I became executive chef/co-owner of French Connection Montreal. This restaurant doesn't exist anymore. It was a farm to market restaurant. I change my menu once a week. Preparing wild game or fish, seafood. Meats like Bison, duck , foie gras, lamb and wild boar. This is the restaurant were I became the chef that I am today
French Connection is a great place to learn retail skills, and to develop general work habits. It is a small, high end chain store, which aims to provide each customer with a unique memorable shopping experience. The management team enforces a fun, helpful environment, providing incentives for hard work and dedication. I learned a lot about the fashion industry, as well as how to demonstrate and promote benefits and positive attributes among all products in the store. The management will train you how to properly sell high end clothing, and they will support you at all times.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 September 2016
This was the perfect job for me which allowed me to pursue a career in the Film industry. It was my first job when I moved to Vancouver and it allowed me to meet some really good friends. The management team were great and patient with me whilst I learnt a system that was completely different to the one I worked with in the UK.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 20 August 2016
Answered customer questions about merchandise and advised customers on merchandise selection. Managed inventory to identify items to be reordered or replenished. Compared merchandise invoices to items received to ensure shipments were correct
Senior Stylist and Team Leader (Former Employee) – team leader – 6 January 2016
i managed all staff with training, and meetings. i was responsible for the overall maintenance of the salon. Involved cash handling, stock ordering, staff managing as well as managing my own column of clients.
Field Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, Rocky View – 24 August 2015
French Connection was an amazing place to work. I started as a store manager and worked my way to Field manager over the years. I got the opportunity to be the face of the brand and with the marketing team did several Breakfast Television segments in Calgary,Edmonton and Vancouver. I was also able to learn and manage a strong visual team, performing and leading monthly and annually store flips for the entire west coast division. And to go with that had the opportunity to work one on one with the Inventory loss prevention manager of the entire Canada division. Working at French Connection allowed my abilities to soar and increase my knowledge in all areas of business management. The hardest part of the job was accepting it was over. French Connection Canada closed their Alberta market based on leasing problems with the malls they were in. Examples being rent to high, and not a good leasing space in the malls.
Stock clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 April 2015
Received shipment, unpack-age merchandise, steam, fold, perform opening and closing duties. Made sure stock room is clean. Co-workers were great and very friendly. Atmosphere very good to be around. And every one had a positive energy.
Associate Manager - Head of operations west Canada (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Alberta – 8 March 2015
A wonderful place to work, proper management and well organized place to be. Proper team management and division of work. Well orientation everyday in the morning followed with new promotions and tips as well as team task for the day.
The best part of job was to learn from fashion stylist and new customers from all over the world.
Really loved to communicate and be around a team of people from 7 different countries Learning came handy with the job
Sales Associate / Stylist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 September 2014
a regular day at FC is assisting in the day to day store operations greeting customers, meeting their needs, closing sales, suggest add-on items to generate sales, build repeat business, updating client data base, notifying clients on store specials etc. Keeping a well maintained neat and attractive store, carrying out the store visual standards, fixtures, replenishing stocks, maintaining stores loss prevention policies.
Every day at FC is a learning experience. Patience and The art of mastering great customer service skills, meeting store sales requirements, building professionalism through staff and customers relations are some of what Ive learned to master throughout my experience while working at French Connection.
Great support from management staff and maintained great relationships.
Ive developed great relationships with my co-workers and have had a great experience working together.
Unpleasant customers are the least favorite part of any retail job. Long hours and standing throughout the day are also challenging aspects of the job.
Meeting new clients, building great professional relations and maintaining repeat business relationships are essential, but also pleasant. Favorited by clients, having excellent reviews from clients through management. being awarded with company's GC for excellent work performances etc
Part Time Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 May 2014
The staff are friendly but there is poor management and HR practices. No health & safety procedures put in place. No confidentiality. Pay is minimum wage and you never know if your job is safe. Would only recommend if you want 16 hours a week.
*Set up day to day sales goals for staff, review emails from head office in regards to new promotions, re-merchandising product, and manage the sales team *This job has really allowed me to grow as individual and taught me how to be more professional in a workplace *management was great, well informed individuals *Co-workers were diverse, which gave the company more culture *The hardest part of the job was the long hours *The most enjoyable part of the job was the learning process of the job
Stock associate (Current Employee) – North York, ON – 21 April 2012
An ideal part time job if you're studying. The company is very understanding when it comes to my study priorities. The one thing they do ask is that whilst you're at work, your number 1 priority becomes the company. Fair game!