Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 30 March 2018
I had great opportunities with Kent, but worked hard to earn every one. The co-workers are the best part of the job. I really enjoyed the chances I had to meet wonderful people around the Maritimes. The individual store managers are over-stressed and underpaid. The upper management is quite disconnected from the store staff.
The most recent pattern of hiring and promoting only young white men is disconcerting. The opportunities for advancement for women and minorities are almost non-existent. With the recent acquisition of Central Building Supplies, there have been a few more opportunities for women but these are rare.
great peers and good growth opportunities
pay scale, DMs, focus on promoting men, lack of diversity
Project Desk Associate (Former Employee) – Riverview, NB – 17 April 2018
Great company to work for. Excellent people to work with. excellent training provided to all employees I fully enjoyed working for Kent and would have loved to stay with the company. I would return there anytime.
Project Desk associate (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 15 March 2018
Working here was pretty good. I worked nights and weekends. They let me have saturdays off because i had another event. They were easy to get along with, they just needed to do some things differently and either hire more people or cut down on the operation hours.
work with good people, some activities for workers.
Flooring Sales, assembly of display units (Former Employee) – Saint John East, NB – 6 March 2018
free iniforms. definetley learning new things daily. great staff. steady customers. not to far a drive to work . also bus goes right by the store. it is in the most poular part of town. very busy in the area its located. all very popular shopping spots amd eateries next door. a definite place with a lot of customers, and private contractors buying there stock also.
The work place at kent was ok it semed as if managment was not very caring about the employees. i leearned alot about materials and lumber and gained good experience but i just didnt enjoy working there. seemed like no matter what you did or how long you worked there they didnt want to help with pay or health bennifits.
Project Desk Associate (Current Employee) – Atholville, NB – 31 January 2018
If your looking for a job with great benefits, friendly staff, Job security and a lot of Advancement opportunity working for JDI is just amazing they have so many company that you can transfer to if you're ever looking for another challenge career wise.
Receiver (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 28 December 2017
Company had an extensive amount of job security for those willing to work. Management was very unorganized. Too many people employed but not enough work being done on the floor. A lot of miscommunication among management and supervisors, resulting in chaos.
Assistant merchant (Current Employee) – Saint John, NB – 7 November 2017
Working for Kent building supplies gives you lots for opportunities to move up in the company. This is a fast pace company and are growing daily. Kent have a very good medical plan and retirement savings plan.
Contractor Sales/New Construction (Current Employee) – Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – 3 November 2017
Very professional workplace and the staff and management were very professional and well trained. I spent most of my day on the phone with contractors and in front of my computer. Quoting business projects was a big part of my day. I was on my own for much of the time with very little contact with management but dealt with other associates in the store on a regular basis. What I enjoyed most about the job was the interaction with customers and the customer service aspect of the job. Large projects became very time consuming and tedious when it came to the actually sourcing and ordering process.
Kent provided excellent training in both job safety and skills development. I was hired for a position that I was not qualified for but they saw potential in me through the interviewing process and capitalized on my skills from previous positions. I learned a great deal while working at Kent.
Kent is only for retired people or for people in school or for someone that just wants some extra money . If your trying to raise a family on Kent wages you will have an extremely hard time you will never own a ((nice)) car or a home unless you have a spouse you won't be able to afford much. The wages are really bad. Well kent does have a retirement plan its an rrsp and well thats better than nothing they could do much better for there employees..On the othere's hand most of the staff are friendly and are easy to get along with,the medical plan is good and not expensive,and the employee discount is fantastic.
Medical plan, employee discount, employees, rrsp
Low wages, dead end job, no pensions, they make you buy uniforms