DeSerres Reviews

Updated Oct 1, 2019

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  1. "Great place to work if you are into art!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder 

    I have been working at DeSerres part-time

    Pros

    Easygoing working environment and co-workers/management. A chance to explore and gain knowledge about different art materials and trying them out (it’s a plus if you are personally into art). Discounts on store items and sometimes even freebies!

    Cons

    Tasks can get a bit tedious.

  2. "Good for Students"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Conseiller Clientèle in Pointe-Claire, QC
    Recommends

    I have been working at DeSerres part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Part time availability - Great employee discount - Good team - Lots to learn about different artistic media

    Cons

    None so to speak. It was a good job.


  3. "A very good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DeSerres full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and a positive work environment

    Cons

    Pay can be a bit Low

  4. "Sales staff"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DeSerres full-time

    Pros

    The products are very high quality .

    Cons

    More product knowledge would benefit everyone

  5. "Retail experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at DeSerres

    Pros

    For a first retail experience, it's a place to learn.

    Cons

    Be ready for change of strategy on a daily basis.

  6. "Massive Turnover"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at DeSerres part-time

    Pros

    Amazing time with the team , discount of course, not too hectic of a job

    Cons

    The management just seems to not care; I was completely blind sided when they decided to get rid of me, I never would've seen it coming since I honestly felt they were happy with me and they never gave me feedback for me to improve; in fact I felt like I got a lot of recognition for what I did. In less than 3 months I saw 8 people leave.. way too big of a turnover

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  7. "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DeSerres

    Pros

    Great place to work as a student in the arts/design Positive environment and great benefits

    Cons

    None applicable for my time there!

  8. "Disappointing Sales Experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fine Arts Sales Associate in Pickering, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -discount on products -beautiful work space -getting to discuss art making with local creatives -easy to balance with other jobs and personal life

    Cons

    -There was a turnover 3 times in management within the first 12 months of the store opening. -Employees who aspired to work beyond the store and get into corporate level jobs were deterred and coached not to -Students who were majoring in art, local artists, and life time creatives were initially staffed but never given hours - and as a result, the staff working were not able to give great insight or advice to customers

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  9. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeSerres

    Pros

    Amazing staff, generally really nice customers, a wonderful, family-owned business. Awesome work/life balance. Great place to work for artists.

    Cons

    Everyone is so darn happy here, there's very little room to move up because no one leaves so there's never any new positions.

  10. "DeSerres"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeSerres

    Pros

    I have great coworkers, a great boss, and it is a nice environment to work in. The main reason I stay is because the group of people I work with feels like my family. Management is also very flexible when it comes to getting time off/rearranging schedules, meaning I can also have a life and travel!

    Cons

    The pay is not very good, even with a higher level position. The head office also tends to forget about the stores that are further away (since the company is based in Montreal). They never send us the stock we need, meaning customers get mad at us when we are always out of stuff...

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