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A strong brand that thinks and acts strategically

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Former Employee - Category Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Category Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Indigo Books & Music full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Indigo's a leading brand in Canada for books and leisure products. Heather Reisman is a visionary CEO from whom you can learn a lot if you know how to listen to her.

Cons

There's a certain amount of conservatism about the book business. And there's excessively uniform reverence for category managers, whose expertise varies widely, though all are treated as the last word on the content of their categories.

Advice to Management

95% of the organization is clearly a meritocracy. Look at the last 5% and close that gap.

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  1. A great company struggling to adapt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indigo Books & Music (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - interesting product - passionate, enthusiastic staff - reasonable management pay and benefits - considerate upper management (most of the time)

    Cons

    - very low hourly wages - constantly trying to save profits by eliminating salary and hourly payroll - prior to economic and industry slumps used to be very staff morale focused, less so now

    Advice to Management

    To be truly successful you have to spend money on the staff, more staff, more management. These will truly increase sales and pay for themselves in the long haul.


  2. Great holiday work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Indigo Books & Music part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount Managers are nice, always there to help you out and saying what you are doing wrong and what to do to improve.

    Cons

    They don't give their smile card anymore Training was too quick, unable to work properly


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