Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 November 2018
When I was working at Leon's, it was fairly busy with loading and unloading trailers, re-stocking the isles with lift-trucks and pulling orders for customers in the store and deliveries going out the next day. Working with the other warehouse associates was fun. Back then there were issues with management.
Swamper/Labourer (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 22 October 2018
Heavy lifting for small wages, always on call, never a proper schedule for the delivery driver and the swampers (myself) all around unprofessional. I used to work in the warehouse now they moved me to the trucks and they wanted me on their, I was doing great until they hired one of the new warehouse managers 11 days or so ago and now he fires me? I’d say wrongful dismissal but I’m not sure!!
Delivery Coordinator (Former Employee) – London, ON – 21 October 2018
I only worked at Leon's as long as I did because the hours were ideal in respect to having kids. The environment was negative and gossipy. The management was slack and unsupportive, at least, for those employees NOT in sales. The salaries; positively laughable, even if one wished to advance.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 13 October 2018
I hated my time here, It was hard work, and was disappointing to see your paycheck after the hard work you put out there. The owner almost refuses to spend any money on upgrading the system, and the warehouse management is trash.
I would not recommend working here, as you are only considered a necessary tool by the owner and the management, and will be treated like garbage.
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 October 2018
Career progression is fast. within months, you can see yourself already moving up the ladder if you have what it takes to be moving up. The pay is not that much for the amount of work you are performing.
Finance Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 October 2018
When I worked at Leon's there was a huge management change that made me quite uncomfortable, I was hit on by two of my bosses and I was quickly deemed an outside. most of the staff there were quite wonderful but there were a select few that made it very difficult for me to decide to stay.
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 September 2018
Learned how to use a RF scanner How to drive a forklift How to work quick Hardest part was unload trailers when there was more than 2 and being the only full-time employee Learned how to work on my own I enjoyed the supervisors and the fact that they played music to help pass the time I had to pick doors for delivery for the next day for the drivers and do customer pick ups
Warehouse Employee (Receiving) (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 10 September 2018
I went into this job with low expectations but still, your are working in a hard job in a company trying to save every penny to cut cost and breaking you body doing it, not worth it unless you really need money
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 28 August 2018
young coworkers are plentiful as maybe half the entire staff at any given Leons are part-time students working all kinds of hours. breaks are fair as you get 15 minutes every 1.5 hours of work. the work itself is hard labour and tough on the body. working long hours can be detrimental to ones health, as is working too many consecutive days without adequate rest. Learn to drive a lift-truck as in house training is provided. Opportunity for advancement is available to become a supervisor and eventually a manager as in my 2 years working I have encountered several supervisor promotions as well as 3 manager promotions.
Delivery Driver/Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Bracebridge, ON – 11 July 2018
A typical day at work is being on the delivery truck all day, driving from house to house and returning when the deliveries are finished. In the busy months we are out from 8am to sometimes 10pm or 11pm. The work environment is not positive or a happy place to be and the employees receive no respect from management