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2 people found this helpful  

They call it paradies, not paradies.

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Paradies Shops

Pros

Pays more than minimum wage
50% discount on all items in the stores
After 1 year you get vacation time
Free parking at airport

Cons

Rules about tradiness; late a minute past your time & your at risk of being fired.
Lack of respect from management
No team work prevelent
 Work over time only to have it taken away with longer breaks or being sent home erly later i nthe week
Extremely high turn over rate

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reevaluate the current management

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay but pay wise i deserved little more.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Paradies Shops

    Pros

    Company is strong and having good employee programs.

    Cons

    Little baised atmosphere and no fixed schedule as everyweek roatation kills your life and health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prudent and let the environment less stressful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware, if you can find another job take it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paradies Shops

    Pros

    Some of their benefits are good. The number of weeks of vacation does increase every few years and there are seven paid holidays. If you don't mind working on a holiday you'll make a good day's pay. Otherwise, don't expect any overtime. Most of my co-workers are likeable and hardworking despite the lack of management support.

    Cons

    Your days off change weekly and you receive your schedule two days before it begins, so it is nearly impossible to make any plans. If you put in for a specific day off too far in advance you will be denied and told to wait until later. Then it becomes a guessing game as to when the schedule is closed for requests. If you keep asking you'll be made to feel you are a pest and if you don't ask you will not get your day off that you need. Another option is to switch days with another associate, but that rarely works out because one or both of you will have to work an extremely long set of days before your next day off. You are expected to stand/work/clean your entire shift with only one 45 minute break allowed for your 9 hr shift and you may not get a restroom break in time because the number of employees are not sufficient to cover breaks and emergencies. There have been many occasions when an associate has either wet or soiled themselves waiting for someone to come relieve them. Overall there are not enough employees working in the stores to adequately serve the number of customers we have and to also clean, straighten, fold shirts, stock shelves, order your stock, and anything else that may be assigned to you . You are then forced to choose which duties you are not going to be able to do and thereby setting yourself up for negative comments from management. Such as "You need to work faster" or "You're too slow". No-one can work at break -neck speed day after day. As if this wasn't bad enough you also have to deal with several managers telling you to do something and they all contradict one another as to how it is to be done. No matter what you do you never meet management's expectations and that is also reflected in your yearly review. Most of the comments are negative and not constructive, thereby ensuring that your raise will be very small (5 to 10 cents) or nothing at all. Most customers are fine but you do get sworn at and/or are given a hard time because of the high prices on a daily basis. There will be no management support here either. You have to grin and bear it. You must be careful in how you respond to a customer because their word will be taken above yours. Associates have been fired based on unsubstantiated claims of customers. If you like to be disrespected and treated as a child then this is the place for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people fairly and with respect. Learn to actually listen to concerns and ideas that the employees have, so that when there are questionable practices taking place they will not be afraid to come forward. My advice to Gregg would be to hold the location and general managers to the same standard that all other employees are. Specifically, anonymous evaluations of their job performance. Come through the locations unannounced and see how things are really run. They won't have the chance to overload the schedule for the day or to do a mini spruce up so things look better than they actually are. It's time for the 1950's style of management to come to an end. In this day and age it is crucial that employees and management work as a true team and not as master and slave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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