Employee (Former Employee) – London, ON – 18 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.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 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 .
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 2 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.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Yorkdale, ON – 24 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!
Selling clothes you'll learn great customer service skills.
Key holder/Top sales associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 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.
Data Processor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 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.
Communal Food, Open work space, forward thinking, LGBTQ friendly, dog friendly, great nerdy office culture...
low salaries, not a lot of advancement due to the structure of the company.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 December 2016
The job challenges you as not ever customer is the same. Each individual customer prefer a certain way to be approached and assisted. The most enjoyable time was having breaks with everyone walking by to grab an item as they would walk by they would be smelling the delicious aromas of the different food that everyone made.
Get to meet a lot of people
small store for the amount of merchandise we presented
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 October 2016
managment well really only one person in management is HORRIBLE. Making up excuses and blaming others and thinks they are better than everyone else, not understanding of personal matters that NEED to be attended to. Biggest problem getting shift covered or switched, hangers are horrible everything just falls off and then associates get blamed for it. Just very messy environment and also a lot of gossip talk. Don't work here its not worth it they say their understanding their not, they promise you things... they won't deliver
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 25 October 2016
I really enjoy the people I work with at Bench. My coworkers and customers are amazing people, and I really like to save them money. Which was great because in Windsor I could help them to save. Overall a great place to work.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 6 September 2016
Bench. What a place to work! The environment is a wonderful place to feel involved and apart of the team right off the bat. The fashion is ahead of its time, creating new trends and hip styles for every season still with a touch of sophistication. Every customer should feel warm and welcomed when entering Bench with the positive staff members and all around product knowledge, no one should ever leave disappointed. The management was outstanding, while district was a blast to have around. New stock, new product knowledge, new contest, management always had a way to motivate us to be our very best and constantly shoot for the stars.
Sales representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 September 2016
Able to gain a lot of experience in the customer service field, will learn to juggle several tasks at once. Was able to meet others who shared the same drive and want to help others. If you want to gain sales and customer experience then this is the job.