- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Le Château part-time for less than a yearPros
-Working here has been great because you (and your spouse) can receive up to 50% off merchandise, some items like handbags or party dresses are only 35%-40% off due to the fact that they are not technically worn for work. But jewellery and most footwear count too which is great because of the variety every season.
-No problems getting time off if booked enough in advance.
-Great work-life balance (at least at my store). Training was great for me but I know it can vary depending on who is available to train new employees.Cons
--There is a commission perk BUT it is hard (almost impossible unless you're full-time sales) to achieve the goal to make 1% commission.
-The company wants to promote from within, which is great. Although it has seemed to slow down the hiring process a lot for finding new management/key-holders/etc. The store has been short-staffed since I was hired.
-A lot of the training is "learn as you go", it would be beneficial to all store employees if each new hire was fully trained before being tossed into things before they even know what they're doing/policies/procedures, etc.Advice to ManagementAdvice
-Ask opinions of all employees, not just key-holders.
-Take notice of hard working employees and offer raises, they deserve it.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Le Château in April 2014.Interview Details
First interview was with the Product Manager and involved a series of questions, getting to know me, and then a Style Challenge where I was asked to create three full outfit looks (clothes, shoes, accessories) for one person (mine were Everyday, Career, and Formal) in about 15 minutes using items from around the store. She reviewed my looks and allowed me to explain them and then she provided feedback on how they thought I did. The Assistant Manager also came by to provide feedback.
Second interview was with the District Manager/Store Manager. Another time for her to get to know me and ask a series of questions. The first interview was a bit more casual, this one had some more involved questions relating more to situations and how I would handle them.
After this I was called and told I was hired and asked to come in for orientation at a later date and to discuss scheduling.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- I can't remember specific questions, they were very typical interview questions. Some relating to this season's trends, or what my personal fashion inspiration is, favourite clothing stores, etc. Answer Question
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Le Château wants its customers to bring down the house with their fashion flair. The firm sells its own brand of clothing in some 240 contemporary clothing stores in Canada, a pair of shops in the New York City area, and about 10 locations in the Middle East through a licensing agreement. It also sells apparel online. The retailer sells apparel, footwear, and accessories to fashion-conscious men and women. About 40% of its merchandise is made in Canada, allowing the company to respond quickly to changing trends. Amid falling sales, Le Château has repositioned itself to...