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Escents Overview

Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
51 to 200 employees
1993
Company - Private
Beauty & Personal Accessories Stores
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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The Escents brand has grown from a small BC-based retailer to an international brand with 52+ locations across Asia and Canada.

With Canada-wide expansion happening in 2015, Escents is committed to being global leaders in scent, aroma diffusing and custom ... Read more

Mission: We are on a mission to make the power of essential oils and naturally derived ingredients accessible to everyone through education and engagement, and are committed to enriching lives in every community we operate in.

Escents Reviews

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Jacqui McNeill
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    "I wish I could give them 0 stars."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Escents part-time

    Pros

    The only benefit of working here was the discounts.

    Cons

    This has been by far the worst company I have ever had the displeasure of working for. Cheques came late consistently. Cheques bounced. The company went from sending cheques to direct deposit then to e-transfer due to so called "problems with the bank".

    Throughout my employment I received maybe 2 pay stubs. They stopped submitting pay stubs because of "incorrect amounts that needed to be amended". At one point, ALL of the information on my pay stub was incorrect. My only record of my income from this company is my bank records and deposit info. I have NO paperwork from the company aside from a couple completely botched half-assed pay stubs that were whipped up in a word document.

    The store I was working at was closed with NO notice, and we all lost our jobs. The entire store was seized and we were responsible for waiting around on the last couple days of our employment for the store to be permanently closed.

    WORST OF ALL, they have sent myself and other former employees of the store INCORRECT T4S that they REFUSE to amend. Some of the employees still have yet to receive even an initial t4. My t4 was incorrect and I had been in contact with head office NUMEROUS times to have an amended copy sent. It took months for them to even respond to me and when they did they called me by an incorrect name. Once I received the amended t4 in an email they had told me they submitted it to the CRA.

    You won't be surprised to hear that it had not been submitted to the CRA and I had to undergo a LENGTHY process of reporting the company and submitting the amended t4 MANUALLY. Months later and they have finally submitted the amended t4 to the cra... BUT IT IS INCORRECT AGAIN. On top of that, they have submitted it as an ORIGINAL, not an amended copy. So the CRA is at a total loss as far as what to do.

    I am absolutely livid and I regret ever having faith in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your losses.

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Escents Photos

Escents photo of: Roll on relief from headaches, aches & pains, cold & flu and more with 100% natural essential oils blends
Escents photo of: Our bestselling Grace Ceramic Diffuser and Aroma Locket.
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Escents photo of: New Botancial Skin Care Collection
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Escents Interviews

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    Head Office Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Escents (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    You have the qualifications and experience of people we want to employ and have work for us. And you want to work for us, great. They have extremely high turnover of staff both at head office and at retail level. There will never be improvement as long as Jacqui MacNeill remains in charge.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe previous experience in an Entrepreneurial Environment, because that's Escents   1 Answer
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