Management was not respectful of student employees
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 24 April 2017
The management at Value Village were not receptive to the fact that employees, especially student employees, had other demands on their time. Employees were expected to live and breathe the company, even when they were part-time and minimum wage. Frequently yearly reviews were put off many months in order to avoid having to give an employee a raise.
Great company ! Current Manger is archaic in management style and does not value his managemet team
Retail Sales Manager .Operations Head (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON, Waterdown On – 7 April 2017
I have worked for this company for six years and have now been transferred and at my new location for almost a year do to a lateral move withing the company . I have not enjoyed working for my current store manager . His management style of micro managing and old school technique of negative reinforcement creates a highly stressful atmosphere .
Cashier And Sales Clerk (Current Employee) – Ontario – 4 April 2017
Value village is a friendly place to work in. Managers are friendly and understanding. I love working with them. It's a workplace that gives you the feeling that you will always have the opportunity to develop and grow.
fast paced and productive workplace. Always room for opportunity.
Retail sales manager IT (Former Employee) – Brantford, ON – 31 March 2017
In a typical day, there is always review with the SM, as to what is needed to be done for that day, along with upcoming deadlines. there is planning and focus needed to organize the day, around break coverage, or meetings scheduled. then the execution of the daily plans. Through the ISM, our weekly sales plan, there needs to be planning and thought put into it. Any product that is on sale, that is not placed in the proper setting throughout the store can negatively affect your sales goals. there is always opportunity for movement of product through the store. Being in the " Hard lines" part of the store, organization is a must. Signage must be checked or changed daily, for weekly sales, or daily deals. Motivating the team to stay focused and lending help when needed is always a must. the team we have in the store makes for a positive atmosphere. We always have fun, and try to keep it more of a family as a work place. we like everyone to feel comfortable coming to work.
Enjoy working with my co-workers and giving the best customer service to our customers.
P/T Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 29 March 2017
I love working in our store. I get to know a lot of people and most of our customer knows me. I like the management too and how they have flexible hours suited for a student like me. They are approachable and easy to work with.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 28 March 2017
very unprofessional and disorganized. Management are not very helpful and are rude and inconsiderate. worst working experience of my life. They make you feel like your wanted then turn around and dont even tell you that you were let go and not needed.
Customer Service/Cashier (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 14 March 2017
Management is average, the people there are friendly and helpful. Typical days on Tuesdays are one of the busiest because of senior day which means that senior above the age of 60+ get 30% off. I learned so far to manage customers who are in help with something and learned to manage the cash register as a cashier.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 14 March 2017
Dust is a major factor for this job and the unrealestic expectations they have set out for the oks and production gossip everywere ppl talking ish behind others backs dry snitches evey were theres favorites most staff dont care there making 12 a hr they care more about chocolet and treats alot of two face action Complaints about small things chose to quit and walk away worst job ever had in my employment hostory
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 8 March 2017
Start time is at 7:30 and you finish at 4. There are 3 breaks. The store needs to be cleaned out before it opens up, that is part of my job. After we process donations, and determine if the item is sell able or not. The hardest part of y job is the dust, and how dirty it is. The fun part is the customers and some co-workers are fun and enjoyable to be around.
Sorter (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 8 March 2017
they have unreasonable speed expectations if you are in production. very dirty place to work, you are often given household garbage because the Canadian diabetes association don't check the bags before picking them up from the curb.