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Updated Mar 5, 2016

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4.0
49%
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96%
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Zellers CEO A.  Mark Foote
A. Mark Foote
12 Ratings
  1. "Store Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saskatoon, SK
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well supported by home office, with good programs for developement

    Cons

    Leasehold were sold to Target, which then closed them

    Zellers2016-03-05
  2. "Good solid place to work for many years"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There was opportunity if you wanted to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    Once the company was unable to maintain the top line it started the progressive cost cutting measures that inevitably led to its closure.

    Zellers2014-03-07
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  4. "zellers"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    there was lots of opportunity to succeed

    Cons

    expense control became more important than sales results

    Zellers2013-09-09
  5. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation, autonomy on merchandising, great leadership from Mark Foote. Product selection. Could be such a fun environment

    Cons

    Buyers and home office group never listened to stores. Old timers who were just waiting around for packages. HR dept that had their favourites. HR not approachable about Admins with attitude

    Advice to Management

    Should of stuck around. Target is empty and no one shops there. Could of easily competed

    Zellers2013-09-08
  6. "Overall very good, looked after their people after closing."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, always something new to learn, never have time to get bored. The people I worked with made the work so much more enjoyable, time would fly by every day.

    Cons

    Nights and weekends are not your own. Work life balance is always an issue working retail.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for your support over the years. I enjoyed working here very much.

    Zellers2013-06-20
  7. "This is a very fast paced working environment."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There were lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    You must have a very flexible availability.

    Advice to Management

    if you enjoy a fast paced, high energy environment, then this is the job for you.

    Zellers2013-04-20
  8. "Interesting,"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Quebec, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well paid,nice surronding,friendly staff.Could have stay open if management would have listen to store manager

    Cons

    Could not innovate.In general,there was not many cons.Place was nice to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Now close

    Zellers2013-03-14
  9. "enjoyable but demanding"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Thunder Bay, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work with great people daily

    Cons

    long hours and very demanding

    Zellers2013-03-08
  10. "Position Review"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saskatoon, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well supported personal development programs. Good life work Balance.

    Cons

    Company has wound down operations permanently. Very large oranisation, making it difficult to navigate at times. Stores wher not kept current.

    Zellers2013-02-05
  11. "Great time in the last 15+ years"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Guelph, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Worked with some of the best people you will ever meet. There was great opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Sold out to the Americans

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck

    Zellers2012-10-07
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