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Canada Goose Reviews

Updated May 28, 2019

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Found 75 reviews

2.6
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39%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
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Dani Reiss
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "50% discount on jackets, limit to 3 during the year 1 in store and the other 2 whenever Canada Goose tells you its time(in 10 reviews)

  • "free parking, employee discounts, bagel fridays, gym, cafeteria is 50% subsidized, work life balance is great they have a flextime/wfh policy(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "10-12 hour work days are the norm Work-life balance can be difficult to achieve(in 6 reviews)

  • "In short - Canada Goose hires fast and fires fast(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Goose full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - ok discount - product sells itself - store closes early

    Cons

    -its easy to get hired here, not the best screening process -the management is half good, half really really bad -managers talk behind eachothers backs about who they think will get fired -managers more obsessed with themselves than their work -super slow and boring in the spring/summer

    Advice to Management

    you know how sketchy and fake you are, time to turn that around and start acting professional if you want to keep your jobs and for employees to stay.

    Canada Goose2019-05-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bogus"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Goose full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The discount is good

    Cons

    Management isn’t honest with employees at all

    Advice to Management

    All management should Resign asap

    Canada Goose2019-05-19
  3. "Fake Service = We just want your money."

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Goose full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Promised 37-40hr/wk Good hours Not that hard just selling coats, jackets, & sweaters.

    Cons

    Corp & Management don’t have a conscience; they will lie to your face because they are being well compensated. Sadly this is how to justify what they are doing is right. Management always comes from a C-level brand or a fashion outlet ; thus the lack of interpersonal skills or the whole “fake it til you make it”. Last, that’s why there’s always a high turn-over rate; the brand ambassador are always doing the...

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    Advice to Management

    Nothing, karma will eventually come back to haunt you in your career because you didn’t practice great business. That art is lost in this fake culture & labels.

    Canada Goose2019-03-24
  4. "Canada goose"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Canada Goose full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits for employees

      Cons

      Terrible management and leadership team

      Advice to Management

      Be more consistent enforcing rules

      Canada Goose2019-03-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Store Manager"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Canada, KS
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Canada Goose full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Warm jackets for winter in Canada :)

      Cons

      Unprofessional manager , they yell at employees. Unfortunately not a good place to work!

      Canada Goose2018-12-16
    • Helpful (10)

      "Probably don't work here"

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      Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Canada Goose part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      cult following around product, good spiffs to win merchandise

      Cons

      discount SUCKS, management is terrible, corporate is TOO involved, micromanagers everywhere. You don't need luxury experience, as long as you speak mandarin you will be hired. Bonus is the worst, please switch to a commission structure!!

      Advice to Management

      You need to be flexible and actually forgiving when people start to improve. Seen so many employees let go despite making HUGE improvements. Corporate does not value loyalty, doesn't listen to advice instead they just fire everyone. It's shocking to see how many people have left in the last 8 months.

      Canada Goose2018-09-12
    • Helpful (6)

      "Brand Ambassador"

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      Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Canada Goose full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Free merch from contests, medical benefits.

      Cons

      EVERYTHING!!! This is the worse company I’ve worked for. Management shows favoritism throughout the WHOLE comapany not just one store. Very unorganized. They hire anybody for managers. A lot of discrimination activity going on as well. Worse place to work for. They pick on you just because they don’t like you. Happen to many employees at the Chicago store. They don’t care about the employees. Only management and themselves.

      Advice to Management

      Find new managers. Learn the product. Because the managers knew nothing about product.

      Canada Goose2018-06-06
    • Helpful (8)

      "Worst Place I Have Worked"

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      Current Employee - Brand Ambassador 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Canada Goose

      Pros

      Amazing company history and company values. Decent hourly wage and bonus structure. You are able to make friends with peers.

      Cons

      Terrible communication from Management team. They do not take initiative to fix problems or take responsibility for their mistakes. I, among other people, believe they are overpaid for being under-qualified. They refuse to listen to brand ambassadors in order to better store operations and the team morale. It seems difficult to progress in the company due to politics; hard work is for sure not rewarded nor recognized.

      Advice to Management

      Learn. Listen. Be humble. You are not always right. As much as I love working for this company because of company history, product quality and the values they push for, management makes it very hard to enjoy working every minute there. Ignore politics and reward hard work and actual quality of work. Don’t silence our voices just because you don’t want to hear that you are wrong.

      Canada Goose2018-02-09
    • Helpful (9)

      "Only beneficial if you worked with management previouslu"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Canada Goose full-time

      Pros

      -Amazing coworkers -great pay and bonus structure, though it's only beneficial during holiday season. -training on product knowledge

      Cons

      -no room for advancement unless you worked with the managers at their previous workplace prior to coming to CG. -hard work can easily be overlooked by members of management who constantly think they're right, though they have little to experience working in a luxury retail setting. -no balance between work/life. Schedule is either too demanding or hours are cut dramatically. -employee retention is horrible. I've seen...

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      Advice to Management

      -start listening to your employees, because 9 times out of 10, they have more knowledge about luxury retail than you do. -Give promotions to those who have been working hard since day one, not someone you worked with previously. -give your employees more balance in life/work. -branch out to find new talent. It isn't fair that a potentially great candidate gets overlooked for someone you worked with at your last job....

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      Canada Goose2017-07-01
    • "It's a good company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Canada Goose full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Fun, no need to work overtime. A lot of opportunity

      Cons

      Benefit is not the best

      Canada Goose2019-05-18
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