Great place to work, managment is fun to work with.
Customer Service/Cashier - part time (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 25 July 2017
Meet and greet customers. Answer any question they may have. Cashier duties, ring through customer's item in a timely and accurate manner. The most enjoyable part of the job is the customers and their stories. The most difficult part of the Sales clerk job is being on your feet for an entire shift.
Lots of celebrations, birthdays, baby showers etc.
Store Associate (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 24 July 2017
I loved Value Village. Management was great except the store manager at the time wasn't too friendly but the rest of them were great!! they were understanding about balancing good hours but also keeping in mind we all have a social life! my coworkers were great, everybody got a long well. The customers were always so different but it was great when people come in and find good finds and tell you what they plan to do with the items creativity. The typical day was good but very slow at times which made is sometimes boring especially if you're on cash and the main cash. It just sucks it was in the middle of basically nowhere and very hard to get to if you don't drive. Also sucks because you have to wait a certain amount of days to be able to purchase certain items if they were newer to go out on the floor.
Good hours and for balancing life and work
the 3-4 hour shifts they give during the week and rolling production if you work for the front.
Production Clerk (Current Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 24 July 2017
It is not a advancement working environment. The main focus of the company is to push for higher financial gains. It is a for profit organization and not a charity which is a common misconception. There is a very high turnover of employees.
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 23 July 2017
I have been with Savers for more than 8 years now. I can say that we have good benefits, I don't have problems with my co workers and I have gained enough skills and experience that contributes to my knowledge in order to be a productive worker.Most of all, my work schedule is convenient for me.
However, 4 years ago, there was a change in Management in our store and sad to say, most of the team members including me are not happy on how things are going on.
free lunches on sale days
Its very hard to set doctors appointments which is not fair-
Front End Supervisor/Retail Supervisor (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 18 July 2017
-Working here every day is a new day and meeting with different customers. -Have learned to work with Canadian work culture and have gained knowledge to adapt the system. -Have gained marketing and sales knowledge and am enjoying to work with sales, production and store managers to exchange my knowledge and experience that I have gained over many years -To manage large number of staff member (approx 75) is a big challenge -To meet different customers and resolving various customer complaints and as well as fulfilling customer demand is the key aspects to enjoy this job
Production Team Member (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 July 2017
Very quick paced work, if you don't work fast forget about applying. Decent employee discount, excellent benefits and profit sharing program. You are dealing with a lot of old and dusty items be prepared to sneeze alot
Cashier (Former Employee) – Vernon, BC – 7 July 2017
it sucks! it had the highes turn over rate in all of vernon. when i was there, the management does not treat the staff well at all. the management doesn't know how to run the store and make the employees miserable. it's fast paced but the team members are great. i worked there for a year and never got treated with respect, and also was payed minimum wage that whole year, so they are never willing to give you a couple cent raise. for your own sanity, i suggest not to do it
dressing room, and washrooms neat and orderly (Former Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 4 July 2017
Wasn't too bad of a job. Didn't get trained at all though... Other than that a decent, normal job! Worked every weekend, long hours after school- Good if your looking to make lots of money with lots of hours.
Get to see quirky customers. You get 50% of EVERYTHING.
You have to wait three days before you can buy a newly arrived item.
Recycler (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 July 2017
Working at Value Village can be very rewarding but also can be very difficult. No matter how well you do it is never good enough. Years ago I would have recommended working for this company but not now.
Worker (Former Employee) – West Kelowna, BC – 29 June 2017
Its a starter job... It was fast paced and never a dull moment. The co workers were some of the best people I have worked with in quite some time. It attracts an eclectic and diverse group of people to achieve a common goal. 4 Stars Overall because of the coworkers. There is not enough space in this box to explain the low ratings in the other categories.
Fellow team members and the sense of teamwork amongst some very different people.
The pay... Its either chaos or smooth sailing at times. Its a starter job.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – 1319 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1P3 – 27 June 2017
A typical day for a full time worker begins at 7:30 am. There is quite a lot of work, and it rarely is finished by the end of your shift. This lack of a sense of progress is difficult, and the quotas and time-limits are challenging. The best part of Value Village lies in the people you work with. Management is sympathetic and supportive within their limits, and there is often snacks or themed-days that brighten your week.
Production Grader (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 25 June 2017
Value village is the best place so far that I've ever worked. They take problems seriously and get things dealt with , have been extremely understanding when I was sick , taught me so much. Everyone is so nice here too , so happy I was given the opportunity to work at this wonderful place. I would say the only concerning thing is the dust and grading line area, always hit my head. Could be my fault though since I'm clumsy . They also have free snacks sometimes so that's pretty cool too.
Coffee, nice employees, breaks are consistent, free snacks sometimes