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coworkers are super nice, fun working environment. not enough pay for the amount of work they expect you do. hard to grow within, high turnover rate for management
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toxic and stressful

head office and management have created a negative work space, they all talk bad about eachother. they will treat and look at you like scum. they need a serious structural change or something for a more healthy work environment because these issues will come to light in a more serious manner. evoking fear and hatred in your employees does not work, i hope they educate their managers and those head office people who show face every once in a while. it was not worth the mental induced triggers, although fellow sale associates were nice but we shared all common sense of being victims to those on major power trips and egos.
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a really fun work place

looooved it here! the environment is super welcoming and i made a lot of long term friendships and made great connections. no downfalls at all:) wish i didn’t have to leave
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Fast paced; favouritism

Overall it's a standard sales job - commission + minimum wage makes it much more competitive than it needs to be, and the only way to get commission is if you're given hours. Your sales are calculated so if you work less hours or low-traffic days/times, then you're not going to get a lot of shifts because you don't get sales. Favouritism rampant in the workplace. No chance for you to move higher up.
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Productive and Great Learning Opprotunity

Friendly and supportive cultureGreat place to learnWork-life balanceSmall company - teams work together closelyGet to know people on your floorWork-from-home opprotunity
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Unfair workplace

Totally unfair and biased to whomever they want to be to, wouldn’t recommend to someone who is trying to be professional the boss is very open but not that professional


Free snacks and lunches sometimes


Biased staff and managers
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fun workplace

easy work basically no commission, hard to meet the target. Not very clear about the T&C of the commission . A bit misleading about that.the salary is not competitive but the staff discount is really attractive
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Just don’t

Just a really messy place to work, can’t grow in the company, pay is bad for all the work they make you do….Depends on the location you work when it comes to hours and the people
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Not great

The company is growing too quickly, creating a chaotic environment, unclear expectations, and unrealistic and arbitrary deadlines. The hardest part of the job is dealing with inexperienced management and poor cross-functional communication (blame games). The most enjoyable part of the job... A few of my colleagues.
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Constant layoff and turnover

Was hiring and employee for just under a year. Company will lay lots of employees off routinely as they prefer “new faces” every now and then. Because of that, scheduling can be extremely disorganized and your shifts change weekly with only a 2-3 day notice


Employee discount


Inconsistent and random hours
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Not good

Not good, company growing to fast to do any basic training for management. Bottom line wasn’t great for any store. When visits happen they sound fake and uninspiring. Ask you how you are to just turn and talk to eachother a minute after . No solutions to anything.
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not enough support from management, very unorganized. no increase in pay for the amount of work they put u into. too much pressure. only stayed for the people i worked with.
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Not That Friendly…

Had coworkers take sales from customers I was already helping, management would ask me to do menial tasks during operation hours and then ask me why my sales quota wasn’t met. Not a great place
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Stay away

The only thing you hear in the company is “Targets”. No work life balance, nothing about employee wellness, constant pressure.Worst company to work for.
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Too many expectations

Not sure if it was just my store location, but management was always super strict and uptight (unreasonably so at times), leading to an overall poor experience. There was a commission program that was advertised for sales associates but we were never paid for our hard work. I did not feel appreciated as an employee.


Flexible scheduling


Stingy management (sent home early or shifts cancelled very commonly), too many expectations
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Toxic Work Environment

Be prepared to work awful hours. To make things worse, they promote a competitive workplace which causes tension between you and other sales associates. Very hostile.The company also does not have very inclusive sizing, leaving sales associates in an extremely uncomfortable position when having to explain to customers that the company doesn't make clothing in the size they're looking for.


Good discount


Bad hours
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Productive and Fun work place

Such a positive and uplifting workplace! I'm a stock associate but a lot of the work is independent with lots of responsibility. Can be chaotic at times but it's all about multi tasking. Overall the team is great!
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No culture and expect a lot from people

They’re extremely weird with people talking about wages and also are pretty undermining. Not a great environment to work in. I’d recommend looking elsewhere
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Good workplace

Wide responsibility and gets busy since it's retail and have to service customers. Good people and motivating to work in. Management can get tough if underperform sales. Tiring because no chairs just stand all day and service.
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Not that great

- Too much work considering your pay = overworked- Really high and unrealistic expectations to meet- No proper training- Micromanaging and terrible management- Only good thing would be the discount and the people who work there - Work-life balance not that great even as part-time


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Long hours, limited availability, overworked, salary pay
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It was fun for the first couple of years, but work culture suffered due to new management

First year was fun and productive. The year after was stressful due to bad management. The work environment got very toxic. HR did not do anything to solve the issue.




management/ toxic supervisors
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Based on 115 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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