Hudson's Bay Company Employee Reviews

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productive place to work, with good learning opportunities
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Nepean, ON19 March 2019
You get to meet and interact with different customers, you learn something new every day, the management system is decentralized, so you get to make decisions about certain things by yourself, good growth opportunity.
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5.0
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Fast Pace and fun
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 March 2019
Retail work is never the same everyday. Managements team and the associates who work in the store are great.

Executive managements are very supportive as well.
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5.0
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Highly recommended
Shift Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 March 2019
Worked as a shift engineer here for a month, my Chief Engineer was great and provided plenty of support, the equipment I operated was interesting. I would recommend this company to anyone.
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3.0
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Good Starter Job
Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 March 2019
Its a great starter job for people looking to get in the make-up industry. Although because they still provide commission for sales, it becomes quite a hostile environment when business is slow.
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3.0
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Productive and challenging workplace
HR Coordinator, Benefits and Executive Services (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON14 March 2019
A typical day at work would involve resolving benefit related issues or answer day to day inquiries. It would also include completing other tasks such as, paying invoices, processing changes within the HRIS system, and more.
I have learned quite a lot working at HBC, however, the most interesting thing that I have learned would be Reporting and filtering and auditing data reports with the help of advanced Excel formulas. Also, learned how to manage several tasks at once and ensuring everything is completed in a timely manner.
Pros
Job Culture, Great teams
Cons
Not a great work/life balance, and Salary
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3.0
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Pas le plus professionel
Agente au service à la clientele (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC12 March 2019
Cest vue pour etreun emploi de passage et parfait pour etudiant
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3.0
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Good company to work with
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 March 2019
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with people from different background. They are looking for people have teamwork attitude, and at the same hiring someone want have time to take care families.
Pros
Employee discount
Cons
on call
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2.0
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strict place
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC12 March 2019
Working for this HUGE company makes you only feel like a servant, a number. Basically coming in to work and having a department manager telling you what to do and what the objectives are is pretty stressful. Cleaning the store was the main focus there, and passing customers at the cash. I was in the jewellery department, and clients were always asking for prices and discounts knowing where they came to shop it was very irritating. I felt like a clerk instead of a sale representing.
Pros
none
Cons
lunch break not payed
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2.0
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Weak Management- driving the company to Bankruptcy
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 March 2019
I worked in finance department and Management at HBC is too weak. Higher Management plays their own game and spend resources in the worst possible manner.

Also they give financial analyst title easily but the work you do in Administrative. All the core accounting and finance is done in offshore team, on shore employee just sit and blindly approve files with no knowledge

Company and HR creates good policies, but allocation and decision making Management take shortcuts to show good numbers. 7 finance employees transferred and 2 resigned within a year.
Pros
good store discount and sample sale
Cons
bad management, irresponsible leaders drivings department to a hole
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4.0
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Only offering part-time hours
Cash Office Associate (part-time) (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 March 2019
Management is caring and interested in the welfare of the employees
Culture is retail and the management was sales results
hardest part of the job is only part time hours are scheduled in my department.
People that work at this store are friendly and positive nature.
Making come to work enjoyable.
Pros
Great Associate discount
Cons
Short shifts
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1.0
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the most enjoyable part of the job
Sorter Associate (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON7 March 2019
meeting new people and gaining further experience in the warehouse. Working at Hudson Bay was nothing like i imagine, i enjoyed that they away so appreciation to the employees but treating them to gifts and food and always interacting with us as well.
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4.0
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friendly staff, positive atmosphere,
Stock Associate, Major Home fashion (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON7 March 2019
I loved working for this company, they were always happy to see me and worked with me to make sure I could continue studying as well as keep a rewarding job.
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4.0
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Friendly management team
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 March 2019
Great place to work, however, there is not much opportunity for advancement. Great for people who have a customer service background as the job can get quite stressful at times.
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2.0
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hard labour
E-Commerce/Supply Chain Management Associate (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON4 March 2019
Working in a warehouse is hard work and requires a lot of physical activity. It is not recommended for people who are skinny and do not have much muscles.
Pros
work full shifts, get to finish early if taking the morning shift
Cons
early mornings, hierarchy status, short breaks, not enough room for employees
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4.0
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Productive place
SEASONAL SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 March 2019
Hudsons Bay is a great place to work at when you want to get some experience as a young adult. There are great staff and the management is really nice and helpful you could potentially grow within the brand
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4.0
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Enjoyable
Part Time Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON1 March 2019
The most enjoyable part is getting the odd customer here and there is who very nice and understanding. As well, coworkers and management are always willing to help out

The hardest part is dealing with old technology that can crash even in the middle of a transaction. As well, customers who don't read sale signs properly and try to fight for their discount.
Pros
Coworkers and Management are friendly
Cons
Old Tech
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5.0
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Great workplace
CASHIER / GIFT REGISTRY REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB27 February 2019
The management and staff are committed to providing a good experience for customers, and often go above and beyond to help others. Our location is a great place to be.
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4.0
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Great company to work for
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2019
Nothing but good things to say about HBC. The training they provide to become a manager is fantastic. The care about their employees and there are unlimited amount of job opportunities within the company.
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2.0
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soul-sucking retail with high maintenance customers
Customer Service and Switchboard Consultant (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON26 February 2019
The management made it clear they had very little consideration for the employees under them, and the customers were some of the worst people I've experienced in many years of customer service. The bridal registry program was complicated and made for very stressed shoppers who took it out on the staff. There was very little to no support from management when customers were unsatisfied, and resulted in some volatile situations.
Pros
short shifts
Cons
everything else
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5.0
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Good work environment
Asset Protection Investigator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2019
Great place to work, a lot of good opportunities. It is never a boring way at work, you never know what to expect when coming to work. If you want to become an officer this is a great learning experience.
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