Too bureaucratic for my liking
King City, Ontario - Clerk (Former Employee) – King City, ON – 2 February 2017
Don't get me wrong, the job itself is somewhat satisfying and is pretty decent in terms of part time work. It is a clean environment and the customers are generally pleasant. But the biggest issue stems from the owners. The managers are very kind and understanding, but the owners walk around like dictators trying to ensure that their machine is producing as much as possible. After my first month working (which was also marked the first month of the store being open), they decided to fire just over half of our staff obviously in order to cut costs. This caused my department (and others, as I've overheard conversations of this), to be understaffed and overworked. If you've ever worked in a place that has been understaffed, you know what it's like. They also have a really backwards policy on facial hair and other appearances, which might not be an issue for some, but if you like your appearance to be expressive of yourself, be aware that you will be censored from doing so. The owners will rarely ever speak to the lowest ranked employees face to face, and only communicate to them through management. Save the impersonal bureaucracy for a stressful office environment, not a grocery store.
Owners are pretty much dictators, Understaffed, Impersonal