SELLING MANAGER (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 25, 2018
Every morning I start with merchandising and filling in my shop racks. Once the store is open, I am on the sales floor helping my team with their clients as well as styling and educating on the a+o culture. Hours are set aside throughout the week for any reports such as the weekly sales recap, re-orders and top/bottom sellers.
Wholesales Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 8, 2018
Young Contemporary Fashion company hungry for growth in competitive retail environment. Great exposure to Department store clients and sales staff. Interns are not taught as well as you would hope, but depending on the intern you can make the most of it.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 13, 2017
Learned a lot about retail while working there. Discount and commission compensation were good. Unfortunately the management and staff made everyday working there a misery. Competitive, aggressive and greedy workplace culture. Demanding management with barely any appreciation for their employees
Insanely competitive, their way or no way, poor management, long hours.
Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 10, 2016
Typical retail job, is fun at times. Must be able to clientele which is the fun part of the job. Hardest part of the job is they want you to harass clients and have them spend thousands a month and when you do not convince the client to spend there monthly you will be in trouble.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 13, 2016
All management responsible for meeting/ exceeding sales goals. Very competitive environment but there are endless opportunities for aggressive sellers and those passionate about a business built around a client focus.
Assistant Production Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 28, 2015
Typically I get in early before the sampleroom team, check emails, import electronic fies as neccessary, digitize paper patterns, check production yields, grade patterns, print out patterns. I've learned everthing about my current job postion from my current boss because I was new to the industry. It can be hectic with a new season of a line opening.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, Ca – July 1, 2015
Typical day of work includes:
performing operations such as resolving negatives, updating employee productivity, execute daily goal for store, review resumes, coach staff on sales floor, plan consignments, close out on current consignments, create in store appointments, fulfill transfers, organize e-mails, paperwork.
Learn new skills in operations, and analytical thinking
No room for growth, no competitive pay or benefits
Intern (Former Employee) – New York City – March 15, 2013
Alice + Olivia is a great company. It's a fast paced environment and you learn a lot working for the company. The only downside is they completely take advantage of their interns There is no pay and you receive no benefits. I started working there 3 days a week from 10-5 which quickly turned into 5 days a week from 9-7. I worked there for 6 months every day and received nothing in return. They are not understanding about other obligations you have and give you a hard time when you take a day off. I've had other internships before and have never experienced such lack of respect for someone who is working until 7 every night completely unpaid. You don't even receive the clothes at wholesale or a discount. At the end of my Internship they gave me an old bottle of Champagne that was laying around the office for days and a hug. Although I learned a lot at this company and it was a great growing experience I wouldn't recommend this internship. You can easily find a internship that you receive that same experience under a prestigious name but also get the respect you deserve, like DVF or tibi.
Fashion Sales Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 9, 2012
My prior training and education has prepared me for an experience with Mango and I believe your team can benefit from my creativity, hard work and never-ending enthusiasm to learn. In addition , I was fortunate enough to intern at Alice + Olivia where hands on experiences provided me with many skills in the fashion industry such as, merchandising, interacting with high-end clients/buyers, handling administrative duties for the department sales manager, preparing for market and selling meetings, and taking on sample coordinator duties. Also working as a Salon manager I developed stronger leadership skills managing six stylist. Not to mention I have seasoned retail background experience that goes beyond my resume. Overall, I am a detail-oriented person, a self-starter, very organized, I understand the significance of time in this industry and I enjoy working with teams and getting tasks done in a timely fashion.