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Mismanagement, lies, horrible living conditions

Answered 14 February 2020

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.

Answered by The North West Company12 March 2018

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.


Recruitment @ NWC

Answered by The North West Company12 October 2018

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

Answered 7 January 2019

Yes, we offer a relocation package in addition to housing and food allowances.

Answered by The North West Company3 December 2019

Varies between job and departments

Answered 7 August 2019

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.


Recruitment @ NWC

Answered by The North West Company12 October 2018

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.

Answered by The North West Company12 March 2018

As a salaried Manager, higher management interference (too many chiefs) and staff who wanted to come to work, meaning you work many more hours than you're paid for, which was 37.5 only.

Answered 21 September 2019
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