Mark's Work Wearhouse

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Mark's Work Wearhouse Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential if better leadership techniques were employed by the most Senior People in the Organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mark's Work Wearhouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Finally becoming a world class retailer rather than a mom and pop shop. Clothing discounts are great, development of front line employees, contests, recognition, some great leaders on the team

    Cons

    Senior Management struggles in realizing what leadership is about. Some are more concerned with self promotion then leading, managing using threats and fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to make decisions without stifling action via bureaucracy. Stop turning heads to inappropriate management techniques and relationships within the organization. Ethics are questionable and if publicized would make the company look silly for ignoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company has HUGE potential, but they aren't living up to it....

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    Current Employee - Management in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Mark's Work Wearhouse full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large, Canadian organization! Low turnover at Store Mgr Level and above! Good products with good innovation. Company is definitely trying to move into the current century

    Cons

    Disorganized method of doing business, Respect for People- has left the building!, No one ever talks about sales!!!???? Absent leadership from the Regional VP levels.... "ignore it and it will go away" seems to be the mindset. People need to see PEOPLE!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DM's visit stores, regularly. AVP's don't. Not sure why this is allowed? Get out of the office and speak to the people who can give valuable information regarding your business trends, customer feedback, and give these people some recognition...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mark's tries harder than it needs to, to create a strict work structure which is not worth the low wages.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Mark's Work Wearhouse part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Easy job overall
    -Benefits are appropriate
    -Can be laid back at times
    -Customers are friendly (older crowd)

    Cons

    -Low wages for sales and supervisors
    -Strict guidelines being implemented which make job very personal
    -Part time workers treated with little respect in terms of scheduling appropriately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Ease off strict work prioritizing to bring the joy of working with customers back into the job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely boring job but ok for students to pass time if looking for pocket change

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

    I worked at Mark's Work Wearhouse part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ok for students in school to make a few bucks
    Interview was quite easy- was behavioural and was done in person on site with other candidates. They went around in a circle and asked us questions like why we would want to work here and what our strengths and weaknesses were, as well as to talk about ourselves.

    Cons

    I was not a fan of the company while working there and found their rules very strict. We had to stay in our section of the store and could not talk to anyone other than customers. It was a very boring depressing job in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make changes to work to make things more exciting, allow for multiple employees in a section so you can talk to someone and don't go crazy especially since the store is empty quite often

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Store Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mark's Work Wearhouse

    Pros

    Benefits, Investment Plan, Clothing discounts

    Cons

    Long work hours, Outdated business model, Unfocused marketing

  7.  

    Friendly environment which providers great part-time employment for University Students

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Mark's Work Wearhouse part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive environment, some degree of autonomy, flexibility

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement at the local store level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to leverage the potential of university student employees. Give them a way to make more money and allow them to use what they are learning to directly enhance the store experience through competitive programs. If the best and brightest employees get board, they will leave and look for opportunities elsewhere when they present themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting ... good company vision

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Mark's Work Wearhouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have a great program for advancing ASMs to store managers

    Cons

    Respect for People - Compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Total dictatorship and unprofessional work environment

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    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Mark's Work Wearhouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    When I first joined Mark's the culture was collaborative and fostered feedback from the fiield, specifically the Store Leaders. I felt that my contribution to the company was valued and felt well compensated and rewarded for the work that I did.

    Cons

    In 2013 with the new Senior Leadership from FGL took over the culture changed to a strict dictatorship and unprofessional work environment! I have been in the retail industry for almost 20 years and worked with many DM's and Senior Team Leaders but I have never experienced the level of unprofessional conduct and business practices that these Senior Leaders demonstrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the Canadian Tire Senior Executive team is to conduct a confidential 360 degree feedback from the field to get a true perspective of how the stores feel about how they are being treated by the DM's, AVP"s and the VP of Ops; specifically in the GTA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice company but job roles stagnant

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Mark's Work Wearhouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual environment, friendly staff, pretty good staff discount.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, benefits and vacation, job feels boring, not enough rokes available to move into a more interesting role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay, more vacation, flex hours and days off. More opportunities for training and interesting projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bully Mentality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mark's Work Wearhouse

    Pros

    Staff Discount
    Fellow Employees
    Quality clothing

    Cons

    Executive management level need to listen more and direct less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people...they are intelligent and have alot to offer.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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