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The Brick Overview

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Edmonton, AB (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1971
Company - Public (BRK)
Retail
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
IKEA, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Sears
For over 40 years, The Brick has been led by visionary men and women who have embraced each business opportunity with the drive for success. At The Brick, we have tremendous equity in our entrepreneurial team.

We know home furnishings, appliances ... Read more

Mission: At The Brick, we are open to new ideas that will make us more competitive and allow us to serve our customers better. The Brick has built solid foundations for long-term success, such as:

- An effective team, which has leadership with solid organization ... Read more

The Brick Reviews

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Jim Caldwell
57 Ratings
  • "It was bad before but has gotten worse since Leon's owns it now."

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    Current Employee - Truck/Lorry Driver in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Truck/Lorry Driver in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Brick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    employee discount on merchandise and benefits

    Cons

    Very stressful atmosphere, managers are no help, they just think about getting stuff sold and reaching their monthly quota so they can get their bonuses at the end of the month and screwing customers over with poor customer service. Lots of favoritism and gossip like no other workplace I've ever been too, pretty much like high school. Wouldn't recommend working at the brick at all or buying from them. Once I find another job, I am gone in a second, I won't even give them 2 weeks notice because of the stress they brought upon me at the workplace.

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The Brick Photos

The Brick photo of: Canada's largest volume retailer of home furnishings, bedding, appliances, televisions, video recorders and stereo equipment under one roof
The Brick photo of: Delivery!
The Brick photo of: Sales!
The Brick photo of: Over 200 locations!
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The Brick Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Langford, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Brick (Langford, BC (Canada)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Assistant GM did interview... nice guy ... casual and relaxed ... gave impression that they are desperate for good sales staff . Phoned in and set up interview myself. Hired on spot. Explained training program as modules and shadowing for three months.
    Said that during the probation period of THREE months , there would 20% deducted OFF commission earnings for training. Commission pay is 3% of sales or minimum wage ... which ever is greater.

    Interview Questions

    • Not really a question but was told at the interview that they deduct 20% from your commission earnings during the first three months for training.   1 Answer
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