Production Worker (Current Employee) – Production worker – June 10, 2013
Price over 1200 items of clothing each day How to work in a thrift store Management.. Is ok.. Lack of communication! Met some great friends there The stress of not being able to work un supervised a lot after almost 4 yrs there The begining and the end
Fairly enjoyable work place, friendly coworkers, however lack of communication between managers
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Delta, BC – November 16, 2013
Product is sorted, and quality and price is determined. From there it is put onto its appropriate place on the sales floor. I have learned how to properly merchandise the sales floor to appeal to customers, and how to accurately price items to be put onto the floor. Overall the management team is open, and easy to talk to. However, they lack communication among themselves which leads to confusion in the workplace. The hardest part of the job is to continually maintain a clean and organized section throughout the day. The most enjoyable part of the job is the overall morale and convenient hours.
Sales Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – August 31, 2015
Head Office Employees are rude and disrespectful to store employees. District manager hasn't a clue how to improve daily issues because they don't bother to try to experience what team members do. Store Manager at this location will not confront issues head on, prefers to ignore and hope it'll go away.
No job security for any employees. Very high turn over rate due to treatment of staff and low wages.
Head Office will not hesitate to terminate a team member for reporting injury, requesting time off, requesting that they be treated with respect or for asking for the schedule to be out one week in advance.
Do not apply here!
no respect. vacation blackout in October. dusty environment.
Part-time Cashier (Former Employee) – 11930 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8 – June 26, 2015
For those that do not know what a Talize is... it's basically a better version of Value Village. Everything here is is either brand new or only used once. I still see a price tag on some of these items! It's always a bargain here!Service/Organization: This Talize is very well organized. The large banners on the top of each section of items are very helpful. I find that this Talize has a really good organization system for clothes. They sort by style of clothes, size of clothes and then color! Tip: Some days they have specific colored tags on 50% off, so make sure you take advantage of the savings!
full time production / p.t cashier (Former Employee) – brampton, on – May 25, 2015
If you like lifting heavy ,dirty items. Dealing with unorganized management and finicky cutomers for min. wage ,by all means this is the job for you. I tried so hard to stay with the company but they don't care about the workers who slave away all day. Its like a jail. I'd rather work at McDonalds than this moldy,dust accumulated place. It was so bad for my health physically and mentally I lost weight due to stress after working here.
decent benefits, employee discount
health hazards, quota expectations to be met, etc.
It's an uneithical business where all they do is terminate people.
Employee (Former Employee) – Toronto – March 18, 2014
This is a broken business where the owners don't have a clue about business. They hire managers to terminate previous managers and it's just a revolving door. They abuse and use employees; they don’t care about customers. Supporting the Children's Wish Foundation is a burden for them. Value Village, Salvation Army and Good Will have absolutely NOTHING to worry about! They’re a complete joke!
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – April 8, 2013
Great for building and strengthening customer service and multitasking skills.Excellent for thrifters and students who are looking to save some money while in school. You always get first dibs on affordable used (sometimes new) merchandise. Left here because I needed a job closer to my university in downtown Toronto.
Line Pricer (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – June 7, 2012
Working at Talize, my job was to price objects on a daily basis for purchase. I learned how to work effectively in a team. There were two managers there. My co-workers were very enjoyable people from all walks of life. The hardest part of the job was reaching the quota when I first started. The easiest part was reaching the quota after only a month.
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – August 10, 2012
Typical day at work consists of sorting, pricing, meeting your daily quota and rolling the product onto the sales floor. Management and co-workers are awesome to get along with and communication is great.
free lunches during sale days, pot lucks and team building acitivities
Store Production Manager, Brampton (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – June 19, 2014
New company and already some stores are unionized - may be tricky for management staffs. Job security for management staffs may be a problem. Salary is good but expectations are very high. Trying to compete with other thrift store companies but lack of GTA company may be a problem.
Employee (Former Employee) – Mississauga – November 12, 2013
Horrible place to work. Too much gossip. Management has no idea how to manage and staff gets away with things. Turn over in management very high. Uper management has no idea whats going on. Lots of safety issues.
good hours, pay not bad
high turn over, lack of management, lack of proper communication