Sales Reprensentative (Former Employee), Arlington, VA – October 21, 2013
While working at this job, I was able to learn a lot about myself that I hadn't previously known. I was able to make great friends that showed me a side of myself I was scared to bring out, definitely boosted my confidence.
However, the district manager is in poor taste, in my opinion and one of the assistant managers gave more hours to her close friends – more... as opposed to top performers. – less
State of the art Head Office, a dream for most people with excellent group culture
MEDIA MANAGER (Current Employee), montreal, quebec – October 29, 2014
Pros: free parking, subsidized lunches, eco-friendly building
Cons: not great for work/life balance, long, tiresome hours
I have been here over 7 years and it has been an awesome company to work for. There is a palpable energy in the building as soon as you walk through the doors and I have learned so much in my job as it has evolved over the years. The people are young, vibrant and brimming with enthusiasm, the building itself is pretty spectacular, complete with a university-like – more... campus, gym, free parking and great cafeteria, to name a few perks. Most enjoyable part of the job is the comraderie among team members. I have formed many close friends over the years, it's great. – less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), montreal – April 3, 2013
Pros: discounts on shoes
Cons: long hours pass closing time
1- typical day at work is just trying to sell shoes to make more money and clean 3-management is not the best ive seen in retail 4-co-workers not the best team ive been with 5-hardest part of the job is working with your co-workers sometimes 6-the most enjoyable part of the job was the discounts on the shoes
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), winnipeg, manitoba – May 31, 2012
Cons: opening/closing more than one store in a day
I come to work everyday and actually want to be there. My team is always happy and up-beat. I've learned a lot about Aldo Groupe as a company. The most useful lesson I have learned about management in this company is that, not everyone is going to like you. Working for this company i have noticed that they enjoy having new associates around. They truly – more... believe that everyone is replacable. The hardest part about the job is having to tell yourself that you are appreciated, because there isn't always time for your manager to tell you. The most enjoyable part about the job is putting a smile on customer's faces. It feels great to go that extra mile for someone and know that they appreciate everything you did for them. – less
Sales Lead - Keyholder (Current Employee), White Plains, NY – August 7, 2014
Every day is exciting because you never know what type of customers you will be engaging with. The manager is very proactive and uses time productively. It allows you to learn and have fun while doing so. Co-workers are hardworking for the most part and everyone has really good relationships with each other.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Niagara Falls, NY – June 4, 2014
Love the people that work here. To enjoy a job environment, your co-workers and managers are what makes a difference. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to make our customer happy with their purchase. However, the hardest part of the job is when we cannot reach our goal for the day.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NV – March 6, 2014
Pros: 50% off all merchandise
I moved from La to Vegas & worked out there. I got sick and missed ONE DAY, they told me I couldn't come back until I had a Dr's note..AFTER ONE DAY!! I told them my Dr is all the way in La, I wasn't gonna drive to another state for a Dr's note & they said "Oh well, nice knowing you."
You have to make $700 in sales daily to get any hours. The goal – more... for black friday was $2500. They're ridiculous. – less
Store Manager (Current Employee), United States – February 26, 2014
Very fun, exciting, and challenging company to work for. Day to day responsibilities change everyday. District manager is great. Upper levels of management in the company rarely see or speak to anyone below district manager levels.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Commerce, CA – January 13, 2014
Pros: 50% discount, meeting different people
Cons: hours depend on how much you sell
Selling and making your goal for each day you worked was your main priority along with satisfying the customer, and maintaining a good looking store. The management wasn't the best. I had three different managers the whole year I worked here, but each manager I adapted to were nice hardworking managers.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FL – December 12, 2013
Pros: it was extremely close to my home, flexible schedule
Cons: inconsistent hours, late pay, frequent moves to different departments
A typical work day began at 8am and ended at 5pm, depending on how many hours you were allowed to work. I answered calls and scheduled appointments for patients for dentures, cleanings, extractions, and partials. I learned a lot about dental hygiene and the Dentrix and Citrix system. Management changed every other month, and employees were frequently – more... fired or laid off, oftentimes via text or email. The hardest part of my job was training, because I could never ask the same question to different people and receive the same answer from each of them. Most enjoyable were the co-workers I grew close to. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – December 5, 2013
Pros: i loved everything.
Cons: the pay was low, but its retail.
At Aldo we never experienced a relaxed day. Everyday was a new challenge and we worked our hardest to achieve al the goals. Whether its Sales Goals or Shipment, we strive to keep our store looking excellent and strived for our customers to feel welcome.
A decent place to work if you aspire to be in Retail.
Assistant Manager/ Sales Lead (Former Employee), Washington, DC – July 25, 2013
A typical day at Aldo consisted of sending out shoe orders in the morning when we were slow and making sure the store was set up correctly. We were to assist guests that came in and try to help them pick out shoes and then match accessories with them. We were evaluated on how many extra products we were able to sell in addition to the shoes. I learned – more... how to work in a very competitive environment and I also learned that I did not have an interest in working at a retail store. Even though I was considered an Asssistant Manager, I felt as though I was not empowered by the General Manager to be a leader. I took it upon myself to act as a leader in every situation possible, but it would have been nice to have more support. The hardest part of this job was working so hard for very little. The most enjoyable part was having the experience of being an Assistant Manager. – less
Store Manager (Former Employee), Freehold, NJ – October 8, 2012
Pros: always something to do.
Cons: district manager/corporate
I learned a lot more about shoes and the constructions of how they are created. A typical day all depended on any paperwork that needed to be done as well as shipment. Our main focus was to maximize every sale with every customer that walked in. Continuous training the sales associates as well as the other managers.
Manager (Current Employee), Cambridge, MA – June 4, 2012
Cons: short breaks, not enough pay
every day is a different day golas to meet, new trends to learn, overseeking opportunities and always keeping an eye for new candidates as part if the management team there is a lot to learn and being a role model for the otther employees is a must. my co- workers are fun. open minded, and helpfull. as a team we are really efficient hardest part of – more... the job is letting a customer leave empty handed the best part is giving excellent customer satisfaction. being able to manage the store and knowing that you made your store goals – less