Very enjoyable work experience
Back Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 January 2018
While working at American Apparel as a Back Stock Associate, I was required to email a summary of store inventory at the beginning of the day if I was opening and at the end of every shift if I was closing. This helped head office keep track of each stores inventory needs as well as keep track of the different trends in sales for each location.
I learned a lot about what goes into organizing and maintaining a high-volume clothing retail store. I learned how to be attentive to fine detail, how to keep myself organized in order to make the most of my time at work and how to properly communicate inventory numbers using spread sheets.
Management was friendly, and promoted a forward-thinking mentality when approaching situations that required problem solving in the back room. If I had an idea on how to help the store become more organized, management would often take my suggestions seriously and implement these ideas if they fit within the current system that was in place.
All of the staff that I worked with became good friends over time. We became a sort of family because we all depended on each other to get the job done properly.
The hardest part of the job was learning how to use Microsoft Excel as I had no prior knowledge on how to properly harness the power of that program before working at American Apparel.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with. We all worked together to create a welcoming environment for each other through shared interests inside and outside of work.
Welcoming, laid-back work environment
Sometimes long hours during the Holiday season