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production management won't praise you for a good job just writes you up for tiny mistakes. Has favorite employees who get away with anything. Belittles you if you're still learning. Production supervisors are the only saving grace
Supportive supervisors. And half price clothing
Employers are encouraged to rate workers as low as possible on reviews to lower raise amounts. Despite it's immense success and massive profit margins, company only pays minimum wage while expecting unreasonable amounts of work, even with absent employees or low attendance.
I have worked both as a production team member and a operation team member. The production team works full time hours to accept around 7,000 pounds of donations per day (varies by location), evaluates each item by quality and condition, and merchandise it on the sales floor. This work is strenuous and the environment is very dusty. I do not recommend this job for people with preexisting injuries or breathing issue. Meanwhile, the Operations team focuses on maintaining store front cleanliness, operating cash registers, attending to fitting rooms, and overall customer service. The team members, regardless of whether you work in the front or the back, are the best kind of people; they are a fun, caring, hardworking group with which you will form life lasting bonds with. even on the difficult days, having this team of people by your side makes it bearable. However, there is very poor communication between managers and the team, and even between themselves. This has lead to improper training of new employees, customers missing out on promotional deals, safety concerns, and scheduling errors.
Always never sure of job security. It's all about the numbers nothing else. Management is always ruled by unjust and unfair regulations by their American counterparts. Making you sign documents without giving you a copy. Telling you that you cannot tell people what happens there. I think they should be crushed and sued.
I loved working at the Spruce Grove location. The store fostered youth as they were starting out in the work place, and the more seasoned staff worked very nicely together. I was able to move up the ladder quite quickly and loved going to work everyday. I worked with young staff to help them construct a strong foundation to build on as they grew and flourished in the workforce, and am happy to still be in contact with many of them to this day. Every job has some negatives so I am not saying everything is sunshine and rainbows....but of all the retailers I have worked at over the course of 20 years VV is definitely a progressive work environment that wants their staff to succeed. I would highly recommend this particular store to anyone looking for employment - A
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The hours were Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm if you worked in the production area (the back). Management would treat you like a friend then come after you if you had one slip up. Often they were very unprofessional with how they spoke to employees and expected too much. Coworkers had no respect for others, it was basically a fight everday you went. No pay raise till after year and it was a very small raise.
career i would reccomend to avoid this employer. Great people to work with and 50% off merchandise and free pizza on sale days and free christmas meals. Aside from all that they treat the employees like slaves, give lackluster and leave stores untidy and constant complaints from customers. VERY HIGH TURN OVER RATE!!
lack of hours
Mass walkouts, treating staff like garbage by yelling at them calling them idiots. Forcing staff to listen to music from disney movies, raises the quotas higher then actual quota then taking no responsibility while their production falls apart. Long term an hard work mean nothing to them they have been bribing people to stay with vacations, positions, and raises. No regard for personal safety as they are on the last strike before getting fined by their own company. Manager an management rarely deals with issues, or keeps you outta the loop with important information.
Low job satisfaction
Worked at lethbridge store 4 yrs, loved it! Calgary's chinook store is terrible. Very unsafe, messy, disorganized production room. Prod. Manager is very disconnected from her employees and avoids telling you straight up and throws her supervisors under the bus to avoid looking like the bad guy. The quotas the company expects from their employees is ridiculous, especially for the housewares team. Everyone who works there is in a constant state of stress and anxiety and it is over all a unsatisfactory place to work. Not to mention they most likely will pay you just above minimum wage for a 40+ hour a week job that you have to work your butt off everyday in fear of getting written up or fired.
Low pay for work load.
terms deemed resellable are displayed for purchase in stores. Savers also has a recycling program and attempts to recycle any reusable items that cannot be sold at the stores, as well as any items that do not sell over a period of time to make room for fresh merchandise. Savers has buyers for its recyclables throughout the world and attempts to keep as much donated product out of the waste stream as possible
I would suggest this as a good part time job for students, or a good job for someone who needs one. The store I worked at wasn't the best with hours, but I'm sure that's different at every store. The job is simple, no matter what job you have. Cashier, CDC or production, none of it is difficult. The employees were the best part, but once again differs store to store. You get paid minimum wage and get a raise every year.
Awful management. My location jumped between 3 different store managers in the year and few months that I worked there. Hard work is NEVER recognized. Worked myself to the point of exhaustion without receiving a simple 'thank you". Management will hang promotions over your head and never fall through with them. Was regularly told I was not doing a good enough job. Scheduling was a nightmare. As a full-time employee I was only receiving about 30 hours a week. Later found out that management was talking about me behind my back after I complained about not having enough hours.
Long shifts, always on your feet, awful managment
Working at this Value Village I found very pleasurable, staff is friendly and helpful. Management is very approachable and you do feel as though you've been heard when discussing anything with them. Salary is minimum wage to start, they do have good benefits after your initial probationary period. There is plenty of room to advance if that's your desire. Job culture is nice, not too much back stabbing or gossip.