Avis d'employé sur Roots
Great starter job
First off, I'd like to say that I really enjoy working at Roots. Mainly because of the environment, and my coworkers. However, my attitude changes when it comes to the corporate side of things. It's a decent job for someone just starting out in the working world, but after working there for half a year, one might expect to get a raise. Not here. Perhaps it's a similar story for most retail stores, but you'd think that after hearing the Roots Radio commercials everyday that praise their hard-working, dedicated employees, they should care a bit more about the satisfaction of their employees. Now obviously everyone employee's Roots experience will differ, but I'd be willing to bet that if you asked 5 randomly-selected Roots employees across Canada if they were completely satisfied with their job, 4 would say no. It's a relaxed job, doesn't require a lot of skill or knowledge, and I actually wear their clothes (with our staff discount). But if I may suggest a small tweak: please pay your staff a bit better. I work hard, but I would work harder if I received a raise. Incentive goes a long way.
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50% discount on clothing
Management at the Crossiron location (Where I worked so I can't speak for all locations in Calgary) was totally incapable of anything but gossip and being lazy. They constantly wait for the main manager to go home for the day and then proceed to sit in the back storage area. If they weren't back there they would just talk and not work at the cash desk instead while the associates manned all the zones. On top of this, the amount of gossip that takes place at that store is astronomically bad, and you feel like a piece of garbage when you realize other people have been lying about you to get farther in the company. Other employees only sit on cash all day and steal sales to make themselves look better to the higher-ups so they don't get into trouble for constant low sales. Even though there is no commission you get tracked on sales and someone taking it can mean you being fired. Other than the discount Roots gives there isn't much else positive about. I'm not saying everyone that works there is a terrible person, but management makes the experience an utter nightmare. Do not work at the Crossiron location if you want to keep your sanity.
discount, some staff are friendly
pretty much everything else, MANAGEMENT