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Friendly and fun workplace, provides you with good work experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Wpg, MB.November 9, 2013
Pros: store discount, fun coworkers, good customer-service building job, not late closing shifts
Cons: long hour shifts, dealing with theft
A normal day at work would include covering the areas like Front Greeter, Fitting Rooms, Middle or Till. You need to greet every customer that walks into the store with a friendly smile and the greet. You learn the basics of retail when it comes to displays, organizing (big part of this job), and strong customer-service abilities (another big part of – more... this job) ex. making sales, dealing with theft. Management depends on the branch but most are great and guide you in the right direction for the store's success. Making room for new stock shipments would be what I consider the most difficult part of the job. The best part of the job is the people you work with. They are very selective with the people they hire and you'll probably have some of the funnest coworkers! – less
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Overall, a great experience.
Assistant Manager in September (Former Employee), Prince George, BCOctober 17, 2013
Pros: great people, tons of neat merchandise, inexpensive clothing/shoes
Cons: not many advancement opportunities.
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 – more... 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. – less
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Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, ABSeptember 2, 2013
I loved working for the company and to this day I still shop at Ardene. My DM would be nie to your face but talk about you behind your back
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Affordable fashion clothing and accessories, fun, fast paced environment.
Store Manager (Former Employee), Belleville, OntarioAugust 29, 2013
Pros: great discount, energetic environment, fashion forward styles.
Typical day involved:

shipping and receiving
stocking and merchandising
delegating tasks,driving sales, motivating team
recruiting and training new staff members
scheduling
sales representative
reporting to the district supervisor
acting cashier and daily balancing(opening and closing counts)

I gained most of my retail experience while working at – more... Ardene and learned multiple skill sets that I can apply in any retail position.

Always enjoyed working with my upper management and co-workers. – less
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great people to work with
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 9, 2013
Pros: great staff
Cons: long hours
cannot disclose information but i learned a lot from here as it was my first experience working
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Fun and young staff, vibrant and good music
Sales Associate (Current Employee), toronto ONJune 27, 2013
relate to other staff well, not good shifts but always fun good music but rude customers a lot.
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A very inviting work environment with great management and staff
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Hamilton, ONJune 24, 2013
Pros: we had great mangement
Cons: we left the store late sometimes if the store wasn't clean enough.
A typical day at work includes welcoming customers that come inside the store, helping them to find their various items within the store and working at the cash register. As a result, I learnt great problem solving skills as it relates to customer satisfaction and I've learnt to put my customers first. Both managers were really great, they did a good – more... job and they still found time to build a relationship with myself and other employees. My co-workers were also very friendly and hard-working and we could rely on each other when needed. The hardest part of the job was keeping the store clean while attending to customers during peak periods like Christmas and summer holidays. However, most experiences were enjoyable. I enjoyed meeting new people who came into the store and serving them and seeing that smile on their face when they were pleased. – less
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Fun workplace, great co workers
Sales Associate (Former Employee), New GlasgowMay 28, 2013
Pros: amazing co workers
Cons: short hours
I enjoyed working at Ardene's, I had to quit because I moved away, it was very unfortunate that I could not get a transfer. I learned lots from working at Ardene's, it made me better with customer service. My manager is an amazing women, we not only worked very well together but we had a great friendship. I had amazing co workers as well who I still – more... keep in contact with, we made work fun. The hardest part of the job was each week we would get a different floor plan, which included change the entire store around in as little time as possible, physically it was hard. The most enjoyable part about working for Ardene's was the great environment, it is one of my favorite stores and I know all the product very well. – less
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typical retail store
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 23, 2013
Pros: student friendly. great discount
folding clothes
doing stock
front cash
helping customers
cleaning the store
making sure nothing is on the ground (merch)
great for people who don't like/need the pressure of commission sales
great place to start in retail
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Great company, but the store I worked at was way too small for what we had in it.
Part-time sales associate (Former Employee), Oakville, ONMay 22, 2013
I worked at an outlet version of Ardene, and it looked like a very constricted closet. It was very hard to look for things, and it was just very crowded when it got busy. If it was a bigger place, and if it didn't shut down, I would've enjoyed it.
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Fun workplace
Customer Service (Former Employee), Chatham-Kent, ONApril 26, 2013
Pros: staff discount
Cons: minimum wage
Always something to do, never just standing around. Great staff discount. I learned how to properly pierce ears.
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Sink or Swim
Store Manager (Former Employee), Halifax, NSApril 23, 2013
Pros: being a manager, staff members, hours
Cons: not being trained
I was hired to be the Assistant manager, less then 3 days later then manager quit and I was left to be the store manager. so it was a Sink or Swim scenario. I hadn't received the proper training to be the manager and would get yelled for not knowing something a normally trained manager would know.

I enjoyed hiring my own staff members, who became good – more... friends in and outside of work.

The management above me was not a patient person so that was hard to deal with while trying to figure out what I was doing.

The hardest parts of the job were learning from scratch what to do and I didn't not enjoy firing an employee.

I really enjoyed working with my staff, getting new shipment, meeting the mall staff, having the responsibility of being a manager of a store. – less
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fun place to work
Sales associate, cashier, window dresser (Former Employee), Pierrefonds, QCApril 3, 2013
Pros: welcoming environment
Cons: a lot of stock
it is a good place for a first job
it is not too demanding but it teaches a lot for the future
the group is very nice and helpful
they made me feel at ease
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Productive and fun workplace with good co-workers.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Regina, SKMarch 19, 2013
A typical day at work would be cashing in the till at the beginning of the day, ringing through customers, maintaining general cleanliness of the store, helping customers and any other tasks that needed to be completed; such as folding clothes, putting out merchandise or cleaning fitting rooms.

At Ardene's I learned to cash in and out a till, how to – more... close the store and how to properly put out merchandise on to the sales floor.

I didn't have a lot of co-workers at Ardene's, but the few that I had were all very kind and helpful when I had questions as I went through training.

The hardest part of working at Ardene's was that it sometimes required a lot of lifting. Moving some of the boxes to the sales floor was difficult as they could be very heavy. What I really liked about working at Ardene's was working with customers, I really enjoyed helping them find clothes or accessories they were looking for and being able to give advice on styles. – less
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fun place to work
Sales Associate (Current Employee), St. Thomas, ONMarch 19, 2013
Pros: feeling like a part of a team
Cons: not enough hours
Management is easy to approach and speak to. Typical day at work resize clothing, put out new stock when sent to us and greet customers. My co-workers are easy going and easy to get along with, They make you feel welcome and part of a team. I have not found anything hard about the tasks that I am asked to do. The most enjoyable part of the job is to – more... see the satisfied look on a customers face when they find what they are looking for and like they way the clothes fit on them. – less
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fun team
Asst. Manager and Temp Manager (Former Employee), Greenwood, NSMarch 16, 2013
Pros: great discount
Cons: constant change of policies
A typlical day would include constructing weekly schedules, ordering merchandise, daily bank deposits, daily opening and closing paperwork, bugetary paperwork, shipping and receiving merchandise, sorting and displaying merchandise, as well as taking care of the customers.I learned how to hire personelle and what a good employee is, as well as how to – more... do all the paperwork and how to deal with last minute changes. I loved my employees at the time my employment. The hardest part of my job was finding good loyal employees. The most enjoyable part of my job was spending time with the customers and helping them. – less
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Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Etobicoke, ONFebruary 26, 2013
Pros: great co-workers and customers
Cons: management could have been improved
A typical day at work is a busy day, filled with positive and energized people and co-workers intending to make sales and help customers with their needs and just have a good day in general. I learned a lot about customer service and how to work well under pressure, how to keep calm as well as how to encourage customers to buy items and merchandise – more... by letting them know about sales and new arrivals. I personally think that the management could have been more organized and critical but overall it was basic. My co-workers were very helpful when I was in need of help and were very up-lifting with the positive attitudes they acquired. They encouraged me to push myself to my limits and to try the best I can in every situation that occurs in the work place. The hardest part of the job was merchandising the visual display in the beginning, as it was my first retail job, but with the lending hands of my co-workers I quickly mastered it and I enjoyed setting up the display areas afterwards. The most enjoyable part of the job(s) that I have done was learning in a positive environment, with positive people, and with my positive outlook, I had a positive outcome and I still do in the retail area as well as a cashier. I also enjoyed being in the retail workforce simply because I love fashion and know quite a bit about fashion too. – less
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fun workplace and great team
Sales Associate/Key Holder (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 15, 2013
counting cash at the beginning and ending of every shift. organizing, receiving and shipping out daily orders. The workplace environment allowed me to interact well with different customers needs and interests. worked as a team in order to get work done in a professional way and meet daily sales budgets. Having work seem effortless when you enjoy the – more... envirnment. – less
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A great Learning Experience
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee), Burlington, ONFebruary 12, 2013
Pros: team oriented
Cons: not flexible with hours
Ardene was a fun and small working environment. The co-workers and other employees were friendly and easy to work with. Being a seasonal the traffic of customers was always increasing and so was the work load, however the daily planners set out by the team leader or store manager made it organized and easy to get the jobs done. Typically the store managers – more... set out goals and to get the team on board so everyone can be apart of achieving them. The most difficult part of the job was the increasing amount of customers as the holidays were coming closer and if we lost one co worker during the shift that day it made it increasing more difficult to get any job done. The most enjoyable part however was interacting with the customers and helping them find the products they needed and how satisfied they were with the customer service that was provided. – less
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Productive Place to Work in
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBJanuary 26, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
A typical day at work would be checking your tasks for the day. The training was good but anything that they missed, you have to fill in yourself with questions. I learned a lot of great things including organization and customer service. I made great relationships with my co-workers and it gave me more reason to love the job even more. The hardest – more... part of the job would be the constant transfer of items due to season changes. I absolutely enjoyed seeing the smiles we put into the customer's faces with our compliments and how we exceed their satisfaction. – less

About Ardene

Ardène is a Canadian clothing and accessories retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. Ardène sells a variety of jewelry, – Read more