Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 19 October 2017
This job is not ideal for anyone with a busy life. It seemed like the manager wanted me to put this part-time seasonal 'in-the-meantime' job before my schooling, before my co-op, and before any other thing that mattered. I understand her passion and looking out for the brand, but there should be a a balance.
I did enjoy the sense of kindness everyone showed to one another- everyone was always willing to help one another when needed. The managers were willing to accommodate different situations when given notice.
A typical day is spent reorganizing and greeting people. You are not cashing anyone out, you are not doing much more than helping people find things, cleaning and organizing.
nice people, discount on your purchases, shared snacks sometimes
Associée aux ventes (Former Employee) – Châteauguay, QC – 16 October 2017
Probablement l'emploi le moins gratifiant que j'ai eu. Les gérantes ne soulignaient jamais le travail bien fait et réprimandaient les erreurs tout haut, devant tout le monde. Elles parlaient également dans le dos de toutes les employées. L'atmosphère était toujours tendue et négative. J'espère que le tout a changé depuis le temps, car je crois qu'avec une meilleure gestion, cet emploi aurait été très agréable.
Sales (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 10 October 2017
learned a lot about fashion and retail business was fun and employees and employer had a great relationship. Worked on group projects and by myself as well manager was very friendly and so was the other coworkers made time there fun and enjoyable
I had to leave because the job is becoming stressful. My manager is okay but sometimes the task is becoming more impossible, and it feels like I don't get the praise of working hard. I know it was time to leave when my manager commented about the small things ( like I should fold the shirts facing the store, or I did not complete moving the shoe wall in the amount hours were given, which is freaking impossible to do ) instead of praising the big things I've done.
It was okay if you want a part-time job as a student, but not as full-time.
nice co-workers and manager
- impossible tasks, short break, cleaning tasks (extremely tiring), strict manager when it comes to cleaning
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 September 2017
I worked as a sales associate for only 1month before being let go. It was a good job overall, being retail you're bound to deal with difficult customers. I got a long with my co-workers and didn't feel uncomfortable around them. When the store isn't busy it can be very boring, it can be high demand when it gets busy. This job is good for building costumer service skills
The complaint that I have is being let go after 10 days of working there. I was on time 99% of the time, that 1% is the few times that i would clock in at 5:32 for example. I never stood around for long periods of time doing nothing, I never ignored a customer, and I never had my phone out or broke dress code. I worked more with the assistant manager then the manager, I was always with the assistant manager until closing and she would always said I did a good job. I had only worked with the manager twice including the day I was let go. The first time was on my first day. Based on this I'm not sure why I was fired and I was not given a reason. This is merely speculation on my part but I feel as if the manager did not like me. I was also made aware that some of the new hires broke some of the codes but I can't say whether they remained or not. This situation has more to do with management or the lack there of
Associate (Former Employee) – Bathurst, NB – 24 September 2017
just found out i can rate ardene so here i go ! worked there for less than a year. management does whatever they want, goes shopping during their shifts leaves coworkers to do all the work. all they do is stand at the cash and talk and expect you to do all the work. They are all bullies! the assistant manager will talk bad behind your back to other employees and the manager is always shopping around the store and trying clothes on.
Management is incredibly rude to employees and customers. You are basically trained to hover over customers and assume most are shoplifters. I felt awful confronting innocent customers who my coworkers assumed were "sketchy". I learned that in order to succeed at Ardene you have to make catching shoplifters a bigger priority than providing good customer service.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 24 August 2017
management does whatever they want, goes shopping during their shifts leaves coworkers to do all the work. all they do is stand at the cash and talk and expect you to do all the work. the management are all bullies and i cant even count how many times they have made employees cry!! the manager will talk bad behind your back to other employees and the general manager sits out back and plays facebook games and texts!