Part time brand stylist (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 30 November 2018
Worked like a dog and was underappreciated, all work is thrown on the associates while management is doing the bare minimum (most of the time standing in a corner chatting about what a lovely dinner they had). At first it was fun, but once the management loses interest it becomes like a living h*ll!!!
Brand Stylist (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 20 November 2018
A productive workplace with self-motivated co workers that foster to further excel the brand. It is a place where self development occurs both in the work and job life. A lot opportunities to learn various important skills.
Men's Department Retail Manager (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 13 November 2018
I did quite well here. Was able to go to work in suits every day and felt good. The money just wasn't enough. There is relative room for advancement but the company has been struggling the past few years.
Product Manager (Former Employee) – Ajax – 30 October 2018
loved my team at each store but i then found out i was very fortunate. Head office is terrible with communication and will never admit if they made a mistake. You have to go above your job description which is great for getting experience but terrible when you look at your pay and what you signed on for versus what is expected of you.
A typical day at work includes working with awesome people, being taught by knowledgeable co-workers and welcomed into a great and fun job culture. It also teaches you the skills and background foundation to develop your sales skills for future endeavours.
A nice place to work, with great discounts and job advancement
Junior Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 14 September 2018
Le Chaeau gave me the opportunity to develop skills and talents that I did, but also didnt know I had. After 3 months as a sales associate, I was promoted to Keyholder/Junior Assistant Manager, where I got the opportunity to showcase my leadership abilities and aided the manager with interviewing and training and development. I had a great store manager, which made the workplace culture enjoyable, however, I cannot say the same for our district manager. In addition, Le Chateau's employee discounts are very generous compared to many other retail companies that I've worked for. I believe the most challenging thing would be meeting store sales, during low season times, which is usually from September to November, and then mid January to March.
great opportunities for job advancement, great employee discounts, had an amazing store manager
repetitive work which gets boring after a while, upper management can use work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 12 September 2018
Overall had a good experience with this job but most management is awful - in my brief experience. Since clothing is expensive, customers can be rude/easily become frustrated - especially when there is no return policy.
TOXIC/CATTY COWORKERS. Before I started I chatted with an employee about advancement and how she worked there for a long time but wasn't given a room for advancement, at first I was like, it's okay we'll both get to it. And boy, was I wrong. This job has the most cliques than any other places I worked with.. This is not HS. And clearly, there's no room for advancement. You're stuck being an associate there.
if you plan on working here goodluck! look out for their merchandising associate who never smiles, unfair treatment, lazy keyholders and just back stabbers people in general.
Brand Specialist (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 5 July 2018
While it was fairly stress free and easy to maintain store cleanliness and stock levels, it became quite competitive individually instead of working together as a team to treat each customer fairly due to the commission attached to each sale.
Mens Fashion Coordinating Expert (Former Employee) – London, ON – 25 June 2018
This job was pretty good. Although, the model followed a very corporate example of managment and expectations from employees. Which is to Saul, they didn’t care about how we were treated or about the things we had to put up with. As long as you sold your quota, they didn’t care. If you didn’t sell your quote, you were reprimanded. Which made for a frustrating experience when’s you’re relegated to men’s fashion in a store that caters 90% of its marketing to women.
Brand Stylist (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 13 June 2018
at the outlet store, that is now closed, we had a great team and were consistent with our daily sales goals. would recommend working for le chateau, not just because the discount is amazing but because there is flexibility to transfer to other stores and float around if other stores need extras help.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 June 2018
Working as an employee in Le Chateau has been a fun experience for me in the beginning, typical workings days are usually mild, not too busy as other well known companies. I've learned to communicate with other effectively. Management has always been fair. Hardest part of the job is when it's 10 minutes till closing and there's still 20 people in the store, and you're expected to have the store to be spotless. Most enjoyable part is working with co workers you enjoy to be with.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – London – 16 May 2018
People who had dedicated years of their lives to the company, in most cases never had the opportunity to move up. As a part of management, you ended up working multiple job titles but were never compensated with an increased wage or proper title. Upper management had unrealistic goals for store level management and never used in-store advice to make better decisions. I would attribute this ignorance to part of the reason they are struggling as a company today.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 April 2018
For the love of god dont do it. I did it for a year. By far the most toxic enviornment you will ever walk into. You will regret it. Long days sometimes no breaks and if its dead you get in trouble for not making sales targets DONT DO IT
Long days. No staff. Few breaks. Horrible leadership skills.