Fast paced and keeps you on your toes, excellent customers.
Sales Lead (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – 17 September 2013
working for the salvation army, you never know what your going to get. I have learned patience and how to deal with a variety of customers. I have learned a lot about furniture as well, from co workers and customers. I have the best co workers I have ever worked with in my life.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 17 October 2017
This was a really relaxed job, it was my first job and I didn't have any experience handling people so I mostly worked in the back and on the floor! The management was good, people there were awesome but not the most happy, they would treat homeless people like thieves almost 99% of the time, I kind of let a lot of stuff slide because this was donated clothes for free and if i saw a man steal a pair of pants I wasn't going to say anything because we need to check our privilege in times like that. But obviously I realize it's a company and they need to make money but when you sell a dress for 14.99 I think you're doing just fine.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 October 2017
The staff is incredibly rude at the location I worked at, the managers were the definition of useless any serious situation that occurred with the customers the employees would be expected to take care of it the managers would refuse mainly because they didn't know how to deal with it.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 6 October 2017
My typical day at work when I was volunteering at Salvation Army, Usually I would sort and organize the donated clothes from the useless and the useable. They've shown me what to look for in the clothes as in tears, holes, etc.
Moncton North Location- Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 4 October 2017
You are actively helping the community. The current managers in place are amazing to work for and Human resources as well as the District Manager in this region are wonderful to work with and really care about you as a human. You are not a number there you are valued.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 15 September 2017
A typical day mostly consisted of setting up at a public location with the kettle and standing with a happy smile to greet those willing to donate. I learned how to communicate with complete strangers efficiently. The job was quite dull as there were no other staff or volunteers with you or in the immediate area as I believe co-workers positive energies can greatly benefit your work etiquette.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON. Canada – 6 September 2017
I volunteered during the Christmas season to ring the bells and collect donations. I would stand in part of the shopping center and ring the bells and people would either choose to put money in the Christmas Kettle or not. That's it
Collaborate with community leaders from this organization
Social Worker Assistant (Current Employee) – North York, ON – 23 August 2017
Referred families to others food bank, financial assistance programs, employment and training support and health and immigration services. Addressed questions and concerns from the general public or from our clients. Met with clients one-on-one to determine necessary services and make appropriate treatment recommendations. Referred clients to partner agencies for additional services. Entered client data in a centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients. Helping to educate residents and families about available services and resources. Kept up-to-date, thorough and accurate case files.
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 .