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Zellers Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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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)

  • Great team of staff and management, including corporate executives (in 4 reviews)

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

  • No perks for part-time employees, or at least very few that I remember (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Job"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Welland, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Welland, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees were one big happy family.

    Cons

    A few customers were difficult to help because they wanted something that we couldn't give them

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice environment to work with

    Cons

    long periods of standing and get tired

    Advice to Management

    should be more cooperative


  7. "Decent Part Time Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - decent start to your professional career

    Cons

    - lots of time on your feet

  8. "Store shut down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers part-time

    Pros

    Overall is was a good company to work for. It had good ethics and treated all employees fairly. Regular large retailer.

    Cons

    When the store was closing the staff was careless - calling in sick , understaffing. The store was very messy and tons of work to do.

    Advice to Management

    They should have gave us more notice they were going under. Or at least left reference letters for the people who had worked there for years and were left jobless.


  9. "cashier"

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

    I worked at Zellers full-time

    Pros

    Respectful great hours friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Not long enough lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    Nothing zellers is no longer a store


  10. "Bad experience"

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    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


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