Easy-going retail part-timer with a cool vibe, work environment, and staff.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 9 September 2016
I worked a part-time retail job for Quiksilver at the Milton Premium Outlets (in Milton, Ontario, Canada). I became interested in working for Quiksilver because I liked the company and their outdoor living stance and I already wore many of their products. Work mostly consisted of me working weekends and occasional week day shifts, ranging from 4-7 hours at a time ($11.50/hr). The job was meant to supplement my income from my seasonal work which took up my time during the regular work week (mon-friday). I was responsible for engaging customers and getting them interested in the products we carried through greeting, informing (if they showed interest), and assisting them with any concerns or needs they had. In early August I was informed short-notice by my management that my store was closing for reasons surrounding the long-term business strategy of the Quiksilver corporation administration. As I had been working for Quiksilver for 6 months I was compensated for my unexpected work termination with separation pay. All in all working at Quiksilver was one of the best jobs I've had (even if it was minimal wage/part time): the staff were friendly and easy to relate to, the work environment was stress-free whilst maintaining a degree of professionalism, and work-hours and scheduling were extremely flexible. To top it all off the company offered generous discounts for employees on products on a monthly basis.
Friendly staff, easy-going work environment, flexible work hours and schedule, generous discounts for employees.
Minimum wage. Not enough hours to be a stand-alone job.
Key Holder/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 November 2016
The owners of the store are amazing, great company to work for. With it being retail work it's hard to balance life and work, as well as the wage isn't super ideal. However otherwise I thought it was a great place to work.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – New Zealand, Queenstown. – 28 September 2016
Quiksilver Queenstown was a great job opportunity, it's an upbeat, high energy store, witch made it nearly impossible to have a bad day. Management were kind and alway helpful. Hoping to find work in a similar place in Whistler.
PT Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 26 July 2016
I love working at Quiksilver, all of my coworkers are amazing people, however the pay is very bad. I am a full-time keyholder and i get paid $9.00 an hour with 2% commission. but if the commission does not reach our hourly pay up to $10.50, minimum wage, then we just get paid minimum wage. It is not something that someone can live on. I've learned a lot about how to deal with customers and how to react in stressful situations. A typical day at work would be helping people pick out clothes, putting them into change rooms folding t-shirt, changing the mannequins, ringing through sales on the cash register. The hardest part of the job would be that knowing we have to work so hard for so little at the end of the day.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 February 2016
I really enjoyed working at quiksilver, i met a lot of fantastic people/friends and had fun every shift i worked. my manager tanner tried to be both the boss but your friend and was very nice to his employers ! i had to try really hard to get sale because i didnt have as many hours as everyone and sometimes i still got the most sale in 2 weeks!