Interesting & fun environment, even more so if you enjoy sports & fashion
Sales Rep (Keyholder) (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 January 2017
It was a great job to work at. I've been interested in sports clothing & accessories since I was a little boy.
I learned a lot about the basic day in - day out operations of running a retail store & keeping business flowing smoothly.
I had a great relationship with my fellow co-workers & we always did our best to work together & achieve whatever it was that needed to be completed. As well as giving me a chance to be responsible on my own over the course of the 2 years I was there.
It also helped me more so with my sales knowledge & simple dealing with customers. Showed me that there was a definite demand for the products we were selling.
Manager (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 3 September 2016
This company is amazing to work for to start and learn. It has many opportunities to grow and move up withing the company. It's always easy to reach out and get help when ever needed, and they are constantly redeveloping to become even better.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 May 2016
A typical day at work consists of rearrange the store and put all the stock away while dealing with customers and their needs of what they want. I learned that I can multitask and dealing with under pressure. The management and my coworkers are very funny and definitely make your day easy and fly by fast. The hardest part is watching everyone while doing a chore or a job and making sure they don't steal. The most enjoyable part is the people I work with. I love enjoying coming to work and interacting with people.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Stoney Creek, ON – 4 April 2016
Although that I worked at LIDS for a short time, I enjoyed every shift of it. The employees were great, managers would super friendly and the customers never gave a hard time. At LIDS, there are not many people you work with which creates a family environment within the store. The only tough part about working at LIDS would be once a week you would have to count thousands of hats to see if any of them were stolen or misplaced. Overall, working at LIDS was a great experience for me to learn how to sell correctly which is an important skill to have in the future.
I enjoy working at Lids as a job while I am completing school but do not feel as if it is a long term goal.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 2 April 2016
A typical day at work would include meeting the customers needs along with completing various tasks within the store. Working as a team player is key within the company and it has helped me build long lasting relationships with not only my other coworkers but with customers as well.
I have learned a lot in regards to good customer service and showing initiative while working.
The management at this location is stellar. I have an amazing manager who has become a mentor for me and who has taught me many basic skills.
I would not consider my job as being "hard" in anyway. I think if I was to consider something to be difficult it would be to keep up in high traffic times(for example christmas) but overall I think it comes with time and experience in which i have gained over the years i've been working with the company.
The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new people and being a role model for the new staff.
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 5 January 2016
I loved the job and my coworkers where great! I learned alot from my DM and hope to continue working in managment. lids is a fun place to work and the costomer are always great. I am alway eager to help a costomer find the that they are looking for.
Manager (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 1 December 2015
Lids is a great place to start a retail career. I was able to move up from a key holder to store manager quickly however that is about as far as you will be able to progress as the company doesn't often hire from within for DSM positions. Atmosphere is fun and relaxed. Company is driven by sales goals that are pretty easily reached and realistic. You won't have more fun working anywhere else in retail.
Relaxed Dress Code, Fun Environment, Coaching for Success