Value Village Employee Reviews in Windsor, ON
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A typical day at work involves going in and seeing what position I'm working today. Then according to the job I'm assigned to I go and get the things ready for it. - If I'm on a cash register for the day I go and get the cash master and count the till before I start taking customers so me and my managers know how much I started with in case any moneys lost in the day. When customers come to cash out I handle their merchandise with care and pack it away in a bag for them. I handle money at least 70% of the time at work so you have to be efficient and smart with it. keeping you focus not only on the cash but the customers as well. -If I'm out on the floor for the day then that usually means I'm "GR" which refers to as General Recovery, it's basically cleaning up the messy clothes, toys, bed sheets, and books that customers neglected throughout the day. I not only organize and make sure the stores in its tip top shape but I also help customers on the sales for as I'm the most accessible to them. My position for the day is very important because customers like to come into an organized, clean, welcoming store, no one wants to be tripping on clothes throughout the day. PS. this was my favorite part of the job because I LOVE organizing and cleaning. - Lastly, the 3rd job I do frequently is Fitting Rooms. In fitting rooms I'm one of the last stops before cash out for them. I'm the make-it or break-it girl. The customers come to my section to try on the merchandise they've found during the day and to decide whether or not they should get it. I love helping them when they want - more...
great staff, 3 1/2 I get a 15min paid break and 5 I get a 30 lunch.
Scheduled on days I'm N/A, management is poor, unprofessional at times
If you work in the back it's dirty, back breaking work. It will do a number on your body. You are always sick due to tge disgusting things that come in donation bags. Management is terrible and has little to no control over the staff. I was injured on the job due to management cutting saftey corners and the company treated me terribly while I tried to heal from the injury they caused.
Dirty, poor management, bad environment
Supervisors are not treated as part of management, mostly night and weekends offering no balance for those with families. Good training program but very little room for advancement
Great Team Members
Low Pay with minimal increases that do not keep up with cost of living
I learned that doing something as small as helping them find the perfect outfit to wear can go a long way. I experienced wonderful programs and events that changed my perspective of thrifting.
Free Lunches on sale days, Friendly staff
Demands for amount of donations processed per shift. What I learned is that the ratio of waste versus selling product was high in my estimation. Management and co-workers were pleasant enough to work with. The hardest part of the job was the realization that it was a for profit company. They would throw items away that could of been used by other agencies in need. Customer satisfaction when the items met their needs.
- poor management -stressful -poor cleanliness -managers wanted you to be afraid of them -everyone hated the environment and vocalized it - depressing place to work - got a back injury occurred at work, wasn't given exceptions due to it "not being a big deal".
cool younger coworkers
It's an okay first job for students but there are better minimum wage jobs. Management doesn't get paid enough and have too big of a workload so they are always on edge. Managers do not treat their workers with respect, they gossip about workers and customers acting like highschool students. Even if you are doing your work and not causing any trouble, management may still have issues with you that they will not properly handle. If you work on the sales floor they will cut your hours just below full-time so you don't receive any benefits. Save yourself the trouble and the stress and don't waste your time here. This was my experience and my advice atleast.
Unprofessional management, unrealistic expectations
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This is a place filled with great people but the managers expect too much from one person. They need to rethink their business decisions and work better as a team. The cashiers and sales people are great, very welcoming and nice but the whole business is a flop
Long hours, too much work for one person, no teamwork
I've made a lot of friends working for this company and I have a great support system through my many co workers. Management is unorganized most of the time, but when we work as a team I love my job.
On a typical work day we would price items to be stocked and sold to the customers. A quota of 40 carts a day were to be placed out for customers. Management was great at listening to customers and employee needs. Hardest part of the job would be the carts. They could be loaded with very heavy items and hard to push. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know the customers that were in very frequently, their needs and giving them what they were looking for
Employee discounts (50% off)
Sorting the goods could be difficult as it was donations and not a constant
Learned many things about retail in general since this was my first job in retail. Most enjoyable part was recycling items.
A typical day for those that worked in the back of the store involves opening donation boxes/bags and sorting through the items to find the "sellable" goods. Often managers would be much pressure on us to sort faster, their thought was that by doing so there would be a greater amount of sellable items. Despite this we cannot control what is donated or the condition it comes in. The standards set in many employees' options were extreme and ridiculous. Unless the item was in near perfect or brand new condition it often went in the trash much to the unknowing and unsuspecting persons that donated.The backroom was often filled with dust and debris making the conditions something to get use to. Policies there changed often but not always for the better and many employees were quite disgruntled, understandably.
6 months to take a store that was tanking and loosing money for 10yrs, change our staff and most of management to get it taken away just before the store starts comping to the start of the extreme low sales time, other person looks like hero
if not in the click not in the work
Working for Value Village was fun. I started off as working as a cashier, working with customers and having a lot of fun. During Halloween season I would be in charge of the whole department which was a lot fun helping people design a costume. I had then moved to the back production area, which is were everything happens. I was in charge of running the forklift, unloading trucks as they came in, and clearing and cleaning the area in the back. I had then transfer to a new store they were opening in Leamington and helped with the training of each and every employee for the production area. Everyone there got along very well and we all worked really well together helping when we needed it.
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