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

  • Great Place, Friendly people to work with (in 5 reviews)

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

  • its gone because of target and now that the stores are open again i hope to see it come back (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Bad experience"

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

    Pros

    Some decent co workers
    Flexible hour changes

    Cons

    Bad management
    Lack of motivation
    Bad hours

    Advice to Management

    To depressing of an atmosphere


  2. "HR Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    good staff and good benefits

    Cons

    poor management & mis-management of the company


  3. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Cornwall, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Cornwall, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you build connections with will always be remembered and cherished. Building rapport with customers and seeing regulars daily.

    Cons

    Not a very organized company, hence why it inevitably was shut down. Management seemed to love power trips, which would hinder performance of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging a more put together and cohesive work environment would have been beneficial. Ensuring organization with all of the partners.


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  5. "electronics associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fun people to work with

    Cons

    managers were horrible, didnt really know how to managed
    it ws understaffed and prices were too high
    my store was placed in a bad area so theft rate was high

    Advice to Management

    get new management


  6. "lamest"

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

    Pros

    it was an awesome time working for this lame company... NOT

    Cons

    they were rude and unproffessional in the way they treated employees


  7. "Work/Life Balance Non Existant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're lucky you work with a good team. Head office HR staff are great. Flexible shifts are great.

    Cons

    Low pay compared with the amount of work that is expected of you. Not a lot of opportunity for growth. No follow up/through on training programs. Very disorganized. Expected to work until late at night and be back super early the next day. Expected to work at least 12 hours a day. Frowned upon for taking breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Consider paying what people deserve, not how low you can go. Offer training that is organized and helpful. Allow people a work life balance without making them feel guilty for leaving the store or taking vacation.


  8. "A basic part time job"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for part time students

    Cons

    a small time compared to other stores


  9. "Zellers was a mediocre workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Steward in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Steward in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is lacking in areas. Safety was lacking in many departments, especially the back stock rooms and basement stock room.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more positive outlook about the company.
    Have more patience with younger employees.
    Have more respect for the employees working for you.


  10. "A poor work experience"

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

    I worked at Zellers full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were friendly, team environment was the only thing good about working for this company.

    Cons

    Poor management on all levels lead to a demeaning work experience and caused extremely high turnover in the organization. Eventually Zellers went out of business.


  11. "Pretty good for a starting job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fashion Associate in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fashion Associate in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with many different people and have a wide customer base.

    Cons

    Strict dress code
    Not a able to talk with other workers while on the floor
    No staff discount

    Advice to Management

    If you have two workers that will work well together then I feel like they should be able to work together.



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