Aritzia

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Aritzia Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Aritzia – “aritzia”

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2.3 88 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

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Brian Hill

(22 ratings)

15% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fast paced environment and good music(in 8 reviews)

  • Good music is playing while you work, which encourages a fast paced environment(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • girls are immature, they would steal your sales (some of them are sneaky)(in 8 reviews)

  • Poor Work-life balance, administrative support is lacking, huge opportunity with recruiting(in 6 reviews)

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    Demanding retail chain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible hours, good pay, love my coworkers. Development is handed out but it's yours for the taking if you are hungry and go above and beyond in your day to day duties.

    ConsPoor Work-life balance, administrative support is lacking, huge opportunity with recruiting. Management over promises during interviews and reviews and then under delivers in the end. There is a bit of favoritism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople want to grow and develop with the company, give them the tools and training they need to do that, don't make them beg for it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Expects The World From You

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou get to meet great people, and there are always great styles and the quality is great. Great learning experience for someone in school.

    ConsThe team atmosphere can be very fun but also can feel fake, forced or robotic. Work you to the bone, most employees feel exhausted after their first week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Fun

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    Prosfun helpful exciting encouraging eventful

    ConsI have nothing bad to say

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt was a plan place to work in and everyone was very understanding

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    If fashion retail is your thing, Aritzia is a nice place to work.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent hourly rate for experienced sales associates, quarterly bonus incentives, nice benefits for full-time employees, and the ability to grow within the company if you choose to. The stores are very nicely designed. The corporate culture is tight-knit, and the events they throw are fun and spare no expense.

    ConsHours are given based on performance, which is determined by sales per hour average. Full-time employees who work on slower days will either have lower SPH or have to push the customers that do come in extra hard to make up for it, neither of which always works and can put people off. Hours can vary wildly because of this, and It can be rough to depend on this as a full-time income if you are a sales associate with grown-up expenses.

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    Great pay, beautiful clothes, horrendous work environment

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Troy, MI

    ProsThe hourly wage for a sales associate is extremely high (depending on how much they want you to work there/keep you). The clothes are gorgeous. Music is jammin'.

    ConsThe pressure upper management puts on you to make (at times) totally unrealistic goals creates a super stressful ulcer causing environment. Add the fact that most stores are primarily female and you have the cattiest of catty work experiences. A lot of girls sell their souls to make the necessary numbers ($350/hr plus) in order to keep their jobs/get hours.

    You're also required to wear Aritzia clothing 24/7. This sometimes ends up in the girls looking like drones. Beautiful drones but drones nonetheless. I found this to be a little hypocritical considering the emphasis the company puts on style.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate your employees through not so vicious means and promote originality/creativity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was all right

    Sales Advisor (Former Employee) Northbrook, IL

    Prosgreat benefits/compensation
    girls are all right if you find your niche
    awesome clothes
    music was upbeat
    loved the culture overall
    sometimes free clothes
    it's better to be a sales adviser than a manager

    Consthere's a strict aesthetic which hinders your own style
    preferential treatment is given
    lots of under-the-table politics
    if your a sales adviser it's a dead-end in your career--not much room to grow
    stealing sales
    there's a lot of petty drama that could be avoided, unfortunately it comes from SA's who lack a certain maturity level and managers don't have a good handle on the situation because they look at sales numbers first to assess the situation

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice is don't be subjected to sales numbers when assessing a situation. Look at the situation face value and face the facts that are happening.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Could have been a great experience, if the company had been professional.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFun clothes, good brands, cool culture

    Consterrible management, very unprofessional, catty women, unrealistic expectations of staff, no management accountability

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on emotional intelligence, be professional, be REAL, approach your staff as if they drive the business-like they do. Need to put responsible, educated, well mannered and respected individuals in leadership roles.

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    Good pay, catty girls, long hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosaesthetically pleasing, good music. discount and compensation is pretty good. training is pretty thorough

    Consgirls can get catty and treat customers as objects to compete for. takes a long time to close. managers will keep you after close and clock you out long before you leave without telling you (which I don't think is legal). schedule is made weekly so it's hard to plan in advance. staff comes across as fake and you're pressured to be very pushy with customers. the SPH system creates a competitive work environment and leads to unhappy employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementwork as a team. value the staff and be ethical about clocking out. recognize catiness and reprimand it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Misleading Leadership, Lack of Follow Through, Impossible Standards

    Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    Pros-good music
    -stores are aesthetically pleasing

    Cons-hired by a recruiter for Merchandising position. Told I needed 3 months experience on the sales floor first. After 6 months was still on the sales floor.
    -must dress "Aritzia" even when discount is only 30% and cannot afford the clothes
    -won Holiday Staff incentive but was not given the prize for a month and a half
    -was told by management 3 times that I would be getting a raise but did not
    -company creates a highly competitive atmosphere that is not conducive to a healthy work environment leading to employee squabbles, crying, high turnover

    Advice to Senior Management-value your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Falsely advertised

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood discount
    trendy clothes
    lots of volume

    ConsDuped. I was giving hourly pay but worked like I was a commissioned sales associate.

    Employee turn over is quick.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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