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Princess Auto Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Pros
  • Profit Sharing, Benefits, Family Owned Company (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people who give you room to grow and competitive salary (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Favoritism among senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • Long term employees get too comfortable in their roles (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    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. "Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 Company to work for. Been working Full time for over 4 years. Profit Sharing, benefits, flexible schedule, great management who care about their employees well being, are very approachable and make it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Personally a long distance drive to get to work due to the location of the store but worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great work. Would love to see a new store as the St. John's location deserve it.

  3. "Best retailer I have ever met!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned
    Company looks after their employees — if you have a crisis they are there for you 100%
    Profit sharing
    Benefits fully paid by company

    Cons

    Growing pains but they will get there
    It is busy retail

    Advice to Management

    Better orientation at store level— build hours into the wage budget to cover training at stores.


  4. "My experience has been enjoyable."

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    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are lots of great people throughout the company and there is a lot of other benefits such health coverage and profit sharing.

    Cons

    They are reluctant to let bad apples go (lots of warnings and write ups before letting them go) so you can get stuck doing the work of a lazy employee.


  5. "Great team but Management not understanding"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Princess Auto part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked part time up until they fired me one day away from the 3 month probation was over unfair work and highly underpaid for how much work we really do

    Cons

    Stressful
    No sense of purpose
    Bad management
    Poorly designed tills
    Old broken equipment
    Old shelvs that customers can't understand

    Advice to Management

    Fix self
    Treat employees like there people not property and disposable


  6. "Sales team member"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Fredericton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Fredericton, NB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princess Auto full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Customer service was fun. Loved helping people. Interact with quests while we looked for product. Enjoyed setting up Surplus and maintaining it.

    Cons

    Store leader paints her nails talk on the phone all day, and eats.ATL sets people up to get fired and lie to he and district leaders.No leadership. Store is a mess. Store leader does not even go on the floor.Taken advantage of. Worked to death. Head office does nothing! I quit today! They lost a excellent hard worker.Pathetic place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Visit stores more often. Pay your employees their worth. Train your leaders!!!


  7. "Part time Sales team member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princess Auto part-time

    Pros

    Great first job!
    Profit sharing
    Discount

    Cons

    Went down hill with new management.
    No specific task, your expected to do everything and when you do you get in trouble because your not doing what you job title is.
    Deal with some ignorant people on weekends, and you work every weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Team building activities, acknowledgment for doing something right, positive feedback, listen to the team member before the customer,?Listen to team members ideas. Lastly have more of an open door policy with team members.

  8. "Warehouse Receiver"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of negativity and click. Home office doesn't get it. Very little time off.

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff a break. One day off isn't enough.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princess Auto full-time

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, Benefits, Family Owned Company

    Cons

    Long term employees get too comfortable in their roles. People take leadership roles to do 'less work'.


  10. "Bad company"

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    Former Employee - Night Receiver in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Night Receiver in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Princess Auto full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to start here, because the ignorance of the leaders.
    Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Could not get too much improvement because o the ignorance of the leaders.
    Too many middle managers e.g. VP, senior leaders

    Advice to Management

    Don't spend too much money on the middle management. You need to know who is doing things.


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