Shipping Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brossard – 13 February 2018
Holt Renfrew was an amazing working experience for me as they have very good workplace culture and really care about their employees. a typical day would be communication with management, receive and process shipments, organize day with management team. Worked with a great team, hardest part was leaving the company because there was no position for advancement.
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 5 February 2018
I worked at Holt Renfrew as a server. Upper management use bullying, manipulation and scare tactics on restaurant staff and supervisors. It was extremely unorganized and unpleasant. I have worked in the restaurant industry for over 10 years and this was easily the worst job I ever had.
Management comes from a catering and banquet background which doesn't cross over into a restaurant/retail environment. We used to call it Holt's Cafe Survivor because everyone was on the chopping block at all times. It was a very unhealthy environment. The only perks were the benefits and discounts.
Also, literally the WORST uniforms I have ever seen in my life: impractical and ugly.
Stock Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 December 2017
Amazing display and set up, and atmosphere of the store. They really carry themselves as a very upscale, expensive department store who does a great job of maintaining the prestige of the environment. The workers there are very friendly and accepting, and management are great to get along with. The culture varies from very established and upscale clients and individuals to urban and very modest individuals who come in to shop.
Professional Gift Wrapper (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 December 2017
I started out as a seasonal gift wrapper as one of my very first jobs and I could not have asked for a better opportunity; returned for several years. The environment was very welcoming and supportive.
Make-up Artist, Charlotte Tilbury (Former Employee) – Renfrew, ON – 5 December 2017
Fun workplace and amazing team members. Some great managers always motivating you for better results. Supportive co-workers. Proud moment when you are able to make your client happy and from first time buyer to your permanent client!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 November 2017
The management is biases and shows favoritism towards employees. Unfair salaries, rules against employees that are unrealistic, and treated with disrespect. No chance for career opportunities or advancement no matter how hard employees work. There is a lack of communication and teamwork towards employees and management. Overall, Holt Renfrew as company is a toxic work environment!
Marketing and CRM (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 November 2017
Great Company to work for! I worked with customer relations management and marketing. It was great to work with the company and individuals there. As well, I learned alot about marketing, social media and more.
Beauty Adviser/ Counter Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 November 2017
If you have seen the movie Mean Girls, then you know exactly what it would be like to work at this place. If you haven't seen the movie then go watch it please because it would truly save me from writing a lengthy review.
VM Coordinator (Former Employee) – Renfrew, ON – 27 September 2017
Holt Renfrew is a great company to work for, but was lacking in career opportunities for internal employees at the time. Overall work life balance could have been stronger and there was too much division within the head office in between various departments.
Buyer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 September 2017
Overall poor corporate culture with no work life balance. High turnover in every dept. Majority of existing management share same dictatorship style of running teams. Salary and benefits are top heavy with executives/management reaping better rewards than average employees. Favouritism and unequal treatment are common practice with too much emphasis on physical appearances to fit in within the company culture.