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Cymax Stores Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work environment and very approachable management" (in 5 reviews)

  • "It is close to the where I live and there are a few nice co-workers" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance, A lot of layoffs recently" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Upper management have only the vaguest idea of what they want to accomplish" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymax Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freight club is growing nicely

    Cons

    Not many choices for food around this location


  2. "I worked as a sales agent at Cymax Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Cymax Stores part-time

    Pros

    The company has a great work environment and a great culture. Overall fun place to work at.

    Cons

    The compensation is at par or below market rate.

  3. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymax Stores full-time

    Pros

    I have been working at Cymax for 5 years. I have experienced the rise and fall as the executive team was trying to figure out the direction. I feel really good about the company now and I see many opportunities for me to grow.

    Cons

    The team doesn't get to gather outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    More updates and keeping the team in the loop. I really liked the townhall meetings. It gives assurance to us about the company and we get to know the things that we are normally dont get to be part of.


  4. "Big change"

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymax Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for the company for 2 years and I can say I have seen a big change. There is room to improve but I like the direction.

    Cons

    You have to walk for 15 min from skytrain. Most of the call center has moved to Philippine.

    Advice to Management

    Annual reviews and training for staff helps everyone.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Needs an overhaul immediately"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Operations in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cymax Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. Very flexible on your work schedule.

    Cons

    No communication whatsoever by the CEO / upper management. The Christmas party of which we do yearly was not done in 2017. If the company cannot host a Christmas party, it has to be because of financial reasons.
    When plans were implemented to change the direction of company, everyone was told there would not be a reduction of jobs...until the job cuts came due to 'performance'. No one was hired to replace the position.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment where people want to be. You know it is a bad company to work for when there were job openings and I would NEVER recommend my friends to work there.


  6. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cymax Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Always room to grow and explore new possibilities

    Cons

    No clear direction of the company
    Always changing directions with no plan


  7. "Great company to work with if you are young and have lots of energy"

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    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymax Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, lots of things going on, great teams and great coworkers, lots of young people to hang out with during or after work

    Cons

    Can get really busy to hectic during busy season, some over time needed during busy hours or weekends, salary and benefits are catching up but still not on par with some more established companies out there

    Advice to Management

    Keep the teams happy, they are a great bunch

  8. Helpful (7)

    "A Means to an End"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cymax Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Some staff are friendly
    - If you land full-time the work is consistent (at least in Sales)
    - Not a far walk from the skytrain (beware of crows)

    If you need work it's a decent place to get your feet on the ground but definitely look for better opportunities on the side.

    Cons

    - Middle management are power hungry (likely because they are pushed around by those above them)
    - Your hours will be cut without notice if you don't meet sales goals
    - Hours not always consistent (sometimes scheduled for morning, afternoon, or evening shifts
    - Pay is sub-par for the stressful nature of the work (14.00$ /h)
    - Forced to pay into a health and dental plan
    - Parking isn't free (around 100$ per month)
    - 30 minute unpaid break
    - No reasonably priced restaurants in the area

    Advice to Management

    Not much because nothing will change. It's a for-profit company and it cares very little for its mid-to-low level employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts PAyable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cymax Stores full-time

    Pros

    Nice employees and employees are fun to work with

    Cons

    Low salary and poor benefit program

    Advice to Management

    Create a good salary and benefit program for employees.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cymax Stores full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and good culture. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    No growth and underpaid. Not up to standards at all.