Awesome manager, not so great company
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 2 December 2018
Worked there for about four years, and the reason I stayed so long was because I had an amazing manager who genuinely cared about her staff. The company overall wasn't well organized, especially with anything to do with payroll or contacting head office. The Point of Sale system changed while I worked there to a better system, so the technology is at least advancing, but they need to focus on better communication down the line.
Their stock shipments were very unorganized - nowhere to store them in the back and we would get shipments of 150 boxes at once that would be on the salesfloor, in the way of customers.
Traditionally when working retail, you're allocated a certain amount of hours to manage your stock, not with Ardene. You're expected to get through impossible amounts of stock, while serving customers. It was incredibly stressful because of this.
Great manager, fun environment
Stressful amount of stock, lack of company communication