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Roots Canada Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Sep 9, 2019

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  • "Have to meet sales goals everyday even though you don't receive commission(in 13 reviews)

  • "Lack of accountability from head office(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Canadian Company"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roots Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible, growth opportunities, great employee discount, good benefits,

    Cons

    extremely physical, work evenings, company is going through transitions and could use improvements

    Advice to Management

    be more realistic on targets, more communication

    Roots Canada2019-06-06
  2. "Ok company"

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

    I worked at Roots Canada part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have employee discount for Roots clothing

    Cons

    You need to wear Roots clothing to work.

    Roots Canada2019-03-09
  3. Helpful (2)

    "sales"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roots Canada

    Pros

    50% employee discount willing to train new employee

    Cons

    micro-management. base pay shift work, they promised you that you will know your schedule 2 weeks ahead, but often not true.

    Roots Canada2019-01-27
  4. "Great first gig"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roots Canada for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good employee discount - Room to grow - Great place to develop interperonal skills

    Cons

    - starts at minimum wage - store goals don't pay out as much as they should

    Roots Canada2018-01-19
  5. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Roots Canada part-time

    Pros

    - Friendly work environment - Employee discount on quality clothes and bags - Bonus if the store meets 110% of the monthly goal

    Cons

    - Very pushy (depending on the store manager) on sales goal

    Roots Canada2017-12-14
  6. "FT Management Southwestern Ontario"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roots Canada full-time

    Pros

    Positive Company Culture Great store team High Quality Product Good Employee discount

    Cons

    Hard to remain at a company where all store management is harassed and threatened as well as embarrassed on the sales floor in front of fellow staff and customers by someone that reminds us that they have highly placed friends in head office. Remember that your store teams are on the front lines and that happy staff have happy customers

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your Managers and Management teams before you lose them

    Roots Canada2017-11-29
  7. "Nice environment, pretty chill coworkers, great hours if managers like you, pay is...well retail money"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vaughan, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roots Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Coworkers hang out after work - 50% employee discount - A sense of prestigious - Quality clothes - Sometimes you get some articles of clothes

    Cons

    - Late hours - Low pay - Holiday shifts are pretty much a must - Strict management - Need to buy clothes to wear for uniform and it must be "in season"

    Roots Canada2017-11-04
  8. "Better than most retailers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roots Canada part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and good employee discount.

    Cons

    Can get extremely hectic during sale periods and slow POS systems do not help.

    Roots Canada2017-11-12
  9. "Thoughtless"

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    Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Roots Canada

    Pros

    Employee Discount 50% with fairly good quality clothes

    Cons

    Thoughtless of employees. Management and head office doesn't care about disposable pawns. They pressure for sales, give no praises for meeting goals, punish for not meeting goals even though there's no traffic, and congratulate only themselves in insider conferences when we do* meet goal. Has become very, very corporate and money-minded-big-business in the last 2-3 years. Not family oriented anymore. Disappointing.

    Roots Canada2017-04-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Key-Holder"

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

    I have been working at Roots Canada full-time

    Pros

    Pretty Good Employee Discount. 50% off everything including the leather bags that are made in canada.

    Cons

    They'll try to underpay you. Also for full time they demand completely open availability. I requested sundays off to go to church and they really didn't want to give it to me.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all the stores are enforcing the Company policies. It sucks when a customer gets mad at you because your following the policy when another store didn't.

    Roots Canada2017-01-26
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