Holt Renfrew Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2021

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Sebastian Picardo
13 Ratings
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  • "long hours, snotty staff, customers have high expectations from you(in 17 reviews)

  • "Poor management and needs to improve on creating a healthy team setting(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor 

    I have been working at Holt Renfrew full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment Great Benefits Great discounts

    Cons

    Comission environment can be stressful

  2. "Pretty good for retail"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Holt Renfrew full-time

    Pros

    commission if you sell, staff discount

    Cons

    company culture needed sone work


  3. "Great benefit and work-life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holt Renfrew full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -great benefit, employee discount -great work-life balance -lots of activities -good team relationship

    Cons

    -slow on process change -too many employee turn-over

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holt Renfrew full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good clients Beautiful environment Possibility of advancement Organized management

    Cons

    Competition Stress of making sales Have to work weekends

  5. "Nearly top notch LP program"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holt Renfrew full-time

    Pros

    Management does a good job in the LP department and doesnt overstep if you know what you are doing. CCTV better than most other retail stores with some minor bugs. Large store to work with.

    Cons

    The LP world is changing quickly with more and more stores going hands off and consequently tie up the hands of their LP's. Insights show that Holts could go down this direction. If you are going to apply and you are the type that wants to get into the action keep this in mind. The next thing isn't really a con but you should also be weary that you will be held accountable for the actions you take, you should be very competent if you are applying for this role.

  6. "Not great, not terrible"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner in Toronto, ON
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holt Renfrew full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance was great in planning; 9-5 pm. I had the best manager in the entire department and a good salary. I was happy to get my work done and go home. Might not be for everyone, especially if you have ambitious career goals. I left because I moved.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that there is not much growth potential; employees really have to fight for promotions and face a lot of obstacles. Colleagues were dismissed for promotions because of personal feelings and their accomplishments were overlooked. Turnover is high.

  7. "not too bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Holt Renfrew full-time

    Pros

    good employee benefit and discount

    Cons

    put sales and profit on top of everything

  8. "Fun working environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Holt Renfrew full-time

    Pros

    Very nice & Fun working environment

    Cons

    Very very very very Competitive

  9. "Great Supply Chain Team to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation in Etobicoke, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holt Renfrew full-time

    Pros

    Great transparent Supply Chain Team

    Cons

    Compensation could be better for employees

  10. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holt Renfrew full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Treat their employees well with great benefits and lead with strong core values

    Cons

    Retail is retail and has its challenges

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