Working at Bulk Barn: company overview and reviews

Bulk Barn
Bulk Barn
594 reviews
Bulk Barn ratings
Average rating of 594 reviews on Indeed
3.5Work-life balance
2.7Pay & benefits
2.9Job security & advancement
51 to 200
$25M to $100M (USD)
Food and Beverages

Popular jobs at Bulk Barn

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Stocking Associate
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Retail Assistant Manager
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Store Manager
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Salary satisfaction
of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 616 reviews

Bulk Barn reviews

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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.
Flexible hours. 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
Nice Environment
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

Questions and answers about Bulk Barn

If you were to leave Bulk Barn, what would be the reason?
Asked Mar. 16, 2017
Si la sécurité n'est pas bonne et que y'a pas des règles du travail
Answered Jun. 8, 2020
I have been sexually harrssed and the company has done nothing about it. My supervisor is always in the office and I'm left alone for hours at the till.
Answered Jan. 22, 2020
What advice would you give the CEO of Bulk Barn about how to improve the company?
Asked Dec. 7, 2018
Respectez les règles des employées
Answered Jun. 8, 2020
Benefits and better pay.
Answered Nov. 10, 2019
Hiring process
Asked Jul. 4, 2017
I applied one night and the next morning they asked me for an interview that will happen the next day
Answered Aug. 2, 2019
Believe it or not. I walked in person and gave my resume and got hired the same day. Wasn't expecting that, but here I am 6 months later promoted from Cashier to Key holder.
Answered Jan. 20, 2019
What are the perks offered by Bulk Barn?
Asked May 17, 2017
Nothing. Often the coupons are a better deal.
Answered Mar. 23, 2019
No benefits. There is a staff discount, but the majority would prefer health benefits and more steady hours versus a discount.
Answered Jan. 1, 2019
What are the working hours at Bulk Barn?
Asked May 9, 2017
The hours are all over the place
Answered Feb. 26, 2020
Depends on your schedule- very flexible.
Answered Apr. 17, 2019