worker (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 24 October 2018
crazy fast turn over in that place, managers make rash decisions and fire people on a whim. As a result no one really seems to know what's going on. Great opportunity, great salary, but not worth the stress
Style Advisor (Former Employee) – Burlington – 21 April 2018
Toxic work environment. Staff are cruel to one another. Upper management has no respect for labour guidelines. Workplace bullying and harassment is very prevalent. Very little room for advancement. Upper management are all friends and are not responsive to any feedback. They cut hours drastically and benefits are poor.
Short unpaid breaks, bullying, superficiality, store manager is a bully, management pretty much does nothing all day but text when on the floor. Judgemental and mean girls.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ontario – 17 December 2018
Co-workers were generally awesome. Absolutely terrible management, at times hostile and extremely unorganized with scheduling and their general job expectations. Schedules came in scribbled and often days late. From the get-go, it was very unclear as to what the expectations were. I felt left in the dark for months. Give them full availability, you'll still get weeks with no hours. Be prepared to live a life "on call", where you'll be texted when a bizarrely timed, usually short shift becomes available, sometimes merely an hour in advance/for shifts at locations way out of town. First come, first serve. Not to mention, customer service training needs serious improvement. Before applying, ask yourself why position at Aritzia are posted so often. Do yourself a favor and look for a job elsewhere.
ARITZIA WAREHOUSE SALE WORKER (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 15 September 2018
Very tiring work and labor. However I did not mind that except The way Aritzia pays their employees are petty. If you check out at 2:59pm you get paid like you checked out at 2:00pm. The last hour you don’t get paid if you leave only one minute earlier. Being such a successful company, I hope that Aritzia will improve this and the treatment of their employees. It is a bit rude. I must say that every employee out of the 700 working at the warehouse sale were all putting in their best efforts and doing extremely tiring work. It is only fair that they get paid the number of hours they were scheduled for.
Free staff t shirts
Long hours, very tiring and repeating work, stressful
Style Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 September 2018
It is a team environment. They have a great dynamic among staff, they become a second family. It is competitive sales and you have to work hard to be successful, but Aritzia gives you all the tools you need to be successful. They have a great culture and they are very intentional about implementing and living the culture.
Style Advisor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 11 August 2018
A typical day at work starts with a quick chat with the floor manager who will tell you about the daily goal for the store and the expected rush hours. The manager will also review the best sellers from the day before and give you a challenge to focus on for that day. Then you try to sell clothes and hit your hourly selling mark. The management was very supportive and will help to support you with your clients. But the hardest part of the job was also the pressure from the management to meet your SPH. The most enjoyable part of the job was connecting with the clients and seeing them get excited over pieces you selected for them, it was a very fulfilling retail job.
Acknowledgement for hard work (e.g. Starbucks cards)
Scheduled shifts are dependant on how much you sell even though you don't make commission
Productive and Fun environment to helping costumers
Stocks person (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 August 2018
A typical day at the Aritzia warehouse sale was very busy and very productive talking to customers and putting up new stocks. I've learned how to handle people better when it comes to difficult customers. The management of the job was great because they allowed me not to work in somedays that i wasn't able to. The hardest part of the job was the people I was working with, because they are not always aware what is happening.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 8 May 2018
I have learned about how to use a scanner and a tagging gun, to change/fix prices and tags for sales. Management is stern but relaxed at the same time. Hardest part is the hours, or standing for a long period of time. The pros is the employee discount, the work culture, and the atmosphere.
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 December 2018
not a good place to work ,My boss was not a good person there was a tense atmoshpere I was never certain of my hours and they had to check our belongings when I left I didnt care about that but they didnt really show me my shift scheduale and that was concerning
discount on clothes
people have to be reported cus they come in and steal
A great place to get experience working in a warehouse environment
DISTRIBUTION AUDITOR (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 4 August 2018
Great place to work and gain experience working in a warehouse environment and get the understanding of packaging and shipping. Upper management was fair when I was there, they came down and help during the busiest season.
Very tiring job with horrible management and discouraging scheduling style.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 13 May 2018
Absolutely horrible work/life balance - you'll get called on every day off and cut on every long shift. Hours are determined by sales but regular SA's dont make commission. Managers are gossipy and childish at every location I visited.
Retail (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 2 September 2018
The managers are very considerate and always on top of things making sure everything is taken care of. For a stressful position they don't add pressure on the employees and are always there to help you through difficulties. They are very respectful.
Style Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 January 2018
Management is pretty nice and flexible, yet the work culture is so uptight. Everything is driven by SPH and ADT, if you're not making your minimum goal expect to be given less shifts. Expect hostile and competitive environment ( mostly competitive). The managers will also text you in for shifts when you are not schedule or cancel shifts once you get to work. Very unpredictable. The discount is nice but if you cannot handle the competitive environment run for the hills. Most of the co workers are very sweet but the few that aren't ruin the experience. Working with the customers is fun but stressful as most things are not in backstock. Overall a job that is helpful for extra pocket money but no long term security.
Helps keep you on your feet
Half an Hour breaks, SPH goals, ADT goals, Daily goals, Not a lot of help given
Cashier/Shipper Receiver (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 September 2012
Aritzia is an all women's clothing brand that is very popular in Canada and now the U.S. It has an established clientele and many blogs have praised it for the clothing, and even the service given when customers have been shopping. It is very fast paced and high energy, you have to have drive and be smart to truly do well at selling and keeping up with the high expectations that are told my the management team. A typical day starts with you arriving 15 min early to do a walk through of the store so you know where everything is, as well as making a re-stocking list for your section. You learn to think for yourself and to gather all your "facts" before you ask your manager for anything, it helps show your team the potential you have. You work as a team on the sales floor, cash and in shipping and receiving. There are small teams that help create a bigger picture of what customers see. The hardest part of my job is the hours and that there is no guarantee that you will have any, the best part of my job is the people.
Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) – Thornhill, ON – 21 October 2013
Aritzia's culture is unlike any other womens' clothing store I have ever encountered. You will find the associates to have such a fun, enthusiastic dynamic that customers will actually enjoy their shopping experience just as much as the high-end clothes they will receive. Sales associates aren't just expected to sell merchandise, they are expected to provide a fabulous customer experience and personalized their wardrobes. As such, associates are expected to have intimate knowledge of the various clothing lines while modelling their own sense of style and personality. Although associates are evaluated on their individual contributions, team and store goals are set and awards and benefits are provided for being a team player. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I got to interact with people on a personal level, while listening to my favourite music blaring in the background. The hardest part of the job was having to stand for so many hours!