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Danier Leather Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Jeffrey Wortsman
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Pros
  • great employee discount,sales commission is high (in 10 reviews)

  • good discount on clothes and accessories (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • poor instruction from head office (in 7 reviews)

  • minimum wage, unclear tasks occasionally (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Decent sales training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Classy and professional place to work, decent sales training

    Cons

    Base pay is less than minimum wage, with 2% comission. Some of the sales people are more agressive. The company wants you to wear a current piece all the time so you will have to buy 1 or 2 items per season. They evaluate you on a grading scale that puts you in competition with everyone else in your store, your sales per hour are compared to the stores average sales per hour and if you are 110% above it you move up a grade and if you are 90% below you move down a grade. If you have a low grade for so many weeks you will be let go


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danier Leather full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Strong emphasis on growth
    *great support from Upper management and DMs
    * Your input is valued at every stage to help satisfy the customer
    *Strong focus on customer service

    Cons

    *Huge time commitment. You are expected to put in as many hours as required to make your budget with no additional compensation or overtime. You are always "on call"

    Advice to Management

    A Career position, you get out what you put in. I love working for Danier, but mostly because I want to grow. IF you are interested in a Retail MAnagement career as a stepping stone to a larger end, this is not the position for you.


  3. "Good place to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danier Leather full-time

    Pros

    Commission was nice at Christmas time. Good hours, fair compensation. Overall an enjoyable experience at this company. Would recommend.

    Cons

    Wearing a leather jacket in the summer was less than ideal. Competition with other employees sometimes led to other associates poaching your sales to get your commission.


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  5. "sales associate"

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

    I worked at Danier Leather full-time

    Pros

    Commission was great, especially at chirstmas time. A good motivator. Had good hours and consistent work. Would recommend to anyone wanting to gain experience.

    Cons

    Wearing a leather jacket in the summer. Too competitive of a workplace; other employees would try to steal sales/commissions. A tad hostile.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create a more congenial workplace environment, if possible. Team building/ communication could improve. Some management were quite snobbish.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People great atmosphere ect.

    Cons

    Closed down now so dont know

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Very good team and discounts."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful garments, great discounts, friendly team members and good hours.
    Head office staff always aware of what is going on in the stores.

    Cons

    Sometimes counting inventory wasn't safe. Dangerous conditions due to unaccessible garments that were stacked up to the ceiling. Needs to be revised.

    Advice to Management

    There is a clear set of customer return policies, however managers are very lenient and let customers get away with anything.


  8. "Sales Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danier Leather full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good in-store team, friendly management

    Cons

    Sliding quality of products over time, lack of design innovation

    Advice to Management

    Quality of the materials and design slid over the years


  9. "Great Family Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danier Leather full-time

    Pros

    Great family company, tight knit team, great work life balance. There was an open door policy and good communication within the Finance Team.

    Cons

    Lower pay no increases and contributed to somewhat lower moral at times. Confusion with customer targeted and vision kept changing without giving time for plans to come to fruition.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately Danier Leather Inc went bankrupt earlier this year so no real advise to give here. Hopefully the new Danier starting up will take note of some of the mistakes and avoid some of the same pitfalls the former fell into.


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    "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were good and dedicated

    Cons

    Well bankruptcy is a bit of an issue


  11. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great employee discount,sales commission is high

    Cons

    too much stress, sales target is too high


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