Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 13 April 2014
In a typical day it is one's duty to keep up with personal sales targets and compete with coworkers for making a sale with customers. I learned a great deal of selling with this retail experience and greatly benefitted me as now when I shop I look at the finer detail of the product before purchasing. Policies created by Head Office and district managers seemed unrealistic and sometimes inappropriate to the situation, not necessarily for the customers, but for the employees. Coworkers were fantastic to work with, unless they had a negative mood which affected the selling in the store. The hardest part of the job was closing a sale. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the customer leave the store with a smile on their face, as you hope they will return for more shopping. Making valued customers is key.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 7 July 2017
Danier leather is one of the pioneers in leather manufacturing in Canada. I worked there while applying for my RN license and while it was not related to my profession, I learned a lot about customer service and dealing with people. I mostly dealt with stocks and inventory which taught me how to multi-task effectively.
Sales person (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 4 May 2017
Working at Danier was not the best experience, which is why I did not work there for very long. When I first started, there were 2 managers working that did not see eye to eye on things so it made the working environment hectic for the employees. I was also on-call most of the time on the weekends and worked long hours standing and running around. It was an outlet store so customers weren't careful with the merchandise and it made my job harder.
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 April 2017
Old management was awful. Did nothing but as a part-time employee you were expected to complete everything for minimum wage. They had no care about how they treated you, but as long as they looked good in front of their boss.
Team Leader/Keyholder (Former Employee) – Brossard, QC – 20 March 2017
Was a good enviroment to work in, great colleagues. Typical day was serving clients, taking regional conference calls, and paperwork. I was part of the management team. Hardest part of the job was coaching new employees and motivating them. Most enjoyable part was the staff.
Sales Associate in "Danier Leather" (Former Employee) – Toronto, On 2650, St.Clair ave W. – 25 February 2017
Over my 16 Years professional experience I have been one of the best sales (sold over $13,000,000.00 in merchandise) that has been honored with the top sales awards for 8 consecutive years. Undaunted by hard work, and with a commitment to excellence, peers and supervisors relied on me for my accuracy, organization, and ability to complete company’s sales objectives.
Co-Manager (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 5 February 2017
Learned a great amount about sales and creating relationships with customers. Management was very supportive and helpful. The hardest part of the job was remaining positive and upbeat for customers on days such as boxing day.
Co-Manager (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 24 January 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Danier and it is a true shame the company ceased business in 2016.
The continuing training for both staff and management went a long way to improving our individual store ranking.
The inception of online shopping offered a unique opportunity to boost sales and to encourage rural dwellers to shop online. Online shopping boosted sales over the 2014 Christmas season and continued growth into 2015.
The Entrepreneurial style of management allowed us to connect with the local community and offer an individualized style to the store and level of service offered to our new and repeat clients.
Director of Operations - Relaunch (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 January 2017
Absolutely beautiful product and exciting new store concept. Huge growth opportunities with a very supportive management style. New training and development programs for every employee to help you achieve optimum results.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 15 December 2016
A typical day at Danier starts with a chat-in with the team leader Scanning sales floor for merchandise placement/store set-up, trying and exploring new products. Catching up with co-workers, interacting with customers and working as a team to achieving day's target both personal and as a store.
The hardest part of the job is the stress on the body from standing for long periods, not always able to meet the customer's needs.
Standing for entire shift, hard on feet and lower back
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Yorkdale Toronto – 20 November 2016
On a commission based environment i was inspired to engage and sell with a great effort. I had a very supporting team. I learnt ways to create excellent service and build a common connection with customers.
Great team to work with great tools for motivation
Manager (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 28 September 2016
Danier was a great place to work with high sales goals. However the company went bankrupt. Danier always carried a high class level and specialty product. This allowed us as employees to create a connection and report with customers.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 September 2016
Though the company is currently closes since it went bankrupt, the salary wasn't that good if you're not working with commission, other then that, the company offered my a chance to work in a field that was unknown for me