Assistant to Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 27 May 2013
Working at Aritzia was definitely a learning experience. I was thrown into my position with no heads up or advice and it resulted in a lot of headache, but also taught me so much. I learned a lot of selling strategies, how merchandise was distributed, ordered and strategically placed in the store to heighten sales. I learned about visuals and what needs to be done to make the store visually pleasing. The hardest thing about my job was the fact that i had no prior training so I had to learn everything on my own. The most enjoyable was the staff; they were helpful and allowed for fun in a hectic environment.
exciting environment, meeting new people constantly
Discouraging, overly-competitive environment with extremely poor management
Sales Advisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 March 2017
Aritzia is a workplace very centred around individual performance, with extremely high expectations. Unhappy clients complaining about rude, transactional customer service far outnumber those who are truly pleased with the store's atmosphere.
not enough hours, zero encouragement for new hires, no cooperation between coworkers, horrible management, no regard for work-life balance
Merchandiser Support (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 13 December 2016
Running clothes from fitting rooms back on the floor, helping in the back stock fold merchandise. Co-workers are fun and great to get along with, management is alright, first starting out is a bit confusing. I had no training prior to my first shift. Hardest part was getting the hang of everything despite the fact I had no training whatsoever. Most enjoyable is the busy environment around clothes you love and funny coworkers.
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 September 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.
If you want to be in sales this is where you start
Part-time Stock Clerk (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 February 2017
Of all the summer jobs I'd say this is the worst because it is at night when the buses stop running and as a 16 year old having your parents come get you at 3 in the morning does not make for a good job. Plus they pay minimum wage and you don't get that many shifts but it's the only way to get a day time sales position there.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 29 September 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.
Style Advisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 February 2017
Working at Aritzia let me had a big improvement in fashion retail filed. we had training 1 to 2 times per week, that managers will teach us how to sale professionally, and how to catch customers. The manager team always tell us should be knowledgable, and we had few test to do, in order to know well about our products. I think that is one of the skills that I need to get as a sales person.
Fun and fast paced environment that offers a lot of opportunities
Style Specialist (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 27 July 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.
Entry-level Cashier Experience in a Fast-paced environment
Temporary Cashier (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 February 2017
- Learned Point-of sales system and cash flow - Highly pressured in doing cash transactions in a fast-paced environment - Hardest part of the job is when meeting a demanding, unfriendly and unsatisfied customers and try to resolve their issues with their particular transactions
Cash Desk Operator (Former Employee) – Toronto – 10 August 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.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 March 2017
Found the job through a friend whos sister mentioned they were reopening and needed help with the general labor. Friendly coworkers and an overall atmosphere made for a pleasurable couple days it took to do what was needed.
Style Advisor - Part Time (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 9 November 2016
Very fast paced and friendly environment. Employees really care about their clients and customers and will do whatever they can to make sure their shopping experience is the best. Personally I love connecting with customers and knowing that they leave the store satisfied and beyond happy with their purchase.
Designer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 February 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.
Salary and benefits
Hours, bad management, demoralizing place to be everyday.
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.
very long hours with unreliable schedule, and bad management team
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 May 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.