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Unsure if it's still the same as when I worked there last, but old navy has a weird, cult-like culture for its stores. Names for all the customers that come in, drink the kool-aid kind of training. Most of the people who worked there were awesome, but so much fighting with store managers.
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Not a good place to work at

When i worked here I enjoyed it at first cause managers put up a front and acted all nice and cared but later after working for some time they stopped giving that front and revealed their true colours and stopped caring about you. They always want to schedule you as if you don’t have a life outside of work. They only give you 3 hour shifts as well, even if you ask for more hours they won’t give it. You will never feel comfortable telling managers anything like struggling with mental health cause they won’t care.

Points positifs

other brand associates are nice

Points négatifs

short hours, no management support
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Great people, bad work culture

I worked as a shipment lead for about a year until the job literally made me sick. First of all, I was never allowed to actually lead the line and was left out of important conversations with management. The expectations that were set were literally impossible and demoralizing. Being told we had 15mins to process 60+ boxes, run them, and back stock killed everyone's motivation. People were set up to fail and weren't given the proper equipment despite it being available. Near the end, it got to the point where we weren't allowed to talk to each other and they threatened to take away our music. Basically, they went against everything the training video showed. I will that when I say "they" I'm referring to certain upper managers. We had two who were amazing and went above and beyond to make sure we felt valued and capable of growth. It wasn't all bad but there were some very deep issues.

Points positifs

Amazing Co-workers, great 4 hr workout, done by 10am, decent pay.

Points négatifs

Impossible standards, threats used as motivation, no faith in employee skills.
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"We are like a family"

Honeslty in the beginning it was fun and okay later on the managers changed and became really stuck up, they sceduale you whenever and god forbid you actually have an availability which doesnt allow you to work everyday theyll make you feel so bad and coerce you to make it more open so its more convenient for them. The team has been leaving like dropping flies they don't reward seniority nor hard work mainly those that are the "favorites" and oh dear are there ever some favorites. Dress code is okay though kind of odd that you cant wear leggings, for a store that's like 40 percent lounge and activewear it's not really open to wearing those products expect on the set theme days. Pros would be the three store discount at ON, Gap, and BR, however at old navy now most things are overpriced or everyday magic to which you employee discount wont apply. Cons they dont realize it's a retail job and they expect everyone to have put it above and beyond your own needs while still paying less than ever, you can rarely call in again my managers made me feel worse about being sick when I did have to call in (I've been at this job for almost 4 years first two years I rarely called off and would come in when called even if it were last minute) they often make last minute changes to the schedule and add or cut a shift nearly sometimes the day of, though you cant give your shifts away even if you have gotten them covered by someone else without being interrogated. For the managers that have made this their career dont realize that people are not like them and do have other priorities, the days - 

Points positifs

Short shifts for those that prefer it, employee discount, pet sweaters and shirts

Points négatifs

Short shifts, bad management, random consistent sceduals, rarely any vacation hours, minimal raises not even a dollar after 3 years, favoritism
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not worth it

The GM does not care about anyone but themselves. Most of the other managers were decent but they definitely have favorites. The GM has swore at me and made other employees cry. The GM does not care about the employees at all, even if you work there for a long time they will toss you to the side like you're nothing. Do not bust your butt for these people they only care about their own salary and their own paid time off. If you want to make a decent cheque you will have to work 25/30 days a month and working 10-12 days in a row because they will only schedule you for 4 hour shifts. If you become a lead you will do more and more work and manual labour and be micro managed and still paid minimum wage and no benefits. The only way to survive is to become a favorite.
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  • Capacité à atteindre des objectifs personnels
  • Sentiment d'appréciation personnelle
  • Environnement inclusif

Toxic Environment

No support from management and expectations are unrealistics. You are only good in the management book when you say yes all the time but when you say no they treat you like garbage.

Points positifs

Employee discount

Points négatifs

No support from management
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work is great, management isn’t

speaking from the chinook location calgary, management team isn’t that great. there’s a lot of gossip, don’t treat employees well. if you avoid the drama, work is great lol. but it can be very toxic

Points positifs

employee discount is good, coworkers are really nice to be around

Points négatifs

they hide a lot of info, gossip about employees, can be toxic
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Sales Associates

As a sales associates you can be a cashier, helping customers on the sales floor, sometimes wiping down fitting rooms (due to COVID), answering calls from customers about the product in-store. In terms of management, I was lucky enough to have a very nice team where my managers were very kind and understanding. The hardest part of the job is learning the tiny stuff like looking for items using the iPods or the tablets; as well as the unexpected inquiries from customers. A busy day can get stressful especially when there are 4-5 customers asking you for sizes or inquiring about different things. Another thing is depending on how clean/messy the store location is, on busy days it can be a hassle to fold clothes down and pick up things off of the floor (so don't work here if you don't like bending down all the time). This job is not recommenced for people who easily get tired because as a sales associates you're always on your feet. This job is great teens and/or those trying to get their feet wet into the workplace and gain some experience.

Points positifs

On special occasions like Christmas or Black Friday, you get donuts

Points négatifs

Long hours, high expectations from managers.
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Bad hours and work environment.

Most of the job is incredibly easy. Fine experience for first-time retail workers. They take advantage of young people without work experience and constantly cut shifts short as well as give infrequent hours. I once had a single 3 hour shift on my 2 week pay cheque. Work environment is very awkward, nobody ever talked and I was never even acknowledged by management after I put in my 2 weeks. They over-hire to ensure you are replaceable.

Points positifs

Easy, Slow-Paced, Good Experience

Points négatifs

Bad Hours, Bad Work Environment
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Horrible management

You should work here if you want to be employed by a company that could care less about you. Got a promotion and no raise no benefits and no guarantee of hours.

Points positifs

50% discount but only INSTORE

Points négatifs

Everything
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Terrible and horrid place to work

Was referred to this job by an old acquaintance. Management is extremely racist and abusive towards certain staff members. Anything you mention to the general manager or other management is never kept confidential and guaranteed privacy breeches at work. Harassed daily at work and verbally abused by several managers and no matter how many times you complain, higher up management will never do a thing to rectify the situation. The coworkers are also not pleasant to work with as they like to chit chat amongst each other and lie to rattle your nerves for their own amusement.

Points positifs

Going home after dealing with this insufferable workplace

Points négatifs

Having to deal with this insufferable workplace.
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Terrible Managers, disorganized mess of a place to work

Working here was the bane of my existence; the managers didn't care about my availability at all. I've cried in front of them before due to the stress.

Points positifs

Nice Cowerkers who also hate it here so we could vent to each other :)

Points négatifs

Didn't care about availability nor mental health of workers.
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Dont bother

don't waste your time with this company. No respect from any one. Stupid hours or shifts got cut all the time. Managers thought low of everyone.dibt waste your time
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Found it challanging to keep up with the amount of product organizations with the amount of payroll given

Found it extremely challenging to keep up with the amount of work needing to be done on a daily basis just to keep up with the visual responsibilities of the store. Even at the fast pace that our team worked it was a never ending cycle of visual flips and not enough staff support to get it all done.
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Productive and flexible with hours

Good job for those who are in school. Fast-paced and flexible hours. Co-workers and managers are nice. Everyone is understanding. Treated fairly and equally.
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Very fun to work at

Great sense of community, everyone is very friendly. The managers are very encouraging and they understand that life gets in the way sometimes. Would recommend applying as a first job or part time.
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They just want to work you like a dog!

The only full time employment is in management. Everyone else will only get 3-6 hours and maybe 2-3 shifts week. They don't care about you unless someone called in sick! Also a very high turnover.
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Terrible Management

Let me start off by saying that the 50% off regular price merchandise was helpful. They also do not require you to wear clothes of their brand at all times. It's fun because there's volunteer opportunities, and you create a lot of great friends. That's about it. My first month there was amazing but the managers are quick to pick favourites and bully the kids they don't like. They push people out and force them to quit if they no longer like them, and the only way to get shifts is to suck up to the managers. Out of the 5 managers, there were only 2 fair ones that were reasonable with expectations and I wish they had created the schedule. So many of my coworkers at Old Navy felt exactly the same and were experiencing similar problems. It got to the point where I got a new full time job and was at it for three months and I received a phone call asking if I was able to cover someone's shift. They didn't schedule me for three months and still expected me to come in. When I declined due to being unavailable, I was met with pretty unprofessional attitude by the manager on the call. I wouldn't work here again if it was the only job left on earth.
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Terrible senior management team

The senior managers were horrible, they would tell at staff on the sales floor, bully people if they didn't like them, and force them to quit only because they did not have just cause to terminate them. Work life balance was horrible, I would have to bring work home because I would not be given time to do it during work hours.
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Its alright

Its alright if you dont have a manager that makes it worse. Good work life balance, not amazing benefits. Good place if you like working with clothing. Not great hours, unless they like you.
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Great place to work at for your first job!

You get paid fairly well however when it comes to management you definitely have to be self-sufficient as well as independent so, be able to learn things and work on your own. You have to be able to multi-task in a very FAST-PACED environment.
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3,5 étoile(s) sur 5 pour Équilibre vie professionnelle/personnelle
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3,1 étoile(s) sur 5 pour Sécurité de l'emploi/évolution de carrière
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3,5 étoile(s) sur 5 pour Culture d'entreprise

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