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HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2019

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HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY CEO Lyndon & Jamie Cormack
Lyndon & Jamie Cormack
24 Ratings
  1. "Product Developer"

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    Current Employee - Product Development in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly/social environment, great Canadian brand, fast paced and exciting. Opportunity to be involved in process making. Fresh fruit, snacks and coffee bar for employees. Great work/life balance even for working parents. Fair compensation, benefits and vacation time. Casual dress code. You have the opportunity to really carve out your job role as the job description will change with time. Great work site with music,...

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    Cons

    Fast paced sometimes informal work environment. Constantly changing workload. Must be agile and resilient to work with the flow. Must be able to work with many levels of communication. Sink or swim environment, you are responsible for a lot of your own training and learning on the job. Important to be multi-faceted in your job as demands change, you must keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding people who are excited and agile in their work to bring onto the team. Ensure people have a fair level of experience and are interested in having a multi-faceted job description. People who need constant reassurance or hand holding need not apply.

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-12-12
  2. "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, dynamic, fast paced.

    Cons

    Lack of change control / ITIL framework.

    Advice to Management

    Implement some ITIL best practice strategies

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-11-09
  3. "Once in a lifetime place to be."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    I don't understand some of the negative views of herschel supply here. It may be due to the lack of previous experience in other workplaces. But what I would say, from working in many environments is that this is by far the most fast-paced, challenging, engaging, and dynamic place you can be to hone your skill set and grow your career. Major pro is the fact that no two days will ever be the same, if you are looking...

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    Cons

    Fast moving environments tend to come with process and communication issues. This is a symptom of the explosive growth, but with each month things tend to tighten up, trying to catch up to global growth. As a start-up type of environment, with it comes a lack of HR and leadership type of programs or training you many get from some larger organizations. As some others have stated, parking is tight and I would...

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    Advice to Management

    Firstly, thank you for the amazing company you have created. secondly, Invest in your people and your people will invest in you. There are some unbelievable talents at all levels in the company, these talents need to be inspired retained with programs and career growth opportunities.

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-10-25
  4. "Enjoying my stay!"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When I read people's reviews saying there are no pro's to working here, it really makes me think that they are not giving a fair review. The benefits, growth opportunities, perks I have received in my time working here are above and beyond. Pros: -Start up mindset, everything can always be improved and innovated. -Working for a company that is genuinely passionate about the products they are creating -The power...

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    Cons

    The company seem to be growing continuously so there are slight growing pains as far as communication (the office is on two floors so sometimes there can be a slight disconnect between the two). This has already been addressed at town hall meetings and I feel pretty confident that people are actively working to make that better. The office is also in Railtown in the same building as Aritzia which is fun, but not...

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    Advice to Management

    Remain passionate about what you are doing, as it is contagious for those who work around you! Continue to make efforts to improve communication between the two floors.

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-10-04
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best Manager I have ever had !!"

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    Current Employee - Office Facilities in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am very fortunate to have the Best Manager I have had in all my working years. Very supportive, always able to have a laugh or two or three each day. Completley different atmosphere than any other place I have worked....fast paced, casual & mostly very friendly co-workers (will always get a few co-workers that you could really do without seeing on a daily basis)....Get paid every other Friday and pay cheques don't bounce...

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    Cons

    I think the only con is the location of the offices......Downtown east-side with lots of homeless people, drug users, needles, garbage etc etc to get from where my bus drops me off.....not a pleasant walk to & from Transit each day....really need a car to get here but lack of parking is a problem.

    Advice to Management

    I think the compensation could be higher.....Herschel seems to be doing very well $$$ and I would think that Management should recognize the contributions of staff that enable Herschel to get $$$$$

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-09-21
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Poor Culture and lack of opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice snacks, awesome product launch parties, unlimited booze on Fridays. You get to claim overtime hours all you want and get time-in-lieu after. Qtr-end dinners and team bonding events.

    Cons

    The Finance team is poorly run! A couple unqualified people managing the team of more competent members. The environment in Finance is highly toxic but I can say the same about other teams too... Don't see myself committing much longer!

    Advice to Management

    It starts with HR! Let HR do its job in listening (and taking action) to disgruntled staff all across different departments. The turnover rate will only get worse... experienced/competent people soon to be replaced by waves of incompetent people... it's not about ability and dedication anymore to get what you deserve at Herschel! Very sad indeed!

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-09-09
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY

    Pros

    I'm quite fortunate to have a supportive manager who encourages professional growth. He takes time to explain not just the task itself, but the greater picture. He recognizes that our field of work is a collective effort and is open to suggestions and new ideas. The job itself is quite stressful but working with a great team makes it worth the while.

    Cons

    Cramped working space. No parking. Below industry pay for my job description. Major IT issues which are a hinderance to doing a decent job.

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-09-01
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Like a Zoo"

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

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you're young. Some great people that are willing to drive your success. Good snacks / Friday beers

    Cons

    Bit of a free for all. Every has the same title - but it's unclear what they do. People more interested in being seen, that people seeing the results of their work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like a start up!

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-08-24
  9. "Fun work culture but the salary was much below standard industry level especially if you were in an entry level job."

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    Former Employee - Creative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good extended medical, nice office space, fun 'first career' job surrounded by young co-workers, looks good on a resume, free snacks on Fridays usually, fun parties, not expected to work from home on a sick day, free backpacks (you get an allowance)

    Cons

    Much below industry standard pay (but this was when I worked there in 2014) Once, during a yearly review, I asked for a significant raise and was declined, instead was offered a pre-determined 'bonus' and told by my manager to "just pretend this bonus is part of your salary. So salary + bonus = your actual salary" (The bonus was much less then the salary increase I had asked for), you were expected to be happy with...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better especially if you want the young ones to stick around and grow within/with the company.

    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-07-23
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Worst Company To Work With"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY full-time

    Pros

    I for the life of me cant think of one positive thing to say about Herschel supply. Unless you value getting free snacks and and a employee discount on over rated bags that all look the same.

    Cons

    There is so many things wrong on how this company operates but below are just a few: 1. Training is a joke with no structure what so ever. There was no training manual to reference cause it was all out to date. For me my trainer it depending on how stress she was that day for me to ask questions without getting talked down to & belittled or snapping. This seems to be accepted form of behavior cause the person has...

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    HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY2017-07-07
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