Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 15 June 2018
Honestly just there cause I need the money. The managers make me feel awful enough that I don't even feel super comfortable putting my position in case they identify me. They're so rude and condescending. Two are great, one is meh, one is just terrible. The one is vulgar, swears left right and center, talks badly about customers (which I don't do, even when frustrated) and will always ALWAYS try to guilt trip you if you mess up. It's such a toxic work environment. I feel like crying in every shift. The only silver lining is the fact that the employees are awesome. They're so nice and funny, we joke around and it's like we've all got a little family of sufferers. Suffering really makes you connect with someone. Why I didn't give them straight one star reviews, great people to work with. Still can't wait until I can leave though. Please do not apply here. Seriously. Unless you are actually going to start starving on the street. Disregard the former employee, I gave false dates, I'm still there but again I don't want to identify myself.
I don't have 300 hours to write and describe them all.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 12 June 2018
I have worked here for 1.5 years and I love it. Coworkers are super fun, management is very open and approachable, open door policy. We are like a family, we all joke around with each other. I love it there. 5 stars.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 19 May 2018
Didn't have enough hours management always had an excuse for not giving hours better off working elsewhere then jysk the management where really rude the managers had favorites... they got special treatment and they get away with everything and anything
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 April 2018
I have to deal with customers constantly harassing me and there's nothing I could do about it. You know, the customers are always right *sigh* All of the insults and swearing thrown at me gave me really bad anxiety. The managers are fine, but I barely get any hours now. However, around the holidays, I would work six 8 hr shifts a week and we were always understaffed. Making customers wait in line during the holidays = angry customers = harassing cashiers.
Mangers and co-workers are nice
Either extremely slow days or extremely busy days, only one unpaid break, understaffed, not enough shifts, no assistance for cashiers who get haraased
CASHIER (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 23 February 2018
In a typical work day at JYSK as a cashier you would be expected to ring through customers, you will sometimes do online order reserves, merchandising as well as facing the store. But your main focus is superb customer service because you are the customers first and last contact.
Soft goods (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 15 February 2018
They say people leave people not jobs. I was a transferred employee who loved my job in Kitchener. I was able to move to the Niagara Falls location which I thought was great as I was moving. The store welcomed me onto the team and life was great. Until recent management changes happened. The store manager left and a new one came In and half of the employees have now quit. We are talking about people who have been with this company 5+ years. Cutting my hours but hiring a second warehouse guy. This is a horrible place to consider working for now.
A nice workplace for people wanting to get a first job.
Service client (Current Employee) – Laval, QC – 18 January 2018
This is my first actual job that I ever got. It is a nice environment to work in with a lovely team of managers and other employees. The work itself isn't very hard and you can learn it pretty quickly. The only thing that isn't great is that you don't always get a lot of hours, if your just a part time worker which most people are besides mostly managers, and the salary is low. However, besides those cons, I did get to have a lot of experience working in that store with having supportive managers who want to help you learn and also with interacting with different kinds of customers.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 2 January 2018
I worked at JYSK for close to two years and have to say I am glad I left! I worked through multiple changes in managers and staff and although in the time I worked there I did make a few friends and have a decent time there was a lot of conflict with managers in which HR didn't react to quickly enough causing a lot of stress in the work environment and people to leave. In saying so there has been a change in management but with my relations with people who still work there, there seems to still be a lot of conflict with new store managers and remaining managers.
If you are looking for shorter shifts and working occasionally every few days this job will work for you but the hours are limited.
N/A (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 18 December 2017
I worked for this company in Kelowna what is the worst company I've ever worked for the measurements terrible they're Liars they mistreat people they asked me to work a dangerous situations overall this is a not a company that you want to work for the company that goes nowhere
The management are all liars the Miss treat people
Lead Cashier (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 12 December 2017
Typical day at work is dealing with friendly people, awesome coworkers, pretty busy place. I've learnt so much working here, my mangers have taught me so much from the very start. Managment is great! They are very helpful, very friendly, always makes sure customer satisfaction is number 1! The store is clean, tidy, well stocked. The most enjoyable part of my job are the people I work with!
We are a very outgoing, energetic group of people!! :)
Hard Goods Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 22 October 2017
There is sadly no room for full time employees. Which means you do not qualify for benefits or bonuses even though you may put in at least 32 hours a week and work hard. Not directly management's fault but more so upper management. There is alot riding on your managers to perform above and beyond and if they don't they still get paid but you won't. .. good start for younger kids and younger crowd. Not so much for people with career goals and aspirations. Can be very busy so if your not used to being pulled in all kinds of directions do not apply. I came out of this job with some decent skills I'll take with me further. But I will never give jysk anymore of my time. I lasted 8 months.
My management team was fun, comissions were ok
Constant cutting of hours, have to do alot of work by yourself when you should have a second set of hands
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 15 October 2017
I was hired and told the schedules were done 4 weeks in advanced, theyre barely done a week ahead. Also was told it would be mainly 8 hour shifts, false 90% of them are 4 hour shifts. The ad i applied for said full time got to the interview turns out they dont even hire full time. Management doesnt actually train you they just expect you to know what you're doing and if its done wrong or you ask questions tgey are crabby and passive agressive. Have heard multiple members of management and coordinators make fun of myself and other new staff.