Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 March 2017
always busy alot of new things to learn managers are great very supportive and understanding great co workers always kind best part would be meeting new people and working with so many people coworkers and customers
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 6 January 2017
Typical day would be
When working on sales floor: Helping customers or cleaning the shelves
When working at the back: Doing the stock or Cleaning the backroom
What I personally did not like was I've been working there for 2 years and I haven't had a raise or wasn't given a chance for advancement even though I had been helping others train and my knowledge with the company was on a high level.
Sales associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 November 2016
The company is completely biased and they do not promote within company. They are not good people to work for. I have been here for three years and I have been bullied, put down, and treated poorly. Do not work for them
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Langley, BC – 10 November 2016
Management doesn't always work, stands around talking to other employees. They also play facorites. They don't teach you well and throw you onto the floor and the employees who have been their the longest are stuck training. Hours are garbage and we don't get benefits unless where management
welcoming and fun workplace with many opportunities to learn
Sales associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 September 2016
Skechers has been my first retail job in which after a year of hard work i have learned a lot; working here has helped me grow as a sales representative and thought me how to be more patient with myself and others. I became very close to my co workers since they are all very easy to get along with and also my managers. I really enjoy working here because as soon as i walk through the doors i feel welcomed, wanted and appreciated and i believe that every job should not only make customer feel that way but also the employees.
Assistant Manager/ Key-holder (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 4 September 2016
The best part of this job was the team; they were really co-operative and hard-working. I learned more about the sales environment and how to manage a retail store. The hardest part of the job was busy weekend shifts when there was a lot of customers in the store because you had to be good at multi-tasking and be comfortable in a fast paced environment.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 August 2016
Typical day at work would consist of reaching sales targets and learning new product knowledge. I learned a lot about performance shoes and retail in general. Management is very unorganized, and are often very lazy and rude. Co workers were great, everyone gets a long, however there will be times where staff argue over sales/commission. The hardest part of the job was having to put up with management. Also you are only allowed to book off one saturday per month and you can only switch shifts once a month which is ridiculous.
The most enjoyable part of the job is cracking jokes about management with fellow co-workers. Making good commission is also great.
Store Associate (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 13 August 2016
Unfortunately, I didn't get to work at Skechers for a long period of time because I was hired for a seasonal position. At this particular location, business wasn't doing too well, so there weren't very many opportunities for me to pick up extra hours, but management was kind and friendly regardless!
key holder or Product specialist (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 2 March 2016
it was a fun place to work, lots of good workers, but poor management, and low pay. generally, an ok place to work in.the biggest problem was their commission scheme, where you would have to sell more than one product in order to get any sort of commission, which could lead to workers lying about some products just to make commission that day
fun work place but little amount of shifts being given away.
Sales Associate / Cashier / Floor Lead (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 January 2016
usually a very fun and productive work place with good employees and a good work environment. All the employees are very supportive and welcoming to any new hires. Recently the management has become very poor with very little hours being given away.
A typical day at work is I straighten out the shoes in their respective shelves and fix the lacing of the shoes, if a customer comes to the store, I Immediately greet him/her and ask "What brings you to the store today?" or "Have you ever owned Skechers before"? These authentic greetings are enforced by management to all associates.
I have learned a lot of things from this job. Including proper customer service, proper way to greet customers and teamwork with my fellow associates.
Management has always been flexible in terms of hours. Management also provides associates with proper understanding of the products in store and provides more than enough reinforcements in terms of providing the best customer service to the public.
My co-workers are very pleasant. We have formed a teamwork bond that allows us to work in unity and with ease. This makes the work environment soothing for everyone and less stressful.
The hardest part of the job is really just when there are no sizes available for the shoes the customer picked out, and so, I have to recall the needs and likes of the customer and pick out a different style that fits the customer's description of his/her needs. In that case, I wouldn't come out of the stock room empty handed and the customer is presented with more options in hand.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the joy I bring to customer when I have provided the best customer experience I could possibly bring to the table. I have had customers who asked for my name personally and thanked me for a good customer service. That to me, is the most enjoyablemore... part of the job.less
Part-time Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 December 2015
I enjoy working at Skechers, but the amount of employees we have is ridiculous. Tons of employees and no hours. I learned a lot about shoes and what certain shoes can do for your feet. Management could do better when it comes to giving their employees more shifts.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Capilano, AB – 16 November 2015
Upper management was very unorganized and impossible to work for. There is zero incentive and when they run competitions they promise prizes and never give anything. The store is obviously employing high school students but that being said if you are going to hire high school students you need to treat them as such. The management would ask personal questions about home life, sexuality and make inappropriate comments. At one point I was being sexually harassed by another employee. My manager would constantly curse at me and yell at me in front of customers. On days off my boss would send me threatening messages telling me I HAD to go to work. one time I even received a text at 6 am telling me to get my a** to work or else. HORRIBLE place to work!!!
product specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 November 2015
The only horrible company I have worked for, I wouldn't even suggest it to my enemies. Once a new manager arrived, the whole working environment became toxic. Store manager has temper issues and clearly cannot manage ethically. Due his behaviour, many people continued to quit. His expectations are too high for a minimum wage job where he verbally abuses you. Please think twice before you want to work for Skechers. Otherwise, other sales associates were fun to work with. Busy mall, not a lot of down time since it's a tourist mall in the middle of downtown. Most assistant managers were approachable. Again, think twice before you accept the job offer!!