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The best part of the job was getting to know you clients who were mostly of the older crowd. They became your friends and would stop in just to say "hello". I would tell the truth about how an outfit looks , if asked, whereas not all staff have the same discretion. Hardest part of the job was the aggressiveness of certain individuals, who would steal your customer , right from under you. I also loved the discounts and the commission perks.
lack of fairness re: scheduling and night shifts
It was a great place to work the store was always busy the customers were great we were in a mall in a great location upper management was really nice staff that work there were great and everybody got along just well
Great place to work
Had to as about weekends off
laid off large percentage of workforce due to COVID-19 and 2 days later the company was ordered into receivership. Executive Management team does not appreciate staff, no collaborative culture. No direction or coaching provided from Executive Managment -- dictate of what to do and when. Stressful environment.
Manager has no clue at all what she is doing. Training was extremely extremely lacking and it seems the manager would rather not accept responsibility for under training her employees. I was left alone and barely trained at all for one of my first shifts in the holiday season. I had little to no help. I had to resort to contacting the manager or a coworker via phone for assistance when I should’ve just been trained properly. Customers also happen to be rude and demand discounts . I would say stay away from here. Peter Nygard’s brand is falling apart anyways due to recent accusations. These stores most likely won’t be open for much longer. Unprofessional and just sad.
Nygard International is a joke. The owner is a disgusting person whose behaviour trickles down to management. If you want to work in a stressful, mocking & inhumane environment then Nygard International is for you. I’ve seen coworkers been called stupid & mocked to fellow employees by the owner himself. Profanity against employees is the norm. Bonuses are promised but never paid.
I Have so much I would like to say about this place. Like how they dont care about you or their employees, how they are sneaky and cut hours without warning. How favorites is a thing to management. How they Love their title's but hate their responsibility. And how they make everything that goes wrong in the store, somehow your fault.
Wide public announcement about how company is so great giving employees 5 Friday's off over the summer. Will employees have to use vacation No, will employees get paid yes. Did employees get screwed - yes 4 months later they are deducting our sick time for these days off. Very low moral rate. Management won't address any concerns to the workers. Yet they claim open door policy. Company demands workers work overtime without pay but then fines people for being late even one second. High turnover. Late paying annual bonuses You have to stay late to finish your work and meeting even in the weekends BUT NO PAY
Working here is like working in George Orwell's 1984. Everyone is watching you. Everything is controlled....email, time, technology, communications....everything. Independent thought was frowned upon and the Sr. Management insists you only are told the minimum needed to do your job. Nygard himself controls EVERYTHING. Management, especially senior management, is a joke. They will tell you you're absolutely right with an idea and then fold like a cheap suit and throw you under the bus when Nygard doesn't like it. Nobody will commit to anything because they KNOW that CEO can veto things based on a whim, a mood, rumor or just another rant. The business model is based solely on exploitation and abuse of workers and there is so much turnover here. They offered "free" Fridays off in July, then debited our sick time for it. Some departments have had their paychecks debited for lunch and learns approved by the company. In my opinion, this place is the worst company in Canada and probably North America.
Expect unpaid/ uncompensated overtime (which you will be expected to work, to meet deadlines or due to different events). Do not count on the bonus - unfair bonus system, makes it hard to get it. End of the year review is a joke (For example: as a trainee they rate you "Below expectation" because you are not trained yet (not your fault, you are just in training), instead of evaluating your training progress). Very stressful place, everyone is watching you, people are afraid to speak at loud (and when the chairman or the president are visiting, people are afraid to breath).
Cutthroat to the extreme. Fear based culture, crisis management, constant staff turnover, zero loyalty, daily brainwashing, preying on new employees starstruck desperation, eventually even the strongest characters become beat down.
Whether or not you enjoy working for Nygard depends entirely what district you are in. I had the misfortune of working for some of the most hateful women ever encountered. Lying, cheating, thieving, two-faced, manipulative *itches. Staff are pitted against each other to sell more but heaven help you if you sell more than management. I loved the job itself, my loyal customers and the clothes are beautiful. However it's hard to work for people who say if you're not willing to lie for them then you're not worth keeping around.
Horrible place to work. Competitive unfriendly environment, manager is lazy, leaves early everyday, makes everyone do everything for her and takes credit for it. This company is very disorganized, very demanding even for a part time and the pay is minimal. They will make you work extra non paid hours. Head office has "barbecue day" every week while the staff at stores who are really working hard to make the sales are ignored. Don't expect a Christmas dinner for your store team! Do yourself a favor and do not waste your precious time with this company that does not recognize the real hard working people.
Free clothes that you will never wear out of work
Low pay, unrealistic expectations, unfriendly commission based environment
Expectations unreasonable Benefits unbefitting a professional role Wages insufficient to make a living No increase offered until resignation tendered even after positive review approved Management behaviours: undermining, rarely supportive, implied threat of job loss is constant Occupational health & safety = 0
Do NOT even consider working here. Just save yourself the pain and anguish. Management is lacking, in fact negativity is the mantre. There's nothing good to say about Nygard, so just move on. They tout free clothing, but it's disgusting. Never want to ever wear it again. It doesn't last, it's wear it and throw it away clothing. The co-workers are disgruntled if you do your job and outsell them. Then they demand your sales to "balance" the economy. Good Lord, who ever designed commissioned sales with that in mind. Management demonstrates favoritism, so you will never ever win, even if you are right. Welfare is a better option.
Absolutely nothing was free
Lazy associates demand your sales.