Spicers Canada Employee Reviews

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Great Company
Shared Services (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON14 May 2019
Wonderful company and wonderful people. Great total compensation package with a pension and really good benefits. Not very TTC friendly so a car is required.
Pros
The people
Cons
Not TTC friendly
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Great Place to work!
Warehouse Operator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 April 2019
Spicers is a great place to work. They truly value their employees and you feel that day to day. They are competitive with wages and benefits and if you put in the time and the hard work, doors will open for you.
Pros
Competitive pay, good culture and opportunities for growth
Cons
Can't think of any
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Fast Pace Environment to work at
Credit Analyst (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON17 April 2019
I have learned how to build relationships with internal customers such as branch managers and sales and external customers in daily communication in regards to risk assessment, setting up credit limits, releasing/holding orders depending on customer's payment patterns and being over due or over limit. I learned how to resolve problems and disputes with customers and set up payment plans for those who have cash flow issues. How to train other fellow employees especially when they're new and oversee their work for a few days to make sure they are following the correct credit procedures and policies.

I like being a part of a team where I've made suggestions to the managers that changed the dynamics and processes in the department to be smoother and more efficient. I like motivating and helping others in the department when they have problems or difficulties dealing with certain customers.

Hardest part is when the terms are removed from a customer and account is made COD. You need to convey that information to them in a way that will not make them upset. If they get upset, you need to be diplomatic in telling them that they will be assessed and if their payment pattern improves, their credit limit will be reviewed.
Pros
Team work
Cons
Stressful job but enjoyable as I like challanges
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4.0
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great benefits and great pay..
Stock Keeper (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, Ontario11 February 2019
Spicers is a great company, promotes from within, higher end wages for the industry great benefits, some management is in over their heads and some employees are taking advantage of the generosity the company provides.
Pros
promotes from within
Cons
too many employees milking the system
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5.0
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fun
Warehouse Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 November 2018
Wonderful place of business to start with, the people are great and loved to the best of their ability, management is well kept and feared as or learning here is the place to be.
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4.0
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You can go long term here
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Alberta and BC15 February 2018
Good people to work with. I really enjoyed working there because of the people. Hardworking, dedicated staff doing their best.
With industry knowledge the job can be fairly easy, however it is busy so be prepared to work. If you know little about the paper and printing industry there is a learning curve but with time, patients and the willingness to learn the product knowledge comes and once you have that you are golden. They will keep you unless you leave or give them reason to end your employment. So once you are in you are in.
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Good, fast-paced job but horrible team and management
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Ottawa East, ON25 September 2017
Fairly straight-forward work but micro-managed by other employees, accused of doing things that were done by others and repeatedly lectured by my peers.

No opportunities for advancement, zero trust or support from management. NOT A TEAM ENVIRONMENT.

If you are someone that likes to work with your colleagues to accomplish a task this job is not for you. It is every man for himself and blame flying from every direction. Absolutely toxic environment.
Pros
Great benefits package, decent wage
Cons
Terrible management, awful team/coworkers
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4.0
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Fast-paced environment with lots of volunteer opportunities
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 March 2017
The workplace culture is results driven and fast-paced, providing opportunities for on-the-job training and coaching.
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3.0
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Working with amazing Client
Inside Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON3 March 2014
When starting in a completely new industry, the clients were just amazing in helping with the training and learning curve to make the job enjoyable and fun. My co-workers were also a huge help in getting a new employee settled and training, giving advise, helping with providing information and taking the time to train.
Pros
going with a sales rep on a tour of checking out some of the clients shops
Cons
The drive time to and from work.
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4.0
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Great part time company to work for
Janitor/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 April 2013
the best part of this job was that i was all over the place rarely did i have a day that was the same as the last except for the cleaning in the mornings.
Pros
great working environment
Cons
hours were not long enough
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