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30+ days ago

Visual Assistant - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Lake Grove, NY

We are currently looking for a: VISUAL ASSISTANT for our Garage store located at: Smith Haven Mall - Lake Grove, NY As Visual Assistant, you… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Co-Manager - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Staten Island, NY

We are currently looking for a: CO-MANAGER for our Garage store located at: STATEN ISLAND MALL - STATEN ISLAND, NY. As Co-Manager, you partner… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Store Manager - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Syracuse, NY

We are currently looking for a: STORE MANAGER for our Garage store located at: DESTINY USA - SYRACUSE, NY. As Store Manager, you are the teams… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Assistant Manager - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Syracuse, NY +2 locations

We are currently looking for an: ASSISTANT MANAGER for our Garage store located at: DESTINY USA - SYRACUSE, NY. As Assistant Manager, you… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Associate Store Manager - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Syracuse, NY

We are currently looking for an: ASSOCIATE STORE MANAGER for our Garage store located at: DESTINY USA - SYRACUSE, NY. The Associate Manager… VelvetJobs.com


23 days ago

Visual Planning Specialist - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Montreal

• Participate in hand over meetings & prepare all necessary tools for monthly mock store setup; • Set up merchandising and layout directives to… VelvetJobs.com


29 days ago

Graduate Rotational Program - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Montreal

These rotations offer a development program for recent university business graduates and the opportunity for them to gain range of valuable… VelvetJobs.com


23 days ago

Fit and Spec Technician - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Montreal

• To be able to issue precise specs and detailed garment construction for prototype samples • Leading fit sessions with live models • To make… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Allocation Analyst, International - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Montreal

• Implement the initial push, replenishment and inventory strategy to support merchandise and sales plans while achieving service level targets… VelvetJobs.com


23 days ago

Internal Communications Coordinator - Fashion Industry Opportunity

Garage Montreal

• Assist the Internal Communications Specialist with the planning of social and strategic events while respecting budget and tight deadlines… VelvetJobs.com


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    Disorganized and Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Braintree, MA

    I worked at Garage full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good if you have experience and are working in a high volume store. The coaching tools are there, should management implement them properly. Tremendous opportunity for growth in the US if you are ambitious and love retail. I loved doing the work as a visual assistant, but hated sales and you have to be able to wear both hats. The district visual manager came in from out of state to train with my store manager and me, and I will say it was the most one-on-one time a company has spent training me on visuals. That being said, I also have several years experience in retail management and merchandising and knew what to expect in regard to workload.

    Cons

    When you are a manager in retail the expectation is that your life revolves around the store. That's just the way it is and I knew what to expect. However, I was consistently being scheduled to work 6 days a week, working 11 hour days. Most of the managers have little to no management experience and the result was complete disorganization, high turnover (3 SM's in less than a year), and a lack of unprofessionalism that is totally unacceptable.

    The turnover rate was awful, and I literally got calls almost every day to come in early or on my day off. This company expects far too much from associates based on the payoff for them. They are not little managers, they're 19-year-olds with little or no experience and management needs to support them.

    Very high pressure sales here. Corporate wants you to basically harass the customer until they buy something. Sales change on a dime and it's really confusing to customers, and even to employees.

    On a few occasions one of my fellow managers went off on me in the store, swearing, yelling, the whole nine yards. She received a stern talking to but no write up. I've seen similar behavior demonstrated by visiting managers from other stores. As long as corporate likes you, you can pretty much get away with anything. I know some store managers who hire their friends and roommates, and in most companies this is not tolerated because it leads to favoritism. Again, if they like you they look the other way.

    I loved the visual aspect, but ultimately ended up leaving because I found a job in another field. However, I wouldn't have started looking for a job elsewhere if the work environment was more bearable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to hire managers with experience, instead of rushing at the last minute just to get warm bodies in. Also, stop trying every promotion under the sun at once out of desperation. Listen to your managers when they tell you what competitors are doing. Stop with the favoritism and follow through on policies. Also, value the different strengths in your employees and find out what motivates them so you don't have to hire new people every three months.

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