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.
Interesting & fun environment, even more so if you enjoy sports & fashion
Sales Rep (Keyholder) (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 January 2017
It was a great job to work at. I've been interested in sports clothing & accessories since I was a little boy.
I learned a lot about the basic day in - day out operations of running a retail store & keeping business flowing smoothly.
I had a great relationship with my fellow co-workers & we always did our best to work together & achieve whatever it was that needed to be completed. As well as giving me a chance to be responsible on my own over the course of the 2 years I was there.
It also helped me more so with my sales knowledge & simple dealing with customers. Showed me that there was a definite demand for the products we were selling.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 January 2017
A typical day at work included stalking shelves and working the counter for sales.It took a few days to get used to the work environment but I quickly learned the routine of stacking shelves and working at the register.The management was strict but rewarding when we met the required sales.My co-workers were very outgoing and exciting to work with. We always got along and worked well together. The hardest part of the job was managing the store alone when co-workers were on their breaks, but if I needed assistance they were always ready to help. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with co-workers and getting along with them making longer shifts feel shorter.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Brantford, ON – 10 January 2017
working within Lids Sports group you get to experience a fun environment. on a typical day you'll be getting new inventory, seeing what new apparel you'll be selling. Typically the day tends to fly by quickly due to the conversations with majority of the customers. From personal experience usually customers will come on just to talk about the recent sporting event or a sport team. You get to know your customers and will be able to relate to certain needs/wants within the store.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 January 2017
Atypical day at work would be setting up the stores at Rexall Place to get merchandise ready for the game. I learned organizational skills. I would say the management was a little flustered at best as they were new in their positions. MY coworkers were the same. The hardest part of the job was the cleaning at the end of the night where we took all the merchandise from the stores back down to the warehouse. The most enjoyable part of my job was definitely just being able to work at Rexall Place.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 17 September 2016
Terrible place to work. They treat you like dirt. Out of my 9 years in retail/customer service worst place I have worked. The higher ups such as dms and regionals judge you and accuse you of things you never even did or they get mad cause you messed up. But thats from no proper training at all. Read manuals and books on my own time cause they didn't give the training time. I ran my store for 3 months with no store manager and was not given raise for doing all store manager duties and not providing me with enough employees so me or my employees can actual have a break and go to the washroom. Countless shifts this happend to me. When I said something amd spoke up cause none of this alright. I get let go after ten months cause they said im not the right fit. Overall terrible turnover rate overall bad place to work. Stay away
Get a discount on hats
Poor higher up managment, dont pay enough, judge employees
Manager (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 3 September 2016
This company is amazing to work for to start and learn. It has many opportunities to grow and move up withing the company. It's always easy to reach out and get help when ever needed, and they are constantly redeveloping to become even better.
Assistant manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 August 2016
I was hired as the assistant manager and was treated as if I was a key holder. The pay is terrible. And the store managers always are yelling at you for something. Better not have your tee shirt un tucked. You'll probably get written up. Also they have unrealistic goals for sales. You will be selling hats. Not clothing Wichita is easy to add on too, hats on the other hand are not. You are also expected to work ridiculous hours and if you have an emergency surgery better expect you only get one day off and are forced to go back to work because you are not allowed any time off unless it's 2 months in advance.
Store manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 August 2016
I was putting in 60 hours a week as a manager and nothing was enough. Terrible training program and upper management was never available for problems that arose. We were trained on the embroidery machine and then when it would break no management would be able to fix it and we would be punished for not hitting our embroidery quotas. The pay was terrible and we were constantly threatened with our jobs and expected to be doing 5 things at once to perfection. A completely unrealistic standard. I loved the customers and my staff but beyond that the company is a horrible place to work.
Terrible pay, long hours, unrealistic expectations, constant punishment and threats.