Aritzia Employee Reviews

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Difficult place to work
Designer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCFebruary 1, 2016
Constant moving of goalposts. Ridiculous amount of approvals to get through - getting to the people giving approval is a chore also.
There are some extremely talented people working alongside you whose skills and expertise aren't utilized due to the overly corporate way of working. Difficult to be truly creative.
Terrible treatment by some managers that is just shocking.

I will say there are signs of it getting better but I wouldn't advise anyone moving across the country to take a job here currently. Drink the Kool Aid and you'll be fine but that drink is seriously spiked with some nasty stuff.

50% of the people are excellent, 50% are in it to use others to get higher. Lack of team spirit. Very cliquy.

Again they are trying but I don't see it getting better quickly, this amount of damage takes time to fix. Also depends on the department you work in.
If you are thick skinned and need the money and the name on your resume - good luck to you! Otherwise I wouldn't say the money is worth it. I only stayed as long as I did due to contract.
Pros
Salary and benefits
Cons
Hours, bad management, demoralizing place to be everyday.
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Fun and fast paced environment that offers a lot of opportunities
Style Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BCJuly 27, 2016
At Aritzia, I learned to work in a very fast paced environment by juggling cleaning and assisting 3-5 customers at once. My coworkers were all very supportive and wanted me to succeed in the company. The hardest part of the job is that it can be very demanding when it comes to busy seasons. But it does pay well and offer their employees amazing benefits and opportunities for growth within the company.
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Great people, hard work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABMay 5, 2016
The typical day was versatile but hard work. I learned a lot as the job was more difficult than it appeared and you worked with customers on a daily basis. The management tended to change every few months which was difficult as you would have to alter your decision and actions to suit those of the manager at the time. The hardest part was that it did not have too much flexibility in terms of scheduling once determined and it was on a short term notice. The most enjoyable part was the people you got to work with and the interactions with the customers.
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The worst management team that I have ever had
sales (Former Employee) –  BCNovember 2, 2015
The company provided decent training and clear with the expectation and culture value. However, the management team is very unorganized and unprofessional. They promoted many of people who are lack of experiences from the floor, and that makes the floor mess, no discipline, and definitely not professional. The schedule is very not reliable at all, such as booked the days off, but still schedule you for multiple times, etc.
Pros
discount
Cons
very long hours with unreliable schedule, and bad management team
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Too intense for a part time job
Style Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 16, 2015
Benefits and salary was great, but the management is trained to put too much selling pressure on employees, and it became over whelming.
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Interesting people
Stock Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 19, 2016
This was a season job for boxing day. I don't know if I know enough about the company to say more. As expected of a season position it had long hours in the dead of the night but everyone who was there made it fairly enjoyable. I can't say this is the same of every location but it was a pleasure meeting everyone.the work was straight forward.
Pros
pizza breaks
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Productive workplace with a fun environment
Seasonal Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONSeptember 14, 2016
The environment of the store was very positive. The managers were very helpful and accommodated for any inconveniences. The co-workers that were there from before also helped out when I lacked behind in a task. Overall, a very promising and fun place to work at.
Pros
Pay per hour was high
Cons
Strange hours of work
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Great learning experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BCSeptember 29, 2016
I absolutely loved working with Aritzia. Very well structured company that has a lot of culture. It was very fast-paced which I enjoyed and there is a lot of communicating with your teammates about the sales that you will be making.
Pros
Discounted items
Cons
Hard to get days off
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Challenging and Fun
Cash Desk Operator (Former Employee) –  TorontoAugust 10, 2016
A great company to learn from and experience. Their motives and means of accomplishing things can be applied to all aspects of your life. Great way to gain customer service experience. Great sense of team work, work ethics, and culture.
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Well Organized
Style Advisor (Current Employee) –  Newmarket, ONAugust 29, 2016
Great place to work at. Learn all the right ways to sell merchandise. Very organized and professional.Got to work with a great team.
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Not what you expect
Cashier/Shipper Receiver (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 17, 2012
Aritzia is an all women's clothing brand that is very popular in Canada and now the U.S. It has an established clientele and many blogs have praised it for the clothing, and even the service given when customers have been shopping. It is very fast paced and high energy, you have to have drive and be smart to truly do well at selling and keeping up with the high expectations that are told my the management team. A typical day starts with you arriving 15 min early to do a walk through of the store so you know where everything is, as well as making a re-stocking list for your section. You learn to think for yourself and to gather all your "facts" before you ask your manager for anything, it helps show your team the potential you have. You work as a team on the sales floor, cash and in shipping and receiving. There are small teams that help create a bigger picture of what customers see. The hardest part of my job is the hours and that there is no guarantee that you will have any, the best part of my job is the people.
Pros
co-workers
Cons
no hours, difficult to advance
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Competitive Environment
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 2, 2016
Aritizia is a competitive environment but teaches you how to advocate for yourself and work as a team with other like-minded individuals.
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Interactive Cultured Environment
Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) –  Thornhill, ONOctober 21, 2013
Aritzia's culture is unlike any other womens' clothing store I have ever encountered. You will find the associates to have such a fun, enthusiastic dynamic that customers will actually enjoy their shopping experience just as much as the high-end clothes they will receive. Sales associates aren't just expected to sell merchandise, they are expected to provide a fabulous customer experience and personalized their wardrobes. As such, associates are expected to have intimate knowledge of the various clothing lines while modelling their own sense of style and personality. Although associates are evaluated on their individual contributions, team and store goals are set and awards and benefits are provided for being a team player. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I got to interact with people on a personal level, while listening to my favourite music blaring in the background. The hardest part of the job was having to stand for so many hours!
Pros
pop-culture influenced
Cons
long day
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Hard working and motivating workplace filled with passionate people.
Floor Manager at Wilfred Eaton Centre (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONFebruary 1, 2016
- Fast paced environment that requires 100% commitment and hard work
- Beneficial training and constant learning opportunities
- High expectations in order to motivate each employee
- Friendly and respectful co-workers
Pros
Supportive employees, social environment
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Friendly and stylish workplace
SO CLEANER (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BCMarch 16, 2015
a typical day at work consists in kitchens and washrooms cleaning, inventory management and supplies requisitions, and janitorial room organization.
Pros
good benefits and salary, free beverages
Cons
too much work for a single person
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Fun and friendly place to work
warehouse associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCDecember 31, 2015
Great place to do some labor and make some money. Friendly people with right attitude. KPI based system making sure your work is seen, and supervisors that value your efforts.
Pros
Free Lunches, Great people, Car pooling, Very good HR
Cons
Working in shifts
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Fun place to meet people
Distribution Center Associate (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BCOctober 29, 2015
A typical day requires a person to be ready to start at 6am in the morning to distribute items to be delivered to their locations in time
Pros
Coffee breaks
Cons
Long Hours
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fun
Retail Support (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ONDecember 25, 2015
was able to experience retail and Provide temporary support to Artizia by assisting in organizing and pricing merchandise in preparation for their Boxing day sale.
Worked very efficiently in a fast paced team environment to ensure all deadline was met.
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Competitive
Sales accommodation (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 15, 2015
Overall Aritzia is very good energy, however, it is too competitive and they required and expected too much & receive so little in return. Nothing worse than feeling replaceable every shift.
Pros
co-workers
Cons
labour
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pretty hectic and a busy workplace to work with
sales associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCDecember 1, 2015
It was a pretty busy place to work with and it never runs out of people, but still, it was a fun place because you had to work with other people. From that job, i can say that it was pretty chaotic and we try to make it organized.
Pros
easy job
Cons
short hours
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