Working for Le Chateau is like a box of chocolates, you never know...
Pros: There's nice people everywhere, here as well, job demands are consistent unless role is changed
Cons: Somewhat demanding; bullying is tolerated
The team that I was working with were a great group of people, I have no complaints. Immediate manager had my respect and loyalty. Not everyone is so lucky.
Le Chateau's daily functions are what you would expect from a professional clothing manufacturer. The clothing is designed for a specific type of client who enjoys the finer things in life, is in good physical condition, and earns an above average salary, or has extra cash at the end of the week. They are good at what they do, and should survive what is presently a difficult time for enterprises in the retail market.
Their head office direction would like for all employees to be happy and comfortable; however, there are serious limits on what they are prepared to do to make this happen.
One major constraint is finances; the company is at a point in the business cycle where trimming expenses is a paramount concern, this could effectively lead to working with older equipment, chairs that no longer adjust, and other details that do not prevent an employee from working.
Another roadblock to supporting employee wellness is the lack of desire to manage employees who use bullying to get their way. Bullying in the garment industry has a long-established history and looks like it may be here to stay. Seeing this continue unchallenged in other departments was greatly demoralizing. To give respect where it is due, it appears as though the top people in the company are leading by example, and hoping that the others will catch on and change their ways.
If you can keep to your own and find yourself in a good team then you will enjoy yourself.