Reitmans

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Reitmans Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
77 Reviews
2.7
77 Reviews
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Jeremy H. Reitman
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great team environment, great customers and good discount on clothes (in 7 reviews)

  • Customers are kind mostly and Sales Associates are trained to accomodate them in a professional manner (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Large stores end up with a load of gossip, harassment, and little to no loyalty to the team or company (in 3 reviews)

  • On-call shifts almost everyday you're working (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    this is a decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Reitmans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very godo people to work with good

    Cons

    not enough pay work hours are messy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    with good management it can be an excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Reitmans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -well overall theirs a good discount 50% off the regular price isn't bad
    -pretty good environment in general
    -interesting visuals
    -great experience
    -a good look in the wonderful world of marketing
    -with good management everything flows smoothly
    -awesome coworkers
    -amazing customers most of the time

    Cons

    to begin they'res a lot of cons to working here for one;
    -the pay is low
    -the discount should be off the lowest price of the item
    -sometimes the customers are saving more then we do
    -when something goes on sale you can no longer where it, like honestly you should be able to wear it until there is none left in the store
    -hours given to the employees should not depend on sale cause well if there is no time to do the work how can you make sure the store looks good to sell clothes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -well if a manager can not manage themselves don't ask them to manage a store
    -make sure the workplace is a healthy environment
    -have DSM and the DSO visit the stores more often so that they are aware of whats going on in the store to make sure that laws aren't broken on a day to day life

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This is the wrong Smart Set - This review is for smartset.ca (Glassdoor won't let me correct it)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Reitmans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a company that nurtures and promotes internally so there is room for growth if you demonstrate that you want to. I liked the in-store culture and the discounts are great! I like that it is not based on commission so the store environment is based on teamwork rather than competition.

    Cons

    If you want to grow within the store environment there is opportunity, but all the corporate jobs are in Montreal which is why I hit the ceiling on how far I could grow in the company.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    great co workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Reitmans full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule awesome employee discount can be used at all divisions

    Cons

    retail life. customers can be rude an nasty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support management in polices and procedures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company needs to value their employees doing the grunt work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reitmans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, Employee discount on Clothing

    Cons

    low wages, hard to move up, no raises after two years

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok company to start your career in Fashion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Reitmans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex work schedule is very good so it's great for people who have children. Almost no overtime as well.

    Cons

    Very low standard for the benefit. No bonus for many years. Managers often change and won't stay long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Colleauges Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal (Bahamas)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal (Bahamas)

    I worked at Reitmans full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flex hours, bonus, employee discount and great people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible middle management, no direction, no communication, no people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately you are loosing great employees...The wrong peolpe are in middle-senior management ...Look around and react ...your company is slowly crumbling. The little people are the ones that make things happen and make their managers shine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company that doesn't walk the talk with its values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Reitmans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a good work flexibility for employees in the head office.

    Cons

    Over the years, there was little or no training provided.
    The values that the company posts as important are not lived or exemplified by SR Management, specially around respect. There has been a lot of turnover in the recent years which slows down the ability to progress, it feels like everything starts back at 0 every time.
    Some top leaders shouldn't be there as they are not adding value and preventing the organization to move forward - A clean up is much needed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your employees to get the results you are aspiring for!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Discount

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Reitmans full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun to work at, good discount.

    Cons

    Extremely irregular house. Sometime started at 6am, other nights there until midnight. Never knew hours one wee to the next.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great job

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pickering, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Reitmans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work in, team player atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management was moody, sometimes would let out their frustrations on you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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