Store Manager (Former Employee) – NY – July 21, 2017
Stores can go from being very busy to extremely slow. Customers can be a little hard to handle sometimes due to the crowd the company attracts. It is a relaxed atmosphere. Management knows everyone's name.
Not pushy with add ons. Not so much micromanaging
communication is lacking from the top down to the bottom
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – North Providence, RI – July 29, 2017
EbLens was a great opportunity. It's very flexible for those in school and allows opportunities for those to step up and become apart of the management team. Merchandising was fun and allowed you to set up the clothing in a way that was organized but caught customers attention!
Third Key Manager (Former Employee) – Waterford, CT – June 6, 2017
This was a fun and relaxed place to work. There is always plenty to do and people to talk to. If you are into fashion and urban culture, this is definitely somewhere you can incorporate both into your work. There is also some room for creativity.
Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lawrence, MA – May 3, 2017
The customers were all different some were very nice and courteous while others were very stuck up and rude. The management was professional to a certain extent but overall I believe I was underpaid for everything i did.
Working at Eblens was definitely a lot of work. A sales associate does everything from the cleaning of the store to selling the merchandise. It is a typical retail job with a sense of family due to how small the company is. Everyone knows everyone.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – North Providence, RI – December 7, 2016
Working at Eblens, I learned from all co workers from managers to part time employees. I learned patience, and how to run an effective team. Working in smaller stores allowed freedom of expression in merchandising and plenty of room for growth with the right motivation.
Third Key (Current Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – July 25, 2016
It is a good first job where you can gain some valuable experience. Depending on the day their are many tasks to be completed and most of the time you are kept busy. Management is helpful and are open to new ideas to get tasks done. The co workers are usually younger so you take on the leader role as being a part of the management team helping the kids grow. The hardest part of the job is the overwhelming business on release days with limited staff hard to manage with the high volume of traffic. The most enjoyable part of the job is the relationships you build.
I only worked for 4 hours every few days but they was never lacking in activity. I learned how to restock shoes and clothing as well as how to pitch/sell shoes. I also learned how to process returns and take inventory. Management was very friendly and understanding but not the best at time management; we often left the store an hour after we were supposed to. My co-workers were excellent! They were very helpful and kind as well as personable. The hardest part of the job was being able to find and distribute shoes to multiple customers at the same time. On the other hand, the most enjoyable part was being able to talk to people al the time ann occasionally rushing around the store(I am not one for standing still and not being active in some way).
AT work I spend my time helping customer, Stocking, restocking, maintaining cleanliness of my work area. The most recent thing that I have learned is how to retrieve shoes and call my sister store when we don't have a product.
I would aways start my day by making sure the inventory of shoes is up to date. I would handle all the shipping from the shoe department. I would work with the management and keep the shoe wall up to date. I would move the top selling shes to eye level and the others accordingly to how the sell. I would put the sale prices up on the shoes and sell as many as I can.