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Job offer is base on seniority. Full time is only 55hrs. Part time hours are 22hrs and 28hrs. You will need a second job to survive. Co-workers are awesome, management are awesome too.

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Good Management

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Seniority
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Uninspired work environment

This is a money hungry organization. Head office is a mess, full of people who think they are better than the store employees because they sit at a desk all day so don’t expect to receive any basic respect. Store management is haphazard and if you do any work beyond your express responsibilities it will become an expectation. Managers pull new rules out of thin air. The job is mindless and there are decent benefits for full time employees. You accumulate sick days but are penalized for using them.

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Paid sick days/vacation

Cons

Poor management and work environment
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Fun place to work and you meet interesting personality.

The Salvation Army is a great organization. I know this because, I witness the wonderful smile in people face when they come to pick up Charismas Hamper.

Pros

lean something new

Cons

Limitation
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Nice people there and helpful

Nice place to work at and help people out on Christmas. An they are nice people an they are helpful to and when you need help the people are there to and they are kind the stuff and friendly to .

Pros

No

Cons

No
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fun work space

volunteering at salvation army is very interesting, I get to package food for the food bank and distributing it to people is interesting, I am happy I was able to put a smile on people's face.

Pros

free lunch

Cons

short hour
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I would definitely not recommend working in this establishment. The great majority of Management are unprofessional bullies.

I worked at the Salvation Army Grace Manor in Ottawa and here is my experience.The place is a free for all when it comes to management. Management are allowed to stomp all over the hard working employees and even though there is a “so called Union,” employees have little to no human rights. I was a very diligent and hardworking employee and in return for this, my character was assassinated and I was accused of doing things I never did. If you care about yourself and your mental health, I suggest you get a job elsewhere! I’m very glad I did...
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Productive and great place to work at

Great place to work at, but needed to do better in scheduling jobs and paying attention to PSWs concerns they work really hard, raise pay will make them feel great!
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An interesting place to work

A typical day had me collecting and washing dishes after every meal. I also had to clean the dining hall, kitchen and take out the the trash. I was also expected to do minor food prep. The staff who worked there made the job a lot of fun. The vast majority of the clients were very nice.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Dealing with people suffering from drug addictions
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Nice place

Pretty relaxed in my opinion but really boring waiting and waiting at the kettle and sometimes your worker to pick your money up was late. Also it's rare people have money to give out. But had a lady give me a smoothie while working
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Over all very demanding Job.,

Work at least 10 hours a day No pay extra hours... Consider manager duties Good benefits Not a good place to work Good people ( employees) Big budgets and no product
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Productive

Volunteering here really helped escalate my knowledge on customer service. The staff were nice and showed the procedures and techniques to do the job efficiently.
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Working with clients almost makes it worthwhile

The work environment is laid back, which can be good if you are working with independent, motivated co-workers. The clients are great to work with for the most part. The job can become difficult because opportunities for advancement are limited. The pay isn't very good, which means there is a lot of turn-over. This means constantly having to build working relationships that you know will soon end. It's alright, but you'll need a second job or to have a partner with a second income.
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Nice work place to work

Have to genuinely have the heart for your fellow human beings knowing that as species, we are being influenced by so many things and importantly learn to develop skills to help you fulfill your dream.
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It's a non profit organization who needed help.

My Mother had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease therefore I enjoyed assisting to help the mentally ill. Meal planning was at times challenging as we worked with donated food yet Id managed to plan, prepare and cook healthy, well balanced meals to the residents of the Ottawa Booth Centre shelter.

Pros

Assisted a not-for-profit agency

Cons

Sometimes I've had to break up fights between residents.
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Great place to make a difference but co-workers can be a risk

Began working here and loved the job initially but then began to see the unfair expectations of work load between staff. Older staff that had been around for a long time had become lazy and regularly lied to management about completing work but it was never dealt with even when repeatedly brought up to management. Instead the staff who complained are disciplined and ostracised for speaking up. Otherwise if you are working with staff who are willing to try you can really help. Recent implementation of a referral list for street living individuals for housing services means you're the front line to help street living individuals return to housing. Great ability to connect with other front line agencies and services. Additionally, lots of driving at all hours and in all weather conditions which can also be stressful.

Pros

First line to help redirect homeless to housed

Cons

Inconsistent work load, some VERY quiet days some VERY busy
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Working within a strong and caring mission

This has been an excellent place to learn and I am always impressed by the strength and commitment of all those who do the good work of this organization.
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Best Placment

What an incredible experience for me as a student of the Social Service Worker program. I have been fortunate to shadow the House Case Workers to engage clients directly. I alsolearned a great deal from my colleagues including how to conduct a Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool, when to engage and advocate on behalf of our clients and how to work within the case management process including prioritizing and referring clients to other resources when needed.
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Review of the Salvation Army.

It is a great place to spend time if you want to help out being a volunteer. The staff is really welcoming, and are dedicated to their work. The salvation army is a great place to be. They're also a great help to the community.
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work overload

like all long term care homes, heavy work load fast pace a lot of supervisors, managers....but short front line workers Grace however has a front line staff that works as a team(Despite the management constant critic) and get along fairy well for the environment. Great physical building to work in, a lot of room in the "spas" and res rooms are kept clean and have enough room to work around the beds.
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culture du lieu de travail

tous les jours , ce passe bien car notre équipe est souder
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Productive and Compassionate place to work

Management was very good to work for. I was able to upgrade my education to improve my skills to be better at my job. It is a very good company to work for as their understanding of people is important to them
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