Roots Canada Reviews

38 Reviews
3.7
38 Reviews
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Michael Budman and Don Green
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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Former Employee - Keyholder

    I worked at Roots Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The discount is very rewarding if you are a fan of quality leather bags and leather shoes. Most leather products are made in Canada, which ensures high quality and satisfaction for consumers. There is extreme brand loyalty, which makes meeting sales goals much easier. There are no sales quotas, just goals, which are rewarded when met. There are often weekly incentive programs occurring with generous rewards.

    Cons

    The quality of their clothing has deteriorated a bit, as they began outsourcing their clothing production in recent years. Long-time consumers recognize this deterioration and are very vocal about their distaste.

    One of the CEOs is a bit difficult to please. Most employees are terrified of him. The other is quite pleasant. Good cop, bad cop type situation.

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Roots Canada Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Roots Canada in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a really easy interview, i think they really loved me. I was energetic and friendly and i seemed to tick off all of their boxes. They asked basic stuff like what do you like about them and personal stuff about yourself too.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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Website www.roots.com
Headquarters YORK, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1973
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

From its original shoot, Roots Canada has branched out into many areas. The apparel chain, known among some as the Canadian Gap, sells outdoorsy clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Firmly planted in the land of maple leaves and beavers, the company has more than 120 stores in Canada and the US, and about 40 locations in Asia (China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). Besides apparel, the company offers leather goods, eyewear, watches, and fragrances, even lending its name to a line of furniture. About 40% to 50% of Roots merchandise in manufactured at its factory... More

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