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Best job in the world !
Key Holder (Former Employee), Pickering, ONOctober 28, 2014
Pros: we became a strong family- team, music, guests, product, staff parties.
Cons: security not catching shop lifters outside of store
No matter what, walking into Spencer Gifts always put a great big smile on my face. The music and atmosphere was always a bonus working in a retail store like Spencer gifts. I learned more approaches on my customer service skills and to become familiar with all the product and brands. The management and co-workers were always friendly and loved to work. – more... I would demonstrate ACT - Approach, Connect, and Thank on guests and co-workers everyday. The hardest part of the job was getting our daily sales goal, by adding on additional product with the guest, some nights. The most enjoyable part of the job was connecting with guests and having them come back. Also when celebrities would walk in to shop and I personally would help them and show them around the store. – less
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Fun place to work where you can be yourself
Store Manager (Former Employee), Stoney Creek, ONAugust 19, 2014
A typical day at Spencer's involved serving customers and creating a fun atmospheres for them. I learned how to deal with all types of people and how to lead a team. The hardest part of the job is figuring out the best way to help the guest while still being good for business. The most enjoyable part of the job is using creativity to make the best experience – more... for the guest. – less
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Fun workplace BUT lots of expectations for little pay.
Store Manager (Current Employee), Pickering, ONJuly 21, 2014
Pros: great people, fun work environment.
Cons: management is forced to take on a lot for little pay.
Love working at Spencers but head office expects way to much of store management for little pay. High volume store, tons of shop lifters so everyone has to be constantly on all guests who walk in the door. My co-workers became family and they are the sole reason why I've stayed so long in the company.
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Fun and Challenging place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Brampton, ONFebruary 25, 2014
Spencer Gifts was a fun and challenging place to work. Lots to do on a daily basis. Room for advancement
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Fun environement
Sales Associate (Former Employee), London, ONMay 27, 2012
Pros: good break times, fun people to work with.
Cons: didn't turn out the way i wished it did.
A typical day at work; I would go in, clock in, usually help with inventory(help opening the boxes, putting the price stickers the products, put the products on the shelves/racks/etc.) I worked on cash, helped close the store(sweep&mop). I would also help customers on finding what they needed.
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Fun and hard
Supervisor/ Sales Associate (Former Employee), Owings Mills, MDDecember 3, 2014
Pros: fun work environment
Cons: not much room for raises or promotions.
Friendly and exciting work atmosphere, a lot of customer service skill comes in handy. The people i worked with were fun and helpful. The hardest part of the job was the random selection of hours. I really enjoyed my job.
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enjoyable fun place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Rockford, ILDecember 2, 2014
Pros: employees where easy going
very busy fun
always something to do
set up displays
create front window
check in shippments
open and close store
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Fun, Unique Establishment With lots of Toys
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Pensacola, FLNovember 3, 2014
Pros: great benefits in management positions, fun place to work
Cons: n/a
Spencer's was the most interesting and unique place I have ever had the pleasure to work for. The multitude of novelty items, shirts, and jewelry that are sold is simply awesome. I learned management in a lower level and upper level position. Also how to execute tasks in a timely manner. The staff were fun, out-going individuals with great customer – more... service skills who must I had the pleasure of training and hiring. The hardest part of the job was having some customer who may not have understood policies when purchasing specific items but was easily able to overcome any situation with the customer leaving completely satisfied. I loved being able to help customers find exactly what they needed and all the new items the store would get in stock. The staff would always get a laugh at new items that arrived on shipment day. – less
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fun place to work . Great music. great customers
Sale Associate/Cashier (Current Employee), Rockford, ILOctober 29, 2014
Typical day walk in to a fun place,music playing , workers in a great mood. Customers are young and hip and good moods Products are typically up to date , fun .I enjoy my job
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Weird
Sales Supervisor (Former Employee), Orange, CAOctober 8, 2014
Pros: great people
Cons: lack of management
OK place to work. Met awesome people. Management was decent. Wrongfully terminated due to managers inability to do his job correctly.
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Apply if you need job
Sales Supervisor (Former Employee), Middletown, NYOctober 8, 2014
Pros: sell fun merchandise
Cons: hours change
sell fun merchandise, apply if you need job, hours change constantly
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Unique Environment, Eccentric Guests
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Moreno Valley, CASeptember 4, 2014
Working at Spencer's is similar to the typical retail experience, aside from some sensitive merchandise. The company is excellent in its encouragement of training and job growth. The most difficult part is dealing with the unusual clientele some of the adult items can attract, and an advantage being in an environment that focuses largely on "party" – more... items and the humorous side of life. – less
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Advanced very quickly
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Mesquite, TXSeptember 2, 2014
I worked there when I was young and I advanced very quickly. My boss was very kind and he made sure that I was ready to be on my own.
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Great for management, party atmosphere
Temporary Store Manager (Current Employee), Clay, NYAugust 22, 2014
Life's a party and they're making it fun. That's the mission statement of Spencer Gifts and they mean it. It's a party atmosphere for the guest and a great place to cut your teeth with retail sales and retail management. They offer good benefits, competitive pay and a good amount of hours for their assistant and store managers. Co- workers are some – more... of the best in the business. – less
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Productive and fast paced work environment
Manager (Current Employee), Nashua, NHAugust 21, 2014
Complete daily sales goals, set and maintain visual merchandising, protect and apprehend loss prevention, coach and lead sales team. Complete company directives and communications.
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Fun plus work
Cashier (Former Employee), Prescott AzAugust 11, 2014
Pros: fun working enviroment with challenges
Cons: no insurance and pay wasn't great
Floor moves, clean, set up displays, bank deposit, open/close registers, great working environment, took inventory, and unloaded delivery trucks
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Very fun and down to earth workplace
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Charlottesville, VAAugust 3, 2014
Pros: we get prizes for winning our contests such as jewlery.
Cons: not very many hours.
On the average day at Spencer's I greet every guest that comes in our store with a smile and a "hello". Being there always brings you in a good mood. I've learned a lot about merchendizing and stocking. The manager is awesome and he is a really great teacher. All of the associates are very talkitive and always put a smile on my face. The hardest part – more... of the job I think is having to deal with difficult guests. I enjoy everything about this job and it is a really fun job to be at. I am in a program called the succession program and it is a program that if jobs for a key holder are available I am able to train for it and I could become a key holder eventually. – less
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Productive work
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 30, 2014
Pros: gatorade made at time
Cons: short breaks and climate in the building
Management wasn't always on the same page, employees that worked in the team wasn't always working as a team, climate in the company was beyond hot. During breaks you were hardly ever able to get out of your station to get your full break before having to go back. Time clocks were always messing up so time wasn't completely accurate.
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Great Culture
Merchandise Analyst/Store Analyst (Current Employee), Egg Harbor Township, NJJune 19, 2014
Fun, Innovative place to work, intelligent management, clear instructions on task at hand.
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cool place to work, pay not to great but good management
Store Manager (Former Employee), Waterford, CTJune 16, 2014
Pros: great atmoshere
Cons: hours and pay
fun company to work, but after I had a child the hours didn't work with daycare. The co-workers were great and it was a neat place to work.

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About Spencer Gifts

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