Part-Time Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 12 March 2019
Working at LIDS has given me much insight into the culture of retail as well as customer service. As it was my first retail job and my first time being an assistant manager, I had much to learn and the management staff were extremely kind and helpful with showing me the ropes. The hardest part of my job was learning how to complete embroideries using the machine, but it quickly became second nature to me after a few sessions with the machine. Having the right people around me to guide me and make the workplace a fun environment definitely helped me continue to stay at LIDS and want to work there for quite some time.
Relaxed work environment
LIDS was unable to shift me for more than 5-6 hours per week
Commission non donner, aucune organisation, gérance pas d’allure
Vendeuse (Former Employee) – Gatineau, QC – 25 January 2019
Jai travailler 3 mois chez lids , manque de respect envers les employés et une formation qui ce donne a moitier.. La gérante te manque se respect et te parle comme si tu etais rien ! Je recommande vraiment pas cette endroit !
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 23 January 2019
It was a fun place to work years ago. All of the staff were very close. decent discounts on store product. upper management didn't really listen to store management on product that was frequently being requested by customers
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 January 2019
I will miss working there it was fun and always busy always something to do but we made it fun to work with others and for the guests watching the games and venues meet a lot of people there i like working with and going to miss the staff there and couple people in the warehouse.
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 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.
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.