I've worked at worse places in my life but, Princess Auto is not as great a place to work as they like to think they are.
Actually, Princess Auto in the TORONTO AREA is not that great. Other stores, in other areas, seem to have happier workers (from what I've personally seen but, maybe not, based on reviews on here), so maybe that means their leadership isn't as bad, or the odd decisions by the home office don't bother them as much. I don't know.
Personally, I think the company was better back when the owner had more of a hand in things. These days, Princess Auto is very 'American' in the way they run things...profits matter more than people. The only constant in Princess Auto is 'change'. They change your shifts; they change your duties...nothing seems to last very long before it gets changed again.
'Advancement' might as well not even exist anymore, since they have slashed the number of Leaders in their stores. If you want anything higher than a Supervisor...good luck.
Again, I've worked at worse places in my life but, if someone were to ask me if Princess Auto was a "good place to work", I would have to answer "no". It fails on too many levels.
Best part of working there: my co-workers
Worst part of working there: the constant changes to shifts, and duties
Benefits after three months (for full-time workers); profit sharing after six months (half share), full share after a year.
You get jerked around a lot by management. They are constantly changing the way things operate, in an effort to justify their paycheques.