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fun workplace
promoter (Former Employee), toronto onJuly 31, 2013
Pros: short break
Cons: had to stand up to much
It was a very fun company to work with it and I had my fun there while working, i stayed on tasked and was happy with my pay.
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Working in retail
Key Holder (Current Employee), Belleville, ONJuly 28, 2013
I usually work the closing shift, in a mall environment, The mall opens at 930 on weekdays and closes at 9, and we are usually there till 930. I come in, start my shift, check in with the am manager about how much stock, what are our daily tasks, if anything new has changed. Depending on the day, we have mark downs, visual changes, more stock/less stock, – more... etc. usually do tasks, customer service, run the floor, and cash. the closing shift is there from 1230 till 930 which is a 9 hour day, so we take a lunch around 430-530. and then finish tasks and customer service with another part timer until 9 when the mall closes.
the most enjoyable part of where I work is my co workers, we all try to make it fun and enjoyable to get through. Another thing would be when you have the customers who actually answer you, talk, and are respectful. I think the hardest part of the job is the customers who treat you like nothing and treat your store like a dump. I feel sometimes I'm there not cleaning and managing the store for them and their shopping enjoyment but there to clean after them, cleaning up their garbage, There is little respect in retail.

Even though there are cons to working in retail, just like any other job, retail does however help with a lot of skill building such as; confidence to talk to others, good customer service, confidence in yourself, leader roles, communication skills, tasking skills, time management skills=, organisation and cleaning skills. We go by Nco Standards ( neat clean and organised) detailing, multitasking, etc. – less
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Great place to work Fun and exciting
Store Manager (Current Employee), Chilliwack BCMay 19, 2013
Cons: long hours, with minimal flexibility.
Bluenotes can be a very fun fast paced place to work, It is full of new challenges everyday, Visual and Customer Based challenges that keep you on your toes!
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An interesting experience
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 29, 2013
Pros: great co-workers- awesome work!
Cons: overly intense general manager
Co-workers are super nice to everyone and go through a lot while working here. Management sometimes have an unrealistic view of how things should be done- they are over bearing at all times- force their will down your throat. One general manager for example would go out of his way to make sure I was trapped in an area and not let me move and scream – more... across the store if I did or bring me in the back and yell at me. He really hurt the experience. – less
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No room for advancement
Team Leader/Acting assistant manager (Former Employee), Victoria, BCApril 24, 2013
When I first started working at Bluenotes, I was young and it was my first real retail job. As I grew older and became a keyholder I realized that this job has horrible ethics and management. Everyone makes minimum wage and never gets raises or any recognition. This company 'Thriftys' also owns urban planet, suzy shier and sirens. All horrible companies – more... and I dont suggest working for any of them. – less
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love an active work enviormorment
Sales associate (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONApril 8, 2013
Pros: great lounge to enjoy our break in
Cons: short hours
A typical day at work for me, is allot of running around. with my retail job i currently have you need to be able to do allot of multi tasking and be able to get the jobs done quick and move on to the next one, i learn that it may be a little hard to do 4 things at once but if you just choose what needs to be done first meaning whats most important – more... and focus on the jobs that need to be done, it also involves alot of customer service when i am at the front on cash and even on the floor we are expected to approach every customer and greet everyone we happen to walk by, then its not as hard as it may seem.my co-workers are like family. once you start a new job and get to know everyone its like one big team as i see it, i love working with others, and have always enjoyed the company. there inst really a hard part to my job unless you make something hard. i find allot of things i do are very easy if your able to stay focused on the certain thing and last but not least the most enjoyable would have to be working with the customers and always keeping a smile on their faces at all times! – less
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productive and fun workplace
Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee), Greenwood, NSMarch 16, 2013
Pros: 20% discount
Cons: not much room for advancement
A typical day at work was putting out new stock and shipping out old or recalled merchandise. Also helping customers with finding what they needed and asist them with sizes or recommendatons. I learned how this particular company runs on a daily basis. The hardest part of my job was working only part time hours. The most enjoyable part of my job was – more... working with great people and helping customers – less
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Upbeat
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Windsor, ONMarch 16, 2013
Walk around a section of store helping customers and organizing clothes or working fitting rooms. I learned to compromise and think quickly. The managers were very friendly and organized and the co-workers were all great people. The hardest part of the job was keeping busy and the most enjoyable part was interacting with others.
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Very Productive and a Fast Pace Environment
ALLOCATIONS SUPERVISOR (Former Employee), North York, ONFebruary 7, 2013
Very enjoyable and a great place to work. Constantly learning new ways to do things and company gives opportunity to grow and learn new things.
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Super chill, very fun
Cashier (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 3, 2013
Pros: music, fashion, people
Cons: long hours, not enough hours
Typical day at work was very fun, even when tasking. Learned to sharpen my folding skills as well as take things lightly when it came to criticisms. Management was great! So were the co-workers! Hardest part of the job I think would be keeping up with ALL the denim. Most enjoyable part was good music, good people, fun customers.
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Fun and energetic place to work
Retail Sales Associate and Visual Representative (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 21, 2012
Pros: we had a great team
I enjoyed every moment, up until the new manager took over, which wasnt til late in my employment there. She was unfair and didnt care much about her employees.
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Loved it
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lethbridge, ABNovember 19, 2012
Pros: young crowd
Cons: long days
I really enjoyed working there. great people. got to do lots of hands on training and creating different and new outfits
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Regular Retail Life
Team Lead (Former Employee), Mississauga, Ontario, CanadaNovember 5, 2012
Pros: there are certain incentives for store managers
Cons: does not give raises unless you are promoted
Bluenotes is like a typical retail store. You are required to arrive at least 15 minutes before your shift; you may only receive a half hour lunch break if you are working over 5 hours; and not allowed 15 minute breaks. It is a very customer service oriented environment and an employee must be able to multi-task. As a sales person you are expected to – more... greet and assist customers, promote sales, recognize and replenish the merchandise and know how to operate cash.
In a management position, much more is required.
The hardest part of the job was the commute, which was two hours to get there and two hours back. The best part was visual marketing and customer service. – less
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the joib is great
Store Manager (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABOctober 23, 2012
Pros: hours are good
Cons: pay is low
some days are busy some days are slow how the store runs and the product they use the staff is great
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Dont work there unless youre desperate
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 29, 2012
Pros: discounts on all ym inc stores
Cons: lazy and rude managers
Managers and rude and lazy. They don't do any thing accept point out what you did wrong or tell you to do this and that. They don't tell you did good when you do.
The only good thing about working there is you get discounts to bluenotes and other stores owned by ym inc (sirens, urban planet, Suzy shier,stitches etc)
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Fun place to work, outgoing employees,
Seasonal Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee), Windsor, ONAugust 30, 2012
easy work that had to be done.
i learned how to properly fold clothing
the co-workers were nice and easy to get along with
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Productive and a fun place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 28, 2012
Working for Bluenotes overall was a good experience. The managers got along great with all the associates, assisting whenever needed.
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Relaxed and enjoyable, great co-workers
Shift Leader (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMay 9, 2012
Perfect for while in school, my manager worked around my availability and I never had a problem taking time off.
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A good company to gain experience in the retail sector in a friendly and fast-paced environment
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Brampton, ONMay 1, 2012
Pros: friendly environment, good store location
Cons: not enough hours, frequent change in staff, work can be repetitive
The work environment is very fast-paced as many customers shop at this store. There are promotional sales which need to be advertised so that potential customers can take advantage of these opportunities. By providing good customer service and approaching each customer, the opportunity of increasing sales greatly improves thereby allowing the store – more... to achieve its sales goals. Management is supportive in providing constructive feedback in an attempt to recognize employee achievements or advise where improvements are needed. Workers are friendly and are always supportive when a co-worker is in need of assistance. There is some repetitive work involved, especially on days when new shipments arrive and the product needs to be placed on display. The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of helping clients in selecting their merchandise and the thanks received upon the completion of the transaction. – less
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Busy workplace
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Greater Sudbury, ONMarch 12, 2012
Bluenotes is a pretty busy workplace during the weekend, but during the week, there are long periods without any customers. However, there is always something to be done. It helps to make the shift go by faster.