Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 2 October 2013
A typical day at H&M as a visual merchandiser begins with an early morning meeting with all managers working that day. During the meeting target sales goals are discussed, and planning of setting up sales are also talked about. After the meeting the merchandisers break off and begin planning and implementing all the store campaigns and activities (sales.) As a visual merchandiser you are responsible for presenting garments to customers based on H&M guidelines, also responsible for maintenance and care of all the display materials whether it be for in store use (such as signage and mannequins) and outside store use (such as window displays.)
Working with management and co-workers are essential because they often help the visual merchandisers to set up campaigns and sales. All involving different tasks such as hanging signage, making signage, tagging garments, folding garments, hanging garments, and ensuring proper customer service.
The hardest part of the job was stress due to not meeting sale target goals. However, not meeting the target sales goals pushed me as an employee to do the best merchandising possible - indirect and directly to the customer.
The most enjoyable part of the job was using my creativity everyday. Everyday on the job was different and each day held different set tasks.
Department leader (Former Employee) – Vancouver – 10 March 2018
not for the faint of heart. this is a high demanding work your behind off kind of job. they have a turn over rate of 78%. I worked in the second largest store in Canada (Downtown Vancouver) and had to go go go go go go go. If you stay though they are so loyal to you. Left after 4 years was making 16 an hour (in retail) had 7 sick days a year and three weeks paid vacation. plus they matched my RRSP contributions. But man the stuff you put up with. nothing like dreading going to your job every morning..that's the place.