Urban Barn Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2021

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3.1
44%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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Urban Barn President Linda Letts (no image)
Linda Letts
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "40% Discount on Urban Barn Items(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great Discount, Great learning/school, Accountability, Creativity(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor management sometimes I don’t even blame the manager in charge because the head office never helps(in 16 reviews)

  • "Poor raises only alight with minimum wage increases(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to start career

      Apr 28, 2021 - Sales Associate in Coquitlam, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people. Employees discount. Flexible hours.

      Cons

      Commission environment. Lots of cleaning. Too many employees on the floor at the same time.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Jul 23, 2021 - Store Manager in Etobicoke, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great discount. Family environment. Comprehensive and thorough training

      Cons

      Transparency with business decision of people

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      Jun 19, 2021 - Purchasing Assistant in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Social events every month Great coworkers

      Cons

      Lack of growth or promotions

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Growing Company

      Jun 2, 2021 - Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Company with a family-like culture 2. Great work-life balance training 3. Up to date systems 4. Employee discount 5. Great team work 6. Open to ideas

      Cons

      1. Loyal employee incentive 2. Employee bonus based on business impact 3. Lack of training investment for employees

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Commission environment

      May 26, 2021 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Make good connections with coworkers

      Cons

      Competitive because you work on commission

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Competitive

      May 26, 2021 - Sales Associate in Victoria, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee discount and sales commission

      Cons

      Stressful and so competitive! Sometimes too competitive

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Look elsewhere first

      May 15, 2021 - Manager in Surrey, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good staff discount, nice product ( if available), good if you like design!

      Cons

      No structure, constant change, HR and manager on a totally different page. Threats of job loss, no development/ investment in their people. The answer to any issue is “terminate”. Very stressful employment culture and strange environment.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not great

      May 11, 2021 - Stock and Operations Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      your co-workers are great, most customers are nice

      Cons

      low pay, management does not care about you

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent Work Experience

      Mar 11, 2021 - Head Office 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have loved working for UB for the last 7 years... I saw a review below that commented on an RM and the experience that was had. It is unfortunate to have to read something like this when it could not be further from the truth. I have worked along side of every single RM in the business, and you could not ask for more dedicated, passionate and a truly fun loving group of individuals. I hate to see such hostile reviews on a forum like this, as it may deflect great talent from applying to the business. It's also a form of cyber bullying which allows disgruntled employees to vent. Sorry to hear your experience was so bad - I have seen a lot of employees come and go in my time here, and never ever was it because of fear or threats from the RM teams. RM's have a job to do and sometimes it isn't always a positive outcome. But employees also have a job to do and if you do it ethically, and you work hard, you would never feel the need to have to write a review like the one below.

      Cons

      I don't have any cons to report at this time

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It's okay

      Mar 15, 2021 - Supervisor in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent commission, forty percent discount

      Cons

      Expects too much of lower level employees, company does not care about employees, often overworked, rarely promotes from within

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