fast paced retail environment.
Pros: employee discounts, great coworkers, fashion
Ardene is a very fast paced environment.
It really depends who ur store manager is; most are very productive and challenge u to acheive more. Others are slackers whom worked hard to get to that position and dwindle with the lack of promotional opportunities at that level. Usually they wont last long they will either leave the company or there will be a manager shift. If there is a complete issue reguarding the location and/or manager ask for a transfer as a second chance.
Coworkers are usually awesome people to get to know. There are a wide variety of laides and women that u may make some great friends.
My duties include using the cash register, helping open the store as well as close it. To clean the store, do my tasks as well as provide excellent customer service (in some cases ur customers dont appreciate it). Theift prevention is a must; as it is the job description to protect the companys assets.
tasks may include opening boxes or bags of packages of clothing and shoes. They also include merchandising (or moving) a wall, table or grill rack.
tasks are placed last on the pedistal. Customers are first. Therefore cleaning and maintaining the store becomes second with stopping ur task and asking customers questions while u tidy their mess.
Certain tasks have time limits though because the team works like a chain to get the merchandise on the floor.
It depends on the store but some back rooms are small and cannot hold the amount of merchandise the corporation sends; therefore they are crammed and/or messy with boxes and merchandise. This can be fixed easily – more... with time management between tasks and customers as well as being organized and working as a team.
What i valued most about this job is the flexibility. I have maintained going to college as well as being a new mom. Ive been with the company since 2013, the new scheduling system is the greatest. I have an app on my phone where im able to check my schedule in which the manager uploads. That they (now) follow the labour laws, u clock out when ur done no more staying late unpaid. Also the followed labour law of lunch break; ive worked for businesses that dont follow it.
It depends on who u are as a person. Some people like this work some people dont. In this case ardene has opened up a whole world or retail possibilities for me and anything that requires customer service.
(Side note: in other reviews it had stated that managers move up after 3 months. This is not true. The employee needs to show theyre ready for it with either hard work and little mistakes, or work there for more than a yr and request to move forward.) – less