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Andrew Lufty
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  • "even if you are making your sales goals, they will find something else to complain about(in 26 reviews)

  • "Working at the mall as a part time sales you don’t get a lot of hours but maybe that depends on who your manager is(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garage full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    As part of the expansion in the US I was able to travel, train, and share my passion for the business. I made myself available for stretch assignments and therefore was able to grow both personally and professionally. Good insurance.

    Cons

    Recognition is given based on favoritism and politics, not based on actual results. You cannot trust anyone in the US organization, constant backstabbing and shady business by coworkers and district manager/regional manager so they can shine. Regional manager is not straight forward— runs the east coast like she is still in high school. Be prepared to have extremely thick skin— because you will be talked to like absolute...

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    Advice to Management

    Look at how the east coast is run now... so many long standing, passionate, and driven employees have left in just the last two years— what’s the common denominator?

    Garage2019-04-07
  2. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garage full-time

    Pros

    People Opportunities for growth Discount

    Cons

    Workload Benefits Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Better benefit options for those who have been working 5+ years.

    Garage2017-10-21
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Used to love it"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garage full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    My team was the best part. No matter which store I was in I had a great time. Found lifetime friends because of it.

    Cons

    Money hungry and no work life balance. Favoritism and if they don't like you they get rid of you. Just like that. Give you a lame excuse and send you on your way. You become a slave to this company. The DMs are horrible. Never come in to the store to support you but tell their superior they do. Who knows what lies they tell her. DMs also make you feel as if your always lying...

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    Advice to Management

    Human resources needs to investigate how the district managers treat their managers in all positions. Loosing s lot of people not because of the company but because of these people who have no heart.

    Garage2016-09-04
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Work > Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Garage full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I only have a few pros. The people that I worked with in store were awesome, amazing people. I also learned a lot from this company on how to manage a lot of aspects in the retail industry. If you really like doing visuals then you'll have a lot of opportunities to work in that area.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not the best, but any retail situation is like that. Im telling you now the cameras in the stores are not to watch the customers. They are so the company and even your district manager can watch the employees. The paperwork at this job is endless. Be prepared for a lot of checks and balances when it comes to the money. The visuals and marketing...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to other people that work in the store just as much as the store manager. They see a lot and have a lot of experience too.

    Garage2016-04-25
  5. "It was ok.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garage part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Chill work environment, fun work place, easy to move up in company,

    Cons

    Little pay, long hours, no overtime, not enough staff, unstable management team, lack of training, no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Better pay rates for management & more overtime opportunity !

    Garage2015-10-21
  6. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garage for more than a year

    Pros

    it is a growing company

    Cons

    very little work/life balance. Hardly any benefits

    Garage2015-06-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "use this company to gain experience to put on resume and leave quickly"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Garage full-time

    Pros

    50% off discount on clothes experience to put on resume experience with customer service experience with working in high stress experience with working in constant changing environment

    Cons

    extreme disfunction and lack of communication from head office extreme lack of professionalism high stress, constant change- typically from head office lack of payroll to get tasks done in the time they expect extreme micro management lack of care for safety of employees no work-life balance heavy tasking, tasking includes very physically demanding tasks and often times...

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    Advice to Management

    this company will continue to make money bc the clothes are cute and at a good price but will struggle with high turn over rates and will never be able to maintain quality workers until upper management and head office realizes that their lack of cohesive communication, unrealistic expectations and lack of care for the well being of their employees creates an extremely discouraging and sad work life.

    Garage2014-03-03
  8. "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garage full-time

    Pros

    Great stepping stone for pt associates, clothing discount, learn variety of skills

    Cons

    Work/life balance lacking, a lot is asked of you with little return, does not support equal pay for equal work.

    Garage2019-03-21
  9. "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Cashier 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garage part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    50% off discount Shifts are maximum of 5 hours (which is good because it's torturous to be there)

    Cons

    High sales goals, even for cashiers which is so unattainable because everytime I'm helping a customer I get called to cash Managers take the job way too serious Blackout period makes me feel like I'm in jail, you can't take a day off from July 30th to October 1st and again from November to beginning of January. Yearly meeting, Manager threatened that I would have job abondment if I missed the meeting due to a family...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop taking the job so seriously, part timers are temporary we aren't making a career out of this Cashiers have too many job responsibilities for such a low rate Stop giving employees 3 hour shifts and maybe you won't have a problem with scheduling because you won't need 10 ppl in a day Blackout period is ridiculous Stop encouraging sales girls to be so pushy to customers Senior management comes to the store...

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    Garage2017-07-02
  10. "my experience - from the top of my head"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garage part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ~Discount ~surrounded by trendy fashion ~competitive wage ~ meet new people ~ sometimes had encouragement from the manager on duty and co-workers ~helped with personal development in social skills and confidence

    Cons

    ~Got schedule every sunday ( not having it in advance makes it hard to make plans for activities with friends and family etc. not good for "work-life, balance" ), sometimes not updated in time or stated availability was not considered. I was blamed multiple times for not knowing about a scheduled shift because of a reschedule that wasn't updated online. Sometimes had to take a picture of the planned schedule ( in the...

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    Advice to Management

    ~plan out schedules week in advance. ~ More moral support/ consideration of employees' health( mental, emotional, physical well being) ~ allow discount on sales ~ updated, better training ~ Be aware that some people have anxiety etc.( which is not their fault)

    Garage2017-01-27
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