By Kyle V.
I am a Business Management graduate from Humber College and have been with the company for just over a year now. When I was first hired in January of 2012, I was not really sure what to expect from the company. I researched a lot about the Management Trainee Program and Fast-Track Management Program and it really intrigued me. For a company to invest in airfare, hotel, and food expenses just for training, I knew I was in good hands.
One of the first things I learned in training that is still true to this day was “If you help Blinds To Go grow, they will do the same for you”. As a current Associate Manager with the company, I have grown tremendously. It started with my sales foundation at the beginning and now I am becoming a stronger leader everyday. Setting examples and pushing people to their full potential is what is going to get me to the next level. The atmosphere in the company as well as in the store level is always positive. Hard work, team selling, and feedback are keys to making a new hire as well as future employees successful in the company. Feedback can be negative to some people and those people will not be successful here. I have been exposed to feedback my whole life with sports and school so it was easy for me to buy into this atmosphere. I believe that has been one of the reasons why it was easy for me to be successful through the year at Blinds To Go.
I had worked at a retail company prior to starting at Blinds To Go and the biggest difference to me is the structure within the company. Directions are relayed down from head office to the retail store, and the relayed to the employees on the floor. There was a right way and a wrong way and nothing else. At Blinds To Go, managers and employees, no matter what your title is has the power to make their own decisions and determine their own success. I have enjoyed my time with Blinds To Go and I am excited for my growing career here.