Reitmans (Canada) Ltd
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Reitmans (Canada) Ltd Employee Review

team lead

3.0
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19 May 2020
Having worked there for 10 yrs i have a great relationship with customers and have bonded with many, knowing their personal needs.
The hardest part of the job was to keep up with the constant changes and as well the pay
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Working in the store was always fun and we had a great team from sales associates to our store manager. The biggest issue was higher management, who had unrealistic sales and dress code expectations. If we were projected to have high sales and did not meet them, the store team was blamed for it which was frustrating when traffic was down. To make up for the low sales, they really push for you to be in customers' faces and "sell sell sell!" to the point where it is uncomfortable and customers are visibly unhappy.
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Pros
Great team energy, fun customers, good first retail job, opportunity to move up in ranks
Cons
Slow to start hiring process (with no communication), unrealistic expectations
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