community donation center attendant in Wolfville, NS
great people who customers love
overall good place to work, in my opinion the pay is low for how much physical labour and exertion is required. However I would most. definitely recommend value village for somebody looking to get. into the work force or find a great group of co workers
Retail Sales Manager in Ontario
Great team, terrible managers.
Worst micro-managing I've experienced in my career. Salary is so low for what you are expected to do. No one they are basically handing out management roles. If you could I would recommend staying away from the Great lakes district. The district manager is either distant, or constantly in your face. Quite evident she was handed the position out of lack therefore or candidates.
Production Worker in Moncton, NB
Not as great as they pretend to be. Too much work and definitely not paid for it. They will try to take advantage of you if they know they can. Says one thing but does another, very secretive.
Front End Supervisor in New Minas, NS
Fun place to work
Everyone was so friendly and we all looked out for each other. The manager was easy to work for also. Also there is lots of room for advancement within the company
Sales Clerk in Coquitlam, BC
Do not waste your time working here, the only good thing about this place is the employee discount.
At Value Village, the management will treat you as less-than-human and will overwork you because they’re too lazy to do anything other than critique minimum-wage workers and lock themselves up in the office away from customers insulting workers. They will be frustrated when you ask them to do their job and will take their time before helping you and any customers. Many managers and supervisors act as if they’re in a clique and are unapproachable. They do not care if you were supposed to go for lunch 30 mins to an hour ago and will ask you to wait another 15 minutes so they can go on their break.They’re horrible at communicating with and will constantly avoid making any changes in the schedule to help employees. Even emailing them daily about time-off needed for personal reasons such as doctors appointments or mandatory events months in advance can’t assure that your requests will be met (many coworkers have told me that they weren’t able to take shifts off after the deaths of loved ones). I had a surgery and told them 2 months in advance telling them the date and the time off needed for recovery and I was schedule 2 days after my surgery. Managers will constantly complain about workers making requests for well-deserved time off.Managers will complain about the messy state of the sales floor but will do nothing to help out and will constantly complain about being understaffed but won’t hire anyone new even if there are people coming in weekly to see if they’re hiring. They will assign you to a section of a store to clean by yourself, and will constantly have you working as a cashier for hours, and will complain to you about your section being messy.Many of the managers prioritize sales and money over respecting workers and customers. Managers have forgotten that Value Village is a second-hand/thrift store and will constantly overprice merchandise (ie. $20 for an H&M sweatshirt), and don’t consider that majority of the people that shop at the store are homeless, poor, or lower-class. If customers wanted to spend $35 on a jacket, they’d go to the mall and buy a brand new one. Managers will constantly degrade and harass any homeless people and drug addicts that come to the store, which makes it a safety threat for any workers that are leaving past sunset and are having to walk or take the bus home. They don’t have respect for anyone other than the people dropping $100+ on absolute garbage.The only good thing about working here is a lot of the other employees are very nice, but they normally leave because they realize too that being unemployed is better than working at Value Village.