Seasonal Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 April 2018
Working at The Body Shop taught me how to interact with customers in person. It taught me excellent communication skills and how to deal with queries they may have about the products. Working during the holiday season taught me to work under pressure, especially since there would be a influx of people at any random moment. My time at The Body Shop helped me work with efficiency and with proper time management. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the store being completely full of customers and having to multi task with them, however, working as a team with the other employees made it much more enjoyable.
Shop Manager (Current Employee) – Canada – 29 March 2018
This is the most rewarding job I've ever had. I didn't think I'd ever return to retail, but I don't consider this to be the same old retail job. This is The Body Shop, and with it comes with a culture of support, connections, and selling solutions over products.
Head office is easily approachable, and strive to keep even customer consultants on a first name basis. District Sales Managers are supportive and accessible. The recent sale to Natura shows a real shift back to the basics of The Body Shop, including community involvement and activism. This brand has real values, and it's a joy and a privilege to know that I'm a part of supporting community trade, human rights, the planet, and ending animal testing.
Benefits are great. FT employees are offered amazing health coverage and benefits. There is a generous fitness reimbursement, tuition assistance, and access to 24/7 counselling. All employees have access to a discount website, an amazing rate at a popular fitness chain, as well as sales incentives!
If you're hunting for a retail job where you can stock shelves, run a register, and work with little product knowledge, then this isn't the company for you. The Body Shop provides thorough training on products and procedures and encourages its employees to become trusted experts with top notch customer service skills. There are, of course, dollar sales and category targets to be achieved, but I've never felt pressured or undervalued in achieving these. I never, ever want to leave!
Keyholder - Part Time (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 March 2018
The Body Shop is a great place to work if you value a company that cares about the environment, uses natural ingredients and is cruelty-free. It is a great place to meet new people and I feel you make lasting connections
Skin Care Consultant (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 6 February 2018
A sales associate dealing with skin care consultation. Coworkers were great and easy to talk to with a productive atmosphere. Developed an awareness for environmental concerns along with dynamic social skills.
Access to great products, informative, enriching enironment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 31 January 2018
This job has alot of product knowledge but its worth it. If a fun place to work. Was one of the best places I ever was employed. The values the store holds up are a very important structure of the company.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Cookstown, ON – 25 January 2018
Although a seasonal hire, this job was very nice, one of the better sales jobs out there. The hours were long at times, but such is the issue with Christmas holidays and retail. But overall it was fun and rewarding.
Sales Associate/ Team Lead (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 24 January 2018
Though product knowledge is key to this job, the managers make it easy and fun to understand and are ready to answer any questions you have. It's an interesting job to work and was one of my favorite retail jobs I have ever worked at.
Customer Consultant (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 22 January 2018
Love the body shop and what it stands for, overall the job was enjoyable, coworkers were fine, but management was awful. So unprofessional, unpleasant and just had a rude demeanour towards employees AND customers. It was a better atmosphere without the manager around, thats for sure.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 January 2018
The manager in my chain was way too demanding with hours. I was working full time hours with part-time pay, and when I would say that I can't work extra shifts the manager would make me feel like I ruined her life. She would blow it way out of proportion.
Préposée au service à la clientèle (Former Employee) – Blainville, QC – 2 January 2018
J'ai beaucoup aimer mon expérience au Centre de Conditionnement BodyShop. J'ai eu droit à de nombreuse formation service à la clientèle et vente. Ces formations étaient payer et me permettaient une possibilité d'avancement dans l'entreprise. J'ai dû quitter parce que j'ai déménager à Montréal.
Great Company. I love the idea of enriching and helping the lives of others. Excellent products I will continue to buy The BodyShop products. Manager on the other hand, picks favourites, doesn't inform staff of changes to schedule and doesn't follow availability form. Catty environment. 5 hours shifts with no breaks.