Store Manager (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 7 January 2018
small Canadian Company that was a pleasure to work for! When I first started working for Bootlegger there was plenty of room for advancement and recognition, Upper management was well liked and involved in many day to day operations. Work life balance was great until they were sold last year. Much more nights and weekends when traffic and busy times were not through these hours. Lots of freedom to run the store like your own. Letting you market and promote to an exent to build your clientel and customer base. For a fun outgioing student the pt position was fun! Sales and quotas were to be meet but lots of incentive to do so.
SALES ASSOCIATE & CASHIER (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 21 January 2018
Amazing place to work. The culture was fast paced, but working with a friendly tam environment made it extremely welcoming and exciting to go work for the company. I was disappointed when the Oshawa, Ontario location had closed because it was such an amazing place to work. Our management was very sweet, and understanding.
Marketing (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 11 January 2018
This is the most disorganized company i have ever worked for. The current head of the company and head of the marketing team don't understand current trends or how to implement new ideas to make the company grow and profit. Management is terrible and shady. Constantly pushing boundaries on job roles to see how much money they can save by making employees take on extra work. Turnover is astronomical. 8 people in ONE YEAR quit from the marketing team, from a team consisting of only 12 roles. If you like constant stress and belittlement from management, this is the place for you!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 10 January 2018
barrie, ON bootlegger is awful. DO NOT work there the management is very rude and harsh, very critical of associates when they make a mistake. management not fair when giving out shifts...takes no one into consideration. bad work environment.everyone is stressed/scared of management
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 5 December 2017
They have a really good discount for employees, and genuinely good benefits. The company itself makes you feel like they value their employees. I had the chance to talk to a number of different managers both over the phone and in person and they're all pleasant, the BDL (Area manager) is genuinely very aware of how her stores are doing and is ahead of the game with certain things.
This job has given me many life skills and has left me with some lifelong friends. It was fun most of the time but more towards the end of my time here, I found that the workplace community wasn't as stable as I originally thought. For the most part, it was easy to love this job but there were complications brought to my attention after being there for a while. There was a struggle for professionalism some days but overall, a pretty good job.
Shift Manager (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 6 October 2017
Working for Bootlegger is an awesome experience. They truly care about their employees as well as their customers. They are passionate about their culture and they are always willing to train employees for advancement!
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – London, ON – 24 August 2017
A typical day would be helping customers find clothes and accessorize their outfits. I learned how to handle money as well as more customer service skills. Everyone at bootlegger made you feel welcome and it was always like a big family. The hardest days for me was the early mornings when we got new shipment in. I loved talking with customers and helping them accessorize, it was the best part of my day.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Prince Albert, SK – 6 July 2017
so i worked at two different location the first one i loved so much i was so lucky to have an amazing crew and a even better manager who was sometimes hard on us but thats why we are all such great sales now benifits were awesome holliday pay every pay day days off were easy amazing discount so much fun
team pay paid sick days vacation pay discount
not paid lunches every story had differnt training some had almost none
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 19 June 2017
I am so happy I got to experience working at bootlegger. I had invaluable training in retail as well as the opportunity to meet some amazing people. However the company is struggling to provide their customers with new and trendy product which in turn makes it difficult as an employee to sell. How can I justify to my customer that spending $50 on an ugly floral shirt I wouldn't even buy nor wear is worth it? I can't. Especially when it's the same ugly floral shirt they bought last year in a different colour. The company makes it extremely hard for the sales associates to sell product they don't stand behind or feel good about. In addition to it being very hard to push the customers into buying outdated product you also go into work and everyone's clique-y. They take 'bootlegger' group photos in which only a select few are invited to participate in, as well as gather and gossip about each other. The people I made friends with were like me. We were outcasts it felt like. The misfits. I would not work in bootlegger again even though I did gain a lot of great experience and some amazing friends.
Shift Lead/ Key Holder/ Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Guildford, BC – 28 April 2017
Work environment is cheerful and fun. You build excellent commnuication and time management skills. You create bonds with your team that will last forever. Benefits and employee discounts are awesome. Management, HR, and the bosses are fabulous people,
This company is an excellent place for those seeking employment for the first time. Flexible with school hours or if you need time off for other reasons. Great work hours with great people.
A typical day at work consisted of dealing with the public and making sales. I learned how to be able interact with people who I did not know. Hardest part of the job was sometimes it was really slow. Best part was the discounts and the working environment.