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Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 December 2018
I worked there for 2 weeks so aint got much to say, but basically youre selling credit cards while walking around Target stores, they help you with the pitch and you also get commission.
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Don’t work here
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB2 December 2018
This job is terrible. You only get two (not paid) 15 min breaks no lunch. Even when you decide to not take break during work they would still take .5 hr every day from your pay. I find that unprofessional. Scheduling were terrible you only get text message every Sunday of your schedule and no time slips which is odd. Some locations they assigned you are great but when you get location that’s not busy and sales are poor they send you home. If you keep up with poor sales they cut your hrs. You only get like 4 days of training. You work alone and is expected of you to walk around during the whole shift so get good soles for your feet. Also they’re always hiring every week which I view as bad sign; barely anyone stays long. The only thing is good is the manager and pay. That’s it. Good luck for everyone that works there!
Pros
The pay
Cons
Only 2 15 min break and unpaid, locations, the schedule.
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5.0
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Very good company to work with
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC3 November 2018
It had been a great experience to work with this company. This is an employee oriented company and it had given many opportunities to explore personal talents.
Pros
Employee oriented
Cons
none
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Worst job I’ve ever had
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 October 2018
Minimal training with high expectations of results in the first week of working. They promise all kinds of bonuses but it’s nearly impossible to get them. Management is terrible and calls you at all times even on days off expecting you to work even if you’re not scheduled. I was told to target Native people and immigrants, and heard a lot of racist language from the manager.
Pros
Full time hours
Cons
Poor management, bad work environment, racism
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Very unorganized and unprofessional
PC Financial-Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 September 2018
Great experience learning new sales tactics but the management was terrible. They talked about switching programs but put you out of work until they figure things out but they never really get back to you. I wouldn’t recommend this company to anyone
Pros
New learning experience
Cons
Poor management, very unprofessional, no communication.
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Great manager and great company for sales talent
Sales Representative (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 August 2018
Good culture
Good management
Good environment
Commitment to work
Friendly employees
Good communication between management and staff.
Very professional employees and hard workers.
Enjoyed working with them.
Pros
great earning and we got paid hourly and there were bonuses
Cons
no
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Could be a fun place to work
Product Promotor (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB23 April 2018
The only unfortunate part of this position is a lot of the success is based on the location one works. Some locations are easier to obtain credit applications than others.
Pros
Independent work environment
Cons
Success depends on location
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CSA - mastercard
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  PCF MasterCard5 March 2018
I felt like it lacked complete organization. There was lots of talk about coaching and even switching stores, but was never contacted back, kept being dismissed or ignored.
Pros
Great staff within the store
Cons
Being ignored and lack of coaching, lack of organization and communication. Poor management, inappropriate Comversations at work.
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not a fun job to do
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC30 January 2018
the job is selling cc to customers who dont really need it, the job is consent rejection, dealing with anger people, will reduce your joy in life with a lot of negativity
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Productive, fun enviroment, and great customer interafton.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 January 2018
I enjoyed working with JWR . I enjoyed the interaction the job allowed me to have with the customers. I would say overall it is a good job to have for the right person.
Pros
Good money when you hit sales
Cons
Short days with no sales
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4.0
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Good pay but boring work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Langford, BC30 October 2017
They pay $16 plus commission which is really good but the work that you have to do is not something that everyone would enjoy. You just have to walk around the store and approach people and get them to sign up for a credit card, that's it.
Pros
good pay, good manager, scope for advancement
Cons
no teamwork, little to no training and all you do is talk to strangers
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5.0
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Excellant experience
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Surrey Centre, BC17 October 2017
Nice job culture, work as team and sometimes lead the team. Work ethics improved. Learn to be accurate and punctual. Customer satisfaction is always main objective.
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4.0
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Fun place
Sales Represenrative (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 August 2017
Dealing with customers is always a challenge but it was a good learning experience. Not too much opportunity for advancement. Average place to work.
Pros
friendly
Cons
standing all day
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Not an honest work place
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB23 July 2017
My manager instructed me to lie to the customers to convince them to sign onto the master card. Also she lied to me about the wage i was going to be getting.
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Work indepently in various locations to promote financial services
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 June 2017
Good employement to boost customer service, direct sales and marketing skills

Flexible shifts and independent work in various locations to promote contractor's products

Comission opportunities, but no benefits

Ideal for part-time workers, but also offers full-time shifts
Pros
Time flexibility, independent work
Cons
No benefits, repetitive
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4.0
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Scotia and ATb Program
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 May 2017
Pays well if you can deliver your sales Per hours but if you can't provide the sales and number risking being fired, But you can use sale and reach your targets you will be can earn well and Two days off
Pros
Competition
Cons
Must reach your sales per hours or risk being fired
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5.0
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i enjoyed working at JW Research
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 May 2017
the hardest part of the job is telling people you're signing them up for a master card, not everyone is willing to make that commitment.
most days at work will be a breeze.
try to get postings closer to your house if you don't drive
Pros
free lunches
Cons
you're signing people up for mastercards
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4.0
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Great learning but a lot of people who whine too much
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 May 2017
Worked in Vancouver for PCF for just under a year. Generally a good company but they get really pushed hard by the banks to get more customers. One thing to point out is some sales reps seem to whine a lot about it being too hard. For me, I just talked to people honestly cause its a good card to get. The bonus was all the walking around superstore got me to lose some weight (lol!).
Pros
Great money if you actually try
Cons
Some customers can be a pain
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3.0
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Productive fun work place
Sales person (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 April 2017
We were always relocating had a great experience meeting all different kinds of people, built my customer service skills, enjoyed working in the environment, hardest part of the job was dealing with negative customers.
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very flexible hours
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 March 2017
good place to work if you are commission based. many places to work at many locations. never get bored. if you like to sell its a good opportunity. not much opportunity to move up though
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
cant move up
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