Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – September 12, 2013
The typical closing routine was too lock the doors, vaccuum the whole store, put back all the clothes lefted in the dressing room. We have to cash out the registers. Make sure alarm is on and walk out the store and lock the door before the alarm goes off.
I learned the duty that were to be done as an assist. manager. It helped me learn responsibility in a work place.
Managment was great first coming on but, once a new manager came in to play she didn't really understand her job duties. BUt was later release and went back to normal.
Hardest part of my job was not making the stores goal of revenue some days. But we learned that it happens. Try harder next time.
The most enjoyable part of my job was working with a great team of people that work hard.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – September 11, 2018
Nothing to major about Avenue. its your typical retail job. The best part are the clients you meet on a daily basis. I was in retail for 7 years prior to this job and just got tired of the retail world.
When you work in retail the hardest part is dealing with the angry customers. I learned that you just have to keep your cool and just breathe. Management was very understanding when you didn't know exactly how to handle some situations but you live and learn.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – August 22, 2018
A typical day at avenue is opening the store. Closing register at the end of day. helping a customer find outfits that compliment her style for work or at home. merchandising product. encouraging the other associates. doing promotions. I have learned that the clothing season changes really fast. The management is easy going but tough when needs to be. The culture at Avenue is friendly. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping the customer walk out of the store with something that they love.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Henrico County, VA – August 22, 2018
Working at Avenue I learned how to be around others. Both young and old. I worked at Avenue to get a feel for how it is to be around older women. Being that it was a plus-size store, our sales were mostly older women. Sometimes the outcome with helping older women were stressful and sometimes it wasn’t so stressful. But all in all, I needed that to get me to where I’m destined to go. Which is working at a nursing home or rehabilitation center with older women/men.
Co manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 16, 2018
they give you unrealistic goals to complete in unrealistic time frames . The company only cares about the company, you are just a number and they don't have a problem letting you know. between the day , week and monthly goals there isn't enough time to do proper customer service .They care more about the look of the store and merchandise then the well-begin of the sale staff.
I enjoyed working at the Avenue. I moved up the success ladder pretty quickly due to my sale goals. They are flexible with scheduling/hours. I wish they did offer more pay though. Only a $1 difference between part-time sales floor and assistant manager. No benefits offered.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – August 6, 2018
If you like to be talk down to and criticized then this is the place for you. The Manager is a control freak. You won't be learning anything You're expected to know. If you want to learn and be part of the team and have fun at work this is not the place for you.
Boardman, Ohio associate/ in training as manager (Former Employee) – Boardman, OH – August 1, 2018
Great work place the people who worked there were easy to get along with fast paced and always on your feet. Hardest part of the job was getting the store changed around and setting the floor plan while also helping customer find everything they wanted or needed helping finding.
Fast paced, Always moving, Helping people feel confident about what they are wearing
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, NY – August 1, 2018
This company does not have any regard for its employees. Many times we were working past our scheduled hours without getting paid. Raises are non-existent unless you are promoted to manager, but even then it is a minuscule increase. The pay is not worth the work they expect from every employee. Every store is understaffed and managers do not follow your availability. The focus is on getting customers to sign up for credit cards and magazines but there's not enough incentives to get them to sign up and then it looks poorly on the associates. Meanwhile, they expect you to move clothes around weekly, taking down and putting up different fixtures and promotions, and cleaning the entire story top to bottom instead of hiring a cleaning crew.
Dont work for the kearny nj location. The management is unprofessional and lazy. They like to cause drama and tension. No team player. The dm micro manages everything and if you dont sell credit cards your job is threatened and they treat you like a child. Low pay for all the work they demand. No benefits if you work part time. Not enough hours for part timers.
Sales associate (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, TX – July 10, 2018
We had to constantly change product around for it to sell. We had shipment Monday thru Friday and we had to rotate the old with the new. New items always were displayed first and in the very front of the store.