If you are looking for a job while you are at school, this is the one! Very easy to do well at this job however managment is unorganized. Most times promising you pay raises but they dont deliver. The people you work with will probably be the best people ever.
Fashion Associate (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 22 August 2017
Not a terrible work environment, but for the work one does, minimum wage and the few hours you get don't make one want to stay. If you aren't outgoing and upbeat, or can't make yourself be, this probably isn't a job for you. And if you're squeamish around other's bodies, again not the job for you. You need to look the part always, and strike up conversation with customers.
The most enjoyable part though is making the customer comfortable in their body.
A relaxing workspace equaled with a hardworking team
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 16 August 2017
A typical day at work includes helping the customers to find the clothes that will fit them the best and make them feel comfortable in their own skin. On slower days where there are little to no customers, the time is spent cleaning the store (i.e. re-folding clothes, dusting, vacuuming, etc.). Some days we can be tasked with re-organizing the store, either moving clothing collections to other sections or completely changing the set-up of a section. Throughout my time with the company I have learned to be productive at all times, be more confident when around unfamiliar people, and how to solve problems either on my own or with the help of a team member. The management at the store was very well done, our manager was always very organized and respected peoples needs and wishes, especially in regards to days off. Next to the manager, the other employees were always very kind and the entire store is close-knit like a family of sorts. The hardest part of the job would be on busy days where there are many customers that need attention, other employees need help, and the store needs to look presentable all at once. It did however teach me to be more efficient when it comes to multi-tasking and getting jobs done quickly. The most enjoyable part I found in the job was the relationship that was established not just between co-workers but with our customers as well. Our customers put their trust in us that we were giving them clothing choices that they would be able to enjoy over many years and feel confident in.
Flexible scheduling, friendly environment, discount on merchandise
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 10 August 2017
A typical day at work is hectic, challenging and involves an ability to multitask and meet demands as they present themselves. Management is very supportive and willing to help, though the expectation from upper management borders on being unrealistic at times. Working with the public is always challenging but the environment between coworkers is friendly and encouraging for the most part, which helps to off set the unpleasant interactions faced in retail.
Great discount, friendly staff.
Long hours, lack of benefits for part time/temp positions.
I loved working at Pennington. Working a different side of retail was fun and exciting. All retail work is not the same. This had different kind of challenges and tasks. Working with cloth is diff than working with groceries. Helping out the customer and trying to meet their needs was basically the same.
Typical day at work consisted of picking items from different boxes and sending them into another box to be processed. Learned how to work with a RFID scanner. Management style was lenient not pressured. Hardest part of the job consisted of lifting heavy boxes. Most enjoyable part of the job was scanning items as it was simple.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 4 July 2017
I worked for Reitmans Co. for two years, and while it was steady employment, it was far from ideal.
The pay was extremely low for when I was in the assistant manager position, and I had no benefits despite working there for a considerable time. I never received a raise outside of a promotion, and rarely did our employees get any form of praise they deserved from our DM or head office.
My team was amazing, and I had two spectacular managers who were kind and accommodating, but that didn't make up for the fact that the company itself cared little for their employees and their comfort.
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Langley, BC – 28 June 2017
Reitmans has an excellent management team. They are flexible with scheduling and very understanding of a work and life balance. Overall it is a great environment to work in with a professional yet fun and friendly staff.
Fashion Associate (Current Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 21 June 2017
The best company I've worked for so far! They treat their employees very well, and make the work place a fun comfortable place to be! They are very understanding and flexible, they understand that you have a life outside of the job.