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!!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 5 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.
Productive and fun environment, flexible hours, reliable management
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 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.
Discounts, cover/switch shifts easily, time off, staff environment
Lack of security, cuts of part-time employee hours
General Helper (Former Employee) – Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC – 3 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.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 31 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.
Fun atmosphere, potential for advancement, good pay.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 30 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.
Third Key Holder (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 28 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.
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!!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 11 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.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Prince Albert, SK – 8 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.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 8 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.
Lunch breaks, reasonable pay, amazing hours, best manager I've worked with