Fast paced rewarding work enviromentThe Kelowna branch is always laughing and making work fun to be at. Strong, tight knit group with exceptional management in a company where you're not just a number to H.O.Very fast paced and busy but management will work with you to accommodate days needed off or preferred shifts.Can be stressful at times with complicated customers but the employees work as a team to help mediate the stress and keep things running smoothly. The company is great but the Kelowna branch by far is a shining example of a great work environment to be in.
Something your good at in Calgary, AB
Scoop it, its free anywayI worked here for years back 99’ and Regrets it. If you want work just to **** around, you can and can get free paint just scoop it from floor, this place to be. Saw some of my co-workers get Wage increase some none at all. Just pretend to be working and your set.
AwfulIf you enjoy feeling ridiculed and want the most toxic environment ever come here.No advancement unless you are related to someone in the company.Absolutely the worst atmosphere one could imagine.
Seems like a great company, if you work for their Western branches.I am a highly skilled colour matcher with many years in the industry. I was poached from a comfortable management job at a competitor and promised a certain title. When I actually started there, I was given a lower title and told I had to work up to that position.I initially loved the culture, as it is the "Place to be". I loved the little booklets and policy manuals they hand out to onboard you as a staff member. I thought, "Great, this company really has itself together". I was promised fast promotions, a trip out West for training (which due to COVID, was postponed, at no fault of the company). For the first 3 months, I absolutely loved my job: It was much slower than I imagined, not the fast-paced jam-packed stores I was used to, so I was really able to take my time with my work.Things changed after my probation. There is a clique of staff at this particular store, well known to other branches and the upper management. These 3 staff members protected each others' bad behaviour and sabotaged all relationships with new staff. This trio, although individually nice people, made everyday work a nightmare for other staff. They had their "assigned job" and did really nothing else. Basic store procedures were neglected for months. Warehousing was not maintained, skids could sit on the floor for weeks at a time. The store was a mess, it was dusty and rarely stock. Garbage was never taken out which lead to some pretty serious safety hazards. All price labels were out of date, and we would have to adjust prices on the computer if the customers noticed. The three were untidy, all blaming one another for the mess. Product ordering was being mismanaged: either they would order too much because the store was so unorganized, or not enough because the cycle counts were not done so our computer inventory was off. The amount of products wasted from simple poor management was tragic.Then things took a turn for the serious. Basic safety was getting out of hand: three safety incidents coincided in the same week, all caused by each member of the aforementioned clique. After that, they needed to find a scapegoat, and then bullying got a whole lot worse. Suddenly, after being an A+ employee my whole working life, I was being chastised for every action. The final straw was a full, 2 hour staff meeting, after work hours, where we were forced to provide our own food. For the whole 2 hours, the manager and assistance manager discussed in front of all the staff policies that they, themselves, were breaking, but that we had to follow, for example cellphone use. Breaking of policies were going to lead to serious and escalating implications. I knew that I was not going to win, so I resigned the next day. I was rushed to the hospital with symptoms of stress related trauma.I know my store was an exception, but I am disappointed with upper management, who know there is a problem with this store. I really liked my area manager, and I really felt like she was trying. The problem was that her location was so far away, and my manager literally needed to be babysat. Even the sales team, who were also incredible and taught me more about the company and products than my own manager, know that there are issues with this location. I really wanted this to be a place I would have a long and rewarding career. My manager let her personal issues and friendships prevent her from running what could be a great store, HR let me down when I asked for help, and upper management knows this is happening but just keeps cutting the manager breaks. Why? I have so many questions that I know will never be answered. From what I have heard the other stores are NOT AT ALL like this. If things worked out differently, I would have loved to travel to one of their larger stores out west. All in all, I loved the company, and would work for them in another province, but Ontario is being neglected and this particular store is serious trouble!
Order Picker/Packer in Calgary, AB
Heavy, fast paced, strict quotas, sorta laid back staff Good place to work, fair management, good wages with regular and decent raises, and profit share after a year makes it a decent place to make a living. Although paint and the accessories can be very heavy as well as the order volumes so you have to keep up and hit your numbers consistently