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Holidays are Great Plenty to eat!
Inbound Appointment Clerk / Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Jackson, TNFebruary 5, 2016
Answer phones, assisting, scheduling trucks, data entry, monitoring tardiest...Prep orientation and carry out management requests...Co-workers work as a team with a soft and pleasant environment...Hardest part If an employee is out of control and has to be escorted out of the building by security...
most enjoyable is working with clients and employees since that I am a people person. Greet them with a smile and talk to them as if they are not a stranger.



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Fun environment to work.
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAJanuary 26, 2016
Overall, working for the company was a good experience. I feel management could get better training and development. The hardest part of the job was the freight processing within the timeframe given. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with some really great employees that had drive.
Pros
Offered fun contests and good benefits
Cons
Short breaks, hard work/life balance for managers
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Great
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 25, 2016
Customers get grumpy, but the job itself isn't bad! Co-Workers are hilarious and awesome and made the experience super enjoyable
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Will Burn Through You
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Folsom, CAJanuary 21, 2016
Retail - On a store level, the customers are GREAT and the product is fun to display and merchandise throughout the store. However, upper management (District and above) is so detached from actual store functions it makes executing directives impossible. Merchandise changes weekly, and getting it impacted to the floor is a miraculous feat in the time given. Continuous markdowns and cycling of product is a disaster for maintaining a clean and polished appearance. This would not be an issue if staffing was anywhere near adequate, which is not likely for hiring minimum wage employees who must work minimal hours per week. There is no time for training, no time for delegating to team members - it all falls on management, who could be better used in sales and service than being stuck in a stockroom or up a ladder.
Really awful communication about these points when directed to management - if you have a problem with the work or question the directives, you're out (in one way or another).
I recommend you steer clear of this company.
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Work
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Tōp, WARJanuary 12, 2016
It would be better if they offered more hours as well as a better pay. A good place to work for if you're looking for extra income.
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fun place to work
3rd Key Manager (Former Employee) –  Petaluma, CADecember 17, 2015
I worked with great people. I had the best customers and the people I worked with were AWESOME. I miss them all so much
The store manager and I didn't see eye to eye.
Anyway the draw backs are the company does not allow the crew to get anymore than 17 hours a week. Yet when hired they are not told just how part time they are. Management can get more hours so what the team can't get done it falls on management.
Pros
work with great people
Cons
never enough hours for most.
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Fun atompherse
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 10, 2015
Enjoyed working for this company. Meet and worked with great people. Hours were flexible. Worked part-time during the Holiday season.
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Not alot of hours. Laid back environment.
Sales Floor Team Member (Former Employee) –  Lady Lake, FLNovember 3, 2015
Didnt care for my manager too much. The lady managers were nicer. Very laid back environment. Not enough hours, short shifts. Not too bad for a second job though.
Pros
Short shifts. Easy, laid back.
Cons
Not enough hours. Not alot of room for growth.
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if you are wanting a part-time job this is a great place
Sales Associate and Stock (Former Employee) –  Oxford, ALOctober 24, 2015
10-20 hours a week amd has a flexible schedule. You get 25% off of all merchandise and 40% off about 2 times a year. The shifts are typically 4-5 hours long and duties depend on the day but always include stocking, customer service, and cashier duties.
Pros
discounts, flexible hours, good management, family-like environment
Cons
full-time not offered unless you are an assistant manager/store manager
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Great Atmosphere
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLOctober 16, 2015
Working at kirklands was a great expirence co-workers are fun to work with. Managment is patient, kind and flexible.. Iearned so much and made great friends working at kirkland's.
Pros
Easy job
Cons
Low pay & crazy customers. retail..lol
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NICE ENVIRONMENT AND GOOD PLACE TO WORK
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Jackson, TNOctober 11, 2015
A typical day at Kirklands consist of everybody working together, everyone being respectful. The management was very good. I used my leadership and team player skills daily.
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Productive and somewhat fun.
Sales associate/Team member (Former Employee) –  Peachtree City, GASeptember 22, 2015
Kirklands is a pretty cool place to work. You'll definitely stay busy because there is always something to do. Management is okay. Some managers actually work, while others give you a list of task to work on while they sit on the phone for hours. Meeting new people everyday is one of the best parts of the job. Everything is really easy, nothing too hard to do.
Pros
Meeting people, building relationships with regular customers, relaxing environment.
Cons
lots of physical work.
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Fun Fast Pace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Henrietta, NYSeptember 17, 2015
I enjoyed working with the customers at Kirkland's. It was a fast paced environment which I thrive on. I didn't feel that there was a career path for me and the management was lack luster in their leadership roles.
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Fun place to work as an associate
Sales Associate / Manager (Former Employee) –  Independence, MOSeptember 11, 2015
Fun place to work with plenty of room for advancement. Hours are tough as you have to have an open availability. Manager can at times seem to not care about the store. Sometimes there aren't enough managers scheduled throughout the day to take lunches.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
no breaks, no benefits, open availability, pay rate
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Productive
Sale associate (Current Employee) –  San Antonio txSeptember 9, 2015
Going into work and wanting to help the customer as much as possible. Ringing up the items that they're about to purchase. Help to always make sure that the sales floor is always clean and neat never a broken or damage item on the sales floor
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Productive Fun Place To Work
Team Member (Current Employee) –  dallas, txAugust 26, 2015
If you are looking for a place to work where it is no drama and really not that busy except during holidays and back to school then Kirkland's is the place to work. The managers work with your schedules. There is nothing hard about the job
Pros
You always get new ideas for decorating your home
Cons
lunches are short and when it is a slow day it can drag on
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Fun and relaxing place to work.
Store Clerk (Current Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCAugust 5, 2015
I enjoy working at Kirkland's the pay is minimum wage but it is a friendly place to work. I recommend it to a customer friendly individual.
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Kirklands
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Winter Garden, FLJuly 24, 2015
I enjoy my staff and busy location. The organization and quality of product needs improvement. This location has a heavy freight flow and fast turn of product which I learned how to merchandise.
Pros
Busy Location
Cons
Heavy freight, Unorganized upper management
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Fast paced and ever changing environment.
Third Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Wayne, INJuly 21, 2015
Great entry level management position. It offers exposure to customer service, stock management and merchandising.
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Fun always changing, fast paste environment
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Concord, NCJuly 16, 2015
Always changing atmosphere, Have to have total dedication to your store as it often requires more than the 45 hour bases minimum required. Pretty good at development and growth plan for those who really want to grow with the company to store manager position. Not enough payroll to complete task required while being able to devote enough time to development of your team, and give the level of customer service that you would like to. Overall a good company, easy to get to know upper company executives.
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