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District Manager is a very negative person.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Nova Scotia18 January 2018
Learned a lot while I worked there from the manager and the assist manager. The district manager is terrible always negative does not even try to work with the store staff. I believe the company would be one hundred percent better with better upper management. Puts way to much stress on the stores and never follows thru on what you are promised when hired.
Pros
excellent benefits
Cons
terrible upper management
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Good place to work, friendly environment good atmosphere. Great management program, learning and progression. Casual, fun, enjoyable all around job.
Sales Associate (Part-Time) (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 January 2018
I enjoyed working for Nygard due to the clientele which were mostly the elderly. Management at the time was well organized, The hardest part working there was the fitting rooms and the flooring needed to be update
Pros
Employee discount
Cons
In an old shopping mall that needed upgrading
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great place
Store Manager/Trainer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 October 2017
Good place to work, friendly environment good atmosphere.
Great management program, learning and progression. Casual, fun, enjoyable all around job.
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Worst company I have ever worked for!!
Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlottetown, PE6 October 2017
No work/ life balance. Low wages, and impossible expectations. Little support from upper management. Promise a bonus structure that is impossible to meet.
Not a good company to work for. Keep looking!
Pros
Clothing credits
Cons
Low wages, no respect, horrible experience
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Was okay until changed of district management.
MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 September 2017
Was fun. To work customers. But upper management did not care about staff or how hard managers worked to make the budgets. Always expect.way to much. Used my truck for different events and never got thanks or compensated for.
Pros
Discount on clothes
Cons
Hard to get proper days off. Due to lack of hours plus wages not great.
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Na
Visual Merchandiser/Customer Service/Key Holder (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB4 September 2017
I prefer not to answer-thank you. We have a confidentiality cause as part of our employment package, and therefore no information can be shared regarding this company.
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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Horrid Company to work For
Manager (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB29 August 2017
This is the worst company I have ever worked for. I regret accepting the job I held at their head office. NYGARD has an abusive, unethical, unprofessional and corrupt culture within every single department. They break every possible employment law and they continue to get away with it.
Cons
Unpaid overtime is expected on a regular basis for non management roles, below industry standard pay, bonuses are falsely promised, poor leadership and management, employment standards are sub-par
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Customer Service
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON18 August 2017
It has been more than 10 years I work in a customer service filed . I learned a lot, To be a part of management I learned how to manage your co worker as friendly team, to make sure the job should be done in a friendly environment . How to be productive. The most enjoyable part of job is to meet different type of people every day and deal with them in their own way to make them happy.
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Customers are amazing.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Niagara, ON17 August 2017
Expect a lot from lower management, company does not give you the tools you need to be successful. if you want them, it comes out of your pocket. Follow ups with superiors were never answer. Money was horrible for what was require. Customers were the best part of the job.
Pros
Customers
Cons
No raises, expectations were unreal
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fast paced with great amount of pressure
Production Assistant (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB25 July 2017
fast paced environment with great amount of pressure. relatively high turn over rate in some of the departments. Very restricted attendance system. Some very nice & knowledgeable coworkers
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Management does not respect employees
Management Trainee (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 July 2017
The management and senior management levels of the company do not respect their employees. Many employees have been there for several years and have not received a wage increase. The bonus system is also very poor. Benefits are not bad unless you are a senior level employee, then benefits are much better. Bonus systems are mostly based on company performance and your personal performance levels are done by management. They never give you higher than 80% of your personal performance. The company never "does well" on the bonus so you are lucky if you receive 30% of this allotment.

On the other hand, the people are great to work with. There are quite a few friendly and helpful people there.

One is expected to work a lot of weekends and overtime for nothing. It is just expected. You can not take time in lieu of overtime put in.
Pros
Free parking
Cons
Expected overtime, no pay increases in at least 7 years
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Awful work environment
Part Time Key Holder (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON10 July 2017
Wage 11.40 no raise even after a year
Employees negative due to the way they are treated by area manager
Turn over very high
Environment air conditioner broke over 3 weeks now... it's over 89 on some days...very poor quality of air and no fans brought in
Area manger very disrespectful/rude to staff and talks about everyone behind there back, lies to staff and her boss...and she steals cloths...karma will bite this lady in the behind
Recommendations to work there Absolutely NOT!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Enjoyed being there every day
Assistant Manager/Act.Mgr (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 June 2017
Every day was exciting and challenging
Wonderful staff
The best customers
Great product, so easy to promote and sell
Upper Management was always there to help you if you had questions or concerns
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The clothing credits are wonderful.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Nova Scotia21 April 2017
Its a pretty good place to work since they decided to start Sharing Sales among all the staff but the ones who don't work for it leave's everyone else doing the lions share, the personal sales goals are unrealistic when everyone is sharing sales. Did not start that way but its something new in 2017 not sure if its all the stores but there are a few i know of doing it to boost moral but there are workers who don't bother doing their jobs now because they simply don't have to anymore on paper there golden.
Pros
Clothing credits
Cons
sales sharing
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Miserable place to work
Head office employee (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 March 2017
Worst place to work. Horrible management. They time you in and out and on breaks like you're in prison. If you don't sign in the morning to your computer by 8:30 so if you are 1 Min late that gets CC'd to the President of the company and is deducted from your bonus. Managers don't do any work and very unprofessional. Do not think about working there!! Very cheap company and does not appreciate it's employees!
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Demands to high
Management (Former Employee) –  Alberta1 March 2017
They come before your family, your job is the most important thing, not your children or anything else.

Always wanting outside events, plus if you are off and the company has a last minute event, you must return to work and work the event.
Pros
Clothing credits
Cons
Long hours, expected to be on call 24/7, no work life ballance, they demand more then they give.
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A very diorganized company
Retail Manager (Former Employee) –  London, ON23 January 2017
Rsm expectations were to high even with profit margins reached constantly on a wekkly and montly basis. Rsm enjoy giving lectures on a weekly basis without giving proper guidelines.
Pros
Staff
Cons
Worked too much off the clock
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Good to start, but not so good for long run
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 January 2017
Good if looking for something to gain some experience in the market. Projects with tight deadlines. Easy going co-workers; good team.
Pros
Wide variety of challenges
Cons
Low pay
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I wish I can give 0 to the company
Manager in Training (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB4 January 2017
I really wish I give give 0 to the company, mamagement is not professional and sometime may get abusive. Very stressful and always work overtime. can not get any recognition from the mamagement
Pros
Co-workers are very friendly and supportive
Cons
long hours, no break, stressful and disrespect
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impossible to workfor
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Nova Scotia15 November 2016
Not a good company to work for!!
the hardest part of this job, was staying there, and learning that all the bad reviews I gotten form people, was correct.
Pros
no pros
Cons
working there
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