Zellers Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Zellers President and CEO A. Mark Foote
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Pros
  • good part time job for high school students i suppose (in 4 reviews)

  • Learned much of the basics of cash handling and customer service, especially when it came to distinguishing different products the store had to offer (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not many hours, no room to move up (in 3 reviews)

  • We all had to work at least one Sunday per month (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Service associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zellers part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Easy job, quick money for college students

    Cons

    Closed down, but wasgood while it lasted

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  2. Great place to make friends

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working as part of a team. Building relationships with team members. Being able to work with and be involved in the community.

    Cons

    High expectations. Large workload for small staffing. Little visual presence of store manager. No real room for advancement.


  3. electronics associate

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

    I worked at Zellers (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    fun people to work with

    Cons

    managers were horrible, didnt really know how to managed it ws understaffed and prices were too high my store was placed in a bad area so theft rate was high

    Advice to Management

    get new management


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  5. Nothing special

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    Former Employee - Store Steward in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Steward in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules given enough notice, employees were generally enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    No tangible future or real means to move ahead in the professional sense. Not a single raise given in 4 years that wasn't government mandated.


  6. lamest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it was an awesome time working for this lame company... NOT

    Cons

    they were rude and unproffessional in the way they treated employees


  7. Decent fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers

    Pros

    Great Place, Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay, always tight on hours


  8. This was a great place to work where the staff were friendly and prices were low. I worked here for just over a year.

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

    I have been working at Zellers part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice, everyone knew my name, the work-life balance was good, and it was an all-around friendly environment to be part of. Prices were always low!

    Cons

    Salaries were a bit too low, in my opinion, and there was not much upward mobility. I don't think I would have stayed there for longer than two years.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management were great to deal with but did not foster an environment of personal growth.


  9. First job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers

    Pros

    You get a free uniform and the hours are extremely flexible. Additional perks if you push the credit card sign ups.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted and the culture is very competitive amongst cashiers to refer customers to sign up for credit card.


  10. It was fun place to work,

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zellers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    close to my house, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    upper management is very unorganized

    Advice to Management

    let people do their job


  11. Worked part time as a Merchandise Operations Associate at Zellers. Basic retail associate position. a a a a a a

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Best to work here if you are a student or have limited work experience. Was able to work after school and earn some extra money on the side.

    Cons

    Earn only minimum wage for entry level work which is standard.



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