Fun place to work, small close-knit group
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – March 7, 2018
I was hired during the holiday season, so I was concerned about how the fast-pace of learning and getting right into the action would affect my performance. I was silly to worry because even when I had questions or difficulty with something, I was able to get help easily from my coworkers and/or the management team. I quickly learned how best to support the team and how they could support me. It can be a bit intimidating to go into a small store like that with a group who had been working together for a long time, but they made me feel like part of the Godiva family right away. I was able to advance quickly from a seasonal associate to a permanent part-time key holder. The hardest part of the job is Valentine's Day. The boutique here is small (location-wise) so it was difficult to have so many people in the store at once, both working and shopping. We may have been zoned to specific functions, but you really just end up filling gaps that appear for what ever reason. It gets extremely chaotic and can be stressful. Fortunately, it is only a two-day stretch of madness (Feb. 13 and Feb. 14). Black Friday and Christmas are no where near as stressful, so Valentine's Day is the only real stressor in an otherwise wonderful job.
40% employee discount, 401K