Senior Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – July 15, 2012
Kirklands was the hardest place to work for because there was almost no communication between the district manager and the store. Everything was left in the managers hands to setup displays that changed every other day,
Assistant manager (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, NY – May 23, 2016
The boss is a bully boss who believes she is never wrong and will lie to you right to your face or call you a liar to your face. Nothing you do will ever be good enough for her she will always go behind you and change everything you do the raises are a joke.... about 6 cents a year if youre lucky
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Orland Park, IL – May 21, 2016
A typical day at work consisted of aiding customers with whatever they needed to satisfy their shopping experience, while managing the checkout area. The management team and employees were wonderful to work with, very inviting and insightful. The hardest part about the job I would say was trying to get inventory down in the back stock room. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping customers find exactly what they were shopping for and helping them coordinate their purchases.
i loved working here everyone treated each other like family. all the managements were great if yyou needed help they wouldnt hesitate to help you out. i hate that it permanently closed down in brownsville
Very busy place to work. Great customers poor management!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – May 11, 2016
Constant floor moves that are always scheduled on holidays itself so you never get to enjoy days with family! Kirklands does not compensate well at all for the amount of heavy lifting and work you have to continuously do. Always a new rule everyday no flexability for staff but wants you to be flexable to accommodate the many task at hand. No vacation for 3rd asst. Managers but you work just as hard and as much the store or senior manager. You are considered part time no matter how many hours you work therefore scheduling is fixed at 4 hours shifts that constantly fluctuate 5 days out of the week so you cant have a second job or breaks. Used to love working here until new management was hired without a clue on how to merchandise,train,or make a schedule or be flexable. Dm does not value staff under her store Manager or Senior.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – May 9, 2016
Kirklands is a friendly place to work at. there are times of course like any other job that the customers can be difficult but we try to help everyone as much as we can. I would say that the hardest part of the job is sometimes carrying some of the huge furniture pieces for customers. but the because co-workers are so friendly they help you out.
a very good place to work at and learn and meet new people not a very hard job. the hardest part was the heat in the summer. the people is great training and productive management was kind of lazy but great benefits and other opportunity
had to bring your own lunch and they provide drink machines for you
we got 3 breaks like every 2 hours they wasn't short at all
A typical day at work is very laid back and casual, clock in and greet all of the customers, check people out, help them with items they want, go around and make sure all of the displays are organized. The management is very friendly and fun to work with, they will help keep you busy but they don't make you do everything on your own. The "work load" is not overwhelming and everyone is a team player. The hardest part of the job is either not being able to lift things on your own, and not being able to sign people up for the K-cards - those are two things that are out of everyone's control though. The most enjoyable part of the job is the environment, all of the managers and customers are very happy and light-hearted. I've never experienced a stressful day at Kirklands.
good discounts, free food on busiest days of the year
A typical day at Kirklands is stressful because the management was poor when I was hired. The hardest part of this job was trying figure out what management wanted from their employees because there was no communication. The most enjoyable part of this job was whenever customers were shopping in the store because I would be able to help them find what they needed.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Cookeville, TN – April 4, 2016
This is a great place to work if you're looking for something to earn a little bit extra cash. However if you are wanting enough hours to pay bills this place does not give you that option. You will need to pick up another job on the side unless you are in management.