Court Information Support Worker (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 9 October 2013
Provide information to those entering the Court House Assisting those in need of Emotional support Accepting Diversions/Donations Informing those in need of service that are provide by the city - Working will a wide variety of clientele
Store Associate (Current Employee) – Brantford, ON – 18 August 2017
The management is good. The workload is pretty heavy for the little training I personally have received in the last six weeks. Overall I enjoy the environment and the majority of the that people I work with.
Inventory Management (Former Employee) – St. Albert, AB – 16 August 2017
St. Albert Salvation Army Thrift store, closed due to Value Village opening. Duties included the following; thoroughly inspected and accepted merchandise delivery. Accurately priced, displayed and stocked merchandise, reorganized floor space, increased sales by optimizing merchandise placement.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Wiarton, ON – 16 August 2017
Working at The Salvation Army you learn about helping people. The volunteering staff are really nice and if you need anything they are always there to help when needed. Volunteering for The Salvation Army isn't a hard job, you just have to be willing to help whenever is needed. The best part of the job is knowing at the end of the day you made people smile.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 August 2017
In my days working at salvation army, i found it very enjoyable as a first job where i can learn how to work and grow as an individual. I believe it is a great first job for anyone needing any knowledge about retail in life.
Mental Health and Addictions Coordinator/Counselor (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 2 August 2017
A day at work is challenging when working with vulnerable clients but the support and encouragement from the team is commendable. The hardest part of the job is leaving work at work and disconnecting when you get home. The most enjoyable part of the job is making connections with clients and seeing progress in the work we do.
Store Clerk (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 2 August 2017
The job is fine for a few months (MAX a year) before the toxic job culture begins to take its toll. People gossip and backbite day and night. There's a lot of catty behavior that is left unchecked by both management and staff alike. For students who want a steady job that works around their school schedule, this is a great job. However, move on quickly to prevent the inevitable stress and extreme negative energy that isn't worth it.
You can only expect to advance if you find favor with management. And even then it is extremely limited. Overall, great for a couple months but move on when you find something better.
Flexible hours, steady
Negative environment, No advancement opportunities
Working in the backroom at Salvation Army Thrift Store
Back Room Supervisor Production Team Member (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 31 July 2017
For the most part business as usual , lots of donations and mostly regular customers . I learned people will buy almost anything if priced accordingly .The management were very easy to get along with, and enjoyed hearing our input on ways to improve sales .A small group of employees , that all worked as a group very well to meet productivity and serve customers to the best of their ability .The hardest part was trying to tell people that the prices were set and could not be lowered , knowing that they could not afford the item .I enjoyed finding unique items and meeting customers and finding out their intrest .
Store Associate / Grader (Current Employee) – Stoney Creek, ON – 23 July 2017
I enjoy working with the public, I like the job, although the physical aspect is tough and after a day of work I am exhausted, management can be tough to work with especially the district manager.. push push push, meeting high production quota's can be very difficult
Maintenance Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 July 2017
It's hard to do your job when your supervisor knows very little on how the job is to be done. The person in H.R. did not understand how thing get done. No support, from upper staff. Lots of work to do, little time to do it, hurry get it done. Staff could care less how it looked when told to go back and fix it they would go to the manager and cry, that they had to go back.
Inventory Organizor (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 14 July 2017
Working alone a good part of my shift. Unfortunately the amount of work needed to be completed daily was next to impossible to complete. Work conditions were not ideal for anyone. Freezing cold in the winter, extremely hot in the summer. Heavy lifting, searching for items for customers.
Short hours, too much work for short period of time.
Cashier and Customer service (Current Employee) – Kelowna Rutland Thrift Store – 12 July 2017
Love working here, but I need more hours than are available. The group atmosphere is great. As I work as part of the receiving end of the store we take donations and meet different people every day. I am also a cashier and sales associate so iI ring through sales and returns, help customers on the sales floor and tidy up.
training programs on how to handle situations with different types of customers.
very warm at the receiving end of the store as you spend most of the days outdoors .
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 10 July 2017
I currently work here, and i regret taking the job. All of my coworkers are incredibly hard working and very friendly people, but there is too much gossip in the workplace. The manager is very rude and ignorant. Also, the manager shows favoritism and does not care for your well being. In the job interview, it was stated that you will be alternated from cash to floor, to donations. That is all BS. I have been stuck in the donation center since i started 3 months ago and the management and other co-workers refuse to train me for cash because i do so well with taking donations. It is unfair and very tiring emotionally and physically. I suggest to anyone deciding to take up a job here, to know what you're getting into. The pay is good and the people are really easy to work with, but the work is very unfair and hard.