The Source Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great work environment, Helpful manager, positive feedback(in 34 reviews)

  • "You can make good commission on your sales(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management can be very pushy for sales(in 21 reviews)

  • "must try and sell a cell phone to every person who walks into the store(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      MONEY

      May 19, 2021 - Commissioned Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lots of commission can advance up the ladder access to newest electronics

      Cons

      annoying district managers constant stress to hit targets customers can be uneducated

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I've definitely had worse jobs.

      Jun 12, 2021 - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's not hard work. The commission isn't amazing, but it beats minimum wage. Relaxed work environment and good culture between associates.

      Cons

      Sales culture is abysmal, you're almost encouraged to commit borderline fraud. If you aren't hitting their insanely high quotas you'll be taken off of good selling days, which makes it harder to hit quotas. If you then continue to miss quotas, you will be pushed out of the company. To hit quotas, you will be encouraged to take advantage of lower income people and the elderly, pushing contracts on them that they cannot possibly afford. The good management and the old guard is long gone, this job is no longer about customer service, it is about tricking people into unwanted services.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      not much growth

      Jun 14, 2021 - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good pay, bonus, vacation, grow

      Cons

      no growth, stagnant job with mundane work

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Dismal

      Jun 12, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Barrie, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities for growth are offered

      Cons

      There is an overall negative atmosphere

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Training Retail Manager

      May 2, 2021 - "Assistant Manager"/FT Sales Associate in Victoria, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best company I have worked for. Great starting wages. Commission on top of regular hourly wage. Raises every 6 months depending on Job performance. The Source likes to train and hire within the company. If you are looking to be a manager of a retail location this is the best place to start!

      Cons

      currently not part of a union

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Job for a Part Time Student but heavily weighs on Manager Quality

      Jan 8, 2021 - Retail Associate in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Decent employee discount program with no purchasing limit. The yearly Christmas discount on a product is the best! - Chill and nice coworkers - Ability to make much more than minimum wage depending on commission - Always provides additional training if needed. Can really hound in on your sales experience and tech knowledge - Flexible hours but also depends on store Manager I had a great manager so I overall enjoyed my time at this company. If you have a bad one I can see how you would easily be unsatisfied at the job.

      Cons

      - The job can be repetitive - Sales is not for everyone. They are pretty pushy when it comes to meeting your targets. If you do not like cross selling you will not like this job - You will experience rejection and rude customers like all retail jobs - Little to no growth opportunities. If you do not live in eastern Canada there are barely any growth opportunities. Best you could probably do is manager but if you are looking to grow on the corporate side, forget about it.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 10, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing people to work with

      Cons

      Benefits could definitely be better

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very basic traditional sales job

      May 31, 2021 - Sales Associate in Oakville, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      okay commission and flexible hours

      Cons

      Bad management on the store level

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good experience with good management.

      Apr 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Oshawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Will work around your personal schedule (good for students) Potential to make a lot of money during busier months

      Cons

      Targets can be hard to attain in slow months If you are a good employee they won't want to give you a corporate position and want you to stay in store

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love my job

      Apr 2, 2021 - Sales Associate in St. John's, NL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love working at the source. It's like my second family and the manager is very flexible with my schedule. Good money if you sell well, if you're not a good salesperson then you may have to be happy with close to minimum wage. But that's warm up to you then the company.

      Cons

      I honestly can't think of any.

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