TEAM LEAD (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 October 2018
Company used to really enjoyable to work for but since management changes it has gone downhill. The higher ups expect more work to be done with no hours given to get it done. Also the pay is not appropriate for the work asked.
Training Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 August 2018
Used to be such a great company. Upper management is the worst. They have their favourites and everyone else gets treated like dirt. dm and hr too close so you can’t even go to them for support. Worst job ever
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 August 2018
I always loved working in clothing stores and I loved working in Pennington's. But the disorganization was the downfall, at the end of my job time they had cut the hours so bad that I couldn't survive on one day a week.
Team Leader/ Acting ASM (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 10 August 2018
I was never the dress up type of person, working with penningtons gave me a whole other life where i got to dress up everyday and have fun doing it with customers and employées. I do wish they delt with instore issues alittle better. Overall though my experience there was great, my manager was amazing and my district manager at the time aswell.
Style Specialist (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 2 August 2018
Almost everything about the job I absolutely loved, from setting up the new displays to helping the customers, they would even have small monthly competitions for sales associates to reach to that were always friendly and optional. Only unfortunate thing about the job is there's little to no sitting down and unless you were already hired on for full-time, they'll only ever have part-time, so there's almost no room at all for advancement.
STORE MANAGER/AREA TRAINING MANAGER (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 13 June 2018
This company expects a lot from management and employees and does not compensate accordingly. SM and ASM are given paid sick days, but a doctors note is required to use them. Visual changes are expected to be completed without disruption to the business but no hours given to support. Changes in market not taken into account the expect results with no marketing / promotional support.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 4 June 2018
Absolutely horrific place to work. This company has no idea what they are doing. Sales are terrible so they blame the employees. Maybe it’s the overpriced garbage you sell? The customers are mostly awful, entitled, rude, demanding!
Worst experience of my career!
Awful customers, no support from upper management, extreme work load, you get written up for everything and anything.
perfect place to work when you have other things in your live, the hours are very fluid and easy to move based on your every day life. the people are also very nice, both the customers and the employees.
Great company for may years. However the last few years they have lost sight of core company values of respect, integrity and growth. Middle management needs to remember what it's like on the front line and be supportive during challenges, instead of accusations and making management feel as if failures. There are some very smart, intelligent buisness woman with in the organization with guidance and support could and would flourish. However no person can succeed when they feel constantly like a failure. I enjoyed my time with this company and hope they will raise up and improve the communications they have with their teams and be great again.
Clients, discount, training opportunities, job stability
Fashion Associate (Current Employee) – Niagara, ON – 21 April 2018
I worked here for just under a year within that time frame we went through about 4 management changes. This is not a stable place to work with very little advancement options. They work on favoritism for promotions and I have seen it happen with their disciplinary actions as well. When I was first there I loved it but slowly the company changes have made this not a good place to work or grow.
Supportive Environment but lack of environment surroundings
Fashion Sales Associate (Former Employee) – London, ON – 26 February 2018
Good environment for workers to complete their tasks and assist customers. There were times of mistreatment towards customers by a few coworkers when they were having a bad day. Lack of skills to keep personal matters personal. Very supportive community with the works but was almost a con because there was too much welcoming of emotions to work.
Great environment to heighten communication skills and help people
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 5 January 2018
Working at Penningtons was a great first job experience. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and the work was difficult but fair. A typical work day consisted of helping customers find the right outfits for them and then accessorizing what they had. Our policy was to dress our customers from the inside out, top to bottom. I quickly learned what I had to do and how to complete each task efficiently. The management was very friendly and she was not only the boss but also a friend to all of the staff members. The hardest part of the job was on our busiest days when there was no time to just stop and relax for even a second. It was especially difficult when an evening rush was unexpected and there were only two staff members present to help 30 customers. However, those days were always the most rewarding, especially seeing the smiles on customers faces when they found something that fit them perfectly and that they felt comfortable wearing.
50% discount on all regular items
Not enough work hours one week and then the next having too many hours