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TA Appliances and Barbecues Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2019

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2.7
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TA Appliances and Barbecues CEO Tim Witzel (no image)
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TA Appliances and Barbecues full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice work environment, great commissions

    Cons

    Lack of processes and family ran business

    TA Appliances and Barbecues2015-10-08
  2. "Small Store Feel"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TA Appliances and Barbecues full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Still feels like a family owned business. Operates well. Haven’t gotten too big in themselves.

    Cons

    Need a better phone system and upgrade hvac system in the store. Getting very dated.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a decent job.

    TA Appliances and Barbecues2019-09-18
  3. "Exciting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TA Appliances and Barbecues full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic & always changing. Industry is challenging

    Cons

    Its a retail world. Competition is fierce.

    Advice to Management

    Some very close minded staff get in the way of opportunities.

    TA Appliances and Barbecues2018-11-26
  4. "Reception"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at TA Appliances and Barbecues part-time

    Pros

    Pretty easy job once you get the hang of it No major stress in the job itself Sales staff are generally good to work with

    Cons

    No management follow through on any issues - make you feel like you are heard but then it's tossed aside and forgotten about. As long as the work is getting done, they don't care. Vague policies that also get changed without your knowledge. No real training, just thrown in and are expected to know how to do everything (expect about 3 months to understand what you're doing without any error). Schedules are... unfair as they are created by a peer so there is heavy bias. Those who don't do their jobs, and bully others, get promoted. But those who do their jobs get nothing...??

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    Advice to Management

    Look to the root of the problem - if there's a high turnover, there's a reason. Listen to your staff when they bring issues to you and deal with them in a timely matter. Create a place that people want to come into every day. If you want 2 weeks notice and not someone quitting on the spot, maybe don't allow such a toxic environment to exist. When you can't eat or sleep, and get physically sick at the thought of... coming into work... 2 weeks isn't happening.

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    TA Appliances and Barbecues2018-01-31
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Reception"

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    Current Employee - Reception in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TA Appliances and Barbecues part-time

    Pros

    Sales staff are great to work with. Pretty easy job to do, no major stress. And that is about it.

    Cons

    Management is misleading and no follow through, tell you something then it never actually happens. No actual guidelines/policy's for the job. Unfair schedules.

    Advice to Management

    When almost every employee who works there openly admits they hate it it's time to make some changes.

    TA Appliances and Barbecues2015-09-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brantford, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TA Appliances and Barbecues full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    BBQS is a fun business.

    Cons

    Family business that is corporately immature. Noncompetitive salaries. Under qualified support office/home office. Logistics is a nightmare. Upper management is not involved in front line service.

    TA Appliances and Barbecues2015-06-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "An unprofessional work environment."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TA Appliances and Barbecues full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commission program is profitable if you can work every Saturday and Sunday which is expected

    Cons

    Stores are open 12 hours a day during the week in addition to having modified hours on Saturdays and Sundays and employees are expected to attend sales training and sales meetings on their own time including days off. Company has no real human resource department and has no rules against multiple family members working together and reporting to one another, compensation and benefits are never clearly outlined.

    Advice to Management

    Consider communicating with staff at multiple locations and formulating ethical workplace guidelines. Ta Appliances is a division of Onward Manufacturing Company but lacks the benefit of the professional management set in place at OMC

    TA Appliances and Barbecues2014-11-10
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