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The Brick Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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Jim Caldwell
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Pros
  • good benefits, environment co-workers are good (in 9 reviews)

  • Coworkers are good people to work with (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 14 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Brick full-time

    Pros

    You get what you worked for

    Cons

    The management doesn't care as long as they hit their target
    Too much drama on the floor


  2. "Somewhat Disgruntaled"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Brick full-time

    Pros

    Great staff purchase program, great training, great incentives for management

    Cons

    Work life balance??? What's that/

  3. "Mediocre"

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

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

    Pros

    Good commission rate if you can make it there , good benefit plan, some good teammates.

    Cons

    Very slow at times, competition can take a twisted level that can be very intimidating to new comers.


  4. "GSM"

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    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Brick (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its a job that is temp

    Cons

    Pay is horrible and too many changes to keep employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to be re-evaluated


  5. "Not recommend"

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

    Pros

    Great experience because you do every job in the store! Discount on product.

    Cons

    Poor support from head office, no work / life balance, very little recognition. Training is poor, just put in there go figure it out. Long hours for the pay. Poor place to work.


  6. "Recycled Reputation"

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    Former Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER
    Former Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good hours and least an opportunity to network and find another job. Commission pay can really help build confidence and give you a small glimpse of small business survival techniques. I believe commission sales has the ability to motivate but big business is abusing the system for its own benefit and kills the potential of creating a great relationship with customers by not paying high enough rates and inevitably the employee brings that betrayal on to the sales floor. They need to find a better way of making money through business and not off the backs of its workers.

    Cons

    Management are nothing more than puppets and will betray their team just to keep their steady position and income, something in short supply theses days. The company suffers greatly from corporate senility but they are not the only company suffering for that condition as I'm sure many reading this can attest to.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the face of your business that is sales not against them just to save your position. Stand up to those above and continue to give them the truth of what is going on on the sales floor. Those at the top haven't a clue how to sell.


  7. "Commercial Sales Manager ( Major Accounts)"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Brick (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO and Financial Officer run a very tight ship in a competitive sector.

    Cons

    New leadership has causes many discontentment at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Clients and front line employees are key to success !

  8. "Management is never satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sometimes the other merchandisers you work with can be a good group of guys and girls, making the job more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management is usually not well trained, micro management is constant with most managers and they never seem to be satisfied, no matter how much work and effort you put in.
    Rarely will an operations manager be well liked by their staff, which speaks volumes.

    Advice to Management

    Get trained, be more personable, and more realistic


  9. "System needs an overhaul"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people to work with.

    Cons

    the new warehouse system. inventory system sucks.

    Advice to Management

    change the system.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - not so good anymore."

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will hire you in a heartbeat. Just walk in the door and professionally dressed and you have a job. Other than that not too many Pros that I can think off.

    Cons

    Too many long hours . Leons takeover has destroyed the company. Lost the great compensation package the Sales staff had. The Managers have their pet salespersons who are gifted with sales . Big time favouritism is normal. No respect of floor rules. It is a jungle where might is right. No motivation and the training that is provided is next to nothing. You are just fed to the Sharks. Very stressful environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect . Make it more family friendly. Give your sales people a break. To the Higher Management, I would advise to rotate your Managers around different store every year , there will be a remarkable improvement in the culture and the environment in the store. Yours Managers are like Mafia bosses. Take the advise ... or at least think about it. The Brick will benefit.


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