I worked for the company for around 7 months, and the reason I applied in the first place is that I love doing customer service and being helpful to others. The amount of emotional abuse and torture that the management puts you through is actually unbelievable. I have never seen such horrible behaviour. It's sad that I absolutely loved the job but the environment made me leave.. along with quite a few other employees.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 March 2017
If you like to work with female accessories and retail this is it! you fold clothes, greet customers and deal with the cash relating transactions. If you are lucky enough to have a nice manager and key holder then working at ardene should be the nicest and easiest job ever.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 March 2017
At the outlet location, the sales-floor was always chaotic. The management was not bad, they were unprofessional at times, but for the most part they were accommodating to students desired work schedule.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ontario – 11 March 2017
Loved the girls I worked with, but the management was bad (never used loss prevention and did more work than the manager) and the rules/routines were always changing. Maybe it was just the location I worked at because the manager always seemed to have a bias toward some of our ages and she hated her job.
If you love customer service it's good place to work.
Not a lot of hours and your pay only goes up when the government changes minimum wage.
Greeting customers and making sure their needs are meet. Keeping the store looking clean and neat Getting stock/inventory out if we have received any. Most enjoyable part of work is being able to see my colleagues
Sales (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 2 March 2017
Mangers and staffs are very discriminative,being 1scond late is a felony, bag checks are crazy ( is this a designer cloth store where cloths cost $300?), employee are constantly being looked at for theft, they treat their employees like slaves, they don't like being corrected, and they don't pay you for all the hours you work for.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Owen Sound, ON – 1 March 2017
I loved working here and unfortunately I had to quit due to my leaving for university. The management was amazing and they always helped you out if you needed it. The friendliness helped make your shift go by quick and enjoyable.
Third Key Holder (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 28 February 2017
This is a great job for first-timers or people getting into retail. I'm going to be honest, it isn't very labour intensive. A typical day includes greeting customers, helping customers find items, cashing out and tidying up. Very minimal stock to put out every week.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – North Battleford, SK – 28 February 2017
Loved working for this company. Learned so much more on how a business runs. Learned lot of customer service skills. Made some great relations with both my fellow staff members as well as regular customers.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 25 February 2017
I enjoyed working at Ardene, managers and district manager were nice and very flexible and understanding. I cannot tolerate the company it self. Horrible dress codes, too many restrictions for minor things. The company sells "trendy" and "up to date" clothing but wont let the employees wear what they are selling. confusing.
The work load is terrible, they expect us to change walls and move them from one end of the store to the other like its easy.. well its definitely not and they wouldn't know that because they're sitting down brainstorming these time wasting ideas. its frustrating when you spend a whole week on placing shoes at one place only ending up getting an email the next week telling us we have to move it to the back which we could of done in the first place to be more time consuming.
Another con to this company would be the fact that corporate managers dont see which stores have really horrible people as MANAGERS with no manners but favour them because their stores are bringing in money. All the company cares about is who makes more.