Great team, pretty easy work, your typical retail experience
Front End Cashier (Current Employee) – Ottawa East, ON – 10 February 2016
I work in operations, the team that manages the front of the store.
It's your typical retail job; working the cash, cleaning up after customers, hanging clothes, etc. You get the occasional grumpy, messy customers who push your buttons but that's any retail job. Value Village is no different. It's pretty easy work.
Pay is good, starts at minimum and every year depending on how you do you get a bonus (a fairly good one if you've been a good employee.) Full time (32 hours a week or more) get benefits which is nice. Upward movement is an option if you're a solid employee.The location I work at have pretty good management. Not many complaints.
My only issue is with the consistency of the rules and pricing. A lot of the times managers will break 90% of the rules to please customers resulting in a lot of that "if you scream loud enough at the cashier you get what you want" mentality from the return customers. You say no (because it's your job to) and then they scream and the manager says yes to appease them.
Be prepared for constant price haggling and price checks. All in all, good place to work.
Good management, room for promotion, easy work
Typical retail experience of dealing with bad customers, take the brunt of customer anger