good management, good work culture, high traffic therefore working under pressure
Cashier (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 October 2017
Very lax management, gives a lot of leeway to advance yourself in the company, provides tools to do your job. You get wardrobed, expected to look a certain way (clean, well groomed, sophisticated, jet set, etc)
catered meetings, gifts with meetings, employee discount
floor set (early mornings, late nights), long hours with little break compared to other companies
well paid, but toxic environment and irresponsible upper management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 1 July 2017
Michael Kors itself does not operate on friendly terms. From the beginning, it is made clear that work is work, and that there will be very little room otherwise. While the store management team is very kind and understanding, their hands are bound by the upper management; they have very strict availability expectations, and are not at all understanding for personal circumstances: for example, one person was forced to quit because she had to take 8 days off to visit her sick grandmother. They also require shifts during exam periods, which is unfavourable for students. HQ are constantly watching the store on the cameras, and would crack the whip on anything they do not see fit.
Selling Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 June 2017
This is based on one particular location, not all Michael Kors. A typical day included minding your own business, go in to work complete your 8 hours and run out as soon as you could. Management did not celebrate nor coach. Culture? Just make sure you look pretty... The hardest part of my job would be trying to do my job when the entire store was bullying you. The new girl comes in to work, and that was too much of a change for the lazyness that was fostered.
Great incentives (employee discount / free clothing), Fun seasonal meetings in hotels to learn about new product launches.
Pay was terrible, sales associates were making more than first level of management, no motivation from management, dull place
constantly given tasks and ensuring the store is detailed
Cashier (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 13 February 2017
I learned a lot about the products and background of the company and Michael himself. I was able to satisfy customers with my fast learning about the products and answer all of their questions to my ability. The employees were great always happy to be there and committed to their job. Management team was good. They were always ensuring that we were representing the store as supposed to.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 3 January 2017
Great place to work with great staff, Discount is a huge benefit and its exciting to learn so much about the brand! Head office is very organised and always like to keep up to date with what you're doing and how you're finding it.
This was essentially a turning point in my career. I am extremely proud to have acquired a position at MK. Being a dream company to work for. I quickly learned that just because we dream it and want, doesn't necessarily mean that it is what's best for us. I did learn a lot about what drives a company to be so successful.
I still apply sales strategies and discipline that I learned at MK in my current job.
Fun Place To Work, Learn about the quality of fabrics and Brand Name
Sales Associate Representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 21 June 2016
This company is a great company to work for if you are a full time student and need to make a few bucks to cover your expenses, however if you are looking to grow within the company, think again. Michael Kors is a fun and enjoyable environment, but it lacks the proper tools to understand the potential its employees have, especially at a sales associate level.
Fun, exciting, fashion
Work too much, management lacks experience, not considered a value to the company
Sale ASSOCIATE/CASHIER (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 11 April 2016
Working at Micheal Kors has elevated my skills that are required to be an excellent sale associate and Micheal Kors employee. My co-workers has built a team , in which everyone part takes in their responsibilities and delivers their full extent and ability to to manage high brand store smooth and effectively. The most enjoyable part of the job was simply attending work and demonstrating to the customer customer service and help through the strong support of the company. The typical days was always a great date. I have learned and have taken many information , skill and experience that has contributed not only my work life but also personal and for that I am grateful for the opportunity I had.
Some of the challenges is working under pressure but you learn to work under it and finish your job in a good manner and pace. I have learned and improved myself in many things such as in customer service, cashier activities and multitasking. My coworkers and bosses are exceptional, we all help each other in things we need help with. As well, we learn from each other and that is what it makes it a great team.
Sales (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 2 March 2016
Great compensation (Salary + Commission), Poor leadership within the company and awful hours. Very hard to take time off and expect a lot of your time. Many work perks (Clothing allowance, benifits Etc)
Jetset Hostess (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 February 2016
the job is nice. The management is alright. Some women are a little nicer than others. Try there best to be professional. Hardest part can be fulfilling the needs of jetset hostess based on appearance. Tattoos cannot be visible and hair must be natural and kept. However as a Caribbean young woman braid are cultural, however not accepted. That is a draw back.
Jet Set Host (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 5 February 2016
I was honestly disappointed with the lack of professionalism shown by the management team and other employees. Besides the salary being good, I didn't feel I was apart of a team. Only certain members made me feel like my position was valued at the establishment. I would not recommend working there as when you try to grow and move up in the business, they hold you back and stall your growth.