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The Brick Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Pros
  • good benefits, environment co-workers are good (in 9 reviews)

  • Opportunity to make decent pay (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance and over saturation of report (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours and no days off during events (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "It was bad before but has gotten worse since Leon's owns it now."

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    Current Employee - Truck/Lorry Driver in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Truck/Lorry Driver in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Brick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    employee discount on merchandise and benefits

    Cons

    Very stressful atmosphere, managers are no help, they just think about getting stuff sold and reaching their monthly quota so they can get their bonuses at the end of the month and screwing customers over with poor customer service. Lots of favoritism and gossip like no other workplace I've ever been too, pretty much like high school. Wouldn't recommend working at the brick at all or buying from them. Once I find another job, I am gone in a second, I won't even give them 2 weeks notice because of the stress they brought upon me at the workplace.


  2. "General sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Brick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great organization with great opportunities

    Cons

    Doesn't compensate as per market

  3. "It was alright"

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

    I worked at The Brick full-time

    Pros

    It was a rather relaxed environment at my store

    Cons

    Corporate management are too set in their ways to accept the change required to accommodate a changing market.


  4. "Middle of the Line"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Brick full-time

    Pros

    -plenty of hours
    -interaction with many different types of people
    -invaluable work experience

    Cons

    -employees can be underpaid
    -weak training processes

    Advice to Management

    -put in more time for training new employees


  5. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Airdrie, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Airdrie, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Brick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make loads of commission
    Nice pace of work (Not Stressful)
    Employee Discounts
    Great workmates (Depends on Store Location)

    Cons

    Little or no opportunities to move upwards
    Shift work (you work on Holidays)

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees feel like there matter


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Easy Job but Labor Intensive"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Brick part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cheap deals on furniture and sometimes you can get clearance items like a sofa for $50.

    Cons

    Was in the warehouse alone by myself quite a few times. If you are strong you are asked to do some heavy lifting like moving fridges or sofas by yourself.


  7. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Brick part-time

    Pros

    Lots of work to be done, given great independence.

    Cons

    Commission-based, employees are high stressed

    Advice to Management

    Need to work with employees to better understand what their roles are, and how they are performing.

  8. "not bad"

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

    Pros

    good, team,good people,work ,balance,nice people,co workwers are friendly as well as management,employee appreciation,overall good working environment

    Cons

    low pay with extremely little raise,kinda ,stressful sometimes coz of too much work load,overall pay rate is less than work load.almost no room for growth


  9. "Sales Associate"

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

    I have been working at The Brick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good commission, relaxed workspace.

    Cons

    a lot of downtime, management is a mess. at the brick, the customer is never right. a lot of angry customers, horrible reviews at every location.

    Advice to Management

    train your sales people more and you wont have as many frustrated customers.


  10. "More customer focused environment."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Brick part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Work environment is good on days that are not too busy with unhappy customers.

    Cons

    - Too many unnecessary training
    - Customers can sometimes treat staff very poorly

    Advice to Management

    Good management takes care of its employees.


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