Spiritleaf
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Great place for flexible hours but really boring job.

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This place was great to work because it stayed opened during all the lockdowns. The hours are flexible and the people you work with are cool. The job itself is really boring and lacks challenges so 8 hour shifts crawl by. Compared to other dispensary they pay the least and there is no room for moving up in the company.

Pros

Flexible hours. Great co-workers. Decent hourly pay

Cons

No room for career advancement. Could pay more. Boring job.
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Love my job, just wish it paid more

Team culture rocks, management is so involved but not micromanaged. Great advancement opportunities, continuing education, fun environment. Inclusive and supportive.

Pros

Great environment, fun, inclusive

Cons

Work life balance :(
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Poor Ownership, Management doing their best

From my experience with Spiritleaf it is nothing more than a job. There is no real care for the staff and ownership looks to cut corners whenever possible. Very unfortunate as floor staff and direct management are both great.

Pros

20% Discount

Cons

Poor communication, disregard for employees
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Do not work here

The worst retail job you can work, the work environment is toxic!They will make employees who are hired part time work full time hours, the turn over rate is high. They will make employees work at other stores in a pandemic. The company say they like to " promote within" but hire outside.Schedules are posted one day before the next schedule. The 'district manager' is ungratefulIf thinking about working here i would advise you to loom somewhere else...

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Low pay
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Terrible management

Managers are some of the worst I have worked for, primarily in the Parkdale area. Be aware, the owners are very greedy and lack the ability to pay staff properly or on time without multiple reminders from the staff.

Pros

Easiest job alive

Cons

Worst managers to work for
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Horrible place to work

It’s all about favouritism there. The people who befriend the boss get good opportunities but if they don’t like you you’re screwed. They cut hours for no reason, barely give you a living wage. They try to make you quit by giving you 0 hours and if you don’t they fire you for asking for more. Management is sneaky and manipulative.

Pros

20% off

Cons

Management
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Just a job

If you need a job, clock in clock out retail gig. This could be okay for you, the turnover is horrendous which is largely due to the poor upper level management. They dangle promotions like a carrot on a stick but unfortunately managing a retail store is not something you should have to work 4 years for. There is veryLittle attention paid to employees needs or schedule requests. There seems to be a communication divide between upper management and retail staff where things can grow contentious. Poor job morale and management makes this a very difficult place to work regardless of how easy the actual job is. Pay is at least accurate but careful not to let them over work you. You will get taken advantage of if you don’t stick up for yourself, I’d reccomend Starbucks, Tim Hortons or McDonald’s as better employers then Spiritleaf. Lots of work to be done in increasing staff morale and actual internal growth.

Pros

Discount on products

Cons

Work life balance, communication from managers, constant turnover, no room for growth.
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Bad management..treats employee bad especially if you are a parent. Always talks down about others whether its a customer or staff.

Bad manager belittled staff, dissmissed for being a parent. Mocks others for not having the same personal values. The company is great manager is not.

Pros

Staff was ok

Cons

Store management
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Management sucks

Management doesn't spend time training staff for their position. Likes to have other people do the work and has zero accountability when it comes to staff not performing properly. Would rather fire people than train them properly. Makes former staff feel used, and when they don't perform because of lack of training they are disposed of. Better training would make for lower turn over. Also, beware if they offer you a better position, if someone "better" comes along they will fire you to make room for their people.

Pros

Neighborhood

Cons

Very Cliquey, so much gossip, zero management accountability, No feedback before being fired. Management doesn't spend time training staff.
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Watch Your Back

Senior staff pretend they're corporate spies and report you "anonymously" for made up things. Higher ups play popularity and will fire people *admittedly* for no reason when they don't like them, regardless of the quality of work. On the off-chance corporate finds a good manager, they'll put them in uncomfortable positions and ask sketchy things of them. If you can separate yourself from workplace drama - cool, go for it. They pay higher than the average dispensary and the work isn't that bad. But workplace politics and upper management will make your life harder.

Pros

Good pay, excellent educational resources

Cons

Dramatic co-workers, weak executives/upper management, terrible workplace culture
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Keep Your Eyes Open.

My Coworkers were incredible and I loved our regular customers and the companies culture and morals were definitely something that added to my feeling of safety at work.Keep an eye on higher up management.

Pros

Discount. Customers. Culture. Co-workers

Cons

Management. Organization
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Manager St Catharines

More focus on making there store look like a clothing store..Corporate is a scam.regional manager is clueless in cannabis industry also helicopter manages anyone underneath him,, more focus on how to wrtie a corcky emails then how the store is running.. Would not recommended working here with any plan to stay long.

Pros

budtenders

Cons

Corporate will drain inverstor money till theres none left and then move on.
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Couldnt ask for a better place to work

Favorite job to date. Each day at work I feel like I learn something new. The company has a number of very educational courses that make you feel confident in recommending and educating customers. Management is very supportive and professional when dealing with issues in store. The team has established many positive relationships with individuals in the community making it barely feel like work. With competitive wages I am over joyed with my position in the company.

Pros

Pet friendly, competive wages, educational

Cons

Occasionally have to deal with an intoxicated and rude customers
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Fun workplace but owners are cheap and upper management bends over for owners

It was nice to have so many cool coworkers. However: the newly appointed hr person tried to get me to do an interview/meeting during my unpaid lunch break. As per the owners request. Last time I checked, HR isn’t supposed to lean towards the owners like that. Other cannabis stores will pay you more for the same work you do at spiritleaf. Money hungry people but they do have a good selection of flower.

Pros

20% discount

Cons

Management is cheap and uncaring
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Guelph location unorganized

Guelph location unorganized and high turn-over rate, they have so much new product but it is all dried and older packaged dates. Also expensive comparatively to other stores in area.
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Aggressive and elitist attitude

Management of this company is terrible. CEO is creepy, conniving and judgemental. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Spiritleaf in terms of decent coworkers, except for the store managers I encountered being mostly useless. It was fun getting to know the customers and receiving education about different brands and products coming out before being released. The culture of the place as a whole is very elitist and everyone thinks that they’re the best and have the best product when in reality - all these stores are mediocre at best. I found Spiritleaf’s aesthetic to be boring and Pinterest-board for me but the grandmothers liked it. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend any of my female friends to work here at all. The environment doesn’t feel safe and with the CEO being the way he is, it’s just uncomfortable. If you have a skill of being 100% not yourself and bending to the whim of rich old people, then this is the perfect job for you! Have fun never moving up.

Pros

Free product, friendships, working in a brand new exciting industry

Cons

Work/Life balance is non existent, erratic shift schedule, lack of communication from all management.
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A bad experience

Management continuously lets one staff member verbally abuse other staff members to the point that multiple people have been reduced to tears and become extremely anxious at work, resulting in people moving to other locations or being let go because they could not work with the staff member going forward. It can be a very fun and low-stress job at times, but when people that repeatedly verbally berate other employees are allowed to continue working while other employees are forced out, it makes for a very toxic workplace environment.

Pros

Nice stores, good products, discounts

Cons

Specific stores have their downfalls
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Honest working team supported by management.

The manager and team at the Canmore location are honest hardworking employees, some who have been with Spiritleaf since the opening of the store. Negativity, poor work ethic, punctuality and other issues have led to the dismissal of employees who had many opportunities to correct their individual behaviour. The manager has always done the right thing for the overall team. If you are looking for a great place to work and have a positive attitude and work ethic you will certainly be appreciated and respected.

Pros

Flexible schedules, competitive salary
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Great Culture-- They Set you up for success!

This place is the best! They provide everything you need to succeed with them. A typical day is a steady stream of curious newbies, cannabis connoisseurs, and regular folk walking in happy, and leaving even happier! Coming from a restaurant background, I was apprehensive of switching to retail, but Spiritleaf is honestly the coolest place I've ever worked.

Pros

Energetic team, from Cannabis Concierges all the way to the top!

Cons

Customers asking for medical advice! Not Spiritleaf's fault though...
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Management is poor

The job itself wasn't bad, however the management is not good. There is a big issue with communication between management and staff. You are expected to fix issues without anyone telling you that there is an issue in the first place. People get in trouble for things that aren't their fault. It seems as though favoritism is a factor in these issues, as well as a tendancy to hold on to personal vendettas. There are better dispensaries to work.

Pros

Decent wage, decent hours

Cons

Horrible management, no benefits despite full time hours
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Good industry but poor management/work environment

The cannabis industry is a very interesting and enjoyable job. However can be spoiled quickly due to poor management and an unhealthy working environment. Constant changes with low regard to employees, highly competitive (yet no commissions), pay is low especially considering managements high expectations (does not feel like management appreciates their employees/their efforts).

Pros

Work with cannabis products

Cons

Management is very demanding with very minimal compensation
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Overall rating

2.8

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3.2Work/Life Balance
2.8Salary/Benefits
2.4Job security/advancement
2.6Management
3.0Culture

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