Perform receptionist (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 27 December 2016
Being a keyholder, I was expected to open the store, make tea and restock in the morning. Later on during the day, we are to keep all the bunks stocked and if it's an order day for us, we are to do inventory checks and place orders accordingly.
Assistant Team Leader (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 December 2016
Aveda is a great company in terms of its global initiatives and impact. Their work for the environment and people around the world is commendable, but it's unfortunate that they don't look after their workers in the same respect. We're constantly overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated. The standard that they expect you to keep the store and and how you treat your customers is not equivalent to how they treat you.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 April 2014
This job started off really well. I learned a lot about customer service and the product and how a salon runs. I had been at this job for eight months before one of the managers came back from maternity leave. Since then the store does not run smoothly, there is too much gossip, we never get the schedule on time and there is not much support from the manager. The rest of the team is great to work with, however the management is not.
Sales Advisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver BC, Victoria BC – 17 May 2013
For a retail job, Aveda is fantastic. During my time there, I worked at five locations in two cities. Management were respectful across the board. Although a "sales advisor" doesn't get great pay, it's equivalent to other retail positions and Aveda offers a better work environment and organizational culture than many other retailers; for example, it's a much more fun and easier retail choice than working in apparel.
Most Aveda customers are fine, but a lot are annoying and impatient. Great co-workers and discounts, however, compensate for that. When I worked at Aveda, the discounts and offers of free products changed frequently but were always fair.
Free and discounted product! Respectful managers and fun co-workers.