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Zellers Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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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. "Decent fun place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place, Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay, always tight on hours


  2. "This was a great place to work where the staff were friendly and prices were low. I worked here for just over a year."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zellers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice, everyone knew my name, the work-life balance was good, and it was an all-around friendly environment to be part of. Prices were always low!

    Cons

    Salaries were a bit too low, in my opinion, and there was not much upward mobility. I don't think I would have stayed there for longer than two years.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management were great to deal with but did not foster an environment of personal growth.


  3. "First job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get a free uniform and the hours are extremely flexible. Additional perks if you push the credit card sign ups.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted and the culture is very competitive amongst cashiers to refer customers to sign up for credit card.


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  5. "It was fun place to work,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    close to my house, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    upper management is very unorganized

    Advice to Management

    let people do their job


  6. "Worked part time as a Merchandise Operations Associate at Zellers. Basic retail associate position. a a a a a a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Best to work here if you are a student or have limited work experience. Was able to work after school and earn some extra money on the side.

    Cons

    Earn only minimum wage for entry level work which is standard.


  7. "Okay Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Management is understanding so that helps.

    Cons

    1. Low pay. Could get paid more elsewhere.


  8. "good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    enjoyed working with my co workers, not a far commute to my work from home

    Cons

    the pay was low, would have to put in for time off couple months in advance

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. "Glad to see them bite the dust."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Working overnights meant I didn't have to deal with customers
    -Was able to work independently
    -Relatively quiet and peaceful

    Cons

    It's a minimum wage job, and in terms of workers, Zellers got exactly what they paid for. Most of the daytime workers consisted of snotty cliquey teenagers or bickering middle aged women who felt threatened anytime they felt you encroached on their territory a little too much. My immediate supervisor was a miserable wench who would roll her eyes anytime you dared ask her a question. Absolutely no training from supervisors and those who were seasoned employees were bitter and downright unfriendly out of fear that you might do their job better than them. Hate to break it to you, but if you're over the age of 29 and still working a minimum wage job, you're in no position to be that nasty to anyone. They became even nastier once they found out I was a student, since they're jealous of anyone with ambition and an IQ over 75. I hope they're all languishing in whatever minimum wage job they're stuck in.


  10. "MMT Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Associate (Mmt) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Associate (Mmt) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun and easy going workers.

    Cons

    Horrible Manager who no one liked.

    Advice to Management

    It was nice working for you guys.


  11. "Store Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flex Scheduling, room for growth

    Cons

    Overall long hours, not enough hours for part-time associates, on occasion not scheduled for weeks at a time



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