Cashier (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – 20 June 2013
The usual duty of a Cashier is to take customers' items and check them out for their purchases. When business is slow, it was my duty to ensure that my work station was clean, as well as the clothing racks around my work station. I managed the fitting room as well and handled go backs and dead stock. I helped to make sure that the store was clean for the next day.
Sales/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 14 June 2017
Value Village provides a simple, easy place for either young adults looking for their first proper job, or anyone else looking for part time work on the side. They're extraordinarily accommodating if you're upfront and honest about your needs. The job(s) there are all quite mundane. You'll not be pushed beyond your limit. The culture there is, typically, very relaxed.
I rated Job Security/Advancement at 3/5 solely for the Advancement portion of it - have no fear, if you show up on time, it's next to impossible to lose your job with Value Village. But time seems to slow down to a crawl within its walls, and advancement is a very slow, if not impossible thing. There are better places to make a proper career out of, if advancement and promotion are what you seek. If you want a straight forward job with flexible hours and a relaxing work environment, then look no further.
Extremely relaxed, very flexible hours, great discount, usually an inviting culture
Advancement is a myth. And the radio station never updates!!
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 7 June 2017
Value village provided an amazing work opportunity. The management and staff were welcoming and professional. Management kept the staff well organized which led to a clean store and an easygoingenvironment
Cashier (Current Employee) – Sydney, NS – 7 June 2017
My typical day at work is working on cash and then rolling some racks(putting clothes back on racks that customers did want after trying them on). The occasional go around (putting back non clothing items that customers decided not to get. I've learned various customer service techniques even in difficult situations. handling cash and managing time productively. Manager is very kind and are very open to your opinions and ideas. The most enjoyable part of my job is when customers find great deals and finds especially the smile on there face when they find something they haven't seen since there childhood
Retail Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa South, ON – 3 June 2017
people are rude on the store, dirty as well management doesn't care about your well you can get harassed and they do not care, your shifts are not well organized and the work is harder than what it looks like, still better than mcdonalds
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 31 May 2017
Very fast paced environment makes the day go quickly. There is always a task that need to be completed. We have a very spread out culture there. The hardest part would be dealing with very unpleasant customers.
Cashier and customer service (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 May 2017
They expect you to do the cashiers job, management job and the floor cleaners job all at once. They will offer you promotions to get you to work harder but never follow through with it. They also pay the bare minimum and rarely raise your wage, even if you've been there for years.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 21 May 2017
Workplace environment was very welcoming. Managers/supervisors take the time to train new workers effectively. In addition, management follows proper safety protocols and are easily accessible for work related issues.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 19 May 2017
Its a slave environment or close to what slave work isin a 1'st world country.Dusty and many clothing has mold/asbestos and dried bird excrement in some cases thatyou breathe in. Impossible quotas are demanded to be met in order to process a certain amount of donations in every day. One employee was reprimanded for being "too positive". He would always keep our moods up by saying things like "good job so and so". I remember the day he stopped and said that he got in trouble for encouraging people whenthey werent meeting the quotas.. On top of that the entire company's product is free.. Good scam theygot going.
Management at my store was difficult to work with as they all seemed to be on a different agenda...it made unease among the Team Members...I also worked up to 12 hours in a shift if we were short people, but not paid for this...i was told "Well you have a job". I left after this.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 17 May 2017
The store is always a mess, terrible wages (minimum wage), they keep pushing staff to work faster, they deny you time off, management and most supervisors just sit in the office and spy on staff with the security cameras, they can't keep staff, production staff are treated like machines go, go, go, new staff are not trained properly, unsafe working conditions, backroom is a safety hazard, they force you to bring a doctors note if you call in sick, staff are unhappy and over worked with no appreciation,and the list just goes on.