Zellers
3.2 of 5 81 reviews
www.zellers.com Brampton, Canada 5000+ Employees

Zellers Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014

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81% Approve of the CEO

Zellers President and CEO A. Mark Foote

A. Mark Foote

(31 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Average benefits, flexible schedule, did not force relocation, employee discount, float day for your birthday, Decent wage, Great people to work with"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great team of staff and management, including corporate executives"
    in 3 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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Awesome

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zellers

ProsFreedom, made a lot of friends, were treated like family

ConsCustomers, promotions, work-life balance, gets messy most of the time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome company to work for, great staff

Cashier (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Zellers part-time for more than a year

Prosbest group of co-workers. all supervisors were very friendly, accommodating and always willing to help, very flexible with changing schedule and shifting shifts when needed. supervisors were friends with all employees but still set boundaries and rules. bought lunch for holidays and snacks at random times.

Conscustomers were very difficult at times, HR had too few cashiers in peak hours, and too many during down times. the signs were not always changed with weekly sales which created confusion at check out. some of the floor staff were too lazy and were only there for the pay check.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Store Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCompensation, autonomy on merchandising, great leadership from Mark Foote. Product selection. Could be such a fun environment

ConsBuyers and home office group never listened to stores. Old timers who were just waiting around for packages. HR dept that had their favourites. HR not approachable about Admins with attitude

Advice to Senior ManagementShould of stuck around. Target is empty and no one shops there. Could of easily competed

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very fascinating and great experience in sales as well as customer service in pharmacy.

Merchandiser (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStarted my work as a cashier based on my hard work was upgraded to work in pharmacy.

Consloved working at zellers and would never want to move away from the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementHard work and honesty leads to success.

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store manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Zellers

Prosgreat team philosophy, quick promotions, opportunity to grow, good pay, flexibility, never the same day over and over again, a great challenge

Consnone,too bad it closed. lots of change, a lot of negative press people directing their disapproval when it's not your direct fault, rude customers

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Good 10 years

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zellers

ProsGreat co-workers
Nice managers
Decent pay good benefits

ConsSad to see it close

Advice to Senior ManagementZellers should have updated and went more modern it would probably still be around

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Interesting,

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Quebec, QC (Canada)

I have been working at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWell paid,nice surronding,friendly staff.Could have stay open if management would have listen to store manager

ConsCould not innovate.In general,there was not many cons.Place was nice to work in.

Advice to Senior ManagementNow close

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unforgettable Experience

Merchandise Movement Team Leader (Former Employee)
Brampton, ON (Canada)

I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI learned that I have a leadership Quality. My manager recognized me and gave me a chance that I can never ever forget in my life. She made me a good leader. Helped me at every step. She still helps me whenever I ask for what else I would have asked for. I had an awesome team to work with.

ConsHBC i would say is Unpredictable. On one hand they renovated Zellers in Winnipeg to show they can compete with Walmart, and soon they decided to close it. I have nothing else to say, but yea that was a big shock for everyone I guess

Advice to Senior Managementnothing to say at all, I loved every bit of the Management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working here was an exciting an enlightening experience.

Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at Zellers part-time for less than a year

ProsInsight on pharmaceutical industry.
Gained an idea of what it was like working in a pharmacy and dealing with patients

ConsA fair amount of commute was involved.
It was on the other side of the city.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good solid place to work for many years

Store Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThere was opportunity if you wanted to take advantage of it.

ConsOnce the company was unable to maintain the top line it started the progressive cost cutting measures that inevitably led to its closure.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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