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19 days ago

Sr. Manager, Store Systems and Support

Town Shoes Toronto

** The Sr. Manager, Store Systems and Support** is pivotal for the strategies, implementations and support of Town Shoes Limited store technologies… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Jr. Systems Analyst (4 month contract)

Town Shoes Toronto

** Under the direction of the Sr. Systems Analyst, the Junior Systems Analyst will be a key player in the running and maintenance of key reports and… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

HR Manager (Co-Manager), DSW

Town Shoes Toronto +2 locations

Our associates are what make us successful. Our culture is one in which we look to hire associates who exhibit our values of Honesty, Enthusiasm… Beyond.com


22 days ago

Operations Manager

Town Shoes Edmonton +9 locations

Our associates are what make us successful. Our culture is one in which we look to hire associates who exhibit our values of Honesty, Enthusiasm… Beyond.com


10 days ago

Assistant Store Manager, Russian Bilingual

Town Shoes Thornhill +2 locations

At TOWN SHOES, our Assistant Managers are inspiring leaders who provide World Class service to our Customers and Associates. Our Assistant Managers… Beyond.com


10 days ago

SHOE WAREHOUSE: Store Management Opportunities

Town Shoes Toronto

At SHOE WAREHOUSE, our Managers are inspiring leaders who provide World Class service to our Customers and Associates. Our Managers also understand… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Assistant Store Manager

Town Shoes London +38 locations

At THE SHOE COMPANY, our Assistant Managers are inspiring leaders who provide World Class service to our Customers and Associates. Our Assistant… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Merchandising Manager (Co-Manager)

Town Shoes Newmarket +2 locations

Our associates are what make us successful. Our culture is one in which we look to hire associates who exhibit our values of Honesty, Enthusiasm… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Were always looking for great Talent!

Town Shoes Burnaby

** At THE SHOE WAREHOUSE, a division of Town Shoes Limited ** ** we’re always looking for** ** ****Great talent to join us in various positions… Beyond.com


10 days ago

Assistant Marketing Manager

Town Shoes Toronto

** Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Assistant Marketing Manager will work with the marketing team on the development and execution of… Beyond.com


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    Save yourself, do not work here!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Town Shoes part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    40% discount.
    Shoenie program (money that goes towards shoes)
    Clean and fashionable environment.
    Commission.

    Cons

    Town Shoes truly expects too much from its employees, especially part-timers, who 90% consist of university and high school students. We are only being paid minimum wage and are expected to do way more than our pay grade.

    Huge emphasis on "connecting" with clients - must get more than one connecting story per shift, write it up and send it to head office. Managers will get angry if you don't connect and will leave passive aggressive messages in the stock room.

    Every day before your shift you must be checked in by your MOD. You have to state how many connecting stories you're going to get (always more than one) and explain how exactly you're going to connect with the clients. You also have to set a goal for the day (e.g. 'i'm going to sell x amount of handbags','i'm going to sell this particular brand of shoe', etc). They make you ask the clients a hundred questions to build this make-believe connection and they don't understand how invasive it is. Many clients are simply not in the mood to speak to you at length, understandably.

    IF YOU DO connect with a client, and you do not sell anything, they no longer care about your connecting story and will not have you write it up!

    You also have to check in with the MOD in the middle of your shift and follow up on your goal for the day. If you achieve it, you have to set a new goal. If not, they scold you.

    On top of that, you have to write up monthly goals!

    The reason all of this is very frustrating is because the DM then yells at you for not having enough sales - the reason we don't is because we cannot focus on selling!

    They recently set up cameras in the store and will randomly watch people during working hours. If you do something they are not satisfied with you will be called up and disciplined.

    The president of the company also makes random visits to stores to check on you. They can't trust you to do anything.

    Managers are often bitter about their low salary and take this out on their part timers.

    Overall: extremely high and unreasonable expectations, terrible shifts and times, greedy and stuck up clientele, annoying upper management, invasive in-store management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming the sales associates for low sales. We can't force people into the store. If it is empty, it's your issue regarding marketing, not ours.
    Stop constantly changing the way we do things. We all know you guys don't care about connecting with clients - you want the money, plain and simple, so stop forcing it on us. (again, if we DO connect but DON'T sell, management will tell us not to write up the connecting story)
    There's a reason no part timer stays here past the one year mark.

    Doesn't Recommend
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