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Princess Auto Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princess Auto full-time

    Pros

    Really liked the culture. Easy going staff and management. Flexible schedules and nice profit sharing program. Loved that the home office is located in Winnipeg and since it's not downtown, the parking is free!

    Cons

    Found that the compensation for some positions was far less than it should have been, although this was partly relieved by the profit sharing program. Hard work some days, some positions would sit open for ages without getting filled, meaning more work for the people left over

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to hire people as quickly as possible to avoid burnout of other employees. Review compensation and maybe raise the levels a bit to be more in line with other opportunities in the city. Keep up with the good culture though, always liked that aspect of working there


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Switching from Family to Cooperate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great schedule, profit sharing, discount, fast paced. loyal customers, My Team Leader Trainee is very approachable. He likes to work along side of his team.

    Cons

    Emphasis is now on reducing "head count",
    Management seems afraid to involve HR in situations that will make the "store" look bad.
    Corporate seems to be changing on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Pulse surveys are garbage. Why not simply ask the team directly? A team member told me how she "slammed" a leader because he held her accountable.


  3. "Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a bottom up company. Everyone has the ability to contribute at an high level. The values that are introduced are truely lived in the team oriented atmosphere. They admit to their opportunities which allows them to challenge, innovate and grow.

    Cons

    Can lack robust processes around streamlined retail execution.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develope a culture of team first leaders.


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  5. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, in store leaders are great and really care about you. Higher than normal salary for retail, plus profit sharing and benefits. Overall good working environment and very supportive team

    Cons

    great for a first job or a job while you're in school, opportunities for growth would require you to relocate to more remote locations.

    Advice to Management

    Overall great working environment and great company policies with regards to employee treatment however the open return policy is way too open to abuse and more and more customers are becoming weary of leaving their personal information for your marketing purposes since it may be open to abuse.


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    "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princess Auto full-time

    Pros

    People I worked with, customers for the most part and Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Thankless job. They always wanted more even when you gave everything. Expected to know and do everything but not compensated for it. Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Princess Auto was a great company 10-15yrs ago.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice work place with lots of nice and good paolicy

    Cons

    team leaders dont work as a team warehouse workers are betng paid the same as team members on the sales floor in yet they do more odd jobs as compared to the later good core values policies that contradicts with its other and not being applied by leadership ievel

    Advice to Management

    adopt a certain educational qulification experience in hiring leaders warehouse team members should be paid more than other team members being the backbone of the store . hire team leaders internally specially store manager


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    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Princess Auto (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are job opportunities to take advantage of.

    Cons

    There is no job security

    Advice to Management

    too many levels


  9. "Joke Training, Unorganized, Underpaid, Favoritism"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some coworkers are great people, 20% discount...yeah that is about it.
    Nothing in terms of benefits unless FT or become a PT lifer (2 years +)

    Cons

    Favoritism among senior management > store manager's favorite worker can borderline sexually harass female staff
    Hypocritical work life balance > alternating days on and off & no hint of weekends off (opposite of what was suggested)
    Hostile lifer coworkers > swear, complain about customers, nitpick everything
    Inadequate training > expected to magically know every process w/o being taught

    Advice to Management

    Establish a true training program,follow through on what you promise


  10. "Love PA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has always taken care of me. Been here for the long term, don't have plans to leave. Team atmosphere, great benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to get the job done with not enough stock for customers, annual increases should have a better system for long term employees(single payouts vs. Combined on pay check)

    Advice to Management

    More impromptu visits from district leaders would help to see how things are actually run


  11. "Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some days were fun. Learned and met new people

    Cons

    Ottawa location too much favortism and not enough pay


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