Indigo Books & Music

  www.chapters.indigo.ca
  www.chapters.indigo.ca
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Indigo Books & Music Reviews

104 Reviews
2.7
104 Reviews
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Indigo Books & Music Chairman and CEO Heather M. Reisman
Heather M. Reisman
74 Ratings
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    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cash Supervisor  in  Toronto, OH
    Former Employee - Cash Supervisor in Toronto, OH

    I worked at Indigo Books & Music part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Managers were great, relaxed atmosphere, and work pace was good. I enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    It is a retail environment. Pay is a little low, hours are irregular, and the peak seasons can get a little crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really.

    Recommends
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Indigo Books & Music Interviews

Updated Aug 6, 2014
Updated Aug 6, 2014

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    CER- Permenant Part-time Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Indigo Books & Music.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position online and heard a response within a week. Was asked to come in for a group audition. 40+ applicants were divided into groups and asked to participate in 3 activities, being reviewed by different department managers and the GM. The whole process lasted almost 2 hours and involved a team activity, a questions section and than role playing. You need to have an outgoing personality and really speak up as you are competing for the position. It was an enjoyable experience and different from the typical, tense one on one sections.

    Interview Questions
    • The usual, tell me about a time when you had to handle a difficult situation in the work place. What was it and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.chapters.indigo.ca
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (IDG)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Books, music, mergers, and more. Formed in 2001 by combining with Chapters, Inc., Indigo Books & Music is Canada's leading bookseller, with about 245 stores in all 10 Canadian provinces and one territory, as well as an e-commerce site. Of these, about 145 locations are small-format shops that carry the Coles, IndigoSpirit, SmithBooks, and BookCompany names. The rest are superstores that operate under the Indigo, Chapters, and World's Biggest Bookstore banners. Indigo's bookstores offer an array of books, CDs, DVDs, games, and toys. In addition, the firm operates a pair of... More

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