Holt Renfrew
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Nothing but good things to say about this company. A bit of a stuck up company attitude but, well deserved. They are a high end company dealing with high end clientele so, therefore, expectations are high
Pros
Above average salaries
Cons
Nothing
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It sounds very nice, but management isn't the greatest. Pay is very outdated and not fair. a lot of office politics. Very little growth and development.
Pros
Learn a lot
Cons
too much dramas
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Working at Holts has a lot of benefits including the employee discount which can be used in the store. The offices are easily accessed and management works hard to make employees feel welcome
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It's very stressful to work there because they are very understaffed and they cut hours during busy times. Management tries their best to help out but their hands are tied behind their back because of the corporate team.
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managers are nlot very supportive. staff are all commission driven so no coporate culture or incentives to work together in team environment. all very numbers driven so hard to get management to back you on anything .
Pros
discount on luxury goods
Cons
toxic culture
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Started working at Holts in the spring. Had to wait over a month for an interview and a onboarding session. The store is great and %90 of employees are super great. The managers are a tad under trained and not qualified for such fast paced operations. Be ready for managers to ask you one thing and tell you to do another.
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Management incompetent, you don’t get paid enough to deal with the problems you get daily. Corporate team horrible and never improves, your voice as any employee isn’t taken into consideration. The only good thing about the job is how relaxed it is usually, but other than that if you don’t have a good team around you, it’s a massive headache and not worth the amount you get paid
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Working at Holt Renfrew is an quick a positive experience and still enjoy working there. I will surely recommend others to apply for any job opportunity at Holt
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A typical day at work would be collecting all the garbage from all the vendors. Learned how to manage my time efficiently. I also learned how to adapt in an evironment with people of different cultures.
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They had the best management training every year so we could keep up with the times . Made sure you had a work and home balances. Treated Manager with great respect .
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Terrible work environment. Full of drama, favouritism and unhealthy competition. There is no place for advancement. They fire/hire and change employees very frequently.
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Monthly events for employee interaction Can work from home Work life balance Opportunities to grow Great benefits - access to facilities for employees to destress
Pros
Monthly social events
Cons
Management communication could improve
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Super busy and fast paced. Learned how competitive the retail industry is. Management is also bound to deliver and the stress level in high. Quiet, and high end. The hardest part of the job was to be able to collaborate with management. Working in a store with high end fashion. The management and team sometimes did not collaborate. The social aspect of work was diminishing.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Hours were being cut.
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Parties happens over there every couple of months. Nice people to working with. High efficiency and team work. it was a good experience for people who want to get into the retail industry.
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Overall great place to work. Lots of opportunities for growth either within a department of cross departments. Leap program provides opportunities for secondments.
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Direction was given from the top with very little opportunity to feel that you owned a project. The result was that employees lacked the ability to feel empowered.
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At the beginning of employment, I had training for 2 weeks. One week learning about the culture of Holt Renfrew and what it means to give good customer service and one week at a location for more training.
Pros
Employee Benefits
Cons
Management not always available
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One of my best experiences is Holt Renfrew. They always keep you in track to keep your sales high. High competition but still you can make your targets.
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I worked in management here and it was by far the worst job I've ever had. they were not supportive in any regard, the pay was horrible, and management was an absolute joke. I would have gave a 0 out of 5 review but that wasn't an option. I literally don't have 1 good thing to say about them
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Like any other fashion department store job. The laid back working environment makes for a relatively easy place to come to work. The management will determine the quality of work.
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This place went downhill a few years ago and has kept it's downward spiral. Poorly run by people who barely know what they are doing. Management treats their staff very poorly. Stay away!
Pros
Great discount
Cons
Management in all departments, work culture
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