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Cashier, Sales (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB23 September 2017
Having had personal experience in working for the company, i have to say that the work itself is a breeze. Its enjoyable and the people who you are surrounded with are mostly enjoyable but from the location i was at the management was incredibly poor thus effecting the entirety of the work place and peoples attitudes towards one another
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Fun
Donation Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON23 September 2017
It was a good place to work. I had some friends who worked there as well which made long ays slightly more enjoyable. Staff from managers to cashiers were all nice.
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wow
Production management trainee (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 September 2017
I liked the people i worked with, but wow everything kept changing, once you got the hang of one thing it would change again, the pushed and worked you to the bone too, they didnt give any money to charity either like they pertend to do!

OVER PRICED STOCK
Pros
good staff
Cons
to high of expectations
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Okay for part time.
Head Cashier/Opening Cashier (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON20 September 2017
Management is unorganized and standards and practices change all the time. If you get a good manager you are lucky, but at the end of the day it is a corporation driven by money and sales. It is also very unhealthy breathing in the air from value village as they dont have their air and ventilation checked or cleaned and they deal with lots of dirt, debris and dust that end up in the air and you work , breathe and sweat in it.
Pros
willing to work around students schedule
Cons
long hours standing, repetitive work, unorganized management, health concerns
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Productive
Customer service (Current Employee) –  London, ON20 September 2017
Learn many different aspects of the job.
Physically demanding
Friendly atmosphere
Always something new
Management helpful
incentives
lunches provided on special occasions
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Customer Service is Key
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Leamington, ON14 September 2017
Value Village was one of my first 'grown up jobs'. I was with the company for two years. They not only have great opportunity for employees but they also better the community in more ways then one would think.
Cons
sale days.
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decent job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 September 2017
Nice people, managers expected to much from employees though expected us to work past time we were scheduled to finish without pay, also do other peoples job when they werent there
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Nice Company to start your career
Team Lead - Customer Donation Centre (CDC) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 September 2017
A very nice organization with very talented management and work force. You always get motivation to excel further and work hard to reach at the higher position of your career.
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not a good place to work, the management needs to be removed and have a fresh start.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Vernon, BC9 September 2017
Horrible place to work, management is awful, and like robots not to upset of the boss....
the place reeks of mold and at times masks were worn. the pricing is ridiculous and the stuff thrown away is unreal. Brand new items thrown in the garbage as they are not allowed to sell them but instead should be offering to shelters etc. sickening the waste out of there.
I will never donate there again, i prefer the churches
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WORST place to be a cashier.
Front End Cashier/Production worker (Former Employee) –  Coquitlam, BC8 September 2017
You're better off seeking employment as a cashier at a grocery store where they pay the same but you wont have to cope with the constant stress of rude,( sometimes aggressive- in your face yelling at you) entitled customers who complain and try to bargain with the prices.Management should take this into consideration since the turnover rate for front end employees is very high yet they pay the minimum.

For a company that receives a large portion of their merchandise for free from on site donations, they certainly could afford to pay their employees a decent portion over minimum wage yet they do not. Clearly they don't value their employees. I would not recommend applying here especially if you are just starting out in the work force.

Working in the back for production is hardly any better. You stand all day doing the same thing trying to meet a ridiculous quota while the management tells you to go faster. It feels like a being a robot or working in a first world legalized sweatshop,no AC in a hazardous work environment -being exposed to mold, dust and other unknown potentially harmful toxins. The only thing that made it durable are the wonderful co workers which was just luck.
Pros
friendly staff and supervisors
Cons
minimum pay for hard work
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as a student this is a perfect job for you.
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB5 September 2017
working here was great while going to school. but after graduation there was not a lot of advancement opportunities. my co workers were amazing but management needs some help.
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Coworkers were fun
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON4 September 2017
I have met some of the nicest people at Value Village, but the company doesn't seem to know where it wants to go. Customers were rude and entitled just because it's second hand, they think they should pay practically nothing for it. It's a business, stop begging for discounts. It became a toxic environment.
Pros
Friendly team members
Cons
customer emtitlement
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dead end workplace, bad management, low pay, work hard for nothing
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Canada31 August 2017
huge turnover rate here, you work really hard and go nor get anywhere. Management sits in the office on their phones doing nothing but watch staff on camera instead of helping.
Pros
we get lunches rarely
Cons
all of the above.
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horrible
Cashier/Jewellery Examiner (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON28 August 2017
not the greatest place to work, the workers like to slack as soon as front end supervisor is out of site, loves to play favorites, depending if you work in the back or front you may or may not get a goof manager
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A company you can stand behind, but needs to practice better work allocation within company
Front-End Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON23 August 2017
The company has management staff working for similar wages to what minimum wage will be soon, and for work that is far more than expected in general retail. Management for Value Village is basically running an entire warehouse of staff and stock, but for the pay of minimum wage. It's not basic retail, and the pay needs to match it. Otherwise, the company has a great ethic and a message you can get behind. But the pay doesn't make it worth it. Customers too are allowed to get away with anything because, "it's all second-hand", so they belittle staff and haggle as if it's a flea market.
Pros
Benefits to full-timers
Cons
Too much work for not enough pay, customers are the worst of the worst.
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Very positive work environment
Seasonal employee (Former Employee) –  Nanaimo Bc22 August 2017
Whilst working at value village (Savers) as a halloween department temporary worker, I experienced excellent kindness from my fellow staff and relatively many customers, you are going to have to deal with some shoplifters but other than that it's an amazing experience.
Pros
Understanding management
Cons
Shoplifters
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Nice employees, interesting customers.
Salesclerk (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON22 August 2017
Customers can be nice, but are often very rude and neurotic, sometimes demanding that prices be reduced as a special just for them. There are a few customers that have to be observed by employees when they enter the store, as they are often caught trying to steal from the store, which takes away the employee's time to get other work finished.
Pros
Monthly birthday celebrations, christmas lunch
Cons
crazy people, insane customers
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fun, fast paced
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 August 2017
fast paced environment with lots of friendly co workers. it was tough work doing the same thing all day but was nice to be able to talk to people while being on the table, and the attitude of everyone else there was enjoyable.
Pros
occassional free lunches, nice people
Cons
repetitive
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Developing new skills in a Department
Production Team Member (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON18 August 2017
At Value Village, as an individual, who didn't had the background knowledge of the store and the history at first was pretty tough. As well, it was difficult to remember the ideal model of the store to help make my work better, but as I kept working and working, I have learned to develop new skill traits. Plus, I got to meet great people who helped me along my journey. Overall, it was a great experience working at the store.
Pros
Bonus Pizza Parties, 50% Employee Discount, Friendly Environment
Cons
Management was stiff and tough at times
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Fun Environment
Retail Sales Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON18 August 2017
Fun environment
Fast paced
Great team members
Good Management Staff
Clean and safe place to work
Flexible with hours
Daily cash handling
Daily cash balancing
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