Assistant Manager in September (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 17 October 2013
I loved working at Ardene. There were so many new things showing up daily and we were constantly changing mods, so there was never a dull moment. The people that I got to work with were absolutely fantastic. I miss working with them a lot. The only thing that I was not too fond of with the job was that I was told, after almost 2 years of being an assistant manager, that because I do not have grade 12 they would hire a manager from outside of the company before offering the position to me if the time should arise.
Great people, tons of neat merchandise, inexpensive clothing/shoes
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – 12 August 2017
Worked here a little over a year, and never in my life have i worked for such a nasty assistant manager. Disrespectful,verbally abusive, threatening, mean, lazy, racist, unprofessional. The staff was okay, but we ran through so many girls quitting because of cattyness. Discount was amazing. Horrible hrs,sometimes cut to 1 shift a week. Lack of motivation throughout staff. Head office is bs. One half hr if you work over 5
Third key holder (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 July 2017
I enjoy working here. If you have a great team it makes the world of a difference. Head office can be a bit stubborn and ignorant, which can affect your quality of work when you are trying to do your best.
Third Key Manager (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 16 July 2017
This company has some managers that are too by the book about certain things to the point where even if the manual's suggestion for a task is inefficient, this one specific store manager would still prefer being unproductive.
Manager didn't care when I informed her of a potential Asst. Manager's racist outburst.
Working here was a huge mistake! My coworkers AND management were telling me not to do things properly like putting the right size clip on the shoes! That wall is always a mess and no one bothers to even try! They also take advantage of the hours people are willing to work. Not only that, but they are very discriminatory if you have a mental illness of any sort! So if you value your time and your mental health, save yourself the trouble and do not apply here!!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 5 June 2017
Really easy work, shifts are usually between 4-7 hours if you are part time, and 8 if you are full time. If you are part time you get roughly 15 hours a week, but I have received much less due to bad times of the month for shopping. On the other hand, you will receive more during busy times of the month such as Christmas and Spring Break. If the management is good, then you should have no problems. Can be a really fun place to work.
Productive and fun environment, flexible hours, reliable management
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 June 2017
Management and other employees are always willing to help, staff stays on top of tasks which helps the day run smoothly, management was always there to help and is reasonable when it comes to hours or personal issues.
Discounts, cover/switch shifts easily, time off, staff environment
Lack of security, cuts of part-time employee hours
General Helper (Former Employee) – Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC – 3 June 2017
Working at the Ardene Warehouse during the summer was a great experience because you obtain marketing skills. The job was very demanding, constantly busy and you needed to be very active to keep your position there.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 31 May 2017
Ardene is a really fun place to work. I always enjoyed working with the customers. The merchandise is fun and youthful. The most exciting time was during back to school. I always had a great time helping the girls pick out new outfits.
Fun atmosphere, potential for advancement, good pay.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 30 May 2017
Working here I had several tasks to complete each shift. I learned about different products and how to display them in a fashionable manner. The hardest part of the job was making sure that we were always getting stock out on time.
Third Key Holder (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 28 May 2017
Immature, uneducated manager that acted like a wannabe popular high school girl with paid groupies. Spent half her time in back store with her phone or trying on the merchandise. Got away with getting paid to do nothing by blaming everyone else for her inefficiencies. Low wages for the job you're expected to do. Customer service, visual presentation, cash, stock, mopping, cleaning bathrooms and taking out the trash. No benefits if you're not manager or assistant manager and no incentives or rewards for beating monthly sales budgets. If it saves them money, they expect you to go heyond you're work title.
no possibility of moving up in the company unless you know enough people to get you there.
Key Holder and Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 May 2017
Once you work in here, you are not just a sales associate , you will also be in charge of the windows merchandise, as they do not have visual managers, you are also the stock person , cashier, and also a cleaner!!