Prefer not to say in Vancouver, BC (Support Office)
great people in a sometimes toxic environment
Overall I enjoyed my years with Aritzia for the most part, there are some truly great people and the largest quantity of high performing, talented individuals you'll find in one place in your career. Ultimately the great business skills I developed in my time there were worth it, but the tradeoff was steep: demeaning and belittling leadership that fuel off peoples' fear and insecurities, countless hours on evenings and weekends that I'll never get back, most of which were spent formatting documents so that I could be taken seriously.
Style Advisor in Vaughan, ON
Did not enjoy the environment
-Run clothing items-Sell to clients that would come into the store-Work at checkout and the change room-The girls that worked there were incredibly rude and disrespectful, overly competitive and did not care if they would make me cry during the shift.-They would never speak to me on lunch break and were not friendly what so ever.
Merchandising Manager in Markham, ON
Worst work environment ever
Received the basic training on how to do everything at aritzia. From selling to cashier to stock, eventually I got into my actual role. While I learned a lot of the basics here that I needed for my current job now at a different retailer, I had the worst time at aritzia. Managers will make it seem like they are supporting you but they only care about themselves and how they look to upper district management team. Some of the SA were rude and unwelcoming and straight up passive aggressive. Every time I heard them trying to sell products to their clients it sounded so fake and forced, I wouldn’t even buy from them. Unrealistic exceptions of what they wanted to get done in 5-8 hours. Glad I’m working for some place else.
Distribution Centre Associate in New Westminster, BC
Productive and innovative workplace
Competitive but rewarding workforce.At Aritzia, you will learn a lot as long as you reach out to managers and show that you are willing to take challenges.
Style Advisor in Richmond, BC
stressful and toxic work environment
only good thing is the discount and if youre lucky, there will be some people who are nice to you and give you tips on how to sell. there are some senior SA's that will definitely look down on you, making it hard to focus. hourly SPH is ridiculous, and if you dont meet that, they wont schedule you in. there were some days where i wanted to cry because i couldn't meet my SPH. transferring is difficult (in my situation i had to drive close to an hour, which ultimately meant i was making no money). management was a whole other joke lol. they will push you to make sales and it's embarassing. there is little to no training involved, once you're hired, they just throw you on the sales floor and expect you to sell. all of the weekly sales are posted in the backroom for everyone to see which can be discouraging, and humiliating at times.