The North West Company
Happiness score is 57 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Daniel G. McConnell
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1bn to $5bn (CAD)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
  • Link
    The North West Company website
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Rating overview

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Stock Person in Manitoba
on 10 May 2022
Working with northern
I feel like the upper head office management need to do a very better job than what they do, find people of what they’re good at and not just give them a job and stick them wherever you have a position open as not all of the people will be cable of doing that job especially with mental illness, and if you refuse some kind of work they will find a way to terminate your contract because of something you are not comfortable doing, and if they send out of a place and not contact you in any kind of technology use, they will label you as quit to the service Canada even if they’re the one that sent you out of the place, and some places they don’t even have much help and you barely have any time to complete a task you wanted to do because you are most likely the only one that’s doing the work, some things is good working for the company but there is a lot of time you out in and DONT get extra pay hours for it so if you are gonna work for the company make sure to negotiate better terms for yourself or they’ll most likely use you however they want and it is completely stressful to the point the job ain’t fun no matter where you are sent too
Purchasing Clerk in Winnipeg, MB
on 12 May 2022
Low pay
If you want to get pay fairly, go somewhere else. Plus, training is very poor.Pro: some team can be flexible, fun, and engaging. Con: very low pay and minimum benefit
Assistant Manager in Salluit, QC
on 7 May 2022
Wishy washy
DSO non communicative, does not support team.DSO only cares for whats best for him and not for the stores employees. No staff or management availability to be sent for support and regularly told none is coming . HR rep very nice, but doesn't feel like you can speak to him about DSO and therefore you feel very unheard and deflated and isolated. I truly believe if the company started treating their more committed long term management better, paying them better and stopped throwing all of the money and resources towards bonuses, their retention would be better. They dangle the bonus in front of you to justify the salary being lower and then often times the bonus is unable to be met because you dont have enough staff to correclty runt the store to attain the bonus. They woo the new people and completely leave the 3 year + managers in the dark even when the numbers for the store are up and performance is good. there is no winning. There is no days off or lunch breaks most days because the stores are so understaffed you cant run the store correctly if someone takes a day off; you feel guilty if you do and often times never end up taking a full day. Communities are often beautiful and breath taking , people are generally nice in my experience. Don't be fooled- work life balance is non existent.You do not get to enjoy life while working for NWC you barley get to live.
Financial Services - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg
on 4 May 2022
The department I was in was awful
Awful management, awful pay and awful way of handling internal issues. Was at this company for a number of years and I actually hate that I stayed for so long
Manager in NWT & NU
on 28 April 2022
Environment isn’t for everyone
Big discrepancy between what was discussed during the interview process and offer letter to what the actual job entails. Hired to be a store manager however spent my time being a glorified cashier and managing after hours. Average of 80+ hours per week with no work/life balance or time to partake in community activities. Inconsistencies between head office and the actual stores…they need to find a way to bridge that gap.

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