Productive and fun workplace environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 26 April 2018
I had a wonderful experience at the Pickering Value Village. In a normal day I would spend time on the sales floor, at cash, assisting customers and tidying fitting rooms. Before working at Value Village, I had no cash handling experience. I was trained on cash and since I had a great teacher, I enjoyed learning this new skill. Another new skill I learned was how to deescalate a situation with customers. Having the ability and knowledge of dealing with tough situations is good to have because you never know how someone is going to react. The management staff at Value Village were always helpful and friendly, which is one of the reasons I applied for a position there as well. The Value Village in Pickering opened in May of 2016, so I was unsure of the customers that we would get. After a few shifts I noticed that there were several regular customers as well as new faces. Value Village supports Diabetes Canada which makes the culture between staff and customers so strong. I found that it was a very fast paced job, but I enjoyed my time there and I would encourage other people to apply to Value Village.
Amazing community of staff members and customers.
Inconsistent hours. Some weeks less than 10 hours, other weeks with 30 plus hours.