Material Handler (Current Employee), Dublin, Ca – January 27, 2014
Pros: co workers
Cons: pay rate
We start the day with morning maintenance. Then I go to CDC community donation center, and receive donations. If I'm working as a recycler, ill either be unloading a truck or overseeing the tables to maintain effectiveness.
Cashier (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – August 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 – more... 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. – less
Production Worker (Former Employee), Kitchener, ON – August 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, – more... 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. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Scarborough, ON – August 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
Nice to work at Value Village, even if it was only a 1 week temp
Receiver / Sorter (Temp Placement) (Former Employee), Prince George, BC – August 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.
employee (Former Employee), edmonton, AB – July 28, 2015
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.
Production Team Member (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 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.
Production Worker (Former Employee), London, ON – July 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 – more... 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. – less
production lines (Former Employee), ottawa ontario – July 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
Fun, fast paced working environment with nice co workers
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MB – July 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, – more... 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. – less
team member/sales associate (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 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.
Recycler/CDA Ambassador/Furniture Pricer (Current Employee), Ajax, ON – June 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.
Production/Customer Service (Former Employee), Whitby, ON – June 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
CASHIER (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – June 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.
Customer Service (Former Employee), London, ON – June 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
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – June 16, 2015
Pros: friendly people
Cons: long hours
hello i worked as a cashier at value village love meeting new people and got asked to help the customers find what they needed my coworkers were fun to work with we were like one big happy faimly i felt – more... very welcomed in this job the management was good to the place was always clean and tidy we worked together as a team and helped one another with the task we had to do the hardest part of the job was it always had to be cleaned all the time but i enjoyed the challenge the most fun part of the job was helping the customers find outfiits – less