2018
Working as a sales associate, you see a constant flow of customers depending on the location. The staff is usually awesome (again depending on location), and there are always new challenges and goals to meet keeping it interesting.
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Poorly managed work environment and no incentives!
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON5 September 2018
As a Service Technician your responsibility is to push numbers with absolutely no reward. Having to deal with annoyed customers doing returns while you try to fix computers is completely backwards. I do not recommend this place to anyone. The only good thing about it is the fellow technology enthusiasts that you get to work with. Beware!
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Everything
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fun work place but poor management
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON12 August 2018
constantly changing policies caused constant adjustment to daily activities, not easy to keep up with the changes.
Bad management style, low morale and constant firing or employees every month.
Pros
good pricing for staff purchasing and chance to meet strong players in the industry
Cons
poor management
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Great Company - Rapidly Expanding
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Ajax, ON20 June 2018
Honestly it's a great job if you don't take yourself too seriously but prioritize others.You need to know a lot about everything and at the same time be a team player. The hours are long but can be rewarding and time flies when it's a busy day and you are helping customers.

1. A typical day would be regular housekeeping, keep things tidy and clean, restocking shelves, fulfilling customer orders, updating tags, answering the phone, oooing over new items when a shipment comes in and most importantly of all, greeting and helping customers that come into the store.

2. What I learned: Laptops, desktops, gadgets, networking, security cameras and cameras, printers and toys, drones, phones, more toys and cables, cables, cables. Lots of cables.

3. Management: Honestly I have to say the management here are superheroes, they have x-ray vision (can find that cable you are looking for when you swear it wasn't there before), they possess a photographic memory, they have a great sense of humor, they are hard working and set a very high example, they do all the same tasks your are requested to do but more. They care about the staff and try to help you. It's to be admired because their typical day is all of the above but multiplied by 10 with lots more responsibility. Plus, they handle the difficult cases which I don't envy.

4. Workplace culture: I like the team spirit. I have gotten to know great employees from other locations too. Generally I find everyone working together to help each other out.

5. The hardest part of the job: long hours, people (retail isn't easy), difficult
  more... customers, not being able to help a customer, when you can't find that thing they don't know how to describe, when you can't find that one cable......

6. The most enjoyable part of the job: meeting people that come into the store, helping people find solutions and seeing that look on their face when they find just what they are looking for, seeing a kid get his/her first laptop, learning new things about products, working with a great team, meeting great people everyday.
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Pros
Paid vacation, benefits, employee discounts, Spiffs, contests, vendor seminars, prizes and discounts, the annual dinner (meeting all the other store employees from other locations), occasional free lunches and snacks
Cons
long hours, busy hours, outdated software when it isn't updated or intuitive enough, when the software that's supposed to help you doesn't help you, difficult customers, I suppose if you don't have a good team it can be hard
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Great Retail experience
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON3 June 2018
Working in a good team of well rounded individuals who not only work hard but like to have fun. I've learned a lot about interacting with different types of customers.
Pros
Great Manager, Great Team, Great Experience, Learn a lot on how to deal with different situtation
Cons
Starting at minimum wage, does require a lot of current product knowledge.
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Great Company Work With
Store Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Durham Region, ON3 June 2018
I've been working at Canada Computers for almost 7 years. I Had the opportunity to explore several different positions. From cashier, to merchandiser and now store supervisor. My current and past store management team has been very supportive. Currently working with an awesome team.
Cons
Smaller stores often neglected (inventory) not enough allocation.
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Great Retail Job
Merchandiser/ sales (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ON1 June 2018
Canada Computers is a great spot to work, as far as retail jobs go. the management is wonderful and looks after their team. Everyone is expected to pull their weight and is held accountable. That being said the job is, in no way overly stressful. Management always makes an effort to be accommodating and to make your work day a comfortable and efficient one. I have had nothing but good experiences working here, and have learned a tonne about computers and retail in general. Company dinners are always a blast and the company does a good job rewarding their employees who make an effort to exceed expectations.
Pros
Management, Team, Hours, little stress
Cons
Communication with head office
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Enjoyable company to work with
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON1 June 2018
Great staff to work with and there are lots of chances to work different positions within the store to gather more experience for yourself. Flexible work hours and good incentives for the staff when certain targets for sales are met.
Pros
great staff, flexible hours, lots of experience on different roles.
Cons
Online website search function, miscommunication from HO to retail front about policies
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Great Atmosphere
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ajax, ON30 May 2018
Have been with the company for almost 10 years and it has been a pleasure growing together.
Upper management is open to suggestions and has implemented changes to benefit workers and help company growth.
Mid-management sticks up for front line staff and fight for better wages for front-line staff who earned it.
Front-line workers are all friendly, hardworking, and willing to help each other.
Hard work is recognized and rewarded.
Only downside is most of my paycheck goes back to the store buying new toys.
Pros
being around all the latest tech, great co-workers
Cons
trying to avoid temptation to buy all the latest tech
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Great staff and management
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  GTA, ON28 May 2018
As you can on my review title its great company to work with great management and staff. Staff been treated as equal no bias treatment from the management. The only thing that I am concerning about is lacking of support from Head Office. They should fixed that before its too late.
Pros
Great Management
Cons
lacking of benefits
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Great retail job
Computer Technician (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC19 May 2018
Working at the downtown Montreal store was a great experience. A great team, great management, and low stress. Competitive wage (for retail) and my manager made sure that my working hours fit best with my life and the requirements at the store.

The worst part of the job was forcing myself not to spend my paycheck on our inventory.
Pros
Staff, employee discounts
Cons
non-compete clause
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Growing and productive growing environment
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON16 May 2018
Growing business focusing on providing Customer Service excellence. Fast pace environment. Good Benefit and management support. Fair opportunity to grow within the company.
Cons
long hours, staff shortage
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Good company with excellent team
Technician (Current Employee) –  Montreal15 May 2018
Everyday the company has one certain focus on tasks which make smooth store operation regarding to the management. Everyone even the new employees in the team can easily enroll to the daily jobs. Every is help each other. The manager and supervisor are super nice and easy going. Schedule can be quite flexible due to your personal needs. Perfect for students who only can work as a part time.Highly recommend to someone who is looking for a retail computer related job. People are bonded to each other in the team, they never work alone.
Pros
Employees can definitely learn a lot of computer related knowledge. Good team work learning spot.
Cons
Non so far.
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Fun and dynamic enviornment!
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON14 May 2018
Canada Computers is one of the few retail locations that I worked at where you can earn a actual decent wage so long as you put the work and effort into it. There is a lot of opportunities here that even can be accessed even by the front line sale staff and tech support. More of the competitor have been closing down to to to insolvency to the ever changing market.
Pros
Ample oppourtunties for advancement, diverse product selction, great staff and employee perks
Cons
Sometimes work can be overwhelming during peak holiday seasons but that is expected.
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Experience so far Working with Canada computers
Sales (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON14 May 2018
So far so good is the best way to sum up my experience working with the company. The employees are great to work with everyone is friendly towards one another. its not hard to reach the monthly quota for sales as long as you show genuine effort then you will have nothing to worry about. overall Canada computers is a friendly healthy work environment that i would recommend to anyone who has knowledge about computers and technology.
Pros
Friendly employees and Manager
Cons
N/a
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Good place to work if you want to learn about different hardwares
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON14 May 2018
Work environment is excellent and the staff are like family. Management is very kind and understandable. There is a lot of different hardware parts to learn about and it is always changing, but there are a lot of different tools given to us to learn about these new products. Plus the more experienced staff help educate those who do not know.
Pros
Lots to learn
Cons
Lots to learn
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Pourquoi travailler chez Canada Computers
marchandiseur (Current Employee) –  Laval, QC10 May 2018
Points positifs:

Le personnel est très amical

2 semaines de vacances payés après la première année de travail.

Assurances après la première année de travail.

Horaire stable.

Points négatifs:

Le salaire est bas.
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Enviroment generale
Superviseur de magasin (Current Employee) –  Laval, QC10 May 2018
Je travaille depuis plus de 4 ans avec un manager très ouvert.

Possibilité de changer nos horaires selon nos besoin

Les employées sont très ouvert a toute sorte de discutions .
Pros
Heures flexible
Cons
Leger manque de comunication
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Great place to work at, lots to learn.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC10 May 2018
The work is an average retail location, merchandising, greeting customers, cleaning up the store.

Customers that come in are generally nice and as long as you provide service the job is enjoyable enough

Management usually have the answer to most of my concerns or questions regarding work.

Staff are generally friendly and nice, usually gamers themselves.
Pros
Lots of learn, fun, enjoyable.
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Great environment, great people
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC9 May 2018
A growing company that is expanding into other provinces, work environment is very fast paced with a small team - small but growing, which means you get to work closely with the leadership. This means a lot especially if you are just starting out. Location is great, very central to everything else in the city.
Pros
Small team means there is room for advancements, pay is competitive
Cons
The internal system is quite dated, a lot of features don't exist. There is no real way to follow up on your back orders.
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