Savers/Value Village

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Stressful environment with a focus on profit instead of Community
Production Supervisor (Current Employee), Hamilton, ONNovember 30, 2015
Pros: Benefits, Job security and Advancement, great team members
Cons: Poor Management Communication, Poor training, focus on quotas and top Management bonuses
I joined this company thinking that it's objective was to use it's profits to help the community, environment and less fortunate countries. Through insight, I realized that this is not true. The focus is on paying the non-profits as little as possible, and only recycling the things they can sell to middle men. Training is non-existent. I was given an outdated book and told to find time to "figure it out". Lack of communication makes the day very stressful as mixed messages and lack of direction cause team members to become upset and lash out. The hardest part of the job is finding the motivation to push the team members to fulfill impossible quotas. The most enjoyable part of the job is when someone comes to me with a problem and I am able to help them. I like my job but most days I am not able to do it.
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Nice treats every Friday
Cashier (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SKNovember 29, 2015
Fun place to work, especially during Halloween and Christmas. People are friendly and you build relationships with regular customers
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Assistant Production Supervisor (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 26, 2015
Good company to work for paid to transfer me across the country gave me managment jobs and provided me with the skills to move on throught out my life worked with alot of charities in helping people get what they needed.
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The staff is very nice to work with
Production Worker (Former Employee), Kelowna, BCNovember 25, 2015
Overall, not too bad. It's mostly about working with your fellow employees and they are all good. We help each other, get the job done and handle the stressors together that comes in every day.

Sometimes if we did a good quota, we got to go home earlier, and of course, everyone liked that.

The hardest part of the job is hauling out the clothing racks. The wheels are small and they are constantly clogged with thread and dust and dirt, which made it very hard to pull the racks around the store.
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Former Operations - Victoria store
Operations Clerk - Part-time (Former Employee), Victoria, BCNovember 23, 2015
Pros: Got some training on cash.
Cons: Poor management and supervision.
Rude Management - no people skills at all. Some Supervisors extremely lazy and treat staff and customers poorly at the front end. Co-workers fun even though over-worked and lack of motivation. Mgmt won't meet shift requests at all, only if you are a "favourite." This kind of behavior makes all the videos you have to watch a complete joke. Value Village corporation as a whole - very good. Victoria management/supervision - very poor.
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Productive and good
cashier (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABNovember 17, 2015
Pros: Friendly Enviroment, made lots of firends
Cons: Some Mistrust, and sometimes bad supervison
I made a lot of friends. I learned how to talk to people and work as a cashier. There was a friendly environment, but there was a case of stealing and some mistrust.
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Fast paced, fun work enviroment
Production Supervisor (Former Employee), Belleville, ONNovember 16, 2015
Fast paced enviroment with lots of multi-tasking and constant attention to detail. Been shown training methods as well as opening and closing procedures from all levels of management. Very close, friendly and knowledgable staff. Must keep up with sometimes very physical task requirements as well as keeping things organized and supervised properly. Enjoying being able to help customers as well as give back to the community throught our charity.
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Fun and Community involved
operations (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABNovember 12, 2015
Pros: Very flexible
Cons: Managment Shifts and schedules where inconsitant. ex 11hrs a week. then 20hrs the next.
Was a great opportunity for getting to know my community.
I was involved with the Community Donations Center and was cross trained to work in operations.
They are very flexible and a great team to work with.
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My typical day at Value Village
Assistant Operation Supervisor (Current Employee), Owen Sound, ONNovember 4, 2015
Pros: Bonuses every quarter if sales match, discounts at store level and other stores
Cons: Long hours family life being neglected.
Typical work day would be to open the store get the cash registers balance for the day. Take the prior deposits to the office do daily morning paper work for the previous day. When all is done back to floor to get morning cashier cashed on. Then proceed to the daily tasks of the store making sure that all job tasks are done with staff and customers.
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Work there if you must.
Soft Goods (Former Employee), Whitby, ONNovember 2, 2015
With few exceptions, the management at Value Village are an incompetent lot who bully and threaten their workers.
The actual work in the production department is not for people who are squeamish but it is alright.
Co-workers are pleasant enough to work with and will help you if you need it.
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Production.
production worker (Former Employee), 2112 winnipeg mbOctober 28, 2015
Pros: Direct deposit
Cons: Management and employees
I worked here for 2 months before I quit! I have a monotoned face so my supervisors thought I hated the place so they treated me like garbage and constantly wrote me up! So if you're not smiling 24/7 don't expect to have a permanent job! You get written up for the stupidest things, you don't get proper training and are constantly being moved from station to station!
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Awesome coworkers
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Nanaimo, BCOctober 24, 2015
Working at Value Village was fun. Lots of great coworkers. Great customers. Never a dull moment. Always something to keep busy with. Customers, putting back clothes. Really looked forward to October. Halloween is Huge with Value Village. Staff allowed to dress up, too.
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friendly workplace
Sales Representative/Customer service(Cashier) (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 24, 2015
coworkers are very nice and helpful. Management was not supportive. lost my job because i had to go back for an emergency. they did not take me back in the company even thought i was a very old employee
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an enjoyable place to work
Crew Member (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBOctober 17, 2015
Pros: Friendly employees, positive atmosphere
Cons: short hours
Value Village for a typical day at work would consists of cleaning and assisting customers, allowing you to work different stations and interacting with employees as well as customers.
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Seeking a better opportunity
Team Member (Current Employee), Winnipeg,ManitobaOctober 13, 2015
Pros: good and friendlyenvironment for working
Cons: need a better opportunity
Friendly and cooperative work environment.
Good to start as a beginner.
However need to get maximum use of knowledge and skills which I posses for better opportunity.
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great team
Store Manager (Current Employee), Saint John, NBOctober 8, 2015
Pros: great team
Cons: none
Valuable learning,, awesome team, great benefits, enjoyed the challenges of production hitting processing targets and operations reaching sales targets
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Good place to work with management and staff.
Front End Supervisor (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBOctober 5, 2015
Savers is a great company they provide good benefits and there is diversity in the workplace, they give trainings to team members with high potential for management and treats employees fair. Salary was not that great when it comes to management positon but ok for starting for management positons.
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Friendly and fun workplace
Bed and Bath pricing (Current Employee), Vernon, BCOctober 3, 2015
Friendly and fun workplace.
Exciting work environment
You meet a lot of people
Favourite store for seniors
Tuesday our challenging day
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Entire store is run well but has some problems in it.
Sales Associate (full-time) (Former Employee), Penticton, BCOctober 1, 2015
Pros: Bonus on check, free lucnhes sometimes, 30/50% off in store items.
Cons: Messy Management, Can't purchase anything on a sale day.
Typical day -Accepting donation's and helping customers.
- I Learned little to nothing at the job but the procedures.
- Management was constantly in a mess when I was employed there, they kept messing up the schedules &
- My co-workers were friendly and helpful the entire time I was there
- Hardest part of my job was dealing with management.
- I enjoyed the stacking of the donations and greeting, talking with the customers who donated.
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Value VIllage
Store Manager (Current Employee), Cambridge, ONSeptember 26, 2015
Pros: Able to learn and grow with my company
Cons: Informatin wouldn't get pass down to MGMT in a timily manner
Would get to work, over look sales and production numbers from previous day, seeing where we had opportunities. Than I would look at the staff schedule working and training the Production Manager to ensure that all targets and metrics were going to be met for that day. I would than follow up on business opportunities within the store (space to sales, floor plans, departments trending down). I would work along side my management staff to help them grow and learn what I had noticed. i would also deal with the day to day functions of the business dealing with all team member relations, hiring and recruiting needs of the store while ensuring a positive customer experience in my store. I would also deal with one on one training and developing, and roll out all practices or policies from head office.
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