Sales worker (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 21 August 2018
Being able to put a smile on a child's face just by embroidering his/her name onto the side or back is probably the best part about my job. I love seeing what ive helped people create on a hat, it brings confidence towards yourself, also getting to see how much the custom hat means to the customer.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 August 2018
Lids is fun place to work solely for the product. If you have no aspiration of doing anything else in your life, then by all means... apply to Lids. There is little to no room for growth within the company; always preferring to hire outside of the company as opposed to internally. You are treated as just another number in the system, corporate and management could never remember half of staff's names, nor did they care to try.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 July 2018
-great place to advance into corporate -management is easy-going, so are the employees -discount is 40% off, allowed to stack discounts (if theres a sale price, 40% off employee discount is added) -customers tend to be pretty friendly, just have a general knowledge of product info
discount is 40% off including sale items, flexible hours, fun coworkers
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 30 April 2018
At lids, it was a very great environment, as I was able to interact with customers and always have a conversation about sports. I learned a lot at lids as it taught me how to manage other employees and make sure the store is at its best. All of the co-workers are very enthusiastic people and made coming into work very enjoyable. My favorite part of the job was interacting with the customers on a daily basis. Overall, this job was a very great experience.
Sales Associate and Key Holder (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 12 April 2018
A day for me at lids was pretty average clock in for around 830 an get the store ready for opening with either myself or one of my coworkers probably my manger. Throughout the day we continuously made sure the store was clean and presentable while helping costumers effectively find the products that best suit their needs.
Can be a fun job, upper management is hard to deal with.
Key Holder (Former Employee) – Metrotown, BC – 21 February 2018
I worked with Lids for almost 2 years while going through school. Hours were pretty easy to get if I needed them, and my coworkers were always great. It was a good working experience. However, no benefits for anyone but management, and pay was quite low. Promotions to anything above key holder is quite infrequent, and should not be expected. After working there for that long I was barely making above minimum wage. All of the managers I talked to became quickly frustrated with District Managers and most others above store level. From my experience this job is great as something "for now", but it is not something worth a long term time investment.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 16 February 2018
When I started management was good, never was really in contact with the head office group or the district manager, and then when the manager quit everything went awful. We were left on our own with little experience and the new manager was not so good.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 January 2018
The management at Lids is very cliquey, disrespectful, and only care about their own hours. My personal manager had not even graduated high school and target me due to my Weekly Statistics being within the top 10 compared to her being top 30. Instead of being rewarded for hard work, I was basically punished.
I worked for 2 other locations as well and found the same issues unfortunately.
I would love to work for the company again, but my personal manager was not suited for the job.
Manager (Current Employee) – Canada – 29 November 2017
Company preaches brand loyalty, but does not develop and promote from within. Many more than capable candidates have come and gone due to this. Will set up a "plan" to develop, but there is never any follow up, or commitment to it.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 26 October 2017
Amazing employees, very kind and helpful, great hours and no matter the problem it will always be fixed, the manager I had was a incredably amazing woman, she helped me out in so many ways that it made me a better person