Key Holder and Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 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!!
Associée aux ventes (Former Employee) – Sherbrooke, QC – 14 February 2017
Plusieurs Ardene agréable à travailler. J'ai appris plusieurs techniques utiles au service à la clientel. Par contre les horaires ne sont pas flexible. Manque de dynamique dans l'équipe. Manque de stabilité.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 February 2017
Great working environment, therefore gives you a chance to grow with in the company and Career. You learn new things. Company makes you feel comfortable. Best part is setting up the visual, being able to see the new ideas and trends and to be apart of it.
environnement de travail agréable ainsi que les employés
Associée aux ventes (Former Employee) – Chicoutimi, QC – 9 February 2017
J'ai adoré travaillé là-bas. Une journée typique ressemble à: - Arriver à l'heure -M'enregistré -Me mettre au travail et accueillir le client. Ce que j'ai appris chez eux c'est comment parler au client. Mes collaborateurs étaient tous supers sérieusement je n'ai jamais vue des personnes aussi facile d'approche, souriant et amical! L'aspect le plus difficile à imaginer pour moi fut d'être à la caisse n'ayant jamais fait ça avant l'aspect le plus agréable était d'être en contact des gens.
Sales Associate- Seasonal (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 February 2017
Over all I looked forward to going to work everyday. Every employer was very kind. I learnt a lot about how to deal with customers as well as what to do if you saw someone stealing. The hardest part about the job was probably knowing someone was going to steal but not knowing how to approach him or her.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 6 February 2017
A typical day in the retail force is never quite entertaining. I learned great customer service skills, but I also learned not all managers are respectable. My manager was a horrible person to work with, I've even had customers complain about her attitude in the workplace. She was a nasty person and how she became a manager is beyond me. Hardest part of the job was all the anxiety i had whenever that woman was in.
Most enjoyable part of that job was going home at the end of the day.
It was a fun place to work with learning opportunities every day
Manager (Former Employee) – St. Albert, AB – 3 February 2017
There was always things to do to keep busy,there was never boredom. I really learned how to train my staff in different ways due to the diversity of staff and got to know boundaries of who could deal with different scenarios and when others needed to step in. It was a very enjoyable experience for me I learned a lot about myself and how I work.
I got the privilege to work with some amazing people over my 11 career at Ardene. I've also worked every position from part-time all the way up to manager. Therefore, there's a lot of room for advancement within the company. It's a fun environment, one also that changes frequently. Fashion is all about keeping up with the trends. I would say the hardest part for me, was the amount of physical labour. I had a smaller staff, the assistant manager and I were the only full-time employees, so sometimes it got to be very tiresome. Overall, I enjoyed my time working for them.
A typical day at work, if new, would be greeting customers, especially at the Portage Place location, and you would have to greet every single customer that comes through the door. If you're shy, or are a bit of an introvert, I suggest you practice talking to a lot more people, because this job is a lot more than folding clothes and looking pretty, ESPECIALLy at the Portage Place location.
I've found that in order to do this job, you have to be one step ahead of the management. What this means is, you have to be able to do things without being told to do them, and if management comes around asking if you've done such and such, your answer should always be yes.
The people working at Ardene, at any location, are really friendly, and easy to talk to, so asking for help shouldn't be difficult, even if you are really shy. Make sure when you ask for help from your coworkers, it's still in line with what management expects from you.
Management at each branch may want to do things a little differently in terms of the way you greet customers or the way you go about your job, but it's not hard getting used to the different management styles as long as you keep an open mind and remind yourself that it's not personal.
The hardest part of the job, I think, is the keeping everything tidy part, and the fact that they're allowed to change your schedule up to a day before your due for a shift. One day you'll look online at your schedule and it will say you have a shift four days from now on a saturday, and then you'll check the next day and it'll say you have a shift the nextmore... day.
There's room for growth at Ardene, like, you could be working there for 8 months to a year and then be up for a position as a Third Key Holder, and then by the second year you're there, you could be up for Assistant Manager. It really depends on you how the job experience will go.less