TigerDirect Canada

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TigerDirect Canada Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    I worked at TigerDirect when they were CompUSA

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    Former Employee - Trainer  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Trainer in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at TigerDirect Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The positions paid well, had good benefits, and offered lots of training.

    Cons

    There is a lot of competition in the technology industry, there are new developments almost daily. It can be demanding at times to stay on top of all the information coming at you. There was also a lot of cross training of positions. A lot to learn. But me, I like learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was top heavy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Meh.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    I worked at TigerDirect Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff (Corp Sales, Admin, CS, etc) are excellent to work with. People generally have a very positive attitude and work very hard.
    In recent years an attempt has been made to eliminate the internal corruption that has plagued the company. That has helped improve the overall morale of the organization in the last 5 years and improved employee treatment.

    Cons

    As an unwritten policy there is absolutely no promotion from within. New jobs are not posted for internal staff to see. HR actively seeks to hire from outside and keep new openings/jobs quiet until the role is filled.
     The upper management do not see employees as valuable assets, but rather as liabilities.
    Aside from Corporate sales, reviews are few and far between. Raises are non-existant. Salaries are low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and use the staff that you have to full advantage. Grow your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great at the start, Horrible when management changed

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    Former Employee - A+ PC Technician  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - A+ PC Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at TigerDirect Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great sales and associates to work with.
    -Hours are variable depending on position

    Cons

    -Management tends to have it's own agenda.
    -Company tries to make everyone have sales goals, even if you were hired without them.
    -Can be fired for the smallest thing(they will find others or a way of making it work to their advantage).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be sheep. TD is not the end all for the company.
    Get some morals. Selling product to the customers with false ideas is wrong. Total Defense is a horrible product, yet you make people lie to customers so they will buy it.

    Pay more attention to your tech section. Either you want technicians or sales people.

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

    I've been working at Tigerdirect for too long.

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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 TigerDirect Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The retail level is great. Staff is easy to get along with and most of the managers are easy to talk to.

    The hours are stable and depending on your job position, not too stressful.

    Overall this is a great place to gain entry level experience.

    Cons

    The company has very unrealistic goals for its sales staff. The CA or TD anti virus software that they push the staff to sell is unanimously acknowledged as the worst software in the market.

    The health benefits leave a lot to be desired.

    This company does not give raises. The person walking through the door for a new job will be making the same wage as a seasoned veteran who has been there nearly a decade.

    All in all, this company does not care about it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To store managers, I'd say be on the hunt for a new job, because you're just as expendable as the seasonal staff that you hire.

    To the people running the show from Miami, give your employees an incentive to stay. It's not difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good at the beginning.. crap at the end

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    Current Employee - Bench Technician  in  Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Bench Technician in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at TigerDirect Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    experience wit technology and working withthe public

    Cons

    garbage corporate handling of every day things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    run it like a Canadian company , not an american one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I need a raise.

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at TigerDirect Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very minimal responsibility.
    Coworkers are friendly.
    Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    You make very little money as a cashier.
    Fighting to compete for warranty sales with sales associates.
    Return policy changes all the time.
    Unhappy customers when you charge them a restocking fee.
    New management/sales associates not properly trained and informing customers with the correct return policy.
    If your till is short you have to pay out of your own pocket or contact the customer to get them come back and pay the difference.
    The turn over is very high, every month it cycles through new staff.
    G tickets are ridiculous and a waste of paper as they get tossed out at the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a return policy that works for the store and makes the customer happy as well, and stick with it. Give bonuses or raises to the front end staff who have been there for more than a year. Stop wasting paper with G tickets, it makes the store look bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people Bad company

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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 TigerDirect Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    sometimes can make alot of money
    alot of the people there are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    strange company policies.
    no training at all.
    alot of people there dont care about the product and just sell to make money.
    upper management doesnt care about the employees.
    too focused on sales numbers and less on customer satisfaction, no matter how much they say they care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest more in your employees and appreciate them.
    dont try to become a big box retailer. reach out towards the community and receive their input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    They are OK. Uncapped salary

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    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager  in  Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at TigerDirect Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Uncapped salary
    easy job
    access to lots of product
    moderate pressure

    Cons

    Depends on which coach you end up with
    technical issues
    annoying policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train coaches on management techniques

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A place where shady people thrive (at least they think they do)

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

    I have been working at TigerDirect Canada

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing is good about this establishment, nothing.

    Cons

    No training
    Reluctant to help when you ask a manager for assistance
    Sales people shove tickets to people they haven't helped
    Sales people ignore customers they don't think are going to buy a laptop
    Sales people offend customers with the profanity they use around them
    Management is so lazy
    There are a couple good employees but they always get overshadowed by shady employees that suck up to the even more shady management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain within the confines of the store because you can't get away with your antics in the real world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it was a learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at TigerDirect Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    discount when it was available, all the technological toys and keeping updated with the latest gadgets

    Cons

    discount wasn't always available, only certain time of the month which discourages you from buying. management needs better training and growth in the company was limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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