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Ardene Canada Employee Reviews

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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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workplace summary, experiences and thoughts
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
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Really great management, nice work enviroment
Customer service-seasonal (Former Employee), 7001 mumford rd halifaxJanuary 9, 2013
I really enjoyed being able to interact with customers, helping them find the perfect product! All the co-workers and management were awesome people, really easy to get along with.
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Good experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJanuary 4, 2013
Pros: good start for entry level job
Cons: really busy
Co-workers were nice. Management was nice enough. Hardest part of the job was keeping the store nice and tidy. the traffic was so much that it was hard to keep up. Learning new skills was enjoyable.
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Successful Brand Fashion Store
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee), Corner Brook, NLDecember 7, 2012
Pros: helping customers with their fashion needs
Cons: none really....i thoroughly enjoyed this position !
I learned a lot about current Fashion Trends, and even became a professional ear piercer !!!
I was able to hire and train new employees, and build a strong team of dedicated employees.
I enjoyed the fast pace, and kept up with weekly and seasonal visual changes.
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Retail Store that lively
Sales Manager (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 5, 2012
Pros: making the sales target and getting bounses.
Cons: it could be really busy expressly around christmas.
Ardene is retail store that i used to managed. I had about 5-6 Staff members including myself working at i fun accessory store. What was hard about my job was coaching my staff to upsell and cross sell. I did hire some with no experience and some experience so that it would be challenge and learning experience for eveyone. when the store was slow we – more... still had to come with creative ideas to get multi-sales so that we can meet our montly sales target. It was never boring but the location where i work made it feel like drag at times. I will also had to do theft preventation so that the cost of productively will not go down, keeping the store image clean and appealing so it would invite customers to come in and shop. also monitoring sales and staff was a big part of my job and counting the till making sure it balances every night and deposting money in to the bank. – less
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Place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), calgaryNovember 20, 2012
Pros: discounts
Cons: no training at all
I work at wesbrook mall they are no good place to work, they use you, they dont trainning you properly and when they find somebody who ask for less salary they dump you. dont waste your time working for this company.
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Great co-workers!
Sales Associate, Cashier (Former Employee), Markham, ONNovember 19, 2012
Pros: 50% discount on accessories, 30% discount on apparel
Cons: not enough hours, commute was far.
My most enjoyable part of my job as a sales associate was working with my co-workers. We communicated well with one another and not only did we get our job done, but we had fun while doing it!
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Ardene
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), whitby, onOctober 11, 2012
Pros: commissions for beating budgets
Cons: having to deal with angry customers
I put 5 years of hard work into this company that I feel payed off. I learned the basics of retail, like the cash till, stock, visual merchandising, payroll, scheduling interacting with customers, deligating jobs to employees and overall responsibility, which I am able to carry these skills with me in everyday tasks. There its lots of room for growth – more... as I was promoted within my first 2 years with the company. Overall Ardene was a great experience working with wonderful people in a fufilling atmosphere. – less
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Productive workplace
Cashier/ Retailer (Current Employee), Dawson Creek, BCSeptember 4, 2012
This job was very enjoyable. Customers and Co-Workers were very easy to get along with and understand. A normal day would be to sign in, make sure tables are tidy and folded, help with customers and provide customer service when needed. If there was new stock to be taken out, we did that, as well as take old stock and ship it away. At the end of the – more... day we would thoroughly clean. – less

About Ardene

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