Compare Birks vs SAQ BETA

See how working at Birks vs. SAQ compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Birks vs. SAQ. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Birks

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SAQ

Employee Ratings

  • Birks scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and CEO Approval.
  • SAQ scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 65 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 95 reviews)
SAQ employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Birks employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.2
Career Opportunities
2.8
SAQ employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Birks employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
SAQ employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than Birks employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.5
Senior Management
2.8
SAQ employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Birks employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.8
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Birks Ceo Jean-Christophe Bédos
67%
67%Jean-Christophe Bédos
Birks employees rated their CEO Approval 28% higher than SAQ employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
SAQ Ceo Alain Brunet
39%
39%Alain Brunet
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
38%
% Recommend to a friend
56%
SAQ employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Birks employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
19%
Positive Business Outlook
45%
SAQ employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 26% higher than Birks employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Jewellery" was the most mentioned Pro at Birks.
  • "Avantages sociaux" was the most mentioned Pro at SAQ.
  • "No room" was the most mentioned Con at Birks.
  • "Très long avant" was the most mentioned Con at SAQ.
Pros
Pros
"Jewellery"(in 4 reviews)
"Working environment"(in 3 reviews)
Pros
"Avantages sociaux"(in 10 reviews)
"Fond de pension"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No room"(in 6 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Très long avant"(in 4 reviews)
"D'avoir un poste"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Birks full-time for less than a year

Pros

Lots of down time on sales floor

Cons

Poor Management, favouritism, competitive sales associates,

Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

I have been working at SAQ part-time for more than a year

Pros

Pretty good salary and benifits. If you're young or still in school you won't find better.

Cons

Training is minimal and almost none existant.

Advice to Management

Add more training for new employees.

Job Postings

Birks has 61 more recently posted open jobs than SAQ.