Manager Trainee (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 February 2017
I loved working at Laura, I started processing shipments in the back room and worked my way up to Manager Trainee. The benefits were okay. I loved working with all of the staff and helping customers find what they were looking for. Great place to work.
Loved the challenges and reaching goals.
Sometimes the hours were long if nobody showed up for their shift.
E-Commerce (Former Employee) – Laval, QC – 19 September 2016
A typical day very quite, too many thing I learned like increase my knowledge in electronic business, picking data entry and help my co-workers, I never had the difficult day. The most enjoyable part of the job is the collaboration of the co-workers, and an amazing manager at that time, Francis Hannus.
Wonderful learning experience with the ability to learn and grow as a result of good management team and fellow employees.
Style Coordinator/ Cashier (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 26 July 2016
My typical day at work would be going in and working at cash throughout the day while managing to keep up with finding and shipping customer orders to other store locations or customers homes. At times, 5 or more orders come in at around the same time and they must be answered within the first hour otherwise, they are timed out, therefore resulting in a loss for our store. That does put pressure on me, however, it benefits me because it allows me to understand how to manage my time in order to find the items, answer the order, create a shipment through Purolator, and finally, package them. I also work on opening new stock that arrives, whether it be accessories or clothing. I have to remove them from their original packaging, price-check them, hang them on specific hangers, steam them and, in some cases, put them on the floor. All the while I have to manage to work on cash alone. I also regularly check emails and clean up the accessories area to keep it looking perfect. This typical job day for me has taught me to be very patient, kind, and understanding in order for customers to leave the store with a flawless impression of the Laura Canada store brand.
Sales associate (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 29 June 2016
I learned a lot about stock and how you get the costumers coming back and wanting more. I learned that the new merchandise went in the front of the store and the older merchandise went in the back and i also learned how to use the cash and how to talk to customers and how to be more patient.
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 5 June 2016
Working at Laura is living the core values every day, great environment. constant training. I learned to build wardrobes, steps of sells, close sells and make friends. the management guides you and leads you. always gets your back all the coworkers are like a family... was hard to leave. the hardest part is that you stand long hrs on your feet. the most enjoyable you always learn there and you can grow fast once you prove yourself
Visual Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 April 2016
I spent my days dressing mannequins and changing out the walls of clothes and putting out the new shipments The hardest part of the job was that in such a large store It was a challenge to keep up with all the work. I worked with really great people, with the manager being the exception. She was not a team player The most enjoyable part of the job was the physicality of it.
I found most staff to be friendly and fun. The time that I was there we had 5 different managers which made it difficult.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 February 2016
Start at 9am. Sweep and mop if not done from night before. Clean dressing rooms. Clean back room if not done from night before. Check for incoming orders. Open all new boxes. Hang clothes. Steam clothes. Check orders against order sheets. Price all garments and accessories. Take out to store and place in appropriate areas. I had a quota of $200.00 in sales per day in this position. When I was out front it was much more. I liked the flexibility and variety. The hardest part was understanding some of the accents and languages of different folks. But if they were patient it went well.
very demanding but good group of people to work with
Key Holder (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 16 January 2016
its a very demanding place to work: you need to maintain a client book, bi-weekly calls, constant on the go. with the amount of work that needs to be done its unfortunate that the pay does not equate to all the work you put into the business.
Buyer/Assistant (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 30 October 2015
It was an awesome experience working for Laura Canada. Started as an assistant Buyer and then 5 years later as a Dress Buyer. Loved the people and friends that I made. Loved the diversity of the position. Office time, store level, market, travel for new products.
Productive work environment where sales are top priority.
Customer Experience Manager (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 26 February 2015
Every day starts with a team coaching. You are told how much you need to sell that day as a part of the team. There is a lot of training about the different body shapes. All of the clothing is meant to be flattering and Laura has very good quality product.
Demonstrate a high floor awareness and good control of sales floor.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 February 2015
As a people person, the most enjoyable part of the job was to do what I like: working with people, helping and enjoying customers and my co-workers, be a team player, doing bookkeeping and operate office equipment, achieve all key objectives established by the Company, be a role model within Business...
Depending entirely on where you're placed (ie. Your co-workers, your manager, your location) it can be a very enjoyable job.
Lead Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 November 2014
I spent 2 and a half years working with this company at the Toronto Eaton Centre location (which has since closed). I was hired as a service coordinator with open availability, Monday-Friday, all day. For the first year I worked up to 40+ hours a week. After about a year that tapered off to a steady Monday-Friday, 10:00-4:30 usually. At one point during my employment I was the only service coordinator for that location for a period of time. I felt over-worked and under appreciated and asked my manager multiple times to hire one more person to no avail. After a few months of this we fonay hired more service coordinators. I was "promoted" (with no pay) to lead coordinator of about 2-3 girls. In that time I was learning/being taught in the visual department and enjoying it immensely. However I was never considered a position to be able to move forward in that field, even as opportunities to do so arose. In the start of my 2nd year my manager (of that location for 13 years) was relocated along with the entire management team. They replaced a 3 person team with, at the time, one person. And during the year this person was a manager, the company was unable to keep a management structure in this location. After multiple complaints and poor performance of the store, they failed to rectify the situation which ultimately led to this location closing. I was employed with this company at this location until the last day.
I would have expected better from a company this size and reputation. I made the best out of a bad situation, a lot of the time.
No benefits, no proper performer appraisals, no recognition, no support, no growth opportunity.