Zellers Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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Zellers President and CEO A. Mark Foote
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Pros
  • Great people; manager was wonderful; customers were terrific (although there is a rotton apple in every bunch) (in 5 reviews)

  • good part time job for high school students i suppose (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • In order to recieve a discount, all employees must use hbc credit card (in 4 reviews)

  • Credit blend and credit card referrals are the only thing management cares about (in 5 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)

    Pros

    Easy job, quick money for college students

    Cons

    Closed down, but wasgood while it lasted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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.

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  5. It was fun place to work,

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zellers

    Pros

    close to my house, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    upper management is very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people do their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Okay Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Management is understanding so that helps.

    Cons

    1. Low pay. Could get paid more elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. good experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Halifax, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    enjoyed working with my co workers, not a far commute to my work from home

    Cons

    the pay was low, would have to put in for time off couple months in advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Glad to see them bite the dust.

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

    I worked at Zellers part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Working overnights meant I didn't have to deal with customers
    -Was able to work independently
    -Relatively quiet and peaceful

    Cons

    It's a minimum wage job, and in terms of workers, Zellers got exactly what they paid for. Most of the daytime workers consisted of snotty cliquey teenagers or bickering middle aged women who felt threatened anytime they felt you encroached on their territory a little too much. My immediate supervisor was a miserable wench who would roll her eyes anytime you dared ask her a question. Absolutely no training from supervisors and those who were seasoned employees were bitter and downright unfriendly out of fear that you might do their job better than them. Hate to break it to you, but if you're over the age of 29 and still working a minimum wage job, you're in no position to be that nasty to anyone. They became even nastier once they found out I was a student, since they're jealous of anyone with ambition and an IQ over 75. I hope they're all languishing in whatever minimum wage job they're stuck in.

  10. MMT Group

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Associate (Mmt) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Associate (Mmt) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    fun and easy going workers.

    Cons

    Horrible Manager who no one liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was nice working for you guys.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Former Employee.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers

    Pros

    In the beginning, things were good. Employees, work conditions, hours, etc., I actually looked forward to going into work. Lots of variety.

    Cons

    Towards the end, things went downhill especially after the acquisition. The atmosphere changed, and it wasn't as pleasant anymore. There was quite a bit of arrogance.

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