Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 September 2017
The Ricki's clothing store is one of the most rewarding and uplifting environments I have gotten the opportunity to work for.
During my time at this job i learned a lot about how the retail industry works. Management allowed me the chance to work outside my sales associate position and taught me how to build the stores display, how to handle the paper work with closing the store and the chance to learn about clothing on different body types.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 20 March 2018
Management was supportive, encouraging, and friendly. The employees worked as a team while motivating each other individually. The customers at Ricki's are always so much fun to help find the clothes/wardrobe they're looking for and very thankful for our customer service.
Associate (Former Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 12 February 2018
Got hired then immediately thrown onto the sales floor without any training. High expectations for sales on my first shift. Everyone in the store worked only three hour shifts and the actual associates were apparently in and out like a revolving door. A lot of pressure for new people and poor management. One of the other employees had been working there for a month and still didn't know the till. Would not recommend if you're looking for a job that you wish to be respected and supported in your starting shifts.
Key Holder (Current Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 14 September 2017
I loved everything about working here. The customers are amazing and I love helping them find whatever they are looking for. A typical day can be very fast paced or very slow, but there is always work to be done. What I enjoy most is the chance to meet and greet new people every day.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 16 June 2017
The hardest part of the job is "connecting with customers". Customers will ask for help when needed, and that is when the connection should be built. It should not be forced when they walk through the store.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 April 2017
As far as working in this industry goes, Rickis is not too bad. It is very much manager dependent. Make sure to take your breaks. Good managers make the job good... bad managers make it bad. There are so many stores that is hard to say how it will be at any specific store.
Shift Leader (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 March 2017
Is a slower pace store, I spend most of my time working with customers, straightening and cleaning. I learned the value of teamwork, and personal improvement in customer service and sales. The hardest part of the job is staying productive on a slow day. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with customers, and helping find what they're looking for.
Supportive team wanting to see growth within employees
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 25 January 2017
Rickis was my first job and before this job I was shy. Management helped me break out of my shell and taught me skills like how to speak to customers in a professional manner. They also pushed me to reach my daily goals and I always did.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 17 January 2017
While working in the retail business can be an upbeat and busy place to work, especially over the holidays , it really taught be my multitasking skills and patients. It was a wonderful place to work with wonderful staff.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 7 November 2016
Did not have an enjoyable experience working for Ricki's. From the beginning of when our store opened, we constantly had higher ups in our store dictating to the store manager and constantly pushing the employees to sell more product, often with ridiculous and unattainable daily quotas, even though our store was making well below what it was supposed to. This caused a lot of stress to all working employees and within a matter of a few short months the manager, assistant manager and more than half of the employees quit and found work elsewhere.
While I enjoyed the job while it was just the regular employees there, and had a great time helping the customers around the store, when the higher ups were in our store it was very stressful and not a fulfilling work environment.