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  1. "Overall Positive Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kent Building full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, big focus on safety.
    Focus on growth at corporate level.

    Cons

    Irregular hours (although common in this industry)


  2. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kent Building full-time

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to take on responsibility and learn new skills. Great job if you are new to the workforce and looking to build a resume.

    Cons

    Underpaid, under valued for work and effort. HR practices are questionable.

  3. "sales clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pearl, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pearl, NL (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kent Building full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great employee discount, great medical & dental benefits. staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Moral of the store is very poor, employees are treated as a number by management and can be replaced easy. Pay is poor and raises are given if they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Management are very rarely seen, you need to be more involved on sales floor. Raises need to be given more often.


  4. "Brutal hours. Bad leadership. Poor morale. Treat staff like cattle"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kent Building full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff are great. Easy to get ahead because people leave on a regular basis

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Bad pay. Terrible management. Poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    You need to revamp your whole management structure. Pay is terrible


  5. "Associate/ Department Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discounts on products.
    Flexible for time off

    Cons

    Very negative environment. Assistant Manager was stealing and discounting for her friends.
    Management lied to staff
    Alot of Gossip
    Called in on days off to work
    Salaries sucked
    Abuse of authority
    Labor laws not adhered to

    Advice to Management

    Learn some management skills instead of bag licking for position.
    Lead by example!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Other staff are wonderful. Feel bad leaving them there when you leave. Walking out the door when you leave is the only pro to this job.

    Cons

    Brutal management. Zero people management skills. They want you to work 65-70 hours a week and get paid for 40. Zero work life balance. They talk the talk about training and work/ life balance but there is very little training and zero work life balance. Scheduling doesn't allow for any kind of life after work. They expect you to be there an hour and a half before your shift starts and ends but not be paid for it and come in on days off very frequently is executives are visiting from head office. The worst job I've ever had, hands down.

    Advice to Management

    You need to know how your store managers are running the stores. Talk to the staff. One on one. If you know then god help you. You will run out of talent soon. The mount pearl store is bleeding talent quickly.