- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Hudson's Bay (more than a year)Pros
* Stability and job security. We are not a here today gone tomorrow startup. We are the golden goose of a profitable publicly-traded corporation. In fact, Hudson's Bay Corporation, our parent company, is the oldest continually operated company in North America.
*Good people. They are kind and smart.
* Competitive salary
* Interesting technology stack: Java, Scala, HornetQ, Akka, Redis, PostgrSQL, Oracle, MOngo DB, Backbone, Marionette, NodeJS, Grunt, Browserify, interesting technology stack.
*good work / life balance. Hours are 9:00AM - 6:00PM. You will rarely stay late, and when you do it will be your own choice. You won't feel pressured to do so.Cons
* Each employee is allotted a certain number of PTO days (personal time off). Both vacations and sick days count as PTO. Therefore, if you get sick you lose vacation time. The company's explanation is that it's your time and you are free to choose how to spend it. However, no one chooses to get sick. Each employee should have an allowance of sick days that is in accordance with the law in addition to vacation days.
* There is a business casual dress code. This is unusual for a technology company.
* Working from home is generally not permitted. You are only allowed to work from home for a day or two if you have special circumstances (for example, your kid is sick or the cable guy is coming).Advice to ManagementAdvice
We can attract more and better developers by changing some policies such as the dress code.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Hudson's Bay in October 2012.Interview Details
A friend let me know of a job fair that the local Hudson's Bay was hosting to attract new seasonal employees for the Christmas season. I decided to check it out and that turned out to be my only interview. I filled out an application form and then waited and was interviewed by one of the sales managers.
The interview was short. She looked over my resume, asked about any previous retail experience (I had a bit, which helped) and we just talked a little about my resume. The rest of the conversation consisted of her telling me the details and responsibilities of the job and saying she would be in contact.
A few days later, I received a call with a job offer and accepted. It was a very easy interview and hiring process, although they offered me the job, told me they would be in contact, yet they made me wait for almost a month before they finally offered me a shift, something that I found very irritating.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- Every question was pretty straightforward. The hypothetical situation questions can always be a little tricky, like one was something like "you are helping an irate customer with a service issue, how would you handle it?" I find that question to be difficult. Answer Question
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