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Aritzia Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Pros
  • obviously a great discount on clothes (in 20 reviews)

  • Culture, fun environment, good discount (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance isn't the best especially around Christmas time - typical for retail (in 50 reviews)

  • Extremely tense atmosphere among sales associates (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "former employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aritzia part-time

    Pros

    fun, exciting, hectic, informative, fufilling

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, no team effort


  2. "Style Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Style Advisor in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Style Advisor in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aritzia part-time

    Pros

    Discount, company culture, small team = coworkers feel like family. Whole team is genuinely friendly and really makes the environment fun. Management has high expectations but they really take time to train and develop if you're willing. Everyone in the company is inspiring and ambitious. Most of the mangers are smart and willing to help support you especially if you want a career in fashion. Really invests in your development especially if you ask for it and pushes you out of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    It's not your typical retail job and is not for everyone. Expectations are very high. Aritzia is basically a lifestyle and if you're coming in just to clock in, it won't fly. Very little work life balance, can work long hours.

  3. "Great clothes, co workers mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aritzia part-time

    Pros

    Great employee discount
    Forces you to work closely with customers

    Cons

    Catty, girls often steal sales from each other

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning a blind eye to the sabotaging


  4. "Nicest people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aritzia full-time

    Pros

    really nice team and pays well

    Cons

    disconnect in communication among teams


  5. "High pressure & get ready to spend all your money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Staff discount
    -Met some really cool people
    -Learned how to be a better customer service rep

    Cons

    -Insane pressure
    -Intense management
    -Low salary


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Style Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Style Advisor in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Style Advisor in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Aritzia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great learning environment, the sales team really pushed me and really wanted you to succeed.

    Cons

    Worked long hours but I learned so much.


  7. "kind of like a cult"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    40% off, great practice for networking in the fashion business and putting yourself out there to strangers

    Cons

    everyone is falsely happy, competitive sales associates, company is behind on tech and everything is slow

    Advice to Management

    be more supportive of staff

  8. "Great People Make The Job 100%"

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aritzia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met some of the nicest people! Efficient working methods encouraged.

    Cons

    Left after lacking growth opportunities.


  9. "Work hard play hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aritzia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great discount, always competitive, always fun

    Cons

    rude customers, catty employees, long hours


  10. "Terrible overall expe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cannot think of one pro except for the clothing. Good discount but not a good reason for a career here.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance. Schedule is given 3 days in advance. No one in regional management comes to support stores often. Promises made & not kept. Terrible place to work; wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking.

    Advice to Management

    Regional management should support their stores more than once every other other month.


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