Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – March 1, 2016
Pros: Comfortable work environment.
Cons: Too many employees to distribute hours between.
I learned a lot about customer service during my time at New Balance. The store location was Bayview Village mall therefore I had to manage difficult customers from time to time. The management made the training period for the job very easy and understandable. Everyone in this work environment, including my co-workers and I, were welcoming and kind to all customers and new members of the team. The work place was very productive as we had to meet a sales quota by the end of each day per person. I learned to organize incoming deliveries as well as improved my skills in sales. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to match customers with useful information as every shoe was unique to their concerns. Providing the wrong type of shoe could result in serious damage to their joints during exercise, therefore it was very important to pay attention during training and learn every aspect of each type of shoe provided by the company.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Toronto / Waterloo – March 26, 2014
Responsibilities at New Balance included: opening and closing the store, daily, weekly and monthly paperwork, customer service, scheduling, training new employees, leading product knowledge meetings, purchasing, and working closely with head office.