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Ladies Shoes Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 September 2018
Classic retail sales experience with goals both weekly and quarterly. Dealing with clients was mostly positive and the compensation in the commission department was great.
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great place to work
Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 September 2018
their where a lot of benefits for working at The Bay they cared about their employees and they gave great discounts and benefits to the their full time employees
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Good work enviorment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NS17 September 2018
I worked in part of the ladies wear, jewelry and the cash department. It was a good learning / job opportunity for me. I learned a lot from this job.
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Fun Place
GALA DAY VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON17 September 2018
It is a great environment to volunteer here it was the gala day and I was trained wht to say to costumers and they were very nice customers and the staff were nice aswell
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Your Opinion Means Nothing
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB15 September 2018
They hire anyone and expect sales associate to rain, managers do absolutely nothing for staff support or if customer has any issues they leave it to us. They expect so much from senior staff but give hours away to new employees.
Pros
Meeting new customers
Cons
Everything else
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Great environment
Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) –  North York, ON13 September 2018
Great place to start and build your career with opportunities of growth in various directions depending on what your looking for and where you are heading
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Helper (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 September 2018
•Preparing merchandise for the floor as well as assisting with the maintenance of the floor, working with the shipping boxes,putting taxes on the clothes.
Cons
Full time - morning to afternoon
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Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 September 2018
It is a good company to work for staff is helpful when shopping or even when working for. I spent a seasonal position working there and they treated me with a lot of respect.
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Very Flexible Hours
Sales, Visual, Back of House (Current Employee) –  Yorkdale, ON11 September 2018
Very fun working environment. Hours are very flexible and support a school/work/family life balance. There are a lot of events for staff to participate (always giving free food, snacks, treats) discount is pretty good and the people are fun to work with.
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Awesome workplace
Associé à la vente (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC6 September 2018
Working at Hudson's Bay Company was great! The people there are always positive and in a good mood witch makes a great work environnement. There also really helpful and the teamwork there is fantastic, i would rate it 10/10!
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Decent work environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 September 2018
Interacting with customers. Ability to multitask. A fun place to work, having the opportunity to handle all that merchandise. Ability to move around the different departments.
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Exciting work environment.
Sales Associate (full-time) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 September 2018
Opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Challenges could be languages. Satisfaction of knowing you have a customer walking out of the store happier than when they came in.
Pros
Geneou brakes
Cons
Working on weekends and public holidays
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Not Good
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB31 August 2018
When first hired, you must attend the orientation, which involved listening to management talk from 11 am to 3 pm. You are then told to do a few hours of computer course training which you are to finish at home. (on own time). One form which also had to be signed was an application for a Hudson's bay Credit Card. I asked the interest rate, manager's response was 17% or so. Reality was 29% interest rate. An employee was allowed a discount only upon using the credit card.
Pros
none
Cons
Forced to apply for Hudson's Bay Credit Card for an employee discount
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Excellent Corporate culture, work environment and team
Buyer's Assistant (Intern) (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON29 August 2018
Only worked there during summers so things were a little more relaxed than usual, however the people, upper management and culture were all great. The company regularly had planned events for the staff which were always great.

From a personal standpoint I learned a lot over the course of my internships about the industry and what its like working in these kinds of professional environments.
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terrible job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON29 August 2018
the floor is always messy because it always understaffed
terrible hours people are always getting hired yet we are
always short staffed and people are stuck closing the store by the themselves
good co-workers , but managers are not really there to support the employees, all the policies are pretty much worthless because they are not followed to satisfy the pushy customers overall terrible place to work
Pros
discounts
Cons
everything else
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good
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 August 2018
they where very understanding with the work hours and they had great management and I loved the chocolates there highly recommend working there...……..
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Divisional Vice President (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 August 2018
Supported the talent management strategies across North America.
Worked with great people that were committed to the success of the organization. The most enjoyable part of the job was developing talent strategies that helped the organization grow and thrive.
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Love it
Shoe Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON23 August 2018
I work in shoes which is a pleasing environment, there is always something to get done so you're not bored when the store gets dead. Hours are typical for a part timer with different types of shifts throughout the week and weekend. If you need more hours you can ask your manager and they might be able to squeeze you in, in other departments for a shift or two where they need the help. You have opportunities to apply to other departments when they are needed. Good discount and commission sales for certain sections in the store.
Pros
Decent discount, very flexible scheduling, great staff
Cons
Have to watch for shoplifters often
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Store management needs to be improved
Cosmetics Counter Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 August 2018
This job hardly have work-life balance, because you have to work around the customer's appointments and brand events/GWP schedule.

Its' a very demanding job.

Store management needs to be improved to help the brand better deliver customer services and drive sales.
Pros
Commissions, Exployee Discount
Cons
Poor store management, inefficiency in inventory management, keep pushing customers to open credit cards
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Solid Job Experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 August 2018
Working at HBC makes for a solid retail job experience. Co-workers are typically friendly. Customers don't bother you too much and are generally kind.

Work/life balance is pretty good, you get lots of breaks throughout the day, more than most jobs. You will NEVER be asked to work overtime. It's not part of the job culture at all. If you're full-time, you get a day off every 3 or 4 shifts. Managers don't call you after hours or text you like crazy unless an emergency has happened. It's pretty chill.

Not much room for advancement, same as most retail. Only the best of the best get promoted to full-time. Job security is meh as well. Once you make it out of the crazy competitiveness that is seasonal work (which is how they hire most people), they rarely fire or let people go. They threaten to fire people constantly though, but never go through with it.

Management sucked. Monthly scheduling was all over the place, and little to no training was provided. Some managers could get really cruel when they were in bad moods, and many had no clue what they were doing.

Take it or leave it, it's nothing amazing or utterly bad. Just the usual for retail really.
Pros
Lots of breaks, friendly co-workers, no overtime
Cons
Bad management, little room for advancement
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