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It was an alright job but you don’t get promoted unless you’re a woman and you absolutely get no increase of pay or any benefits whatsoever no matter how much you do for your branch.
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Lots of off-time during the year whuch I liked

Job wasn't hard at all and my manager was very relaxed on the morning shift and never bothered me but they had an annoying 2nd shift supervisor who liked to micromanage ppl from the morning for the 2 hour period where both shifts are there at the same time.The office ppl and higher managers are all females and to my knowledge and observation very good coffee buddies, who push each other to better positions.
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Time and location flexibility
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  • Fair pay for job

Great place to work

One of the best jobs I've ever had. Management wants you to succeed and will help you get there. Great work life balance. And overall fun place to work.
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Modern and inclusive work culture

The atmosphere is far more relaxed than most companies. Management is very open to staff enjoying their time at work, providing the work expectations are met. Company is also very inclusive in its hiring/promoting, as EDI is extremely important to the overall company culture. Work/life balance is the best I’ve ever experienced in all my years.


Great hours, paid leave, relaxed and casual atmosphere


Certain tasks may be a bit repetitive
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productive and fun place to work

Fun place to work, great hours, busy so the day goes by fast, a mix of sitting and standing, nice team lead and helpful manager. department works nice as team and a lot of in house functions.


lots of percs
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Excellent Team

My time at s=Scholastic was a great introduction to the industry. Great co-workers great management. Excellent way to get your foot in the door when it comes to working in an assembly like team. There on pay days we can go to store and buy used books during lunch time which is cool. You never know what you're going to find in the store.


Anniversary lunch days, Christmas Lunches, Fun activities on Halloween and the Holidays
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Books and accessories are on sale for season. Best for all parents.

I learned to know people to work with. Management's ok. It is difficult if ones not knowing to adjust themselves. Tries to know them well, especially you're not in their own race, go along with the flow. ADJUSTMENT IS THE KEY inside the warehouse.:)


Discount books for sale


Learn to deal your issue
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Toxic and mentally exhausting place to work

I have never been so miserable in a workplace, stuck in one spot all day and can’t casually talk to coworkers or you get in trouble or written up. Unrealistic expectations of staff daily. The management was not understanding of staffs feelings, all they care about is the standards of the work, as if getting written up repeatedly will make someone want to work harder. I also was never informed that I wouldn’t be returning back to work when covid hit and we were laid off. The only benefits were the pay, schedule, and getting off early sometimes. They say there is opportunity for advancement but there really isn’t.




Unrealistic expectations, toxic
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Productive and fun place to work

Good experience working here. Trained to do all jobs properly. Fun atmosphere at company events. Received a bonus every year. Alot of overtime in peak seasons.


Company events, free meals


Wages too low
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Fun environment

Great environment and employees are friendly, management is great and everything is mentioned before shift begins, have weekly meetings and are asked for feedback and questions from the manager all of the time.


Christmas lunch, pizza lunch, free coffee and donuts


Pay is not enough
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very clicky and favoritism

when I worked here the management either buried their head in the sand to what the rest of the warehouse staff was saying or they played favorites to family.
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Productive and Fun workplace

I only volunteered there but it had a fun environment. Working with the other members was enjoyable. The system itself was organized and east to learn.
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I love the atmosphere and my manager is amazing.

A very understanding company to work for. They genuinely care for the well being of their employees. I work at the Moncton branch and I love going to work. We have our peak in November , and we will be busy..... but the group I work with makes it so easy and we get it done with smiles on. We are like family... but we were lucky to pick ours.
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UPDATE: Mismanagement at it's finest.

Very mismanaged environment and not a healthy workplace amongst the employees. They expect you to pick deliveries purely by yourself rather than as a team lift. Or not even supply safety gloves working around cardboard actively. Also is perfectly okay with employees who harass others and will not discipline them. I was actually fired for being harassed and coming forward about it to management. To add insult to injury, I had no HR team I could contact at all. Not that I'd want to work for a company okay with favoritism and harassment. As well, in terms of just as a job its really not worth it. They offer no competitive pay whatsoever (only minimum wage), no benefits of any kind, no sick pay, and they only give you two personal days. Also they only give summers off but you have to go on EI to even have money. You can find way better paying warehouse job elsewhere that has more to offer and doesn't tolerate harassment. I deleted an older review only so I could warn people about how awful this company is and how badly its management is. Keep applying for jobs people, better are out there.
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Warm and welcoming work environment

It was an absolute pleasure to work at Scholastic Canada. Management there was the most warm, welcoming and helpful of any place I've ever worked. Just wish my position wasn't contract or I'd still be happily working for them.
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'twas ok

started off good, ended pretty badly. would not recommend until most of the workforce is replaced. i need to type more this is really really stupid god.
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No hope, Good until you expect anything from them.

Strictly selfish company that doesn’t feel or do anything about the lower rank work force. Treats them as nobody, wants 100% from you, may be 200%, but don’t want to do anything for you. Of course because the top and middle leve management, who will always behave nicely but won’t mean a thing they tell you. Pretentious and mean at what they do. No growth (maybe if you are a specific race, maybe if you love bootlicking, maybe if you don’t ever voice your opinion and are full of YES MAM), no opportunities, try somewhere else and you would at least reach somewhere or recognized after 6 months. This company is going to fail you if you are entry level.


Mismanaged and hence you can waste time if that’s what you seek


No growth, no recognition, lots of politics, selfish and spineless people treating you unfairly over and over
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fun place to work

This was a great place to work, meeting new people in a faced paced enviroment. employees are friendly and welcoming. However it is very hard to become a full time employee after season is over.
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Scholastic Canada makes a positive difference to the daily lives of millions of children around the world.

It is an honour to be a part of the work that Scholastic does to ensure that children across Canada and the United States are engaged by reading, and have affordable access to books that reflect such a wide variety of interests.
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Not Productive

Poor Management, Workplace culture for employees is really strict. No new direction for the company or its employees. Need to develop ways to have the employees to be more involved.


Long Hours
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Good company

All of the workers were amazing, it was a lot of fun pricing for scholastic even the bosses and management were tons of fun but they unfortunately closed down their woodstock branch.
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Based on 1,187 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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