Okay for a student, but don't get your hopes up
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 5 March 2014
When I first started with Bulk Barn I was hired as a cashier. I was hired as a "full time" employee, but never received more than 28 hours a week - not exactly what I would have called full time. I started at minimum wage and after almost a year, nobody had received a raise. Enjoyed working with the team, but the owner was unrealistic in terms of what she expected out of her employees. Hours were unpredictable as you could be called in at ANY time and are expected to show up, but if you ask for more hours, you won't get any. If you were sick and wanted to take a sick day, it wasn't allowed. You MUST book that day off the week before (really?! how do you know you're going to be sick?!)
When I DID receive a raise, it wasn't until I became a supervisor and I only received a 35 cent raise. After well over a year, we discussed the possibility of a raise to which I was told I wasn't worth the money. There was a LOT of unfair treatment there and working at bulk barn became very irritating. You would be left in charge of inventory, ordering, customer service and standard supervising while the owner did nothing but watching cameras all day, only to be told that you "aren't worth" more than 35 cents above minimum wage.
When payday came around, I did not receive a paystub my first eight months on the job. When I asked for it, and began keeping track, I noticed that if I put in overtime, or showed up early (because showing up at 8:30 when the store opens at 9 is "unacceptable"), I was not getting paid for ANY of those hours. You only got paid for store hours, but if you were cleaning for an additional hour after the store closed, you weren't compensated for that.
Needless to say, I am not there anymore. Not every location is like this, but I know mine was. Its a fine job if your a student looking for some part time hours holding an easy job. But there is no room for advancement unless you plan to franchise your own location. I became the head supervisor, but beyond that there was no other position. We only had about 15 employees anyway.
Low wages, over worked, not paid correctly, not much to move up by.