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Working at Lids wasn't beyond stressful. If you follow sports regularly, customer service was relatively easy. Scheduling wasn't the most organized though. Overall, there's much worse places a student can go work at. Met a couple of NHL hockey players there which was a surprise.

Pros

Not a stressful environment, Customers are relatively easy going, that odd celebrity would walk-in occasionally

Cons

Minimum wage which isn't ideal, disorganized scheduling
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Great job, highly recommended

Great place to work especially if you have a sports interest, the scheduling and hours were very fair. Management was great as well, would highly recommend
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they expect alot from you when your getting nothing in return

terrible upper management, hours arent consistent, pay is terrible, bonus cut, not recieving bonus, machines are breaking over and over, and only get fixed every few months. constant overstock of old styles for no reason, never having newer exclusive releases. co-workers are your only friends if they havent singled you yet. did i say the upper manangement was terrible? if they need to replace you they will and they will threaten you in your face.

Pros

discount on jerseys

Cons

everything
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Avoid at all costs unless your a child

Not worth wasting your time working here as your just a number to them. Low pay low hours and they expect lids to be your only job. They only like teenagers who won’t stick up for themselves

Pros

Mall discounts

Cons

Terrible bosses and pay
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Horrible place to work

No one in upper management knows what they are doing. District manager was horrible at her job, never provided any help or guidance on issues you might have had in store. Lack of training throughout the whole company. Left high and dry so many times with issues regarding the embroidery machine in store. Had to learn how to fix it myself. Just a horrible place to work overall with trash pay on top of it
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District sales manager

The DSM was the worst I've ever worked for. Extremely high expectations of me as a store manager that were not easily ket. Never satisfied, always threatening to fire me and replace me. Stressful work environment, I would not recommend anyone work for the Lids in Dieppe/Moncton N.B

Pros

Fun to work with the embroidery machine

Cons

Everything else sucked
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Don’t do it

I literally had no good experiences while working here. Not only was I expected to work between the two stores, but I never got any benefits from it. They never appreciated the work I put in and the manager is toooo power hungry.

Pros

Literally none
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Good place to work for first job

Good place for a first job, need to clean the store sometimes, deal with money, deal with customers and stitch hats. Good coworkers to work with sometimes good management just depends on who it is. Awful hours as well

Pros

Discounts

Cons

Sometimes difficult, not a lot of hours
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Easy Job

This job is very easy, running the till is straight forward. It was exciting to use the embroidery machine was my favourite part of the job! Although it is at the mall, the pace of the job is very relaxed until holiday times.

Pros

easy work load

Cons

long days
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Fun and great environment

Great place to work with a fun culture, upper management can be up and down at times but overall good employer. Great employee discount and solid benefits
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Slower paced job with decent hours

The company itself wasn't great, but the job was good. With the location I worked at, it was slow enough to work on school work and studying during my shift, so its good for students. However, if you are looking to make a lot of money, this job is not for you. Minimum wage for minimum work, after all.

Pros

Slow paced environment

Cons

Not enough hours
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Relaxed environment and fun workplace.

Working at Lids has given me good experience in the retail industry and has allowed me to learn numerous skills along with benefitting my social skills. The hat customization is a cool feature and it has been overall a relaxed yet good experience.

Pros

Relaxed, quick to learn, simple

Cons

Becomes boring
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Fast paced, engaging retail work

Working at lids shifts are typically 4-8 hours and depending on availability. Great team to work with, even though its fast paced, environment is still positive and relaxed. I enjoy working at lids!
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n/a

Lids is a fun, energetic and competitve retail atmosphere. They have great developmental programs and do they're best to promote internally. The Canadian team is very attentive and people forwards.
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Not Much room for advancement

Low Paying, Not much room to advance in the company. Good for young workers as a first job. Not recommended for long term employment as the pay is not the best
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Waste of time

The company was sold last year and now solely exists to exploit its staff and cut costs, the head office and management might be some of the most morally reprehensible people I've ever had to displeasure of meeting, they cut hours ,bonuses and made staff fight for minimal hours. They will lie to your face and support the absolute worst managers for the sake of making a quick buck. They gave away someone's position when she was on maternity leave. Simply the worst
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Great job lots of fun

Lids is a great place to work. Lots of fun going to work with co workers Pay is okay, but they do have good benefits and bonus structures to succeed and earn by making overall goals.
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fun place to work

The management is unbelievable, they are the nicest people I've ever met, they made me feel welcomed to the province and made me feel like family, i was only a seasonal worker but they treated me like a full time worker.
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Don’t waste your time

Not worth the time your going to waste very rude no support.They work you for pennies. District manager is just down right horrible. Only good thing is the discount.
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Great Work Environment

At Rogers Place we start off by preparing the store and ensuring it is clean and neat for the event. The hardest part of the job is definitely during intermissions of either hockey games or concerts as that is when we have the most customers in store. It didn't take long for me to understand how to efficiently help a customer ensuring that they are satisfied with their visit to the store. Management at Rogers Place is very supportive and encourage you to be talking to customers in order to provide any assistance they may need.
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A young persons job

If you're into the hipster scene and enjoy pushing engraving onto customers this place is for you. If you enjoy massive shipments and no where to store the excess as well as a strict color guide to merchandising this place is for you
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