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La Maison Simons Employee Reviews about "dress code"

Updated Feb 24, 2020

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Pros
  • "Large work environment; you easily become friends with many of the people you work with(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good pay, and no commission; so hardly any cattiness(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "management can be strict sometimes, dress code is very formal(in 19 reviews)

  • "Maybe a good thing when you’re full time but not part time(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work for students"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Quebec, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at La Maison Simons part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Formations Collegues are the best Management is rigorous but fair

    Cons

    Dress code (but not really a con personally)

    La Maison Simons2020-02-25
  2. "it was okay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at La Maison Simons part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -experience with multiple brands and departments -can get extremely busy

    Cons

    -dress code -hard to change schedule -strict and mean management

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    La Maison Simons2019-11-23
  3. "Demanding and Fast-Paced"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at La Maison Simons part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly workers -Professional staff and hiring process -Good place to start in retail

    Cons

    -Exhausting -Strict dress-code -Weird hours -Rude customers

    La Maison Simons2019-11-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Co-workers are great, management communication needs improvement."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at La Maison Simons part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Okay discount on items, but also was great that discount could be applied to purchasing gift cards. The people that you would generally work with are great. Staff can be more on the younger end of the spectrum (high school). The older staff are super nice and understanding. Receive benefits after working 6 months (must be in short time or full time status) Standard schedule for full time employees (either working Sunday to Thursday, or Tuesday to Saturday)

    Cons

    No longer allowed breaks for shifts less than 5 hours (previously would have a 15 minute breaks when working 4 & 1/2 hour or 4 hour shifts). Must be available to work everyday (no room for negotiation here as of recent months). Part time (8-15 hours/week) employees must be available to work closing shifts on all weekdays and all day Saturday/Sunday. Short time (25 hours/week) and full time (40 hours/week) must be able to work anytime all days of the week. Day off/availability requests are not always approved and not communicated that they are not approved. Performance reviews are supposedly based on hours worked there, however, management does not routinely complete these reviews. Strict dress code (men: full suit, women get more leeway but must wear nylons/stockings all the time, skirts/dresses cannot be shorter than 2 inches above the knee, etc.) Management tends to play favorites regarding dress code, vacation days, etc. No room to advance.

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    La Maison Simons2019-05-27
  5. "Good part time job with understanding management"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at La Maison Simons part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, understanding management, foster a friendly staff community, you can actually learn a lot about clothes

    Cons

    A little bit overstressed about their technical sales strategy, they want you to say or do things in a very particular manner. Dress code is strictly formal, no matter where in the store you work

    La Maison Simons2018-11-11
  6. "sales associate"

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     in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at La Maison Simons

    Pros

    20% discount, 40% off twice a year

    Cons

    management can be strict sometimes, dress code is very formal

    La Maison Simons2018-11-01
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Incompetent/Unprofessional management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at La Maison Simons part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Like all the other reviews, truly, the people around you aka your co-workers encourage you and make you feel like you want to go to work because they're great people. The breaks are fair; I just wish for five hour shifts, they permitted a 15-minute paid break as opposed to working the 5-hr. shift straight through. Otherwise, the environment was pleasant for a time being; annoying customers are a given as you see that everywhere.

    Cons

    Give it a month or two of working there, you start to see people's true colours - especially management. Miscommunication seems to always be an issue, as well as boredom as some floor managers check security footage to see what you've been up to, on your shift or on your break (if you decided to shop in the store). They're unprofessional at their best i.e. playing favourites, dress-coding employees when they themselves aren't following dress code either, gossiping about others immensely, and finding reasons to justify their dislike for you. Let's not forgetting firing employees left, right, and center for the most ridiculous reasons (aka simply not liking you).

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    La Maison Simons2018-09-16
  8. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at La Maison Simons full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid weekly, good hourly rate Nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Strict dress code very formal Not allowed to leave your assigned dept Not allowed to talk to coworkers

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    La Maison Simons2018-09-19
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Career suicide"

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    Former Employee - Area Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at La Maison Simons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Industry wage. -Industry discount. -Aesthetically pleasing stores

    Cons

    -Incompetent executive team. -Stores are lead by biased, very junior, inexperienced HR managers. -Unwilling to evolve, only interested in the “Simons” way. Simons way is ineffective, inefficient, outdated and irrelevant in today’s landscape. -Absolutely zero focus on employee development. -No appreciation for performance and results. The company philosophy is we don’t need to recognize good work since we pay for it. -Store metrics are highly secretive which makes it difficult to influence. Upper Management is forbidden to discuss results with mid level managers and associates. -Lack of core values and vague corporate culture. -Stiff dress code that lacks creativity and is again outdated. Under no circumstance should any high performing leader move to this organization. Politics, HR, inefficient and ineffective practices will frustrate you and make you hate your job. Perfect place for lazy, Incompetent, substandard employees.

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    La Maison Simons2018-08-12
  10. "Nice place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at La Maison Simons part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers Fair workload Nice break room

    Cons

    Few chance to move up Strict dress code

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    La Maison Simons2017-10-19
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