Overall reviews at Bulk Barn
Customer Service Representative | Toronto, ON | Oct. 12, 2019
my branch just wasn't a good one
the store was closing down, so no one in the entire place cared about anything.
employs wouldn't come in and my hours were getting cut.
overall kinda just the owners fault.
Customer Service Representative | Markham, ON | May 12, 2016
Place to learn different products name.
Good training provided.
Staff were good.
Learn different codes of the product.
Name of the product.
Clean store along with the bins.
Stocker | Milton, ON | Mar. 12, 2018
Had an enjoyable time working here during my time in school. They are always very accommodating, worked around my schedule. I was happy to work there and would recommend anyone apply.
ProsNice work environment
ConsNot many hours
Cashier/Stocker | Sherwood Park, AB | Jul. 10, 2020
Great first or second job but frequent firing and hiring
I enjoyed the majority of my time at bulk barn. It was a great location that was bright, clean and organized most of the time. For my year of working there the greatest issues I came across were all due to the management. The first being frequent over hiring creating an environment where we knew someone was about to get fired and when there was only about 10 people staffed it was very noticeable. The hiring would also mean less hours because the new employees would always be given shifts first. In my 1 year with the company I saw about 12 coworkers come and go. I would definitely tell someone desperate for work experience to apply here because they hire many people but there is no job security so if you're trying to support yourself or a family it would be very stressful and difficult.
ProsGreat staff excluding the managment
ConsNo job security
Cashier/Stocker | Kelowna, BC | Feb. 8, 2020
Terrible place to work
I worked here for 2 and a half years. 2 I was a supervisor, and for 6 months I was the manager. The contract owner made all of our lives miserable with ridiculous demands that was impossible to keep up with no matter how good a worker and team you had on. I would never work for that person or store again. Head office also made our jobs very difficult.
Retail Sales Associate | Mississauga, ON | Dec. 7, 2017
Good Job to start off with
Days are generally very structured and for the most part seem to be repetitive so you know what to expect on most given days. Great overall experience and the customers are really friendly to interact with.
Responsable de Magasin (H/F) | Montréal, QC | Oct. 6, 2017
Gérer une équipe et un magasin
J'ai appris à gérer un magasin et une équipe. Donc, je suis devenu responsable de deux affaires qui n'est pas facile, mais que j'ai appris à me débrouiller de façon professionnel.
Retail Assistant Manager | Maple, ON | May 3, 2016
Clean but crazy place to work
A lot of cleaning which was necessary as the store got dirty quick when you sell food products. Your co-workers are what will save you from going crazy. Customer inquiries were the hardest part of the job as they assume you know everything about their culture and their food that they cook. A lot of the time it is guess work as you are trying to figure out what product they are looking for such as "sume sume" is actually sesame seeds (in case you were wondering).
ProsGood co-workers understand your pain
ConsOn your feet all shift, need to be able to lift heavy bags
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Mississauga, ON | Nov. 22, 2015
Administrative support to senior management, owners and stake holders
Administrative support to senior management and stake holders. Maintained inventory and pointed of sale. Solved customers problems.
Cashier/Stocker | Windsor, ON | Nov. 24, 2020
Okay as a beginner job
Bulk Barn is a great place to learn how to work in a medium/slow-paced environment, with lots of opportunities to learn about the products and help customers with your knowledge. Would also be good for anyone passionate about baking or cooking, as I learned a lot about them during my time!
Low stress! The only thing I have encountered that is particularly stressful are the customers, but that's not the company's fault!
Although, in my specific experience, I have worked at 4 in my city in the past 5 years and have never advanced past cashier (even though I have been trained in multiple areas, still only make cashier's wage). Even after being promised to be trained as a supervisor more times than I can remember.
Also, the customer base mostly consists of senior citizens or young adults/kids who snack on the food very often, so it can get very frustrating to constantly have to tell people they must ask to sample food, and miscommunications between senior customers can lead to frustrations from the customers.
ProsLots of product knowledge to learn about, low stress, slow-paced, easy to use online scheduling system
ConsCustomers are often rude, customers expect you to be knowledgeable in the products, bad hours, bad management