Cashier/Sales Associate/Keyholder (Former Employee), Calgary, Alberta – October 16, 2015
I enjoyed working at browns for the most part, the people i worked with were great and it could be a fun enivorment to work in. Some days were very slow so it made it hard to want to be there but when it was busy it was alot of fun. I got to meet lots of different kinds of clientel and learned lts about comfort in your feet.
Sales and Cashier (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – February 12, 2012
I had to do an assignment in class about what company I would like to work for once I have completed school. This assignment has come in perfect timing as I have just begun my post graduation job search. It has helped me to think about how my past experiences can help me to pursue a future career. There is one company that I have become to value over the last year and have wanted to work within ever since I left the company. I know that sounds strange, but earlier this year I decided to get a part-time job during my studies at Blanche Macdonald. Seeing as I was studying fashion I decided to go after work within a retail establishment. I started my job hunt at Metrotown with a stack of resume’s and went to stores where I felt like I could fit in. I went to about ten different stores where most happily accepted my resumes and said they would keep it on file.
To make a long story short I realized I had put the wrong phone number on my resumes. I probably got a few callbacks, but no one was able to reach me because of my stupidity. I decided to go back to a few of the stores and tell them what had happened. I went back to Browns Shoes to tell them about my mishap and the Manager laughed and told me that he had been trying to reach me. He then gave me an interview and I ended up getting a call back saying that I got the job. I was only a part-time cashier and sales associate, but I felt like my job was important and that the work I was doing was valuable to the company.
I worked at Browns for four months before leaving to pursue an internship. It was not because I didn’t enjoy – more... my job, it was because my workload at school got heavy and I wanted to try out something other than retail. On my last day working at Browns our district manager and the president of the company visited our store. This was a very rare occasion as the head office is based out of Montreal. I’ve never met someone so high up in a company that appreciates their employees as much as Mr. Brownstien. He took the time out of his busy day to talk to me about my future plans and myself. I then told him that it was my last day on the job, he gave me a hug and thanked me for working at his company and said I was welcome back anytime.
My experience at Browns has made me consider going back there once I am finished school. I do not want to go back to being a sales associate, but I am considering applying in their visual merchandising department and work my way up to become an assistant buyer. I enjoy working for a company that acknowledges all of their employees no matter what level there at and compensates them for their hard work. I also like that they donate 10% of their pre-tax profits to charities. More than this I want to work for a company where employees have the opportunity to make their way up in the company and where hard workers are rewarded. Browns exceeds these career requirements for me and I hope they will welcome me back with open arms. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Vancouver BC – March 30, 2015
A typical day at work would include greeting costumers. Making sure everything stays organized, and using the till. I have learnt many skills from browns such as organization, time management and greeting skills. My co works were amazing and very helpful. The management was fair and very nice. The hardest part of the job was remembering all the little details, the most enjoyable part of the job was taking time to help the customer find the right pair of shoes.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – August 4, 2015
A typical day at Browns starts with thinking of ways to achieve your sales goal for the day and hitting every percentage. Everytime I make a sale --you think of ways to add more accessories to the product. I learnt to overcome rejections and sell more than one item. Management works with your skill set and teaches you how to reach your full potential. You learn to work with different type of people and gain a great deal of knowledge.
Cashier (Former Employee), mississauga – October 1, 2012
Cons: long hours
I learned how to be on cash pretty fast. I loved working with the customers i liked the part where they had shoes for the whole family. So i would work with childern and adults it as just a great to see how much skills i have learned from there before going back to shool.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – October 12, 2015
I was a returning sales associate from leave due to university out of town and my original manager had left the company which lead me to having to beg the new manager for hours. instead of him helping me out he stared at me inappropriately all three times I came in to speak with him.
Conseillère à la vente (Current Employee), Laval, QC – November 8, 2014
Pros: cours de vente une fois par semaine
Cons: rare possibilité d'évoluer dans la compagnie
Nouveau objectif de vente à atteindre a chaque jours. Accueillir les clients et vérifier ce qu'ils recherchent, essayer de leur offrir le plus vaste choix possible pour répondre a leur besoins. Une fois que le client est entrain d'essayer un produit lui crée un 2e besoin ou un 3e pour but de maximiser les ventes et compléter sa demande tout en étant aimable et avoir une conversation intéressante pour but de comprendre mieux ce qu'il recherche et ce qu'il lui manque. L,aspect le plus agréable: Nous avons un très beau esprit d’équipe en magasin et chaque membre du travail fait partie de la famille. Nous avons étai entraîner a chaque semaine pour s’améliorer, participer à plusieurs rencontre avec des compagnies pour agrandir nos connaissances. Nous avons des standards a respecté et sinon des conséquences y suivront.