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Horrible place to work at
Head Receiver (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON21 April 2018
Management was very biased on certain aspects of the job. Only cared about themselves receiving a bonus. The pay is alright, however the breaks they usually grab you off of, and do not allow you to make up the loss of time.
Pros
Paid breaks
Cons
Long hours, bias
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Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON20 April 2018
It is a very nice place to work. Managers and coworkers are very friendly and helpful. A very fast working place, easy to keep yourself busy with various tasks.
Pros
Nice Break time
Cons
Irregular hours
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Kitchen Stuff Plus is the leading discount retailer in housewares and home décor that has been voted one of Toronto's best places
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON10 April 2018
Kitchen Stuff Plus is the leading discount retailer in housewares and home décor that has been voted one of Toronto's best places to shop again and again.
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Great workplace for obtaining technical product experience.
Sales Associate (Seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 April 2018
This position strengthens customer service and inventory skills. Seasonal position great for students, since their is an opportunity to pick up or give shifts.
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Bad Managment
Sales associate/- Lead Warehouse Shipper (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON6 April 2018
this company is not interested in clearing out bad management. Inept managers are allowed to bully sales associates. Create a toxic work environment. NO respect for the receivers in the back of the house.
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fun working job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON18 March 2018
Hired as a part-time seasonal sales associate. Overall it was fun working job. Everyone that worked there was fun, nice and pleasant to work with. Over all its a great place to have your first job
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Productive, well organized
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON12 March 2018
Very enjoyable place to work, always organized and make it very simple to see upcoming shifts/trade shifts with coworkers, thorough training that benefits working on the floor.
Pros
Organized
Cons
Products can get confusing
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Best work culture, great upper level management
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 February 2018
Fantastic place to work, for a couple hours a week. Head office is great and the work culture is VERY impressive (teamwork, support, growth!).

A typical day: transactions, cash handling, customer service, customer service, customer service... restocking.

What I learned about management: most of them do care, and those who do not, do not last. (KUDDOS!)

The hardest part of the job: the holiday chaos. Keep smiling, hopefully you're not understaffed and working with a great team! Embrace it, and enjoy. Try to be understanding that there are all sorts of customers, you have the opportunity to make their days/ holidays.

The most enjoyable part of the job: the people... always meeting great employees across the company and appreciating encounters with them (a refreshing experience seeing a familiar, upbeat face). You get to know and see so many familiar faces over time- from all different positions.
Pros
management, growth, employees, customers, sales are driven by customer service
Cons
Hours are a hit or miss
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Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON7 February 2018
As an employee of Kitchen Stuff Plus it further polished my customer service and sales skills. It also enabled me to build a rapport with customers by educating them about what the store offered.
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Good place to start your career
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON1 February 2018
Fast paced, challenging environment. Very friendly staff that helps you gather pace and work together as a team. Ample opportunities to work with various sections like on the floor, cash associate,etc..
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Staff treated as if they don't have the ability to think for themselves
Whatever (Former Employee) –  Cloverdale, ON21 January 2018
My coworkers were the best part of this place.

Management style is 1960's. Could be an exceptional place for the 21st century if they got rid of the dinosaurs that still work there.

They are out of step with today's retail

The 5 non-negotiobables are straight out of the 1950's!!
Pros
Co workers
Cons
Head office and their archaic thinking.
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fun workplace and great people
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Pickering Town Centre18 January 2018
It was a pop up location that was only open from July/August-February, hard to set up but store was nice to work in and was a great experience. Although making signs was difficult.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Had to set up and take down the store, a lot of labor work
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Great high School Work Experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON13 January 2018
Great position for high school students and more experienced employees as well, however just very difficult to be accommodated during exam or testing periods as far as scheduling goes and the hours weren't the greatest during school nights.
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Great staff, not so great higher management support.
Shift Leader/Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Durham Region, ON4 January 2018
I worked my way up through the company but once I moved up in positions it took almost 4 months for my pay to increase and had to fight for retro pay to compensate for the 4 months missed, it took a year an a half to receive benefits and once received was denied general health benefits and denied the coverage of my common law boyfriend of 6 years and when questioned about being denied it was blamed on me. I enjoy working with the sales associates and the employees at that location but when it came time to communicate with head office it was IMPOSSIBLE.
Pros
Very friendly and happy staff
Cons
Non-communicating Head Office employees
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Had perks but unsatisfactory working experience
Picker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 December 2017
While the work experience was somewhat educational and beneficial to my abilities as a employee, I often felt very intimidated by the higher ups 0/10 wouldn't recommend working here
Pros
none
Cons
a lot
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good environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON20 November 2017
Everyone who works here is open-minded and very team oriented. No one tries to step over you, it's more of a helping environment where everyone's trying to ensure your success. The management was a bit chaotic.
Pros
good coworkers
Cons
poor organization
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Seasonal Work
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON30 October 2017
I worked during the Christmas season, it was easy to get hours which is great if you want to make money fast, I worked pretty well 7 days a week, on my days off I would be on call and get called in each time
Pros
Easy to get hours
Cons
Stressful Environment
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Average workplace
sales associate (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON18 October 2017
A mostly positive work environment, good training and oppurtunities to do warehouse and tent sales to try other things. Business should upgrade computers and systems to make things more efficient.
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A lot of stuff to do, decent management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 October 2017
The managers do expect a lot from you. They're nice but at times they aren't as well. I liked how they gave me hours and gave you more opportunities to work.
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Great potential - lacklustre performance
Supervisor/ASM/Keyholder (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 October 2017
The stores are very close knit teams with lots of cross-company competition. Unfortunately there is a large communication gap between those who run the company from Head Office and those who work in store. They advertise that they are a great company with lots of room for advancement - however there is only one career path available. Store Associate > Shift Leader > Assistant Manger > Store Manager.

There is no availability for growing in a different direction.
Pros
great discount.
Cons
lack of communication / unreal expectations.
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