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Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Daly City, CAMarch 27, 2014
Worked as a sales associate, providing each customer with recommendations and great customer service.
Cleaned the floor twice daily, as well as the dressing rooms and bathrooms.
Maintained all clothing products and accessories, while also following all store visuals provided by management.
Worked as a cashier, processing transactions. This also included – more... opening and closing the daily till.
Counted stock daily, while also restocking shelves and accessories. – less
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New Company
Assistant Manager Sales &Visual (Former Employee), Ontario, CAMarch 26, 2014
Pros: a great learning experience.
Cons: no benefits
My typical day at work would normally start at 7am. I would focus on Visuals for the first 2 hrs then I would prepare to open at 9am. I would plan the goal for the day depending on where we were at for the week and month. I would manage a team of 26 by giving them daily goals, promotional updates, a area to cover and making sure they stayed on top of – more... customer service and loss prevention issues. I did daily paper work/emails, customer service, returns exchanges and cash deposits. My Management team was great, except for my Store Manager. She couldn't speak, read or write in english. We did most of her work. This issue became very difficult at times. The best part is this gave management the opportunity to learn even more. – less
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Great working atmosphere
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Cerritos, CAMarch 3, 2014
Pros: great discount
Cons: no benefits
Employees at Foreign Exchange have aspirations with big dreams. FE management allows you to pursue your dreams by helping with scheduling
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Fun environment in the workplace.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Cerritos, CAMarch 2, 2014
Since it is retail, providing costumer service is required. Also, maintaining the store clean and safe. We also try to avoid any loss prevention. My co-workers are fun and what makes the job enjoyable. the hardest part of the job is probably multitasking. the most fun part of the job is that you get to keep a smile on your face and meet new people.
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LOVED THIS JOB
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Daly City, CAFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: great co workers and management
Cons: little pay
Great working environment very professional, everybody communicated very well with each other. Which mad the job very easy and comfortable
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The best place to work
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Arcadia, CAFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: customers, discount
Cons: no advancement
The best place to work if you want a long term position and are going to school. they didnt give that many hours,they really taught you how to service the customer. the managers were young and knowledgeable of trends. Hardest part was not advancing. The best part is just working there
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Okay job to work in
Sales Associate (Seasonal) (Current Employee), Arcadia, CAJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: high discount, clean environment, chill
Cons: short breaks, not enough hours
a typical day at work would be that you clock in read your goals for the day and then just fix the merchandise while keeping an eye out for customers walking in. Always making sure that the customers are always greeted. What I've learned is to be confident and knowledgeable of the stores products. My co-workers are ok, most of the time we don't chat – more... unless it's work related. Otherwise we are just simply quiet and doing our job. The hardest part of the job is to up-sale to a customer. If your the one that doesn't like putting pressure on the customers to buy more what they came for, then it's not the place for you. Also whats hard is to keep busy during the weekdays. I mean for hours you would be cleaning and no customers would show up, but if your caught just standing around, you get a warning or a write up. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you can wear almost anything to work and that its a clean environment. Meeting new people everyday is also fun because you learn new styles that people enjoy wearing everyday. – less
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Fun place to work at but could be better
Key Holder/Manager (Current Employee), Irvine, CAJanuary 12, 2014
This company is good place to work at. Management team are bringing new ideas to the table and helping associates with sales and train them on daily basis to meet their individual goals.

There are some issues at this company, that as an associate might not concern you as much as top management or executive, those are ways to improve this company. Such – more... as forecasting, Inventory waste management, Better investment decisions, Stronger staffing & acquisition and many more. As new company they are doing good job but with better work and better decisions has potential to be outstanding.

For associates:
Our management staff are always helpful and want to help you grow. Incentives vice: Associates can be eligible for our low cost insurance after working certain hours, but not worth to apply. Other incentives are not available to part-time workers but only to executive & full time exempt. If you work hard and shine, career development opportunities are available and managers will help you throughout this process & decision. Raise & promotions are more satisfying than our competitors such as F21, H&M.

Overall, you have to think whether this job matches your personality. Although, we have fun environment and friendly managers with great deal of flexibility, however, there are rules, policies and daily tasks that must be performed. – less
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Productive work place emphasizing customer service.
Lead Sales (Current Employee), Bakersfield, CaAugust 20, 2013
Pros: good management, great workers, contests with prizes
Cons: no benefits like healthcare, and short shifts (4 hours)
Foreign Exchange has a good environment about it. I enjoy all of my co-workers and we have a good time at work while still being focused on completing our tasks at hand. The typical day consists of coming in and making sure the store is making sales and keeping a clean environment. I mostly work with customers and ring up the items they are purchasing. – more... The management team focuses on checking the emails to see what updates our store needs, and I sometimes take part in these tasks. The hardest part of the job is when we are low on pay roll hours and we get busy, so there is not a lot of employees to keep up the store's maintenance. The best part of the job is knowing I have a good team working with me if I ever need assistance. – less
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Hard Work and Smart skills
Retail Sales Executive (Current Employee), Bangalore, KAAugust 2, 2013
. Experienced a New Corporate Culture
. Good Exposure to the International Business Trips
. Highly Appreciated to the Hard Word and for the Dedicated
Employee in the Organization
. Well Organized Industry
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Good workplace. Works with school schedule.
Key Holder (Current Employee), Torrance, CAJuly 4, 2013
As Key Holder you are part of management which means opening and closing the store. Handling any and all cashier/monetary situations. Dealing with paperwork, shipment and memos from corporate. Guiding all associates and ensuring that all aspects of the store operations are being followed during business hours. Customer service is a must and being able – more... to handle any and all difficult situations dealing with customers. – less
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Productive and lively work place
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee), Cerritos, CAJuly 2, 2013
It was a great work experience. Friendly co-workers and good work hours.
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Good place to work, but no room for growth
Senior Store Manager / Set-up Training Manager (Former Employee), Commerce, CAJune 19, 2013
Typical day at work
First I would walk the store to see what I need to change, fix, clean, or improve. After going through the sore I would check all emails, and memorandums. After checking the paperwork I would continue to execute all duties in order of importance.

On the weekends a typical day is much different, Daily I would just do my best to drive – more... sales due to the heavy traffic the task and other operations weren’t as important.

Some of the things I learned working at Foreign Exchange
- How to manage a large staff, and store
- How to dive sales with good management skills
- Learned how to train effectively
- Was apart of the set up of all new store openings, and store remodeling.
- So many things I learned working for this company and I am very grateful for the people above me to have taken the time to teach me.

The management team
- Great leaders and motivators
- Taught me so much on how to manage myself and others along the way.
- Great mentors with lots of experience.

The Hardest part of the job
- The hardest part of the job was rearranging the back stock to get it perfect, because I am a perfectionist and take pride in organization.

The Most enjoyable part of the job
Being able to turn my store into the top store in the company for the time I managed it. – less
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Fun atmosphere,
Key Holder Manager (Current Employee), Modesto, CAJune 2, 2013
Pros: great discount
Cons: health care
Typical day at work would be assisting customers, training and coaching our associate so they can be the best at their job. Co-workers are very mellow, we are a family there, we opened the store together, same faces from day one.
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It was a good experience to work in retail because I learned how to become a manager, but I am ready to work in a field that correlates to psychology.
Manager/Key holder (Current Employee), Cerritos, CAApril 25, 2013
I learned how to be detailed, persistent, responsible, and how to always stay on top of all my tasks as well as others. A typical day at work consist of inventory checks, replenishing the sales floor with items that sell well, regulating ten minute breaks and thirty minute lunches, ringing up customers, counting out the registers, sending emails, processing – more... shipment, helping out with the schedule, transferring clothing to various stores, and providing customer service. Everything about the job was fine and nothing was too challenging to me. I am ready for more of a challenge. The most enjoyable part of the day for me is completing all of the tasks that were assigned to me. – less
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Fun Place for Part time
Lead Sales (Former Employee), Torrance, CAApril 10, 2013
Cons: no free clothes
Management is cool.
place with fun.
meet new people each day
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very fun and friendly work enviroment while being expertly constructed
Temp Sales associate (Former Employee), Modesto, CAMarch 14, 2013
Pros: great team leaders, reacting with customers
Cons: angry customers, people taking clothes and putting them in random spots when they dont want them anymore
getting to work first thing I learned was look at the mannequins, a lot of people ask where a certain item on a mannequin is. After roaming around the store searching for the garments on the mannequins I would go clock in. After clocking in the manager would give me a job whether its working the floor in a certain section, or greeting guests as they – more... come in the store. I also learned that while up front greeting guest to project my voice enough to get their attention, yet not so much that they think I am yelling at them. A few hours into the work day we would get separate breaks and then return to do a different job. If I was working up front someone else would have taken my place and I would now be working on the floor in lets say section 2. section 2 I would be greeting patrons and telling them about our sales going on. Now working the floor was a bit different than greeting, because you didn't want to be too annoying, so going up to a person every 5 minutes would most likely make them want to leave without buying any items. I found the best way was to go up to them compliment their attire and get to know them a little bit, then offer them help. If they refused I let them know that I will be here in case they needed any help at all. If I saw them looking at a certain item for a couple minutes I would ask them if they would like to try on the item, then take the item along with some other items that would compliment their choice to the dressing rooms while they look for other items as well. If I ever needed any help returning the items I took to the dressing room every employee and manager was extremely helpful. They often helped me remember the sections and where items were placed. – less
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Clean Environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Modesto, CAFebruary 7, 2013
Pros: good discounts available
Cons: heavy on staff, shortage of hours
I thought this store was well organized and clean. I was a sales Associate who helped provide excellent customer service. I greeted customers, sold various types of clothing, and helped provide a clean store environment. The staff was friendly and worked as a team which i appreciated but hours were scarce. A majority of available hours went to the managers. – more... I learned how to steam clothes, look-up store inventory and sales techniques. The hardest part of this job was cleaning all the store windows. I really enjoyed working with a friendly staff and felt that this job was a team environment which i preferred. – less
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Productive and fun workshops and workplace.
Japanese Teacher (Former Employee), Portland, ORJanuary 10, 2013
Pros: fun and supportive educational workshops
Cons: a part time hourly work place.
Enthusiastic teaching professional with over ten years of creative instructing experience at the secondary school and University level.
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They need to start all over
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee), Glendale, CADecember 28, 2012
Cons: they sale cheap clothing way more than their competitors, management is really young like 19-20 and they have no idea how to manage a store. With it Being so young also alot of gossip and back biting. Bad pay. they change major company policies without any notice.

Pros: They play good music, you can wear whatever you want to work, discount, and – more... since the turn over rate is so high ou can move up quickly. – less