Fun People to be around
When working in the back as a runner, I learned a lot from my teammates and comprehended new ways of handling issues regarding people or, in my case, shoe boxes. My coworkers and I had a lot of fun working in the back as we would talk about our days and how we wanted to go about them.
Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
Love the team but dislike unprofessional upper management
I loved all the friendships I made with my coworkers, and my manager and assistant manager were always supportive and welcoming. Compared to all of the other retail stores I've worked at, Little Burgundy was probably the best BECAUSE OF THE TEAM and I give 5 stars to the team. It never felt toxic until the higher ups for the company started to create such an unwelcoming atmosphere by giving us unrealistic goals to make during a pandemic. Traffic in the store was so much more slower because of the pandemic and this became difficult trying to make these goals. Despite going through a pandemic, the higher ups did not care to understand and started to force employees out by giving write ups if you didn't make these goals and eventually fire you. They would also demote you or not schedule you if they didn't like you. Most of the time, the higher ups did not praise our team for doing a good job and constantly pointed out what we didn't make or achieve. AND if you tried to ask for help on how to sell a handbag or shoecare, or whatever it was that you needed help with, you would get no support or advice at all. At the end of the day, the higher ups made it clear that they were going to get rid of many of us soon which became very stressful. Because of these unrealistic sales goals that were hard to make during this pandemic, we were considered "bad" employees. It's very clear that the higher ups don't care about the employees and only care about making sales.
Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
Fun and Productive workplace
I enjoy working here because we have the right balance of having fun while also staying productive, especially during times its not busy. They also taught me a lot of things such as sequencing shoes, organizing the store, helping out customers and also selling shoe care. The environment is a great place for everyone especially if it’s your first job, they also help you feel welcome and comfortable.
Co-Manager in Calgary, AB
Worst place to work
- Staff is underpaid -Management is always on call-No leadership or encouragement we are belittled and yelled at daily -No work life balance -Awful culture
Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON
toxic people and high demand job
I hated working at the sherway little burgundy location. I thought it would be a chill and fun place to work but it was very much the opposite. everyone who works there hates one another. since the company is doing terrible in sales, every day you MUST sell a certain amount of things and it is EXTREMELY stressful. managers watch over ur shoulder and critique you anytime you even SPEAK. 4 customers come into the store every hour and never buy anything cause the store never has sales. then you get yelled at for not selling hard enough. they push you so hard to sell and push customers to buy something to the point where they are uncomfortable. I was never properly trained and they just expected me to know everything. I basically taught myself how to use the system because i’d rather that than get dirty looks from the managers when I ask for help. I do not recommend working here.