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RONA Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
56 Reviews
3.0
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • co-workers, employee discount, canadian, learn about renovations (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of exercise and a fun work environment (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • lack of full-time opportunity for part-time associates (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Learned a lot...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paint, Furniture, Decor Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Paint, Furniture, Decor Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at RONA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was promoted quickly. learned a lot about big box store operations, and how to win the respect of your co-workers, while keeping managers above me happy

    Cons

    salary means they own your but, even it its over 44 hrs/week. Also they like to consolidate department leaders to save labor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at RONA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff that came from the Lansing side.

    Cons

    former Home Depot new hires are toxic. Inventory Time...Yuk!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stay put, stop moving around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disorganized mess of a store.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at RONA part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This job served its purpose of getting me through college. It was also quite flexible with hours. The social club did fun things.

    Cons

    The store was very disorganized. Staff didn't seem to care abot their jobs and it really made for a toxic work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up the lines of communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RONA

    Pros

    The people are awesome. Lots to do.

    Cons

    Often understaffed, sometimes poor departmental communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the store has more staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very repetitive and poor management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipper in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Shipper in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at RONA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Transfer from store to store is simple within the company

    Cons

    Very repetitive work and poor management decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Assisted customers with their orders

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RONA

    Pros

    Active, not a lot of downtime.

    Cons

    Pretty hard manual labour some days for little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the sales and yard people on the same page. More organization throughout the store.

  8.  

    Good Times as a teenager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at RONA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young managers, cool staff, fun people. I worked here most of my youth and it was my first job. Looking back, it was a great experience in the workplace. I got good shifts and was treated with respect.

    Cons

    Like any retail job it can be boring at times, and stressful at times. My feet always hurt from standing, although they do give you mats. Sometimes there are huge rushes and calling for a runner takes time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rona

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at RONA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    lots of training and good protection. discounts for employees. good workplace progression. company events as well. nightly performanece reviews and discussion were helpful

    Cons

    mid level management was not good. mid level manager was not a good leader. often would talk down on employees. poor organization. poor communication with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training and selection processes for mid level managers. better communication and feedback systems to contact management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great, but slow moving business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RONA full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities.

    Complex environment, lots of challenge.

    Cons

    Long work hours, low staffed teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Yard Monkey in Port Perry, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Yard Monkey in Port Perry, ON (Canada)

    I worked at RONA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of exercise and a fun work environment .

    Cons

    Constant heavy lifting and can be tough on sweltering or freezing days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more water coolers on hot days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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