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What is the best part of working at the company?the customers, learning and development, staff perks and benefits.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Payroll staffing.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Mostly enthusiastic and inspiring.What is a typical day like for you at the company?running a store...ensuring readiness for business, merchandise standards are being met. Also, greeting the staff, ensuring they are energetic and happy. Being compassionate to the employees in an example leadership manner. Dealing with the day to day trials and tribulations.
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Good environment and understandable hours

Good experience for retail sales and flexible with hours. Good for high school or university students. Very friendly colleagues and managers to work around
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

ne recommande pas!!!!

Si tu te cherches un travail pour te donner une crise de panique et apprendre a la dur , c’est la baie qu’il te faut! Direction extrêmement désorganisé et insouciante de ses employés, ne te donne aucune propre formation, tu arrives sur place et tu doit déjà connaître comment la caisse fonctionne puisqu’on te fait passer des clients et si tu fais des erreurs tu as le droit à a des insultes de la part de tes coéquipiers, vous pouvez être sûr d’apprendre vraiment vite avec cette compagnie!




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Fun and satisfying

What is the best part of working at the company?The upbeat atmosphere of the company What is the most stressful part about working at the company?At Christmas season not able to have the time you want to give the customer the personal service that they need
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Frustrating place to work

This is only my personal experience and feelings and, unfortunately, I did not have the best experience. It was very frustrating with day-of schedule changes, lack of training, and poor management. Very stressful situation made doing the job much harder
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Great part time job

Great place to work for a student. Hours are flexible and manager was able to accommodate to availability. The Staff members are nice and friendly. Manager sets up sales goals for us to work towards every week.
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Worse management team

I worked for many years in Hudson bay 1101 downtown vancouver in cosmetics area . The floor manager and new assistant store manager are awful.No education, they dont have a knowledge to how to run the business. Thats sham this company hired this kind of people. Every thing over there is favoritism and political. No care about sales or customer service and even they not appreciate the person who try hard.
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Nice Work Environment Low Pay and a mere there discount...

Working as a Sales Associate at Hudson's Bay in Barrie was an experience filled with a mix of pros and cons. The store's atmosphere was truly welcoming, fostering a positive work environment that I looked forward to each day. A highlight of my time there was the wonderful team of ladies from various age groups. Their camaraderie and support made every shift enjoyable and memorable. However, a significant drawback was the compensation. The pay was disappointingly low, and while the 30% employee discount was a perk, I felt it could have been more generous given the nature and demands of the job. All in all, while the company culture and team were top-notch, there's room for improvement in the compensation and benefits department.
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First retail job – learned a lot

The Bay was my first ever long-term position, and I had an overall good experience. It drastically improved my communication skills and I learned a lot of valuable information about the retail sales and industry (in addition to more general things; ie. dinnerware, linens, apparel, and housewares). The work environment among other associates is very welcoming and inviting. Some managers were pleasant. However, in recent times, hours have been dramatically cut short which was one of the main reasons for my resignation. The Unifor local union creates false promises regarding pay increase and benefits. Communication with the union is also very difficult.Nonetheless, my employment at Hudson’s Bay was insightful and memorable
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Fun workplace n great workers

Nice start to work as a customer representative! Just need to raise the pay from minimum to little more as everyone workinh hard here ! Otherwise worker will find other stores to work as they pay more then what you guys give !
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Good for newcomers

Good for newcomers, especially if it’s your first retail experience. Good team everyone is good to each other. Really unstuffed and management requirements are higher than it possible
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Nice wor place

n addition to helping customers with their beauty needs, I also had the chance to participate in various training sessions and workshops provided by the company. These sessions helped me further develop my skills and knowledge in the beauty industry and provided me with valuable insights on customer service and sales techniques.
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Awesome work place

Working at Hudson's Bay has been an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience. From day one, I have been impressed by the positive work environment and the company's commitment to employee satisfaction.The management team at Hudson's Bay is supportive, approachable, and truly cares about the well-being of their staff. They foster a culture of open communication, providing opportunities for growth and development. I have always felt valued and appreciated as an employee.One of the standout aspects of working at Hudson's Bay is the team camaraderie. The colleagues are friendly, collaborative, and create a supportive atmosphere. Together, we strive to deliver exceptional customer service and create memorable shopping experiences for our customers.Hudson's Bay also places a strong emphasis on training and development. They offer comprehensive training programs that equip employees with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their roles. This commitment to personal and professional growth is truly commendable.Furthermore, the company values work-life balance. They understand the importance of allowing employees to maintain a healthy equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. This balance has contributed to a positive work environment and a strong sense of job satisfaction.Moreover, Hudson's Bay offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. The company recognizes and rewards hard work and provides opportunities for career advancement. The employee discounts and perks are an added bonus, making it an attractive workplace for anyone in the - 


Breaks, water, respect, commissions


No full time hours
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A very chill place to work

Very flexible with hours and very easy to work there but the management is very bad. Not appreciated and also a lot of micromanagement and passive aggressive behaviour from the staff as well as the management. If you do your work without a lot of mingling with coworkers and the higher ups then it will be the best job for you as the work is not stressful at all but the environment is.


Flexible time, Easy work


Not so good staff
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Great experience overall

They are patient with new employees and offer good training. The mangers were nice and understanding, and willing to accommodate for scheduling. Offers good discounts
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Weird manager

Fun job with coworkers but weird/pervy manager. Hours were not fair and other managers were very rude and would make a lot of assumptions about the employees
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extremely boring and no room for advancement

there will be people in the same department as you that have been in the same position for the past 30 years. there's literally no room for advancement
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Sinking ship, don't work here, they are winding it down

What is the best part of working at the company?the people, but unfortunately they have all been laid offWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?company viability, sinking shipWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?toxic, stressful, just a numberWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?constantly worrying that you're the next person to be let go
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Good place to work

Recommend working there, good work place and friendly coworkers I left the place in order to find a job elsewhere that allowed me to learn new things
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Good experience

Company expects too much for lower wages. I did 3-4 different jobs, when I was only assigned to do one with no extra pay. With the right Manager that values what you are trying to do, a great job.
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Good Starting job but Needs a New Computer System

Overall a good job for someone in highschool just starting off and needing money. However, I often felt like my coworkers were competing with me (despite being all paid hourly) and were not very nice. The managers were okay but sometimes talked down to you, especially in womenswear. The old store manager scared everyone and would literally have people running away to avoid having to talk to him.
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Based on 338 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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