Bike Mechanic (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 17 May 2018
You need to have great experience fixing bikes or you will not be quick enough to earn yourself a good enough paycheck. You are paid by the number of bikes assembled, which might not be your fault if a bike has manufacturing defects after you spent a bunch of time assembling.
I'm the assembler and get paid for assembling each item. If the item is defective I don't get paid and no compensation for MY time unwrapping it and dealing with the trash and I have to start over on another identical item hoping it isn't also defective. Items I don't normally assembly (concrete mixer, lawnmower for example) I usually get shorted on my pay. I'm expected to deal with customers for free ( free labour for CT) A good week for me is no errors on my pay.
Very supportive of personal circumstances for a large corp.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 May 2018
Enjoyed my time there very much. Very friendly staff and management. Unfortunately the floor staff have low morale as they aren't paid very well for such a demanding job. The warehouse however was very efficient and relaxed.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 May 2018
It def had its busy rush hour times and slower periods, if it was Christmas and busy you would get more hours otherwise dont expect full time hours. It was good retails experience and an overall nice environment, it was fun working in the automotive industry i def learned a lot!!
Garden Centre Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 7 May 2018
The workplace is decent, with everything being perfect if staff is being productive. The issue comes when there is nothing to do. If there are no jobs to do, and no customers to help, managers get very upset. If you are not a full time and established member of the workplace, your hours are in danger
Cashier/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 1 May 2018
This was the job I got when I was in high school and that was about all it was. I loved the people I worked with but they were difficult when it came to working around a school schedule. Management was okay if they liked you, if they didn't you got unwanted shifts and the salary was average, with just at minimum wage at the time.
Great people, limited opportunities for advancement.
Promotions and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Charlottetown, PE and Gravenhurst, ON – 24 April 2018
Pros: Awesome staff. Cons: Expectation of availability; wanted 2-3 weeks advance notice to make the schedule, but posted it a week to the day before, so it was very difficult to plan personal life around work. Low pay for medium to high stress customer complaint situations. Medical benefits were available, but were pricey, and even then didn't cover everything it promised upon signup, after trying to process a claim.
Typical day included the usual rude and verbally abusive customers you can get anywhere, but the regulars always made up for it; first name basis, always friendly and even bringing little treats, coffee and such. Job itself was repetitive: processing returns, coordinating pickups, assemblies and deliveries, as well as mundane cashier duties. Management was above average for a retail store, but I think I just got lucky with the locations. People worked together well, shared a great sense of humor, and were (mostly) respectful. Long hours on the feet and repetitive tasks sometimes created a lot of pain and muscular tension in the feet and back.
Low pay for medium to high stress customer complaint situations.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 17 April 2018
fun job and easy but the management needs improvement. I have worked there for 2 years and has done a lot for the company but they oversee your hardship and when you make a small mistake they are easy to let you go