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Internal development is a priority
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC14 June 2017
The work hours as a supervisor were inconsistent. If it's busy you are expected to stay which makes sense but when it is slow there is no reciprocation as well as the contracted 45 hour work week. Duties are highly distributed out with little cross department learning and brainstorming. They are very committed to promoting from within which is good to build team morale.
Pros
Internal advancement oportunities
Cons
Mixed priorities and messaging
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Competitive, yet motivating workplace
Lead Cashier (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON14 June 2017
Aritzia is fast paced and thriving retail store to work for. Everything is performance based which could feel pressuring at times, but could also motivate you to keep doing better.
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Warm and Inviting Workplace
Assistant Merchandiser/ Stock (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB8 June 2017
This is a company that I would go back to because of the amount of knowledge I acquired from working for the company. I was trained on the job and was always encouraged to ask questions and work with in a team setting.
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Busy work environment
Style Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 May 2017
A typical day at work: Aritzia has a very competitive work environment, especially working as a sales associate or style advisor. Therefore, it is very busy and it is important to be able to multi task and work efficiently.

What you learned: To multitask, cliental and service customers efficiently, work in a team setting.

Management: Management is very efficient and focuses on efficiency and work ethic. They can be strict, however they are very caring.

Workplace culture: Workplace culture is diverse and very friendly.

The hardest part of the job: The hardest part of the job would have to be to maintain a high, consistent sph (sales per hour). This is a very important aspect of the job.

The most enjoyable part of the job: This would have to be working with a great team, that is very happy and upbeat. Passionate about driving sales and working together in a team setting.
Pros
Great work environment, great co-workers and team environment
Cons
Very competitive and high sale expectations
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Fun workplace and brings great personal development
Lead Shipper & Receiver (Former Employee) –  Thornhill, ON19 May 2017
An environment that will grow you to become the person you are today. The personal development made here, being employed by this company is very difficult to describe with words, it's more of a do it yourself experience, and you will understand how from your first day working with the company, and how different you are after a couple years.
Pros
great team
Cons
long hours and you rarely finish on the exact finish time that founded on your schedule
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Productive and fun workplace
Style Advisor (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON17 May 2017
It was a fun workplace. It helped me a lot with communication. I would help clients find outfits. All the ladies were great and friendly. I worked in a team and by myself. There was always someone to help you out.
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it was a friendly place to work in. enjoyed working there
Merchandise Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 May 2017
i would for sure go work for them again. the staff was helpful and sweet. was helping out a lot and always asked if we ever needed help. the place was clean and open
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Busy work environment
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 May 2017
Everything is very fast paced and there are a lot to be done during every shift. I learned to fast and efficient underpressure and also developed customer service skills.
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Decent workplace that requires a lot of dedication and energy
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 May 2017
Very fast-paced retail environment, that takes a lot of concentration and energy. Great place to meet some lovely, super kind girls though. Communication is key in avoiding drama while working.
Pros
Discount on clothes, meeting new people
Cons
Can be very stressful work environment
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Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON8 May 2017
- minimal space to work at the back for stock
- when inventory is complete, would have to go on the floor and assist with folding
- always something to do
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Would never work for Aritzia again
Seasonal Sales Associate & Cashier (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON7 May 2017
horrible place to work, managers are abusive, unrealistic work expectations, poor attitudes from staff, snotty/caddy, hostile work environment, disappointing company ethics
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Fun environment.
Style Advisor (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON6 May 2017
Difficult sales quota, but enjoyable. Other employees were hard to handle but management was helpful. Job perks were amazing. Closing the store took long.
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Fast-pace environment
Stock Clerk (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 April 2017
Fast-paced environment with strict timelines. Efficiency and time management are key qualities. Friendly and welcoming team. Early and long work hours.
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Horrible Organizational Culture
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON18 April 2017
I have worked at different Aritzia locations and I find there is a lot of turnover because the company is sales driven and working with an entire group of females can be quite difficult. An employee is scheduled based on the amount of sales she makes during her shift and that can vary day to day, which will then affect how many hours you work in the week, which doesn't provide any type of job security.
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fun workplace but competitive
Cashier/ Style Adviser (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC18 April 2017
hardest part- meeting sales goals, is competitive.
learnt new skills
management is okay sometimes they are not understanding.
getting to talk with customers is the most fun.
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Unrealistic expectations, micro management, keeps you on the constant state of anxiety.
Current employee (Current Employee) –  Canada5 April 2017
Management from top-down is absolutely unforgiving and has zero tolerance for new and fresh ideas to problem solving. As a new employee, you are taught the Aritzia way to talk, to write, and even to THINK. There's only one acceptable way to approach any problem and you must never deviate from the Aritzia way, or else it'll be deemed wrong. Even though it's supposedly a "creative" company, it's definitely very backwards and highly conformist in many regards.

Work-Life balance is non-existent. It's heavily implied throughout the culture that the more hours you work = better performance and company loyalty. It's very common to see people in the office from 8am to 8pm on a daily basis and then log in from home to continue to work.

CEO is controlling, disrespectful, and difficult to work with. His business model is ludicrous and unsustainable, the only reason why his company has had a successful run is mainly due to luck and good fortunate. With a flick of a finger, we, the lowly employees are to cater to his majesty's every whim.
Pros
Great discount
Cons
No work-life balance, disrespectful management, high intensity and high strung work environment
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Great if you love clothes!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 April 2017
Loved being surrounded by fashion everywhere I looked and being inspired every moment from the start of my shift to the end! Great if you want to be surrounded by fashion.
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Productive fun atmosphere
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 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.
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Discouraging, overly-competitive environment with extremely poor management
Sales Advisor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 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.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
not enough hours, zero encouragement for new hires, no cooperation between coworkers, horrible management, no regard for work-life balance
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If you want to be in sales this is where you start
Part-time Stock Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 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.
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Overall rating

3.6
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