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The Brick Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2014
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3.0 34 reviews

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Jim Caldwell

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It grew me

    Sales Consultant (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsThis job molded me into a better salesperson. and helped me get into a better position, I cannot thank them enough for that opportunity

    ConsImproper training (either sink or swim), the commission structure is horrid compared to all the other competitors. Lots of managers are unqualified and computer illiterate. lots of politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementTREAT YOUR SALES PEOPLE WITH RESPECT, THEY ARE NOT NUMBERS!!!! THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Service Representative

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsTraining is excellent, discount on furniture is good and shift availability is flexible

    ConsNone really other then the pay isn't the greatest, but I find my job very easy therefore no complaints

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone your all doing a great job!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    New venture into the world of Retail Sales

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, Great teamwork and homely.

    ConsLack of training and uncertainty of job future

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Physically demanding freedom.

    Swamper (Current Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsNo boss breathing down your neck, free to take a break whenever you feel like it, on the road so anything can happen, get to see and meet interesting people and places.

    ConsPhysically demanding (must be able to lift a 380 pound fridge upstairs with one other person - harshest scenario, but does occur).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly Co-workers and Managers in the store

    ConsCustomers should be given more priority

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

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    Sales

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsPotential to make high commisions

    ConsSome sales people are able to sell in all departments where as others are not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLevel the playing field so those who want to sell can without being taxed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Sales experience, Not good for long term career

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) London, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Great Sales Experience
    -OK pay if you have sales skills

    Cons-Can have really boring days

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould have more rewards and after work social.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very stressful but rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosif youre a good sales person.. sky is the limit

    Consyou need at least 6months to build clientele

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work, if you like to work hard.

    Truck Driver (Current Employee)

    ProsI am a home delivery driver, and we get paid very well for what we do. We have a very good benefit program, staff purchase privileges and generous holiday program. Our uniforms and safety shoes are provided, including gloves and winter jackets, and shorts in the summer.there is a defined contribution pension program to which the Brick contributes fifty or more ( depending on length of service) per cent of employee contributions.

    ConsThe work is very strenuous, delivering furniture and appliances by hand to people's homes. Dealing with customer complaints while actually on their home, and bearing the brunt of mistakes by sales staff and customer service staff can make for some stressful days. Also, we sometimes have issues with not enough equipment, truck and dollies, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince the company went public there has been more emphasis on paying dividends and less on customer service and employee satisfaction, both of which have been very important to the company's success in the past. Also, most of our stock now comes from China or other parts of Asia, if we sold more Canadian made furniture, it might be a selling point, even if it is a bit more expensive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My time at the Brick in Fort McMurray. Please understand no other "Brick Warehouse" is like the one in Fort McMurray.

    Sales (Current Employee) Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat commission sales in Fort McMurray
    Easy and laid-back Job
    The sales make themselves (only in Fort McMurray)

    ConsSharing commission sales when someone else takes your client
    The tension of making commissions

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts a good place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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