Like any retail job, it's a great way to start gathering experience straight out of high school for those who can't afford college(time or money wise). You learn the basics and if you show how hardworking you are you can get noticed, unfortunately there's always going to be a bias and with this management team they showed that. A majority of the time it's employees choosing a friend rather than someone who has potential. I never knew there could be a whole other side to retail than just being an associate and I have to thank Calvin Klein for that. They gave me the opportunity to see that, but not grow upon it. I was promoted to Stock Lead and learned about many other things that were outside my title. P.O.S, Marketing, Inventory, Merchandising, Visuals before opening the store were my tasks. Once the doors opened I was on the floor ready to assist customers and in doing so helping the company as well(Conversion). Besides my general duties in maintaining and updating the section I was designated to, I always expressed in progressing up in the company in general. They are who gave me my confidence, leadership, and independent thinking to take hold of my objectives not only in a working environment, but in my own personal lifestyle. Starting hours are very low and vary due to your flexibility, but most of the time you will be cut anyways for someone else to have your hours, even if you're supposed to be receiving a certain amount of hours. Change in anything can affect the compa
ProsGreat starting pay(compared to before), able to move up to other positions(over time), friendly employees, great way to gain customer service experience and maybe learn some new languages, a good employee discount, can work with your availability.
ConsLimited hours(unless you're a manager), no paid vacation days, no benefits, no full-time, no taking double shifts, no paid sick days(you NEED a doctors note to excuse your absence), lack of communication.
All of my customer service skills and experiences began when I started working at Calvin Klein. I started working there when I was a mere 15 years old. I had just started my sophomore year. My store manager who interviewed me welcomed me to the team (family) with open arms as well as everyone else there. A typical day at work included helping customers find sizes, outfits, pants for work, etc and making sure I helped them out as much as I could. I would also fill merchandise in the store, keep track of the fitting rooms, did special orders, kept up with the store and its appearance, greeted customers and worked the cash register. I learned how to fold clothes like a pro. Besides that I learned that you need to treat everyone the same and be kind. You never know what kind of day that person is having and maybe a simple hello can change their day slightly. My co workers were all very nice, I lasted the longest out of those who were in my orientation is 2013. The management was very good, they were all very caring and understanding of any personal issues I might have had. One of them who was closer to my age was like a sister to me but we still managed to work together very well. The store manager treated everyone equally and always tried to make work fun, even if it was a slow day. The hardest part about the job was handling customers when I was in no mood to associate with anyone, but my co workers always managed to get me in a better mood to do so. The most enjoyable part aga
The apparel store has a lot of cool people. They do ask for a lot of goals and try to be motivating but dont know how to use the right words for it. I feel like they hype up the new hires and think by doing that it'll make the older employees work harder but honestly it's a little discouraging. Its really hard to move up unless you literally go above and beyond as a basic associate but even by doing that it'll take a long time for an opening towvwn be mentioned. They company itself is alright. You get a great employee discount with special outfit deals, they have a lot of giveaways and food, as well as programs for mental health but it is a minimum paying job. You are not guaranteed a number of hours. Hours depend on business but they always hire a bunch of people so the hours suck are very inconsistent. They've recently been scheduling 3 hour shifts which are so pointless. They are really flexible with scheduling. It's a simple straight forward job. You basically help customers, clean the store, and reach goal for loyalty sign ups. When you dont make goal they make that pretty public and I personally get embarrassed but no one actually cares. The schedule is always late. Its annoying. Its out the weekend before the start of the new week. They don't even apologize for it and expect everyone to be okay with the schedule to come out on Sunday and Monday ia the start of the week. ANNOYING.
ProsCool people, occasional snacks, discounts
ConsHard to move up, inconsistent hours, favoritism
Awesome clothing and Great perfumes....loved my associates
Open or close 5 days a week daily operations, deposits, counting the drawers for 3 registers, assigning areas and projects for associates re folding tables and doing the bank deposits. Welcoming and thanking customers, ringing and returns, customer service for both sales and complaints, shipping and receiving once a week. Time clock management of associates and weekly payroll. Loss prevention and sales. We also constantly cleaned and refolded the store, checked dressing rooms and returned products to proper places.
I learned how to deal with "wardrobers" and "group distraction"a type of thievery and a lot of loss prevention. Different system of payroll, new floor resets, and how to measure for a properly fitting bra. Learned about perfume and how it mixes with peoples chemistry and personalities.
Loved my associates and fellow managers/ floor supervisors we always found a way to keep busy and have fun
Hardest part were the resets of the new product or displays in the store (no real clear direction or how to).
I really enjoyed the time I spent with my Manager and my associates in the store. We always had some sort of contest or promotion to motivate the employees. I loved helping people put together high end looks or picking out suits, shirts and ties for gentlemen to help them get a polished look for their occasion.
ProsWorking with a great team and learning alot about loss prevention
a typical day (if we werent doing floor changes) consist of helping customers
filling out paper work, as part of the management team we were required to keep track of daily sales, set a daily sales goal along with many other goals
being part of a management team is something that i really do enjoy, the Calvin Klein management team changed a few times while i was employed there
the co workers were mainly teenagers, for the most part if you gave them a task and explain it to them they did it with no arguments, had a couple that would complain but with some persuasion finally did the job. only had 1 employee that didnt want to do the job and had to send home, later was dismissed
the hardist part of the job was that during my time working at Calvin Klein the company was going through a tremendous amount of changes. the entire store changed in merchandise and look, the upper company would give the store workers orders, we would do what they asked and then they would change there mind. we would work very hard to get it in order and it would last a week and they would have us do something different. we worked many over night shifts trying to accomidate them.
the most enjoyable part of the job was the customers. I love working with the public, even though you may have those few hard to deal with peolpe, for the most part they are really nice and i enjoy meeting new people.
If you are entering the working field and looking for a first job, then Calvin Klein is a good place to start. I've worked for the company for almost 4 years and I've gained and learned many retail skills working in a popular shopping mall. It may feel intimidating at first but the store management and store culture trains you and encourages you to strive. A typical 6 hour shift includes: helping customers find and shop towards their needs, processing & restocking shipment on the sales floor, general maintenance like cleaning, folding clothes, and building fixtures. The struggles with working here comes with the consistency of hours and the interactions with international tourists. Even when as a store we would profit consistently through the month, cooperate would give horrible hours for the month (<15 hours per week). Also working in retail you understand the difficulties with working with international visitors that you need to communicate with. Lastly despite working with the company for almost five years, I haven't been promoted to a key holder position with no notes from management to help improve, making longtime growth in the company difficult to stick through.
Prosflexable schedules, easy to learn, intro level job
Consconsistancy of hours, interactions with customers may vary, growth in company hard
i loved working there. the employees are welcoming and supportive of each other. there one big work family. they cry together, laugh, and also defend each other. the management team is pretty okay. i learned so much being there. Being able to wake and go to work loving what you do was the best part for me. the atmosphere is fun and fast pace. learning different techniques and being able to put the skills you learned up to test. having your work come to life into a great master piece that'll be all over the world is pretty fascinating . i also enjoy going on an hour lunch and being able to sight see Manhattan all around. the workplace has a mixture of cultures not so much but you can still see the diversity in the place. the hardest part of the job for me personally was maintaining and performing a certain level of expertise. i was working with people who had 5+ years in the fashion industry and i had less experience. But im proud of myself because i was able to work alongside of these people providing the same level of expertise with less experience.
Proslong breaks, weekend off, early morning and dismissal, the employees, Manhattan sight seeing
Consno free lunch, no free breakfast, sitting down all day, too many meetings, management
Calvin Klein as a company is amazing and you can see yourself working there for a long time. However, there a couple of stores were favoritism is play with no regards for talent. In my time there I have seen management favorites receive promotions while hard working individuals go unnoticed.
Seems like everyone puts up with the horrible management staff for the discount of 40%, Watched many people leave the company because of the horrible upper staff. I do not know what kind of company likes to see valuable assets wall out the door.
Hire to much little kids that have to work only until 11. If you are closing and are 18+, good luck because the kids leave at 11. Closing is horrible since everyone leaves at this time. The pay does not reflect the work that is expected out of individuals.
If you like working with for a company that has a great discount, then this one is for you. However, you have been warned, you might need others to pay for your clothes since your pay check will fill up your gas to get to work....and maybe lunch.
ProsGreat fellow associates, good hours, holiday pay, discount 40%
ConsManagement thinks they are the greatest thing since sliced bread, management has to much control, Hours during downtime are a joke
Drive profitable sales growth through operational efficiencies and talent development of the store team. Track business performance and diagnose how to amplify success and address opportunities that support or detract from profitability. Create effective schedules working in partnership with General Manager and Department Managers. Ensure the store is appropriately staffed through the selection, training and deployment of Brand Associates. You lead through your Brand Associates to deliver a store that is operating at maximum efficiency and productivity. Oversee the execution of company standard operating procedures, expense management and facilities management. Drive shrink results through compliance to all guidelines involved with safety, loss prevention, and cash-handling procedures. Work closely with Sales Audit to develop policies and procedures to better detect, report and resolve internal theft events. Test and conduct preventive maintenance of all CCTV/Alarm/EAS systems. Lead both direct and indirect reports to positively impact the store team, the overall customer experience and general store operations.
This company was once my favorite place to work but through the years and my increased leadership responsibilities, other companies and practices surpassed us and left us handleing situations with stone age competencies. They take a strong stance on LP including detaining shoplifters and prosecuting them. As a small female it bacame more than a daily occurrence for myself to have to stop, apprehend and detain shoplifters within my sore that we’re of much larger beings than myself as well as working in a diverse location I was harassed, called vile racist names threatened and assaulted. My job was to run a store and help customers and increase sales, my actual day to day was that of a rookie cop who had no clue what to do next. I received no support from my upper management except to do what was best for the company. Not for myself, or the safety of my store associates. Opting to see new employment was the best decision I ever made and the location I worked for has seen a high turnover rate of managers and associates alike leading me to believe that the company has made no effort to improve
De collega's op de werkvloer zijn zeer aardig en behulpzaam. Het management, de leiding en de verwachting is zeer benedenmaats. Er zijn hier veel "baasjes" te vinden in plaats van leidinggevenden, iets wat de sfeer heel grimmig maakt. Ziekte wordt hier niet geaccepteerd en dit zal snel leiden tot ontslag. Passende werkzaamheden na ziekte worden telefonisch toegezegd terwijl dit in de praktijk anders is. Iedereen heeft dezelfde functie en toch moeten sommige werknemers harder werken dan anderen voor hetzelfde (lage) loon. Vriendjespolitiek is hier dagelijks aan de orde van de dag en als je niet in "het groepje" zit of enigszins ergens een weerwoord op hebt zal je dit middels represailles op de werkvloer (ingedeeld worden bij afdelingen die als "niet leuk" worden beschouwd) snel merken. Gezien het hoge aantal buitenlandse werknemers die hier (helaas) vaak hun rechten niet kennen, wordt hier veel misbruik van gemaakt. Ook hebben ze graag dat als je iets opmerkt binnen het proces wat beter kan, je dit meld bij de leidinggevende zodat zij er vandoor kunnen gaan met jou idee en alle eer kunnen opstrijken.
De werkvloer is een duidelijke chaos van onopgeloste problemen. Hier wordt echter niks aan gedaan omdat dit een bedrijf betreft die gefocust is op productie en niet op opruimen/problemen verhelpen (iets wat het productieproces duidelijk versnelt). Weet je te veel of denk je dat je het beter kan? Ook dan zal je snel de deur worden gewezen omdat het management duidelijk bang is voo
ConsChaos, Werksfeer, management en leiding
Department In-charge-Calvin Klein/Luggage | Abu Dhabi | Feb 18, 2014
Productive, made of finest quality like our brand Kipling and Rimowa
As soon as I enter the shop, the first thing I do after I logged-in is to check our window display if there is any missing items that needs to be replenished. My day-to-day work starts with that and started checking and arranging other items in the shelves and do some replenishment as well. Once I'm done with the replenishment, that's the only time I started cleaning. After the cleaning, paper works will start. I have to check our till date Sales Report to double check whether the percentage achievement is tally or not with our calculation as per our sales of the previous day, and then calculate how much we need per day to achieve the remaining balance of the target, then checking of items to be ordered should be done, follow-up delivery of items from the warehouse, call customers to collect their items and lastly follow up the repaired items that we sent to the service center to know the update of the damage item of the customers. Because of these tasks that was given to me by my superiors, it helps me learn to organized my day-to-day work, builds my confidence because of these responsibilities given to me and to handle a difficult department like ours. I also learned how to properly deal with different customers and colleagues, with different nationalities, attitudes, moods and character and personalities. One of the hardest part of my job is running after the sale especially in the month where there are few customers coming in to the store and we have a target to achieve a
Well, I have to start with this, the job itself was good and fun, like the customers are usually regulars and you don’t have any problems with the job itself, all you do is tiding the store and helping the customers. However, the main issues are the Management, lack of communication, Work life balance and the team culture.
In terms of management, well the ASC manager is good and whenever they are at the store things run smoothly but the problem is CK does not have a assistant store manager, and instead of looking for one, they use an untrained regular sales consultant employee. Because of that, not only that employee who thinks is the manger takes the advantage of that, others employees take advantage of that situation too. For example everyone thinks that they’re the boss when the ASC is not in the store which this creates an unpleasant environment to work at. People try to make you do their job, they take their breaks whenever they want for as long as they want, if you’re friends with the employee whose the manager you’ll be good, but if you’re not you’re just in a position that you can’t do anything. You may ask if I told the ASC’s? Well I have to say no because they trust their what so called manager and they don’t care about what you are saying.
Salary was another thing, if you’re thinking that the pay must be good you are definitely wrong, for the amount of work you do and the amount of stress that you go through in the work environment, you get paid nothing specially
Negativa llena de carencias desde la central hasta el producto como las figuras representativas donde la prepotencia y abuso de poder es su lema
Apertura en calle Arenal Madrid llena de carencias y caos absoluto en todos los sentidos.
Carencias en cuanto producto formacion gestion y personal empezando desde central.
No presencia de figuras de central en tienda por lo que deriva a que las encargadas abusan de su poder y hacen lo que quieren a su beneficio personal:horarios,librar fin de semanas,llegar tarde y no abrir tienda a su hora,estar en el despacho sin hacer absolutamente nada,no fichar,cambiar sus horas de entrada,no gestionar ni dirigir...EN FIN
Perfiles no aptos para dirigir una tienda...11 años en esa empresa metidas en 1 corte ingles se les subio el cargo a la cabeza y abusaban de su poder.
Celos envidias hipocresia y cinismo entre ellas...con amenazas de por medio por salir antes cambiar horarios etc...COSAS DE COLEGIO
Sobre todo muy acentuado en la 2encargada que llevaba sus problemas personales al trabajo y venia en condiciones y estados lamentables y hacia participe al resto...no abria la tienda a su hora no se presentaba al trabajo dormia en el almacen y mucho mas...MENTIROSA PATOLOGICA y ENFERMA
La falta de etica moral y profesionalidad en esta empresa es evidente
3 despidos de la plantilla injustas...personas muy aptas pero echadas por motivos sin fundamento donde prima los motivos personales y porque eran mas eficaces y productivas que las 2 responsables...
Calvin Klein Arenal...volver a la esclavitud al despotismo al abuso de poder.
ConsHorarios inestables.Estar solo 1 persona en tienda con 4 clientas a la vez, mientras tus encargadas no hacen nada excepto estar con su movil en el despacho, pintarse la uñas y hacerse fotos.
Questions And Answers about Calvin Klein
How often do you get a raise at Calvin Klein?
Asked Oct 4, 2020
Once a yea
Answered Mar 7, 2023
Answered Feb 13, 2023
What is the best part of working at Calvin Klein?
Asked Dec 28, 2019
The company and the discount !
Answered Jul 2, 2022
Is easy but pay is bad
Answered Jun 27, 2022
What is the dress code working at Calvin Klein?
Asked Apr 24, 2017
CK jeans, plain white shoes with minimal branding, and a CK t-shirt or jumper, or some other plain unbranded top (back, white or grey for non CK)
Answered Sep 15, 2022
Currently you cannot have colored hair working at Calvin Klein. Piercings and visible tattoos are okay as long as nothing is dangling(save for earrings) or offensive.
Answered Jun 26, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Calvin Klein?
Asked Aug 28, 2016
Be enthusiastic, emphasize how hard-working you are.
Answered Feb 17, 2023
Dress to impress
Answered Aug 17, 2022
How are the working hours at Calvin Klein?
Asked Jul 19, 2016
A lot of hours for the holidays, I’m averaging between 35-38 but then slow season begins in the middle of January they start cutting down so much and I’ll just get around 10-15 hours
Answered Dec 30, 2019
The hours are flexible. there is also not enough hours given to sales associates.