Zero job security and no room for promotion or experimentation
Employee (Ancien employé) – Guelph, ON – 7 juillet 2018
The best part of working for this company is the coworkers you will have, who will not be around long due to a high turn over rate. Between resignations and terminations, expect to meet a lot of new faces monthly and beware of the three strike policy, as it doesn't exist. Promotions are not given, pay raises are rare- even after years, and new employees often make more than seasoned employees due to their charisma within the initial interview. New ideas go unappreciated despite the claim to wanting to be innovative.
Monthly voucher for dog food, great coworkers, occasional free lunches
No raises, no dental, high turn over, below average pay
I worked for Rens for over a year. I was happy in the beginning. I was offered a transfer to a new store where I was told I would be up for a promotion. After being there for a week the manager was replaced with a new one. A family member. He didn’t know anything & clearly had never worked in a management role prior. He was rude, ungrateful and had a my way or the highway attitude. He didn’t want to follow company protocol and made doing simple tasks difficult. I had reported bullying to him twice and was brushed off both times. When I went to the district manager about it she had never been informed of it. After working at the new store for a few months I was overwhelmed with stress & anxiety every day I had to work. I was constantly belittled and eventually I left. I DO NOT REGRET LEAVING! They always tell you you can advance fast if you work hard, well I worked my Butt off and was constantly lied to and manipulated. The manager was lazy and useless. I would never recommend working at Rens pets to anyone. I worked in 3 stores for them & each manager was the same. Not to mention, count out your break times because there’s never enough staff working.
I worked there for 3 days and it was the most stressful job I ever had in my 15 year retail career The lack of employees was astonishing in other words 2 employees all day It's no wonder the store has no customers Their product is extremely over priced if you get hired there ,be prepared to have the store ride on your shoulders no one will help you with anything, they are not transparent they will not tell you what to expect