Team Leader (Former Employee) – Pointe-Claire, QC – 13 January 2019
Fun easy place to work, but becomes routine everyday - not very challenging - hard to go higher in the company. There is often clashes of personality with employees when it comes to opening credits. But all in all, minimally challenging and stress free.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 January 2019
Very toxic environment. Very little training, sink or swim attitude. As soon as you starin work. Other associates don't really make you feel welcome. People on the floor always telling you what to do. Management is no help. Watch and Jewellery section is very mismanaged.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Vernon, BC – 9 January 2019
I have such a supportive team currently. Every time I come to work with makeup on, they always tell me how nice I look. The girls always love to talk to me and see how i'm doing when i look upset. If I am lost or do not know how something is done, my fellow associates always help out and I always feel good.
Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 3 January 2019
I was hired in October to work as a Seasonal Associate. I was let go due to shortage of work in January. It was a Seasonal Position. I enjoyed the colleagues, the management, and the work. It was an excellent position.
There was good on-boarding, excellent team building and safety protocols, the culture was great, and there really was no difficult part of the job.
Managers never look at the associates point of view, they only do whats best for themselves or for the customer. There is favouritsm and racism. You do not get trained properly but yet are expected to know everything.Theft is not dealt with properly and there is minimal things done to reduce the amount of theft. Customers are disrespectful (no surprise). Aside from the fact that I make commission there is not one good thing about working in this place.
comission based for certain departments (shoes, cosmetics, fragrances)
no advancement, no team management, no benefits aside from discount, no flexibility, no order
Fulfillment Specialist (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 3 January 2019
I enjoyed my time at Hudson's Bay as a fulfillment specialist. I loved fulfilling the orders and I worked with a great team. I think the Bay offers excellent shopping experience and options and I would love to work with them again.
It was pretty hectic due to the holidays but enjoyable
Cashier and Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 2 January 2019
I learned a lot from the work, and we were super busy because of the holidays. But my coworkers were helpful and nice, and I enjoyed working. If my day wasn't that busy or we had enough people, I would do a lot of recoveries and putting back returns. But if it was busy I would deal with cash while also making sure the areas around me were clean and organized. I just decided to do what would be the most efficient way of my time and what would help the store at that moment. The hardest part would be when we have a mountain of returns but we would also need to focus on cash since we didn't have many people. But we decided to divide the work in order to efficiently get everything running smoothly. So, in the end, nothing was that difficult when I am around reliable coworkers.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth – 2 January 2019
Hudsons' Bay was my first retail job ever, and I was excited when the time came but looking back at what it was like in the workplace; it has a lot of improvements to make. The management was very poor on some sides, to the point where the manager had threatened to fire me once I took another jobs to recieve more hours. The manager was not flexible, and was not able to try to work with my other jobs' hours. The environment was a toxic place to work in, staff members would be gossiping and there were many times where staff members were caught socializing rather than working however nothing was ever done. Shift hours are good until they hire new staff, then you will not recieve hours for about past a month and the managers act like it is okay. Security is excellent, and there are some good benefits with sales.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 December 2018
Work culture is very relaxed. The company is not aggressive enough. It is a good place to start if you want some exposure to the retail industry. Would definitely recommend if you're into supply chain. The benefits are not that great!