Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 18 December 2017
Employees treated poorly, no skills learned at this job, all level of team members including store management are glorified stock clerks and cashiers. No sales abilities required, no thinking required. This job will not prepare you for a sales position or retail management position at any other company.
Nice Staff, Bad Managment, Overall easy lightweight job
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 December 2017
Really easy job, easy tasks, fun environment, nice staff. Only problem was the manager... Would complain and gossip about staff to other staff,very unprofessional. Would also keep store open extra late just to make a few more sales.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 14 December 2017
Working at the centre mall Ardene was not a good work environment at all. The employees gossiped a lot about other employees and some of the keyholders would even join in.The manager was really rude and strict and unforgiving for even small mistakes. The store tasks were always unclear and disorganized. If you were new the managers would be nice at first but then it was clear they did not care about the employees. The work was hard but manageable but the employees and managers made it a really anxious place to work at and everyone that worked there were some of the most judgemental, rude people i've met
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 7 December 2017
It was exhausting not because of the work load but, because of the employee's there. Some were just not nice. They were rude and I was trying to be positive the entire time but, it was hard to work in that kind of environment, knowing people didn't really like you. Even the manager is rude. I understand that when you have a job not everyone is going to be nice but, the manager was terrible. She literally doesn't care if you are sick or if you have a family emergency she expects you to come to work anyway. There was one employee who had just come out of the hospital THAT DAY and the manager still made her come to work. The manager would make such a big deal if you stayed home for ANY reason at all. The manager would literally say "if you can walk then you can come to work."
Assistant (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 26 November 2017
I was my dad assistant during the summer of 2016-2017 which was a great way to build my excel knowledge. Hardest part of job was having to make sure you got everything calculated correctly or else the shippings would be wrong and you would have to restart which would take hours.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 18 November 2017
Working at this establishment was a very fulfilling and education job about the retail industry, whilst working there I learned a lot about customer service, retail stock, product placement & supply and demand needs.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 14 November 2017
Management promised too much to their employee's and failed to meet the needs of their employee's. I believed that this would be a wonderful experience, but turned sour within months of employment due to lack of professionalism.
Not a great company to work for. No benefits, or wage increases. The other employees tend to be catty and there is a lot of drama in the workplace... you would think this could be 'fixed' by speaking with the DM, but unfortunately she is too 'buddy buddy' with the store managers to do anything about it. Managers/third keys sit out back socializing/on cellphones while sales associates are out on the floor doing the work.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 November 2017
I felt like i was underpaid because I was a sales associate and I was also told to do stock which is a hard and complicated task. The work wasnt too hard overall but my manager was terrible and is the reason i left. She changed the schedule too often and didnt give us the schedules two weeks in advance like she was supposed to
I worked for ardene 1 year and a half, hate this place, rude manager, if you’re new, the manager will abuse of you, you have to sell alot if not they will be mad at you, you can’t communicate with your coworkers if you do you get an advice, but if the managers talk between them it’s okay, the managers don’t know what they are doing, you got your schedule 3 day or less in advance, all the stores smells like plastic, bathroom in the backstore not working... the only that kept me going to work was to be with my coworkers who are the best
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
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