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wouldn't recommend it.
Cashier / Clerk (Former Employee), MontrealFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: good coworkers and discount
Cons: inflexible management, your schedule is given at the beginning of the week
It's OK for a first job.
By the end of your first day, you'll want to cry coz your feet are way too sore.
Management was good until they all quit and the company decided to be stricter.
You can't really talk to the customers, coz the manager is staring at you. So you have to interact with customers while putting clothes back on the hangers. Which is quite rude to customers.
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Hard work
Material Handler (Former Employee), calgary, abFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: good to start work in canada
Cons: no overtime
company has less salaries and more work to do, management is too rude, specially supervisors, 1 employee with lot of responsibilities..
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Physically demanding but never boring
Backroom Team Member (Current Employee), Hamilton, ONFebruary 8, 2015
Pros: never boring
Cons: dirty work
Everyday there was something new to do. The job was never the same. Some days extremely stressful and busy, but others incredibly calm and slow. I worked in the back, behind the scenes. Organizing and cleaning all the backstock and loading/unloading the trucks. The hardest part was maintaining all your duties, there was alot for us to handle especially in busy times of the day. The was a big help and everyone boosted eachother up.
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Fast paced, high volume job with little fun.
Sales Assciate (Current Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 6, 2015
Pros: great co-workers.
Cons: bad management.
A typical day at work depended on what area you were in that day. For instance, fitting room attendants were in charge of keeping their area of the store clean, leaving no clothes in the fitting room, putting merchandise back on the floor. Cashiers were responsible for making announcements and cashing out customers. When it was slow we were to clean the front of the store. If you were doing general recovery (putting things where they belonged or hanging up clothes, general cleaning) it was their job to have the back portion of the store clean by the end of the night. I learned a lot about working quickly and dealing with customers properly. Management was very rude and disrespectful towards team members. My co-workers are the best part of the job, I really enjoy working with them. The hardest part of the job is constantly getting belittled by management and customers, and the most enjoyable part of my job is seeing customers children leave happy when they get a new toy or new clothes.
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Producticve, fun work environment
Cashier/Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Guelph, ONFebruary 3, 2015
A typical day at work would be, going to lunch room to change, then go out to the floor and start my shift. I would start up the cash register then go to my supervisor and ask her what she wants me to do.
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Productive workplace,
Sorter (Current Employee), Coquitlam, BCFebruary 2, 2015
Cons: low wages, poor management
the hardest part of the job is to keep up with the quota every day, with a less then understanding or empathetic manager. the best part of the job would be getting to engage with customers.
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over all fairly good
Front End Supervisor (Current Employee), mississaugaFebruary 2, 2015
Pros: free halloween lunch
Cons: almost double shifts
learning has no end ; I've learnt lots and still on the path of progress; in short I started as a part time miscel sorter and today I am in management
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value village
Cashier, Stalking (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBFebruary 2, 2015
Pros: easy job
Cons: dust
I would start as cashier that's what I did most of the day , I cleaned the store , worked the floor, and stalked products. I was always busy
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hardworking, fast paced and down to business
Recycler (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBJanuary 31, 2015
Pros: full time hours
Cons: heavy lifting and cold weather in the early morning
My experience at Value Village has been a very interesting one.
I loved the hours we would work. The way you would be so busy that time would go by. The people at Value Village I have to say new the word team! We would always work together no matter what it was. We would motivate each other. It was a real pleasure working their.
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Not a bad place to work
Reciever (Former Employee), Sydney, NSJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: friendly staff
Cons: low wages
Met customers and receiving donations from 1 bag/box to a few truck loads. Stacked them on assigned carts and transported to production area. Management at the store was exceptionally great. Easy place to work for. Co-workers were very knowledgeable and helpful when needed. Hardest part dealing with the low wages trying to support a family of 4 children. Most enjoyable was giving the customers a great experience when coming to the store.
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Osd attendant (Former Employee), Charlottetown, PEJanuary 25, 2015
this company is not a company that i would recomend any one too this company has no staff apprishation as well as there prices and discount suck. this company has no intentions of making you happy for what you do.
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fast paced and hard work
Production Team Member (Current Employee), Newmarket, ONJanuary 21, 2015
Pros: sale day lunches, very friendly people, good managment
Cons: not enough money, can be very demanding
you have to work fast and keep up, high quotas not enough time to fill them, gives you help when you don't need it but doesn't when you do need it.
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Fun at Work
Human Resource Team Member (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 20, 2015
Pros: the store discount, great management team, flexible hours
Cons: slow to advance up the ladder
I really value the tricks of the trade i learnt here from my supervisor. One thing i will always remember...." Its not what you do...its all about how you do it. That's what differentiates you."
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Productive workplace
Merchandise Processor (Current Employee), Kingston, ONJanuary 13, 2015
Everyone is very friendly.
Customers are sweet and kind.
Very fast pace
Great hours and benefits
Could be a couple changes with current set up of work area, but other than that love working for Value Village and glad I've got given the chance to work for such a great team.
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Bad management
Production department (Current Employee), St. Albert, ABJanuary 7, 2015
Pros: nice coworkers
Cons: management
Start the day at 7:30 am going on the floor to clean up and get rid of old stock. Go back to production and start unpacking donations make quota a must or you get told is not good enough is actually never good enough. People quit every day and management is the worst a lot of people leave within days of stating is very dirty and the heat is unbearable. The only good part of this job are the team members.
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exceptional staff, great place to work
OSD Ambassador/Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Victoria, BCJanuary 7, 2015
The place is great!
Sale days are super busy and exciting
They help the surrounding community
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Awesome Job
Material Handler (Current Employee), Whitby, ONJanuary 5, 2015
Pros: free lunches
Great place to work! The management team is easy to work with and takes the time to understand you. The most enjoyable part of Value Village is working with all these great people and delevoping friendships with them that will last a live time. I would recommend working here to anyone who wants to advance in life.
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fast paced job
supervisor (Current Employee), BurnabyJanuary 3, 2015
Pros: team party's, sales bonus, good experiance
Cons: long hours, low wage
this is a fast based job, being able to plan and priorities on the fly is an everyday occurrence. I love the team we have put together as well as dealing with the diverse amount of people i can interact with everyday at my job. They give you school equivalent business management training with on the job training. Great place to get experiance.
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Productive and fun environment
Productuction Worker (Current Employee), Dartmouth, NSJanuary 3, 2015
It is a very fast pace job, which reqires you to be on your feet the whole day. I learned many things from my job experience. My favorite part of the job is knowing that all items that are unsold get sent away to other countries for them to use. Everything gets recycled.
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Productive and fun working with great employees
Production Pricer (Current Employee), Stoney Creek, ONDecember 31, 2014
* Communicate effectively with customers to help meet various needs

* Assist in sorting through and organizing merchandise

* Worked in a team environment as well as independently

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