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.
Assistant Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 9 May 2017
This is a very easy place to work, job wise. But the staff and management are very clicky. If they do not like you, you know it. They treat you poorly and with disrespect. I enjoyed working there, for the customers and learning about retail.
As a production worker, you are required to work unreasonably hard with unreachable quotas. You're treated as slaves by management, in a moldy, dusty environment with no air ventilation. Very little chance for advancement.
Front End Supervisor (Current Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 5 May 2017
not even worth getting into they don't pay people what they are worth. they don't have the same rules for every person its full of favortisim. its not ran properly at all store manager has her head in the clouds and doesn't have a clue on how the store actually runs in real time
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Orillia, ON – 4 May 2017
I have been working at Value Village for almost a year now The management and other team members are very easy to get along with and make going to work not like work at all. The time flies and on top of all things the you really get to know all the regular customers