Fairweather

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Fairweather Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    check

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    Current Employee - Weedcuter in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Weedcuter in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Fairweather as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    super cool as the situation

    Cons

    determined and accurate super cool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it depends on the filed super cool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My experience in this company was an ok experience

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    Former Employee - Sale/Key Holder in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sale/Key Holder in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Fairweather part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ive met some great peoples but that all i can say about it

    Cons

    work hours are not promise,they dont pay ovetime or follow the laws in quebec for work labor.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worst company everrrrrrrr!!!

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    Current Employee - DSM in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - DSM in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Fairweather full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have hired a handful of good people that left the company!

    Cons

    Build your company by building your people!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, unless you do your company is digging a hole for itself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    awesome

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fairweather part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lot to learn in retail and good opportunities to grow within the company.

    Cons

    competition with other sales associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should me more rotation in the shifts

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Fairweather part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is the money (minimum wage) and the 20% discount.

    Cons

    First of all: there is SO MUCH GOSSIP between coworkers.. I don't know if it's just the store I worked at but holy crap it's like entering high school again.

    "____ didn't make her sales goal"
    "____ is probably gonna get fired"
    "____ stocked everything wrong"
    "____ has personal issues"
    "____ was b*tching to ____ about ____"

    There is absolutely no way you can make friends with anyone cause they'll just backstab you in the end.

    Next, head office is terrible. Rude, unorganized, and demanding. You HAVE to make your day even when the sales aren't going good. No ifs, ands, or buts. If you don't, you face serious consequences. The hours are okay.. But the actual planning of who works when is terrible as well. Sometimes you'll be left alone in the store during the busiest times and other times there'll be 3 people working with nothing to do. My manager personally didn't organize our schedules properly and we would only find out when we work like the day before.

    Lastly, the clothes are extremely cheaply made and break very easily. We get so many returns, it's not even funny. Stock is overwhelming at times & it really sucks having to memorize each and every sale.

    This is an okay part-time job for students but you have to be really cold. I found myself acting incredibly fake at times - you cannot be yourself at all. Don't expect to make friends or have fun during your shift. Go in there, smile at everyone, make your sales, and get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could start by valuing your workers more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love this job...the people here are great

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Fairweather full-time

    Pros

    The people in all areas of the company are great...very easy to talk to and they value your opinion
    You are recognized for your work
    A lot of opportunity for growth within the company
    Very supportive upper management

    Cons

    Need more structure and training tools to be able to successfully succession plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure....training tools...evaluations...setting the standards...graded evaluations in all areas from DM on store visits would help managers learn to perform at a higher level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    An okay job...only because there is little room for growth and development

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bedford, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bedford, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Fairweather full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed Atmosphere
    Friendly DM and RM's
    Flexible Visual and Merchandising

    Cons

    Demanding
    No Work/Life Balance encouraged
    Low wages
    Never earn more than 2 weeks vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install benefits, pension, and a better vacation policy. Managers should have 2 weekends per month off with no blackout in November or March.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairweather

    Pros

    -good first job
    -clothing discount
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    -not structured enough
    -pay
    -not enough employees

  10.  

    okay

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

    I have been working at Fairweather

    Pros

    the people here are great

    Cons

    the hours are long til the work gets done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to communicate better

  11.  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fairweather

    Pros

    Made great friends, good experience as a first job.

    Cons

    Favoritism, somehow others were allowed to ask you to take their shift whether ur on call or not but you weren't allowed to do the same. On call was really annoying as you could never make real plans until hour before work when you call to ask if they need you or not. Some employees who came late were ignored while md being a minute late was taken very seriously. Gave only 3 hour shifts twice a werk after working a year with them. Never a proper 6-8 hour shift. I learned alig because I was Young but bad experience with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat everyone equally.

    Doesn't Recommend

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