I worked at lovisa in Woden, canberra for about one year. Originally, i was hired as a young 15 year old for christmas causal and then was asked to stay apart of the team. However, I hated the typical day at lovisa. firstly, you were forced every week to buy an item from the store. If you didnt, the manager would get angry. This added up to be quite expensive. Secondly, the managers were extremely rude. for instance, if the shop didn't have many customers, they would call up and harass you for not correctly doing you job... like you can help if people want to come in or not? Additionally, they would publicly humiliate all the staff of the Lovisa website. They will say who did a poor job, who looked the worst and the best etc. similarly, you would be forced to wear make up to every shift... and not just classy make up, however you had to follow the theme of the day. If you didnt have the right make up or clothes you couldnt work. and if you had to work, you would be picked on. Additionally, the pay for Lovisa was awful. Not only did they pay a 15 year old 10 dollars an hour, however often they forgot to pay me. Not only this however shifts that were supposed to end at 4 pm, would continue till 11pm. UNPAID.
When it came to my resignation, i was yelled at and told they wouldn't reference me... after working loyally for a year.
do not recommend working there.
made friends with other workers
exploitive, rude, unorganised