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- the client is not dealing with anyone!
- the store manager is arguing with the driver!

- nobody cares that there are traffic lights!

- they are not dealt with by the police, they only carry out local

deliveries

- hourly wages promise everyone but pay a commission
- only old people get a good salary. not because of the
years,because they are friends with the manager!!!!!

that's why everything that takes a long time is done by new people.

so you pay over $ 20 for the bet, the commission will only bring you

down $ 11-15 at the end of the day!!

new people, the commission is just above the minimum limit, so

they drop the hourly wage and earn almost nothing!!

for old people, the commission is high above the maximum limit so

the hourly wages are high

not knowledge because everyone learns it, just the friendship with

the manager!!!

everyone sees it, but no one dares to say it,they are afraid of losing

their job!!!

not everywhere but in this place yes!

that's why everyone leaves it there!
Pros
they sometimes have a free BBQ
Cons
long tiring hours
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I didn't like working as a sales associate as you can work with people for hours and then they come in and buy their furniture from another associate and I would get no commission.
No wage, totally commission.
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unless your willing to make this job your life's work YOU WILL NOT GET PROMOTED AND YOU WILL NOT GET A RAISE. Peers at this job are rude and commonly do unprofessional things that would get a person fired anywhere else. amazing mid level management though.
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Must be willing to listen to customers needs and help find the right product and know all the benefits of each item. Follow Up with customers on a daily basis.
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Bien! J'ai aimé ca. C'est payant . j'étais livreu. Il y a beaucoup d'heure pour tvailler. Grosses payes
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The Brick is grossly non-compliant with the Employment Standards Act.

Constant over time for "Tent Sales" causes fatigue (working 10 days straight that are sometimes 12 hour long). Then only a one day break and they wonder why mistakes happen.


Pay out for the overtime is questionable and will have to be investigated. When the job is slow your advised to go home and take your vacation.
Only 2 weeks vacation is provided per year and the rest of the benefits package is virtually non existent.

Everyone runs for breaks and leaves the disabled person by themselves, despite a policy that there must be 2 workers on the floor at all times, so more stress, then another mistake happens (luckily no serious injuries). Finally the disabled worker is fired - no warning, no paper work, no opportunity to correct the mistake. Shows up for work and then sent home. The Employment Standards Act calls that dismissal without cause.


And clearly no accommodation for the disabled worker was ever made.


Additionally, contrary to the law, severance pay was not provided and no record of employment provided. The chaos and disorganization is indescribable.


The Human Rights Commission, Labour Relations and WorkSafe will all have conduct some serious investigations into this outfit. Horrifying. Sad. Nightmarish.
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None
Cons
Long hours, excessive overtime, questionable pay for hours worked, disorganization, no accommodation for disabled worker, questionable safety standards
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Good job to use as a stepping stone and Definitely we'll get you in shape! Rates could be better but over all enjoyed working here! Need better routing but over good
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working at the brick has it's pro's and con's it a full time job and the co workers are great the benefits are very good. There are chances to move up in the company as well.
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Good place requires hard work and person has to physically strong while working there, nice place to work person becomes physically strong while working there
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The Brick was honestly one of the worst employers I have ever worked for, and this is a tragedy as it had some of the best staff I've ever encountered.
There are three major flaws for how the company is run that makes it difficult for staff.


1. How they handle management

2. Bleak work life and growth potential

3. the company's priorities in general.


How They Handle Management

The company doesn't train it's management.Their training program teaches managers how to avoid HR issues and which metrics are most important for a store. But their MIT (manager-in-training) Program doesn't teach managers how to manage staff, how to make good schedules, how to leverage the skills and aptitudes of their staff, how to handle conflict and descalate scenarios.This lack of training combined with the company's insistence on hiring new management from outside sources leads to very motivated and well-intentioned professionals coming in with no knowledge of how to do their job, no network to lean on as they learn, and no proper training to help them develop the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage staff and their stores. I've seen this in more than half a dozen of the stores I worked in and the employees I worked with during those times. It leads to incredibly stressed management which leads to stressed staff and fostered a very unhealthy work environment for everyone.


Bleak Work Life and Growth Potential

Relating to the previous paragraph, the stressful work environment caused by management is only compounded by very poor compensation for the work employees do, from - more...
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The environment is stressful and the people that work there are mean, you will be set up for failure because the training program lacks direction and clarity.
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Horrible management, back stabbing and bullying company culture.
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Overall great place to work providing flexibility and generous compensation and benefits. Management is supportive and timely updates on promotion and helping close deals.
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Charger le camion et décharger et faire livraison faire le emballage et aussi faire donner le marchandise par le client et le ménage dans l'entrepôt, mes dans magasin j'aime beaucoup travailler the brick mes quoi j'aime pas sais le recyclage et rapidement pour tout la journée. Le salaire est bien, le sécurité the brick sais correct,
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Oui
Cons
Non
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Salary is not enough as per the hardness of the work you will be paid same even if you do overtime.
They are short of employees and you will be pushed to not take breaks.
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Very bad management! they do not care about their employees. Very fake and toxic work environment. They pay bare minimum and no benefits. Do not recommend this job to anyone.
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Managment was great but the owner was dishonest and took commission sales away from employees when he was in the store. The computer system is the absolute worst to navigate. Way outdated. Payed minimum wage.
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This job was great at helping me get on my feet, learn several new skill sets and challenge me to develop as a person. However it did not allow me to advance without relocating, the advertised earning potential was exaggerated. The benefits were good, but corporate policies tie your hands in many situations. Unethical and dishonesty is allowed to damage client relationships and brand image. There is a large lack of accountability.
Pros
Skill set training
Cons
Lack of accountability
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Though I was there for a very short time, most of the time I spent was doing the things my mentor said, there were no fixed lunch breaks or coffee breaks plus no fixed commission or base pay or anything, most of time when there are no customers in the store you sit around playing games on your phone ( I don't know about other stores)
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If you like high school drama, this is the place to be, even management gets involved. They promise you raises and advancements in the company but always fail on the promises. Sales people think they are on top and everyone else is below them. No training, they will have someone with you for maybe a week and than you are stuck figuring things out by yourself. So if you want a workplace that doesn't care this is the place
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5.0
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Great people to work with and decent commission plus conformable environment
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They treat the staff poorly. The management are awful towards the staff. Hourly employees are treated like dirt. Poor pay with zero incentives, long unfleable hours
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Cons
Awful management, terrible pay, unflexible hours no benefits.
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