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stressant
Conseillère à la Vente (Former Employee) –  Montréal-Est, QC16 June 2017
la place devenant tres stressant vers la fin de la journer
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Overall horrible management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 June 2017
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!!
Pros
Leaving
Cons
Terrible management
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Enjoyable & Easy
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  North Bay, ON5 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.
Pros
Easy
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Productive and fun environment, flexible hours, reliable management
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 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.
Pros
Discounts, cover/switch shifts easily, time off, staff environment
Cons
Lack of security, cuts of part-time employee hours
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Busy, tiring, productive
General Helper (Former Employee) –  Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC3 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.
Pros
Discount on products
Cons
Constantly busy
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Fun place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON31 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.
Pros
Fun atmosphere, potential for advancement, good pay.
Cons
None
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It was enjoyable to learn about the products
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Spruce Grove, AB30 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.
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worse job ever
Third Key Holder (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 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.
Pros
employee discount and friendships
Cons
everything else
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Terrible management
Key Holder (Former Employee) –  BC27 May 2017
Overall just a horrible place to work. They treat their employees like cattle. Give no hours, are judgmental and making a quick buck is their only goal.
Pros
Customers
Cons
Terrible management
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Low pace environment
Key Holder and Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 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!!
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Environnement de travail agréable
Gerante (Current Employee) –  Gatineau, QC13 May 2017
Je travaille pour ardene depuis plusieurs années et j'adore sa mais je crois qu'il y a encore de l'amélioration a faire côté salaire ainsi que les assurances maladies.
Pros
Très bonne esprit d'équipe
Cons
Assurance maladie
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Unprofessional Management, Great Benefits
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON11 May 2017
The employee discount is very decent, and they are very flexible with scheduling but at the same time very cheap on hours. Management at many locations is very unprofessional and rude, beyond anything I have seen at any other company.
Pros
Great discount
Cons
No hours
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Productive and energetic work place.
Sales associate (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL9 May 2017
Very fun place to work; fast paced and lovely working with customers. great vibe and easily complete tasks given with help of coworkers. Boss was easy going and understanding.
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Productive.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Prince Albert, SK8 May 2017
My experience with Ardene was a good experience. Knowing how a workplace really works, each day there would be areas to work in, learning to use/handle the cash register, and over all helping customers.
Pros
Employee discounts.
Cons
Short breaks.
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productive
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Prince Albert, SK8 May 2017
A typical day included: counting tills, customer service, putting product out.

Learned how to put product out onto sales floors, work longer days

Management abused their role.

Hardest part of the job: sometimes would have to work 12 hour days all in a row.

Enjoyed: working with clothing and helping customers finding what suited their needs most.
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Best work experience
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON8 May 2017
Managers were extremely helpful and fun to be around, customers were incredibly kind, and training was extremely easy to catch on to. The other employees were a pleasure to be around. Although a seasonal position, I would have loved to stick around longer just to have such solid management/coworkers.
Pros
Lunch breaks, reasonable pay, amazing hours, best manager I've worked with
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Productive and a nice enviroment to be in.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB3 May 2017
I was able to learn how to use till and make my customer service improve. Although there was a lack of time managing skills and lack of managing tasks.
Pros
Friendly co-workers
Cons
Lack of time managment
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Key Holder/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Prince Albert, SK3 May 2017
opened and closed the store , set out stock , cleaned up end of shift , supervised other workers , worked the till , counted tills befoere and after shifts
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great co-workers
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  yorkgate mall1 May 2017
Meeting the customers who walk through the door and helping them in every way we can is of course our first priority. This means finding the perfect outfit for them, or even custom ordering whatever meets their needs.
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Équipe de travail agréable
Commis aux ventes (Current Employee) –  Sainte-Foy, QC29 April 2017
Les heures d'ouverture sont correcte,
L'entreprise permet de se développer,
Beaucoup de travail physique (boîtes)
Pros
Équipe de travail
Cons
Courtes pauses
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