Northern in Northern southend
I have more experience and working with the Northwest company I took a lot of training and took me long ways and it became a supervisor how to train a lot of people athletic training done it went to company for so long..
Store Manager in Winnipeg, MB
Good salary bad environment
Salary aside, to the company you are just a number. I worked with this company for 9 years. I started as a supervisor and worked my way to store manager within 7 years.I took a leave of absence for 2 months in the last year I worked for them. (had to deal with some personal issues) when I went to return to work they made life HE DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS for me. I was not feeling accepted, almost like I was not longer valued. They chewed me up and spit me out when I not longer "good enough". They do NOT see you as a person.
Not what is expected
If you're a couple, please beware !The advertising isn't what it is for working couples. You work long hours, and your store manager does everything in his/her power to keep you separated. The training centre encourages a dress code, and then you are picked on at the store for wearing the same clothes as your significant other as well as called names for it.Had really bad experiences with store managers, and alot of them talk BS with their office admins about you. Office admins think they control the entire store, and the power runs straight to their heads (so beware) Would not recommend going to the north if you are currently happy in your relationship.
Strongly Consider This Post Before Applying
I am going to write this review in a way that I would have appreciated reading before applying, because it would have made me think twice.So first, I will admit, most of my negative opinions of this company are directly related to the place in which I was posted. However, from my time with this company I have come to find out that these problems exist everywhere a Northern or Northmart are, and you will find many more unhappy employees in the arctic, than happy ones. So here are a few issues.1.) Pay. You will be expected to work above and beyond the hours you get paid for, which is 37.5 and not a penny more. Too bad you might actually be working 50+ hours and never get time to enjoy the beautiful location you now live. Also, while they pay your housing and most of your food, you still get deductions and after paying all of the extra shipping costs for anything you may purchase/need, you're saving a lot less than what you imagined. This becomes exceptionally less if you have a family and/or pets.2.) Management.What you will come to realize about working in the arctic, is that people with crooked intentions tend to be the ones who are most successful. I had to watch exploitative and illegal behaviors happen from upper management, and be unable to do anything. 'That's how business is down in the North' will be something you hear FAR too often. 3.) FamiliesIf you have children, turn away right now. This is not a job to take if you have children, because the company does not care about the wellbeing of your child. You will be stuck working ridiculous amounts of hours while your kids suffer at home. If you put your foot down and say no to benefit your family, you're 'not a team player because everyone else is', or they will just shame you during team meetings. 4.) Pets.Definitely do not go if you have pets. The expense of pet food is incredibly high and if something happens to your animal while up there, you're looking at an expensive plane ride to accompany your vet bill. I hope this review was helpful. I would only recommend this position to single or couples not looking at having children anytime soon, who already have a bit of money saved. While I worked with the company I saw so many people up and leave before their first year there because they couldn't take the stress or work environment, and that costs a serious amount of money. Don't screw yourself over by moving for this company to just come home to nothing.
Not as advertised. Attracts crooks.
Took training in Winnipeg and once at the store it all went out the window. The culture they want doesn’t exist in real life. Sent to a store with no training. Crooked managers were there who did illegal activities and eventually got fired. Our housing was abysmal, at times broken water, intermittent power for months and then power cut off for a couple of weeks, broken furnace at the store in work area. The house was HEAVILY smoked in, even though Winnipeg drilled into our hears to not smoke. Once home all our belongings reek like smoke from living there. We are non smokers.
Community disliked the store so hard to get help within the community. Felt like we were dumped there, high and dry, Winnipeg tried to help but the logistics are so bad eg. we waited months for proper bedding. I had to crochet us a blanket for the bed since we were cold and blankets ordered from housing took months...sick of sleeping with our coats etc. Over us. There were no blankets at the store. One example of so so many.
We stuck it out for months but could see that the company was simply unable to find honest managers who would stay and cultivate the things the company hoped for. There was no housing or store preventative maintenance and no one seemed interested in starting. I was not willing to stay another winter with broken furnaces and seemingly little help.
It was all a bad dream and we left after 8 months.