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Excellent Workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Halton Hills, ON17 February 2018
Amazing staff and management. One of my favorite places to work at. Everyone was so helpful and kind. Responsibilities were evenly divided up between the associates.
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Good management
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  London, ON4 February 2018
Upper management cares about staff. Not a super busy store though. Great clothing but expensive which a lot of customers point out. Decent bonus and company make it obtainable.
Pros
Good discount
Cons
Not a brand a lot of people are into
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Fun Workplace, everyone is friendly.
Sales Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Halton Hills, ON1 February 2018
They don’t know how to balance their hours, one week you will get 25, the next you will get 5, then you’ll get 10, then you’ll get none. They say this is due to sales per hour but it is highly unlikely.

The head of HR is so fake, she talks smack about everybody and is just plain rude to begin with. The entire management team is so toxic, everybody badmouths each other. Though it is a fun work environment, it is not the best for a positive mentality.
Pros
Pizza, Freedom.
Cons
Toxic Work Environment
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Intresting
Fashion Consultant & Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON31 January 2018
bench was where it all started for me. Its a great place to learn about the working industry. and coming out of the closet from home and being on the working floor.
Pros
discount on bench clothing
Cons
retail is very brutal
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Wouldn't Suggest
Keyholder/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 January 2018
5 Manager changes in 12 months. No sign of stopping. No job security and no guaranteed hours. No room for advancement in the company, they hire outside the company for the management team instea of promoting from with in.
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Poor Management
SALES/STOCK ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON15 January 2018
During the duration of my employment, I have to say that the poor management of this store heavily reflected in sales and upkeep of the store. The company culture was okay.
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Productive and fun workplace environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 July 2017
A typical day at work would be constant transactions and folding clothes when there is no customers. The management in my workplace was incredible; absolutely loved the environment, very friendly, interactive with one another and loves joking around.
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great as a additional job not for financial stability
Sales Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB30 May 2017
I really enjoy the environment amoung management and coworkers, however it being commission based makes it harder to be a realible job when it comes to paying bills.
Pros
fun atmosphere
Cons
Hours vary dramatically
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Fun place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 May 2017
Fun to work, easily part of the team, nice people. Enjoyed the company of work mates, learned to communicate better with customers, learned new skills to better myself in the future
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insensitive
Sales Ambassador (Seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Halton Hills, ON9 May 2017
management not very understanding towards students. Only care about hours and what you can do for them. A lot of pressure to meet sales goals, however it is impossible to make a bonus.
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Good place to work
KEY HOLDER (Former Employee) –  London, ON24 April 2017
The discount is great, 40% off which is nice. Also our manager was amazing! It was a very relaxed environment which made working there very comfortable.
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Employee (Former Employee) –  London, ON18 April 2017
It's a company that offers good quality products, however working here has become stressful and almost unpleasant. With the N01, the company has made a lot of cutbacks, increasing employees workload without compensation.
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overall good workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2017
a typical day at work should be full of pleasant people that are able to work and communicate with each other. i learned about time management , better customer service, and sales in general, in which how to approach customers without disturbing them .
Pros
comission on top of hourly wage
Cons
long hours very low traffic
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Great
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 April 2017
Bench has a very positive and fun environment. You will learn how to deal with traffic and other sorts of challenges through out your employment. Management will do everything in their power to help you in and outside the store as well.
Pros
fun environment and professional
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Great Job
SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Yorkdale, ON24 March 2017
The store was getting slow when I started working there, but an average day was good, with polite customers an a safe work environment. Really great people are hired there, so it makes the long work days where near no one comes in more manageable. The hardest part I would say, is during the off season, selling expensive merchandise, without discounts. But it's all a part of the job!
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Selling clothes you'll learn great customer service skills.
Key holder/Top sales associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 March 2017
Quick environment, great employees, dealing with a variety of customers and getting to know them, paper work, stock, shipping and receiving all are tasks of a key holder and enjoybable and it gives you more to fill your day, as well as keeping track of sales goals, SPH, and helping your team to meet their goals and helping them understand why they didn't.
Pros
Customers!
Cons
Managment at the time.
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Productive place to be
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 January 2017
was fun and loved the staff but willing for a change, too much turn over but was an awesome fun little place to work. Always something to do and was a very fast paced place to be.
Pros
discount, allowance, benefits
Cons
hours, schedule.
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a typical day at work
Assistant Manager (MIT) (Former Employee) –  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON22 January 2017
A typical day at work would be to perform opening duties receive daily reviews and set store goals. Manage Staff, Merchandise, and Returns. Perform Shipping And Receiving Duties
Pros
Clothing allowance
Cons
Hoildays
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Decent place to work
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  London, ON18 January 2017
The people are really nice and the perks are pretty good. The style and amount of tasks can be overwhelming though and certain policies can have customers getting really cranky.
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I was sad to leave, and hope to return.
Data Processor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 December 2016
Bench was a fantastic place to work. The only thing that pushed me to leave was ultimately a low salary.

I loved the culture, the corporate enablement and mental health awareness, there are so many perks about Bench. You have flexibility to work from anywhere in the world, and the medical package is great.

I was hoping to move into one of the other departments but had to take on another job to make finances. It become too many hours and was a struggle to keep both. I chose the more profitable option, which I am sad to have done. If an opening in the department I was gunning for opens up, I will apply.
Pros
Communal Food, Open work space, forward thinking, LGBTQ friendly, dog friendly, great nerdy office culture...
Cons
low salaries, not a lot of advancement due to the structure of the company.
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