Canada Computers Employee Reviews about "great place"

Updated Jan 7, 2021

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100 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to gain multi-tasking skill(in 7 reviews)

  • "Excellent Work environment great staff and managers(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very strong disconnect from head office to store level(in 16 reviews)

  • "short staff, sometimes long hours,(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      General feeling

      May 10, 2018 - Superviseur in Laval, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to get your hands on new computer components. Free Insurance and employee discounts Prefect place for student with flexible scheduling Always expanding

      Cons

      Sightly lack of communication from top.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Micromanagement

      Jan 7, 2021 - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to gain multi-tasking skill

      Cons

      Micro-management style. You're watched on floor

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The perfect place if you want to experience how nepotism works.

      Nov 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -if your Asian you will get special treatment, particularly if your from mainland china. -If your a thief its a great place to work as the one in our service center was only let go after he started stealing cd-keys from companies with fairly large pockets and influence. customer's and co-workers though everyone turned a blind eye to. also activate your promo keys ASAP. -If you want to return a bricked phone this is the best place to do it, we had like 5 phones in limbo because no-one knew FRP was a thing after reset. -If you need to fill in a gap in your employment its a good option, the turnover rate is so high they are literally always looking for staff. they don't even bother taking the signs off the door with a full crew!

      Cons

      -Management is terrible, I am convinced the qualification are basically being Chinese and telling people you can't help them with whatever the problem is. -They will rarely actually work on a computer, most of the time they just use software to diagnose for like 3 days and send it back to you when everything pass's because it doesn't actually put a load on the system to provoke failure, can't entirely blame the guys in service though because the company is so cheap they don't provide you with proper tools or parts to test with, forcing service to steal customer parts like thermal paste, screwdrivers, fans, etc. -You'll have to lie and scam customers, the company doesn't provide service with boards for all the different sockets so they will just take your money and tell you your stuff was to outdated and they couldn't test it, hope you have a questionable moral compass. -10 hour work days and being regularly understaffed. -will lie to you during the interview, not realizing the staff are not paid enough to keep the lie's going. -High turnover rate, my store only had one guy who worked there for a full year. -useless warranties your job depends on, the manufacturers have tested these parts for failure and know how many hours they can be expected to last, your part is either going to fail within the first 3 months due to a defect or suffer a heat death after a warranty expires. -It doesn't matter what your hired for, they like to combine like 3 jobs into one and stick you mostly doing the one the people in charge don't want to do. -Snakes, you'll deal with some people under the impression that if they talk behind your back enough they can gain favor not realizing CC is a franchise you have to buy into in order to make it anywhere. -Very high chance you will be let go after 3 months, they will say your "under probation" but really they've already decided if they want to keep you or not within the first week, if they start giving you all the low totem stuff to do start putting resumes out.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Canada Computers

      Apr 19, 2018 - District Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Growing and opening new stores. Hard to find in a company these days, most are cutting back and closing stores but Canada Computers is expanding and opening new stores across the country. - Room for advancement within the company. With how fast its growing and opening new stores there is a lot of room for career advancement. I started as an Assistant Store Manager, was promoted to Store Manager then to District Manager all within 5 years. - An owner who actually cares about its employees. This is hard to find in any company these days, most only care about profits and couldn't care less about their employees, this is not the case with Canada Computers. - Competitive pay. - Overall a great place to work.

      Cons

      With any fast growing business there are always some growing pains. Communication between departments has been improving lately but could use some more improvement.

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Canada COmputers

      Apr 11, 2018 - District Manager in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      This company has a owner who really cares about his employees and that is refreshing to work for. As well the company is changing in a very positive way with putting employees first not the $$$. Coming from other big box retailers you don't see this any more. They are growing as a company and one of the only big retailers to be opening new store all across Canada. This company is a great place to work.

      Cons

      Smaller company and does not have the buying power of companies like Best Buy

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Exciting yet Challenging Work

      May 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture of the company and the people that work there really make it a great place. Exciting and challenging place to make it as a career. Absolutely Fantastic!!

      Cons

      Well, So far So Good!

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      really poor managed company

      Apr 13, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great place to gain experiences since this company is not modernized and have poor internal system.

      Cons

      - bad working environment -bad salary pay and bonus system -more like a family business, everyone in head quater looks like have some degree related to CEO -No proper internal system. People do things manually -no care for employee -Internal politics and bad decision makers. -No one is actually working hard there for over one year cuz got demotivated. -Not a good place to work unless you want to pick up some basic experience about WHAT NOT TO DO as a company owner.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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