SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 7 April 2017
West 49 was my first job where I was given a large amount of responsibility. Working there lead me to develop the basic skills I would carry over to everyday life in troubleshooting, working as a team, and communicating in a effective manner.
Mens Footwear Buyer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 June 2015
Communication is lacking within the company. The company was bought and became part of a non-branded company. Lots of changes have occurred, 17 people have quit, and in a small organization, stability isn't a guaranteed. The atmosphere has become poisonous at the time.
I really don't have one
long hours are expected, horrible salary, verbally abusive, no appreciation
Seasonal Staff (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 1 February 2014
Typical days were keeping up with sales goals, cleaning , tasking, and doing cash. I learned a lot about myself in aspects of what I prefer to do, as appose to what I don't like to do. Management was up in the air when I had joined the team, a lot of changes were going up, and the company was bought out by the owners of Bluenotes, so in amongst change. Coworkers were funny, board loving people which was fun cause At sportchek on my regular job i didnt have alot of people who liked boarding as much as i do. Hardest part of the job was the changes that they were going through it was semi stressful as everything wasnt concrete. Most enjoyable was teaching kids about the sport.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 19 August 2013
A typical day at work included talking/helping customers, selling product, cashing customers through and maintaining store cleanliness. My social skills improved a lot due to having to talk to people I didn't know. Everybody that worked there was great. The management are very understandable, outgoing and fun, but strict when needed. The hardest part about the job was making that connection with every customer. The most enjoyable part about the job was the skateboarding aspect of it all, like putting skateboards together and talking about them to customers.