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Worst Company EVER!!!! Stay far away
Store Manager (Former Employee), AlbertaApril 17, 2014
Pros: working with the in store team of girls. good pay, but not worth it!
Cons: upper management, no support, lack of training, 50+ hour weeks, working weeks without a day off, work way past midnight every week during visual changes
Was a store manager who was getting results but wasn't good enough, had zero support from DSS. This company will promise you promotions etc and then never deliver, the training in this company is horrible they pretty much throw you on a floor and tell you to sell, even though you don't know the product yet. Then they turn around and write you up even – more... when you hadn't been properly trained and brought this to there attention. Don't take anything they say as truth, they go back on their word daily. Staff made numerous complaints about UPPER management and by upper I mean higher then store manager. Nothing was ever done about it, If you're not in their kliq they will push you out no matter what you accomplish. Just look at their website you will see company wide about 100 management positions available keyholder,assistant,associate,store manager and district sales supervisors. There is a reason for this, turn over is massive in this company and for good reason. Lack of training and support will always lead to people quitting or being fired. Yet they haven't figured this out yet. Worst experience I have ever had and I have worked for a few retail companies as a manager that were great. Be prepared to work 50+ hours a week with no appreciation. – less
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lack of encouragement and positive leadership
Store Manager (Former Employee), OntarioApril 8, 2014
Pros: discount and inventory control system
Cons: lack of encouragement
As a manager my job was to run a retail store in a positive and profitable manner. I have had many years experience doing just that.
I have had the opportunity to work for a few retail organizations over the years and a couple of them were absolutely wonderful. They encouraged, promoted, compensated and treated their management, supervisors and even – more... floor staff with respect. Until I worked for the Garage Clothing Company (Dynamite Group). I was never so discouraged and devalued. Such a militant structure, void of any human emotion or compassion. Everything was "unacceptable"! This is a word that was used constantly to suggest that nothing was to standard. Yet, what exactly were the standards? Everything was unclear and distorted by the time communications travelled down the management chain. So, disheartening for the staff and myself. I have always had a hard work ethic and love to succeed, so this was not a company for me. – less
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Very productive and an enjoyable workplace.
Reports to Assistant Manager and Store Manager (Current Employee), Sarnia, ONSeptember 3, 2013
Pros: discount
Cons: long hours, working early in the morning, or late at night, the salary is awful
A typical workday at Group Dynamite consists of checking emails, communicating with the Assistant Manager and Manager of the store. Keeping up to date with current promotions, competitors promotions, recruiting. Coaching the part-timers, Opening and closing procedures, and customer service.

Ive learned excellent time management. Multi-tasking, becoming – more... more comfortable in a managerial role.

I have amazing co-workers. We all work very well as a team.

The hardest part of the job is meeting head offices standards such as conversion and hitting targets.

The most enjoyable part of my job is that I love helping people fee; good about themselves, and picking out an outfit that they will love. – less
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Productive and creative atmosphere
Manager (Former Employee), London, ONMarch 6, 2013
Pros: hard working team
Cons: having to fire two team members while i was incharge
A typical day at work would consist of standard opening procedures, checking the shape of the store. Organizing/grooming the store so that it would be at tip top shape for the customers eyes. Balance cash, white board daily organization display so that employees could see when their breaks are. Daily sales goals rant to all team members to enlighten – more... them to what we are trying to achieve.

The hardest part of the job was making sure all shifts were filled. When I was managing I had two re-occurring issues with two employees calling in sick numerous times resulting in termination of their employment. That was a bit frustrating with little staff on busy days.

The most enjoyable part was reaching those set goals as a team and being able to reward everyone with celebrating outside of work. I had a great team when I worked there. – less