A big open store with a lot of clothes around for males and females.
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 24 March 2017
The people at this place is like my family. I thought of them then more then just co workers. They are the ones that made me want to go to work everyday. The store was a good place with great prices and a friendly atmosphere. This is somewhere I would like to shop
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 20 March 2017
Working at Urban Planet was wonderful , they were awesome for keeping the drama away from work . The one thing I didn't like about urban planet was the low amount of hours. Other then that it was Great.
Fun place to work at, but head office needs to treat their employees with more dignity.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 March 2017
The work culture within the store I worked at was phenomenal because my co-workers were kind and team-oriented. Unfortunately, Head Office was always a disappointment with them mistreating management at the store level, with believing part-time workers to be disposable, and with them providing very little opportunity for advancement for any worker at the store level. Quite frankly, employees should be treated much better by Head Office given the changing work environment of retail stores.
As retail can be a fastidious and hard field to work in, finding the right chemistry between coworkers and managers is the essential key to surviving your shift. Urban Planet in Lasalle, QC is a great place to work in. Great location (in a mall) and very nice people.
Fun workplace, great balance between professional and casual relationships.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 10 February 2017
I find that any job or career an individual has is a basic form of a relationship. It is important to stay committed to that relationship through working your hardest and helping the team achieve a goal. A typical day at work for me was to engage with customers/clients through making sure that they are satisfied. Working in retail it was my personal practise to make sure that the customer was aways pleased with their service, and were aware of sales, promotions, and incentives that they are entitled to. I know that everyone wants to save money because that is a common goal lay people have, so if I knew of ways the person could save I made sure I made them aware of it. We had goals amongst employees to make sales for a reward, and I found myself to be competitive but extremely helpful. I believe verbal and non verbal communication is key, and once that is mastered it makes your daily interaction with people extremely pleasent. The hardest part of the job was to always have an eye for loss prevention issues. I was known as the individual whom always was on a lookout for customers that would increase the shrinkage for the company. I had dealt with many teens and older customers who just stole for the sake of getting away with it, and it was a great challenge to approach them and through doing that I found that the positive outcome was that I built a lot of self confidence and improved my communication when it comes to dealing with a situation where you have to approach an older lady who stole clothes and had kids. I made sure I wasn't insulting or disrespectful and avoided anymore... form of altercations because I felt that I represent the company as an employee and I made sure I had to keep it professional, and respectful.less
Everyone worked together as a team/family, after work dinners
Some long hours, salary wasn't enough for the work and the amount of years I worked there.
Cashier and Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 29 January 2017
A typical day at this workplace for myself involved maintaining a clean and organized section while staying up to date on all merchandise and promotions as to be able to help customers with any questions/problems they may have. At this particular location, the management and workplace culture was below average, the management was quite disorganized when it came to scheduling matters as well as how they handled situations with their employees such as showing favouritism and not following through with things they said. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I was able to connect with customers and help them with any decisions or questions they had as well as being given the responsibility to re-create POV displays.
Cashier and Customer Service (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 10 January 2017
I love working with other people who have the same sense if humour that I do. I'm a very open person. My co-workers are fun to be around we all make jokes, The most enjoying part of my job is working with new people and making a lot of memories. A typical day at work is cashing out customers and putting out new merchandise
Retail Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 31 December 2016
• Supports sales associates in maximizing the shopping experience for customers • Assist in processing all inventory movements between store and distribution • Maintains a clean, organized and efficient stockroom while adhering to company standards and safety requirements • Responsible for maintaining appropriate stock levels and ensuring sizes and styles are represented • Prepares merchandise to go out onto the sales floor
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ontario – 30 December 2016
The only upside I found to working here was the awesome people I worked with. They started me on a sale day and I shadowed someone but was offered no real professional training other than that and was expected to know everything about the store already which was unreasonable. The management felt unapproachable and snobby and acted as if they were somehow better than you even though you were being payed essentially the same (very little). The company is very cheap. People who were new also received very little shifts even though it was summer and I was off from school. I did not understand why they kept hiring people rather than just offering people with low hours more hours. On my availability sheet, I had stated I would be able to work 15-20 hours a week but instead received about 3.5-7. Overall, I cannot say I recommend working here as almost anywhere else would be a better experience.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 23 November 2016
I loved my job when I started, it was always busy and customers were so fun to work with. My co-workers were amazing and a great team but upper management were awful, they treated you like you weren't even a human. The manager worked so hard and stressed herself over this job so much she got physically sick. Ym is a awful company to work.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 November 2016
I worked at urban planet through tropicana working there for the summer i ad no complications and felt comfortable at the work place, co-workers and management is always right there to help you with what ever you need