Assistant Manager and Shoe-aholic Expert (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 June 2013
a challenging work environment, with lacking training. strives for positivity and team work, is not always successful. Staff was driven, but company did not support much of any management decision making. salaried staff (including non-in store staff: DM's etc) were expected to make sales towards their own individual commission.
President and CEO (Former Employee) – Toronto,ON – 17 October 2017
Great Company to work for and grow your career. The company feels like a family business with open door policies. A very committed team who prides themselves on delivering a positive customer experience
Key Holder (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 August 2017
A typical day at work involves greeting and assisting customers. The hardest part of this job is dealing with difficult customers. I learned that each person has their own version of common sense, and it might not match your own.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 2 July 2017
Perfect place to work for a budding fashionista. Typical day includes styling customers and becoming familiar with new trends and exciting products. It is a fast paced environment but extremely rewarding.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 29 June 2017
working at townshoes was great at first, its a small group of associates so we got to know each other pretty well. Unfortunately management is horrible and would put unrealistic expectations on associates. The manager at this location was the main problem, she had her favourites and she would generally ignite a lot of drama within the store which would distract employees from focusing on sales. there is a lot of flaws to this company and especially this store. its a pretty simple job but was really mentally draining from the management side of things.
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) – London, ON – 14 June 2017
I have worked here loyally for 4 years. I have been full-time, part-time, and an assistant manager. This place used to be fantastic to work! Loved it and the people. We have went corporate over the last few years and all of the benefits the sales associates received were taken away- to fund a trip for head office. They will ABSOLUTELY not work around another job and will either force you to leave your other employment or to leave them. Management is extremely disorganized and you will never be appreciated for the work you put in. This was a hard job to leave since I was there for so long and the time I had beforehand was great but the company no longer cares about their associates and they make that very clear.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 March 2017
working at Townshoes was a great experience, i learned a lot during my time with Town. managing clients, Sales on a daily basis along with hitting targets on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Townshoes Taught me various things one most importantly is how to handle and maintain a positive workplace environment, as easy as it sounds working in a commission based workplace its easier than most to step on other peoples toes, but Townshoes taught me how to be a leader in circumstances and how to resonate a positive and enjoyable fun place to work amongst others.
commission based, great work environment, management
management (Former Employee) – London, ON – 28 February 2017
All of the reviews given are true, both the good and the bad. Yes it can be fun, getting discounted product is great. But the politics behind it all is awful. Poor management. Way too much staff turnover. Poor training. Your personal/family life doesn't matter at all to them. They expect you to make them your #1 priority. You are expected to work way too hard and put in way too much for the poor pay you receive. All in all, its ok as a part time job, but dont expect to move up very far and definitely do not expect great pay. Take it from a former manager who was fed false promises for years and stepped on by senior management on the regular. They do not genuinely appreciate their staff.
Sales Clerk (Former Employee) – West Vancouver, BC – 1 February 2017
My time at Town Shoes greatly benefitted my retail expertise however the store I worked in was never busy enough (except at sale time) to make it worth while. We were given the option of minimum wage or commission if we met the quota however the store rarely met its own quota as a whole let alone for each individual employee. However, the staff was wonderful to work with and the store offered a wide range of different shoe brands which broadened my shoe knowledge and allowed me to use the employee discount without a second thought.
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 September 2016
The employees and management team are very genuine and supportive! The culture is very positive and it is a fun environment. New ideas are encouraged and implemented. Town shoes, is a great employer with amazing perks and great discount!!!!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 September 2016
As my previous review says, The work place was fun, encouraging, and each day came with its own set of goals and challenges, and I loved that. Had the family business at home not come up, I would have stayed with Town Shoes and Moved up to management.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 May 2016
A typical work day at Town Shoes was filled with fun and excitement. Working with the enthusiastic team was enjoyable. I had a the most dedicated hard working team at Town Shoes. It was a pleasure to work with the greatest team ever. We all learned together how to overcome the obstacles and challenges on a daily basis.