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Zellers Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
93 Reviews
3.5
93 Reviews
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Zellers President and CEO A. Mark Foote
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people; manager was wonderful; customers were terrific (although there is a rotton apple in every bunch) (in 5 reviews)

  • good part time job for high school students i suppose (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • In order to recieve a discount, all employees must use hbc credit card (in 4 reviews)

  • Credit blend and credit card referrals are the only thing management cares about (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Former Employee.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers

    Pros

    In the beginning, things were good. Employees, work conditions, hours, etc., I actually looked forward to going into work. Lots of variety.

    Cons

    Towards the end, things went downhill especially after the acquisition. The atmosphere changed, and it wasn't as pleasant anymore. There was quite a bit of arrogance.

  2.  

    Work/Life Balance Non Existant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're lucky you work with a good team. Head office HR staff are great. Flexible shifts are great.

    Cons

    Low pay compared with the amount of work that is expected of you. Not a lot of opportunity for growth. No follow up/through on training programs. Very disorganized. Expected to work until late at night and be back super early the next day. Expected to work at least 12 hours a day. Frowned upon for taking breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying what people deserve, not how low you can go. Offer training that is organized and helpful. Allow people a work life balance without making them feel guilty for leaving the store or taking vacation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A basic part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for part time students

    Cons

    a small time compared to other stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Zellers was a mediocre workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Steward in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Steward in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is lacking in areas. Safety was lacking in many departments, especially the back stock rooms and basement stock room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more positive outlook about the company.
    Have more patience with younger employees.
    Have more respect for the employees working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A poor work experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were friendly, team environment was the only thing good about working for this company.

    Cons

    Poor management on all levels lead to a demeaning work experience and caused extremely high turnover in the organization. Eventually Zellers went out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Pretty good for a starting job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fashion Associate in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fashion Associate in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with many different people and have a wide customer base.

    Cons

    Strict dress code
    Not a able to talk with other workers while on the floor
    No staff discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have two workers that will work well together then I feel like they should be able to work together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lost time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Zellers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Generally it's no reason for work there.

    Cons

    Compensation & Benefits are not good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Zellers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helpful coworkers will lead the new people into the ways of working in the store
    Management will often work alongside the associates to get things done

    Cons

    Work can be dangerous
    Stock room is too dusty - a health hazard
    Some coworkers tend to cause problems without an apparent need to do so
    Theft by staff or customers is an ongoing issue
    Understaffing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not understaff stores
    Offer better wages than the minimum legal one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bad Pay...Bad Company

    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get time off.
    Cool People

    Cons

    Crap Pay
    No structure
    Horrible Discount
    No Respect from Management

  11.  

    Not a pleasant job experience. OKAY for a student part-time job...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Zellers

    Pros

    Nice people at my location

    Cons

    Unorganized
    Repetative
    Boring
    Hardly any connection with management
    Favourtism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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