Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – July 20, 2018
A typical day at work would be me being as a cashier online payments as well gift cards etc I've learned to work at a fast pace management is very polite the workplace culture is very collaborated the hardest part of the job is not meeting up to the clients needs the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people and learning different styles in clothing
Sales Lead (Current Employee) – Dedham, MA – July 18, 2018
I have worked retail for years. I always try to work somewhere I like to shop myself. Not only to show enthusiasm and better help customers, but the perks and discounts aren't bad either. My store manager and co-manager are great and always there to help us sales leads learn and improve. I would say the most difficult part of the job is helping all sorts of people. You never know who will come in the store next--an extremely friendly customer who wants your opinion on an outfit for an upcoming date, or a rude customer who only came shopping so she could cause trouble. There are other, I wouldn't say "requirements" that come with a retail job, more like expectations. The company is trying to make money, so it is your job as an employee to help drive sales, open store credit cards, etc.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Vacaville, CA – July 18, 2018
I love working here. The only thing I don't love is that there is not very far you can go. Also you start out at minimum wage. It is a really great company and the really work with you schedule and are flexible. There are no full time positions unless you are the store manager or the assistant store manager.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – July 18, 2018
Good work place. Steady paced and good people. Had to leave because the warehouse was relocating to a different state. Job wasn’t hard. Some days it was really slow and would be boring but most days everything moved at a steady pace
Firendly workplace but often with overwhelming responsibilities
Sales Lead (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, Virginia – July 18, 2018
LOFT is overall a great company to work for. They have a lot of philanthropy opportunities and have an organization to help associates in disaster areas (Dimes from the Heart). They offer great discounts for employees and I’ve always experienced a good workplace culture. The other store managers have been very vocal with support and accommodation. We email each other all the time for advice/help and to keep everyone updated. Unfortunately there are a lot of issues working here as well. Corporate seems to have a lot of trouble doing their job efficiently and correctly, and the help desk is close to useless as they often don’t even know our store policies. We’re expected to balance multiple tasks at once (DOMs, markdowns, replenishment, shipment, recovering, go backs, paperwork, operational assessments, floor set, promo changes, mannequin changes, sign changes, etc.) and still keep sales and conversion up. Even if we make our goals, if we don’t do better than last year we get reprimanded. Customers are mostly nice, but the rude ones are especially nasty. We must do promo changes up to three times a week, and must hear customers complain about it all the time. Because of these constant changes, customers will be hesitant to buy full price items if they suspect we’ll have a better sale soon. We’re also in charge of reaching credit card goals which seem almost impossible some days, even across the district. They give us opportunities for recognition and prizes which helps, but only to a certain extent. The last job I worked at, I received an hour break for working 8 hours, but heremore... it’s only 30 minutes. For a job where you’re on your feet all day, this can get really rough. On top of all of this you don’t get paid well at all (I get $11/hour) and only 2-3 employees get benefits out of 10-20 that work for the store.less
Good associate discount, good workplace culture, good retail/service experience
Short breaks, credit goals, promo changes too often, poor pay for work required, many mistakes/lack of support from corporate
The people were great, the job was good but not enough pay
Head Cashier (Former Employee) – Elizabeth, NJ – July 17, 2018
I liked working at Ann Inc the only thing is, is that it wasn't enough pay to support two kids and rent. My title was head cashier and it wasn't enough to pay more than what they were paying. If anything i was getting paid above the minimum for that position.
Sales Lead (Former Employee) – Miramar Beach, FL – July 17, 2018
I learned about the retail industry at this job. The company is very much about promoting within and will help you relocate if you have to move. They give you a great discount on clothes and that definitely makes it easy to wear the brand at work.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Lehi, UT – July 17, 2018
I was tricked into training what I was told another store manager, but after I had trained the lady, they replaced her with me. She had been friends with upper management and no mattter how much I sacrificed and the work and dedication I put into this job, they let me go without any options. It was really embarressing. It made my life harder to get back on my feet after that unexpected lay off. Management were all prior friends so this was mainly the root cause of them looking out only for each other.
lo que mas me gusta del trabajo, es que siempre tenemos cosas que hacer, he aprendido a desenvolverme en todas las posiciones, hay un buen ambiente de trabajo, lo que mas me gusta es manejar la parte de Visual.
el ambiente laboral
no tengo ningun beneficio, no hay disposicion de full time, el pago por hora es bajo