Visual Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 12 January 2013
My typical day as a visual merchandising associate would start at 7 a.m. When I was hired to do this job I had no retail experience but the hiring manager believed my previous experience would be ideal for the position. I learned to be a visual merchandiser as I usually received shipment and had to work on the display if the merchandise. I also took care of the markdowns and anything that was related to merchandising. When I was done with that I normally worked on the floor to sell. I enjoyed interacting with the customers and getting comfortable each day! My sales were as good as the associates that had worked for the company longer than I and mostly in the top 3. The most enjoyable part of this job was when customers that I helped left the store satisfied with my service and help. That always made my day. When I was a fashion design student I knew I wanted to work in the industry but not as a designer. I feel sales is something that I was meant to do- I enjoy customer service and the creative side of it so much.
being awarded for doing a good job (free breakfast before work) and fulfilling customer's needs.
long, fun hours! dealing with challenges in the work environment