Savers/Value Village

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Awful place to work.
Soft goods production staff (Former Employee), Sherwood Park, ABAugust 29, 2015
No gratitude from the management.
treated like a nothing.
Worst EMPLOYERS EVER.
Health risk, they tell you to smell in the mouldy bags of clothes, and they are very mouldy.
Place is a health hazard.
I would definitely not recommend working for this company.
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Exciting Job That Never Gets Old
Cashier (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABAugust 25, 2015
Typical day consists of me checking what my task would be, bidding into a register in case of back up or being the main cashier for that day and doing what is expected of me and beyond. I learned that having time management and being quality focused is key in the retail department. Management is usually fair with small mistakes but sometimes not so much. My co-workers are great. Most of them do what they need to do so the whole team is not held up by the end of the night. Ive learned how to deal with the hard customers accordingly and keeping my cool. The most enjoyable part about my job is the customers. Its good and bad depending on the day. I usually have nice and respectful customers that treat the staff and everyone else well.
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good for community
Donations Representative (Former Employee), Concord, ONAugust 15, 2015
Pros: bonus's
Cons: normal bs
I liked how the community benefited from this company. People benefited from low prices for quality clothing and the charity benefited from donations.
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Fun Place To Work
Production Worker (Former Employee), Kitchener, ONAugust 12, 2015
Pros: Fun workplace and co-workers, relatively simple work
Cons: Felt like work was waste of time sometimes, was too far from my home personally
Typical day to day at Savers I would organize the store floor for customer use after we opened. We would sort everything into colour block and where the item belonged in categories (towels, blankets, etc), then I would help in the back until I went home at 11 as I worked part time.

Working at Savers was pretty awesome, other than the incredibly long bus ride to and from work and after a while it felt like my work was a waste of time. We would clean the store and not two hours later customers would come in a destroy it.

Not a place to work if you don't like getting your hands dirty. It's not uncommon to open up bags of garbage in the bag while sorting through donated things.

My co-workers and managers were always really nice but in the end I ended up quitting because of finding something closer to home as the Value Village I worked at was way out of my way.
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fun workplace
Cashier (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONAugust 10, 2015
Pros: Free snacks
Cons: long hours
The work is fun. I learned a lot from this experience improved my communication with other people. Management is done to make really well. The co-workers are amazing and give their all during work. The hardest part of the job is that sometime it becomes really busy and maintaining the store becomes harder. The most enjoyable part is the co-workers and the customer that come there to work
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Productive and fun place to work
Merchandiser / Receiving Coordinator & RF Scanner (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 9, 2015
With laid back hours and and upbeat evironment that play music everyday Value Village was the perfect place of employment while I was attending full time school.
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Nice to work at Value Village, even if it was only a 1 week temp
Receiver / Sorter (Temp Placement) (Former Employee), Prince George, BCAugust 6, 2015
Pros: Decent pay. Learning what happens in backroom at Value Village.
Cons: No air conditioning in back room.
Worked in the back room, shipping receiving, sorting through donations, cleaning and maintaining work area.
Worked out on floor and organized books and other donations on sales floor and keeping place clean and tidy.
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Great staff
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 29, 2015
Always great to come into work when you have great co-workers and have your back in stressful situations. I've already seen improvement and growth working here
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OK
employee (Former Employee), edmonton, ABJuly 28, 2015
Pros: ?
Cons: on-call shift (you have to call them so not paid if they dont need you), for closing shifts you have to stay an hour later. Store really disgusting and unsanitary.
from my experience, employees are really nice, there's always something to do, but always the 3-4 same tasks over and over.
although only two of the managers are nice and the other ones are really rude.
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Provide good hours and benifits
Production Team Member (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 27, 2015
The schedule is good for people with children. Overall it is hard work with a small wage. The work is based on a daily quota so it is a lot of fast paced repetitive work. There are quarterly bonuses based on sales and a Christmas bonus. After one year employees receive two weeks vacation. The busiest time of year is Halloween and you will be expected to work some Saturdays.
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Negative atmosphere and condescending management.
Production Worker (Former Employee), London, ONJuly 26, 2015
Pros: Free lunches on sale day, great co-workers, vending machine
Cons: some manipulative management, negative atmoshpere, high temperture, dealing with bodily fluids and hazerdous materials
A typical day at work for me was waking up at 6am, and being at Value Village for 7:30 am. I would then do my morning reset which consisted of making sure the clothing items on the sales floor were organized accordingly to the proper tag rotation. After assuring everything was in its proper place, I would then go up to the sorting tables at 8am for the rest of the day. I would sort and hang through clothing at a very fast paced, and if behind there was consequence. The hardest part of my job was consistently using an injured shoulder to do a repetitive task. After filling out multiple FAF's, contacting WSIB and working with my doctor, I was still put on tables. I was ordered to do "light duties" by my doctor with specific instructions. The next day management assigned me to racking and rolling clothing, and my needs were no where near accommodated. This injury took place on February 28th and I still did not leave the tables position until my day of resignation, July 17th. My shoulder now has permanent damage because my management saw the opportunity to take advantage of a young student, and they certainly did. Its unfortunate because I loved my co-workers and I also had some incredible supervisors. If I received a little more respect and a little less manipulation from head manager, I certainly would of stayed. Over all great co-workers, but I got tired of coming home from work every day feeling like garbage, both mentally and physically.
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l like this company
production lines (Former Employee), ottawa ontarioJuly 22, 2015
l learned to do different department at value village and work fast too
sorting out shoes bed and bath and hanging clothes and also working sorting out boxes and pricing items to sell in the store and dealing with customers too
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Fun, fast paced working environment with nice co workers
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBJuly 13, 2015
Pros: free lunch on sale days, nice co workers
Cons: not enough hours
Value Village is a great place to work. A typical work day would be cleaning the sales floor, organizing the fitting rooms and putting clothes back on the floor, putting items back in their correct spots, and ringing customers through your till.
The hardest part is keeping the floor clean when the store is busy.
Only bad thing really is how one week you get a lot of hours, and the next week you hardly get any.
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Fun workplace environment
team member/sales associate (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 10, 2015
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: late hours during halloween
-flexible hours
-There's usually something to do so you don't get bored
-Great team members
-Cool benefits
-Hardest part is working at the donation center and having to lift really heavy furniture if no one else is able to help.
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physically demanding
Recycler/CDA Ambassador/Furniture Pricer (Current Employee), Ajax, ONJune 24, 2015
A typical day at work involves a lot of lifting, twisting and walking. You will be on your feet all day; and most importantly you will be dealing with customers all day. If you like interacting with people this is the job for you.
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price chopper
Production/Customer Service (Former Employee), Whitby, ONJune 20, 2015
i liked this job because it taught me all my vegetables and fruits at a young age of 15 16 years old and how to trim or cut or store them
i also learned a good amount of my costumer service skills from working here because people all like there food a certain way always have to keep people satisfied with the food they are eating
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Diverse environment
Customer Service Clerk (P.T.) (Former Employee), Pembroke, ONJune 19, 2015
Pros: free lunches for reaching goals
Cons: staff calling in and not being responsible for shifts
I enjoy working at Value Village and there is opportunity for advancement. The staff make you feel like your part of a team at Value Village.
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fast paced enviroment
CASHIER (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJune 18, 2015
This job was very fast paced and physical. The best part as the customers you got to interact with on a daily basis.The hardest part of the job was the closing shift, you never knew what time you would be clocking out at because the floor had to be cleaned every night.
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Fun and friendly place to work
Customer Service (Former Employee), London, ONJune 18, 2015
Very friendly and happy environment to work at.... i enjoyed going to work everyday and working with the associates that worked there it was like my second family... They are very welcoming and willing to help you to better your work experience and help you to succeed
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fun
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Burlington, ONJune 18, 2015
Working at Value Village was fun cause of the customer you meet and help pick out costumes and other necessary item's they needed.
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