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For the most part, it was a good place to work

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Most days, it was pretty fulfilling helping clients. There were days where it got pretty stressful. Management for the most part where there to support the staff.
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Do Not Work Here

Management is terrible no one listens and everyone gossips, not trained properly, work culture is toxic, hi level stress job with very little pay, not worth the headache

Pros

None

Cons

the pay and stress
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Poor wages and terrible management

Jobs okay if your not looking to make much money and enjoy helping your community. You get a strong sense of community. Don't feel very supported by management or thq/dhq.

Pros

Helping the community

Cons

Burnout, draining, low wages
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Inaccurate job description.

Do not work for the Salvation Army. Very poor management, lack of opportunity, petty supervisor, negative work culture, terrible pay. No integrity. I was offered the job based on a project I was contracted to do, only to be told I was never hired for that reason. Manager does not know how to manage.

Pros

Perfect if you don’t want to think!

Cons

Terrible, petty supervisor.
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Management appears to have no retail experience but expecting staff to understand the philosophy (prayer based retail).

Disorganized management team, vague and questionable orientation/start up experience, terrible communications, gossip and second hand information encouraged, far too grounded in magic thinking and prayer.

Pros

Punctual payments

Cons

Disorganized and poor communication from management
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Not worth your time or consideration.

Trust me. Straight up garbage fire. You are just a number. It will break your heart. They are so desperate for employees that they hire people with no experience. You are expected to work long hours. Many staff members are on stress leave. Management does everything to not do their job or help out staff.

Pros

Clients

Cons

Everything else.
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Fun work place in the beginning!

Booth has changed management so many times with so many different working styles, found it to be stressful, inconsistent, slave drivers, no work life balance.

Pros

Free lunches only during training sessions internally.

Cons

Management now very opinionated and don’t listen to staff for input regarding program.
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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.

Pros

Paid sick days/vacation

Cons

Poor management and work environment
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You'll learn a lot

A great place to get a start in homelessness services. Lots of training provided, and you gain experience quickly, so it can be a great stepping stone. Management is at times very supportive, and at other times you really have to advocate for yourself if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Overall they really care about people.

Pros

Lots of paid training if you want it, one free meal per shift.

Cons

Not a lot of room to move up within the company.
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Environnement anxiogène et stressant

Milieu essentiellement occupe par des haïtiens, les employeurs (direction et supervision ) haïtiens eux même souhaite engager surtout des personnes issus de la même culture. Les horaires de travail ne sont pas clairs. Les employeurs cherchent a vous donner des heures de travail supplémentaires sans être payes.

Pros

Repas gratuit mais périmé

Cons

pause de 30 min pour manger, rythme extrêmement exténuant
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Great place to work and the staff and management is always supporting you. Everyone is accepted as they are and who they are.Salvation Army accepts everyone and understands that there can be bumps in the road and they will help you to the best of their ability whether it be resources or people to assist you.

Pros

the staff

Cons

none
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Don't Do It

If you want to help people this is NOT the place for you, everyday is Abuse Abuse and More Abuse by clients, community and other staff. Enablers for drugs and theft, the only thing they provide is shelter and food for ungrateful humans/

Cons

Very Abussive Atmosphere
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Horrible

Very stressful RPN job. Half the staff refused to orientate for one shift I was shuffled between 3 units that night. Severe responsibility. Not worth the headache. Go elsewhere

Pros

Nice residents

Cons

Poor teamwork, poor attitude among staff, you do not feel welcome there
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It really was a fun place to work

it was a decent place to work ( houskeeping) Little bit of drama for the long term staff but over all it was alright the only problem was when I caught bed bugs the company could not help me (pay) for pest control so I had to quit and thank God I did soon my whole family has been tortured infested with bed bugs. If they wanted to keep the staff they should help them when they catch bed bugs from there facilities. I will never ever work at any shelter ever again I tried my best to prevent it and it still happened

Pros

free lunchs pay went up fast

Cons

bed bugs roaches bugs you never seen DRUGS smells
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Management not great

People in top tier, like Directors have been around for many years and have set biases and behaviour difficult to change. For some it is the only company they have worked for, ever. Their lack of drive has set the tone for the culture which is mostly frustrating for ambitious millennials and Gen X. It is not a company where you can grow or bring about change to processes or people behaviours. Either adapt to their slow, unproductive, incompetent and slacking-off, never changing culture or move.

Pros

From the outside, the grass looks greener

Cons

From the inside, it is rotten
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Great place to work if you are new to the field and looking a pathway to other social services.

Upper management does not care about frontline workers. There is no union at this location and management does not like staff talking about union. If you do, you are scrutinize or given the cold shoulder. Also the staffing environment is very toxic. Some staff display discrimination towards others and do a lot of gossiping.

Pros

Connect with community members and residents we serve

Cons

Long hours, cheap wage
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The WORST place to work

Absolutely awful in every way possible. Back-stabbing managemen along with self-righteous and condescending attitudwes made working there a nightmare. Poor pay and poor conditions.

Pros

non

Cons

too many to mention
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Supportive, encouraging and caring environment

The most supportive, friendly environment I’ve ever had the opportunity to work in. From the majors to the Executive Director, the Salvation Army is full of knowledge, love and support for our community and our staff.
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Poor management

They have bed bugs and the management do not care. They are there just to get their salary and do not solve any problems. If you don't agree with their decisions they will make sure to make your life miserable (so you quit or they will find something to fire you).

Pros

None

Cons

Shift work, bully management
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Do not work here

Worst employer I have ever had. Pay is low, training and management is poor. People are divisive and cruel at times. Workers hardly care for those they serve while the people that do care are the officers charged with running locations. These people are elitist. There is a hierarchy that cannot be touched, as officers are above reproach. Only their supervisors can give them any guidance or correction and they are hardly ever in touch with these people.If you want to do good, there are plenty of better agencies that pay better and have a better structure.

Pros

helping those in need

Cons

long hours - expected volunteer hours, poor management, poor leadership, poor emphasis on workers and staff, divisive crew members and congregation. Fundamentally flawed in many ways
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Poor pkace to work

While on the surface they appear to be genuine but in reality they are more concerned about money than people. While they claim to be a Christian organization the actions and attitude do not reflect that in any way. Placing non Christians in positions where they are having to pretend to have a faith is very troubling.

Pros

Non

Cons

Long hours no appreciation
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