Holt Renfrew Employee Reviews

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Could of been better..
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Renfrew, ON16 October 2018
Wasn't the best place to work Staff & management wasn't the best & you could tell the don't like new comers, some but not all are welcoming.

Quick money but it doesn't matter if you aren't enjoying your job.
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benefits
Cons
staff
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fun workplace
Personal shopping Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 October 2018
Mixed culture with coworkers from all over the countries, showing respect to different cultures and beliefs. Management always give employees support whenever they need, also, you can make a lot of friends during work.
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great experience
DSA - Alor Jewellery (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 September 2018
Learned lots and great people but some times there is too much competition amongst staff and the senior staff are favored. The salary and benefits are very good if you are a good sales person.
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Beautiful Company, Terrible Leadership and Culture
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 September 2018
Terrible corporate culture and management style. Management leads by instilling fear and intimidation into its employees. There is no opportunity for dialogue and discussion with management on strategies or ideas, but rather only executing what you are told. Follow the direction as prescribed or be prepared to deal with bullying and harassment. Regardless of how hard you work or how successful you are in your role, development and promotion is based on nepotism. While the environment was designed as open concept to allow for collaboration, the company remains very reactionary and siloed.

While the benefits are good (discount, health, dental), compensation remains lacking compared to competitors, and work life balance is non-existent. Management expects employees to stay late daily, and be available at all hours of the night and on weekends.
Pros
Employee Discount, Employee Benefits, Nice Colleagues
Cons
Terrible Leadership, Inexperienced Managers, Bullying, Harassment, Long Hours
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overal all good experience
Personal Shopper's Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, Alberta17 September 2018
Enjoyed the things I learned about myself while I work for them. Tons of amazing benefits. It was just bad timing based on the direction I went going back to school.
Pros
Benefits, pay and perks
Cons
hours around holidays
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Terrible management
Logistics Specialist (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 September 2018
- Unwilling to accommodate student needs (i.e. flexible hours) even though you work the minimum 20 hours/week.
- Hostile work environment
- Management racist/bias towards workers
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Management unprofessional
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Luxury Clientele
Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) –  North York, ON13 September 2018
Smaller Scale company with opportunities of growth and internal development, focus and emphasis on sales with a focus on serving the luxury clientele.
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Productive and fun workplace
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 September 2018
Pros
-great benefits
-50% off luxury goods
- great environment
-awesome staff

Cons
-lack of growth at times
-poor work/life balance
-constant shift in management
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Proud to be a member of Holt's but compensation was lacking
I.T Support Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 August 2018
Workplace culture was pretty good, but compensation for work responsibilities was lacking a bit. However, it was a company where you would feel proud working for.
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Good place to work
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 August 2018
The Holt Renfrew environment is great. You work with a wide variety of people, and it is very fun. Very good management, and get a lot done. it is fun.
Pros
Very fun work environment
Cons
sporadic hours.
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No communication. Only good thing is benefits and discount.
Stock Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 August 2018
-No communication from managers to staff about important information.
-Clueless management that bullies people if they don't meet targets.
-Pay and movement within the company is limited even if you have worked there for a long period of time.
-benefits and discount are good, but if you make minimum wage the discount is pointless/ unreachable.
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Great company, terrible work/life balance and atmosphere
Director (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 August 2018
They work you to the bone and expected off-hour responses to emails etc. Pay was great but it was very stressful and corporate environment was terrible.
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Its fast, Its fun, Its Holt Renfrew
Men's footwear Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 July 2018
clientele based, no clients, hard to make a sale with a walk-in.
Management played favourites when it came to discipline.
Great working environment, all the associates were friendly and welcoming.
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Great benefits, no room for advancement
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 July 2018
I absolutely loved working at Holt Renfrew, we had great benefits and discounts, and most people I worked with were friendly. Even though it is a competitive sales environment, people are polite to one another, and there is rarely any conflict between co-workers (at least within the accessory department) There are also some rules to what one can and cannot sell, so the sales are fairly distributed among the employees.

There is unfortunately not a lot of room to grow when you're a Sales Consultant. Moving between departments, or moving to an independent boutique may be an option; but it is definitely not what I'd consider an advancement.

There is also very little work/life balance, as some clients can only be available on certain days, you may need to show up at work for the sale on your day-off.
Pros
Great benefits, discount, and commission
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not fun
Sales Associate (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC14 July 2018
i did not like the staff nor the clients...it was a very pushy job . they were always forcing you to speak and mingle with clients even when clients were annoyed and did not want to be bothered .
Pros
discounts
Cons
people
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work environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC13 July 2018
colleges are not really friendly, management is responsible but seldom knows the truth. Not so much cultural diversity, but other than that it's all good.
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overall
Fashion Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC12 July 2018
-learned great values
-increased communication with customers
-product & brand knowledge
-great customer service
-working together is highly emphasized on
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Productif
Enquêteur (Former Employee) –  Renfrew, ON4 July 2018
Belle expérience de travail. Très bonne école de formation.
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Benifices
Cons
Heures de travail
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Great learning experience
Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 June 2018
Holt Renfrew's overall environment provides its employees with multiple learning experiences and challenges. Great people to work with and clients. Would work there again.
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Over worked and underpaid
Counter Manager/ Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 June 2018
Thoroughly did not enjoy working here as I was constantly pushed to reach unattainable targets. Sales were constantly stolen from me by chinese speaking employees. Managers never did anything to rectify the situation as they were too caught up in the cloud of livng a designer lifestyle off an employee discount budget.
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