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Zellers Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Zellers President and CEO A. Mark Foote
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Pros
  • Great people; manager was wonderful; customers were terrific (although there is a rotton apple in every bunch) (in 6 reviews)

  • Learned a lot about selling and giving good customer service (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not many hours, no room to move up (in 4 reviews)

  • bad management, manager play favors (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Claims adjuster"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Non micro manage very verbal

    Cons

    Great benefits insurance contact info


  2. "Service associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy job, quick money for college students

    Cons

    Closed down, but wasgood while it lasted

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  3. "Fashion Department Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zellers part-time

    Pros

    Great People, lots of freedom

    Cons

    Can get very boring being forced to walking around and not being given the time to properly clean your department up


  4. "Pharmacist"

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    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist

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

    Pros

    Possibility to franchise, good working environment

    Cons

    They closed facility without compensation


  5. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality, Fast, Salary, Design and organization

    Cons

    Time, Secrets, Jobs, Editing and Motion graphics.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused


  6. "stock"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. low pay for work done. close commute

    Cons

    closed now. low pay for work


  7. "Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers part-time

    Pros

    Good location, good management. A good place to work as a summer student. I would not want to work there permanently.

    Cons

    Overall a good place to work part-time, but sometimes I had to help in other areas and I ended up staying overtime. I would not want to work there permanently.

    Advice to Management

    Zellers had good management at the time I worked there. I really can not think of anything they could have done better.

  8. "Great Part-time Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All colleagues are pretty nice to work with and they will try to give you advices or suggestions on how to answer question from customers at different section (eg, toys, stationary, jewelry, so on).

    Cons

    nothing much I can say here


  9. "employee"

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

    Pros

    a big company good advertisement

    Cons

    the company closed not much time for notice

    Advice to Management

    company closed


  10. "Good retail chain that should still exist."

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    Former Employee - Receiver in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Receiver in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wages that were appropriate for the position.
    Good clean work environment.
    Equipment available to do your job.
    Hours were available when needed.

    Cons

    Poor HR management, the wrong people were constantly hired and left. New people were being hired and the core experienced staff were picking up the slack.

    Poor store management. No coaching was available to staff that needed it. Many managers and supervisors were not doing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Relaunch the Zellers chain as Walmart really has no real competition in Canada. Use the Target Canada failure as a guide to not making the same mistakes.


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