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Management of grocery department. I have been with the company for a long time. I feel that Senior employees are held to a higher standard. We keep getting smacked down with benchmark is 90cs/hr. The system is made for them. They say you can have a bad day but that’s a bull face lie. I can’t even go to the bathroom without the fear of my numbers dropping below the 90cph The longer you are with the company the more your job is in jeopardy. Rpts doesn’t get the same treatment. If you are starting out at Northwest you are fine. This place is not meant to be long term.

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There are several stages of interviews starting by e-mail, phone. video conference and in some cases in person to make sure the opportunity is the right fit for the employer and for the candidate.

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Our interview process starts with a phone call with a recruiter followed by a presentation that will showcase our communities and making sure you are as prepared as possible, and the last stage would be to meet with the hiring manager.

Our recruiters will inquire about your experience, your motivation to move to northern Canada and your adaptability to change and ability to work under stress. As you know a majority of the communities we serve are in remote parts of Canada which comes with its challenges from logistics to weather and isolation.

Please let us know if these tips are helpful, and if you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Brutal hours, long hours for not great pay. Always expect to work more and more.

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The interview process is initially done by e-mail followed up by phone call and a video conference. Every Store Manager is flown the main office in Winnipeg for a face to face interview with district managers as part of the last phase of interviews.
Tips: Your resume including your skills and experience speak for you as a professional but if you want to highlight why you are a fit for the job, you will want to display your adaptability, self awareness, accountability, appreciation and your positive outlook on life especially if you are moving to a remote community where staying positive and dealing with adversity is part of your accountability.

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Variable. The only constant is you don't get enough to make ends meet.

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Hello,

We have over 130 stores across northern Canada, once you apply a recruiter will speak to you and access your experience and family dynamics and based on your needs and experience you would be recommended to move to one of our communities.

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Growth and lots new opportunities. need to work on training

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The NorthWest Company is currently working on finalizing our LMIA initiative with the Federal Government of Canada, and as soon as we have the green light we will be offering this help to successful candidates in Canada and overseas.

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There are some in the distribution centre and some of the the c-stores in the north might be open 24 hours.

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