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Productive and fun work place with good benefits
Head Cashier (Former Employee), Everett, WAJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: health benefits
My day as the head sales clerk started with opening the store and stocking registers with the required tools for the day. Through out the day I assisted customers with their transactions as well as customer service. I had the opportunity to cross train in different departments, collecting donations, Pricing shoes, rolling merchandise to the sales floor and fill in as needed. We had a great management team that was proactive and willing to help. I was able to establish a strong customer base with loyal repeat customers.
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An ok place to work, would not recommend.
Head Cashier (Former Employee), Saint Francis, WIJanuary 20, 2015
Pros: christmas bonus.
Cons: poor choice in management.
It was fun while it lasted. Easy enough job to learn and the people were very nice to work with. The pay wasn't good at all, and the customers could get really irate and upper management wouldn't defend their workers.
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just my experience
Cashier (Current Employee), Charlotte, North CarolinaJanuary 19, 2015
Pros: long lunch, nice co-workers
Cons: expensive health care, no chance for advancement
The customers are fantastic and the merchandise is always a pleasure to handle since it is all unique and donated. The management can be very rude and unprofessional at times. The company doesn't recruit for higher positions from the lower levels. in addition, the treatment of employees is despicable. I got written up on the first day while training on ancient cash registers for a mistake which will not be removed from my record for a year! you can only have 3 mistakes on the register before termination. Overall I would not work for this company again if offered another position.
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Awesome people
Sales Clerk and Cashier (Former Employee), Tigard, ORJanuary 15, 2015
Pros: lots of fun people to work with
Cons: bad location
Lots has changed at value village since I have worked there but from what I can tell you it was a great place to work. I had a lot of fun working here.

There worst part of working here is that it's in a bad location, there are a lot of undesirable people that hang out in and around the store. I hope eventually things change but that's what brought the most stress to the job.
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Typical retail
Production Manager (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVJanuary 15, 2015
It is a typical customer service company. Do your job and don't complain and you will fit in just fine. Nothing to write home about but the company does work to keep thousands of pounds of clothing out of the landfills of the US.
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Terrible place to work.
Team Member (Former Employee), Kennewick WA 99336January 3, 2015
Pros: lazy people are rewarded
Cons: anyone with a positive moral and work ethic will not flourish here.
Terrible place to work, hard work goes unrecognized, and all of management associates with each other outside of work to an inappropriate extent, including drinking and partying. Management is lazy and is quick to blame their employees for work related incidents that are solely managements responsibility. Management ask employees to preform tasks that strictly go against safety protocols and then discipline the employee for doing what was asked of them. Gossip and rumors cloud the place regularly. Management does not enforce any policy when faced with any disgruntled customer. More hazardous jobs in this field are not compensated with pay or benefits. Management has not changed since 1997, it reflects negatively and is due for change. Management cares nothing of the employees health, well-being or home life. I personally was terminated due ultimately to tardiness, during the time my health complications were sever and at times debilitating. I worked through this illness to preserve my employment, after some time they began to stack my tardiness against me going as far as 24 months ago and requesting doctors notes if i was so much as a single minuet late, subsequently my termination was followed by the previously stated offense. The amount of empathy I felt was next to nothing. After working here I legitimately feel used.
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What a day is like at Savers
Production Manager (Current Employee), Lubbock TexasJanuary 2, 2015
Pros: helping people in need get items to help them out.
Cons: not always enough management for work life balance
My typical day involves getting the production team to clean and organize the sales floor and to make room for fresh product to be restocked for the day. Then I get the truck unloader to get the storeroom clean and to start unloading trucks. After the production team cleans the floor they go to the stockroom and start opening up donations that have been delivered. The items are sorted and then priced and then I have my team put them on the sales floor. We sell many types of items from clothing to books and jewelry as well as other household goods. I am responsible for making sure we hit all production targets by my team. Another part of my day is insuring that my donation attendant receives donations and conveys the message about who the donation helps in our community. I also oversee all items that are sent off for recycling so they don't wind up in a landfill.

I have learned a lot about how to help local communities by using donations to help local charities and those that are in need. This is actually my favorite part of the job because I can see the immediate impact that the company has.

I have learned what work life balance and how important it is not only to me but to my team as well.

I think the other managers and the employees would say that I am very fair and I am always looking to build up my team and to inspire them for success.
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Nice work/life balance due to set production schedule.
Production Manager (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZDecember 29, 2014
Pros: medical benefits, set schedule, paid holidays, family atmosphere
Cons: corporate solutions/responses
Working at Savers is nice when all of the team members show up to work. It is hard to consistently produce items to the sales floor when team members miss so many days. The hardest part is getting the most out of each team member on a daily basis. The store support center is under staffed to provide solutions to stores in a timely manner.
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Productive
Production (Current Employee), Warwick, RIDecember 29, 2014
Laugh have fun
take care of our customers
Love working with my co-workers
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Fast paced, but always something different.
Production Worker (Current Employee), Sioux Falls, SDDecember 28, 2014
Pros: 50% of of clothes, 30 % off of hard lines merchandise
Cons: advancement oppotunities are hard to get.
My typical day now is going to the department that a co-worker may be missing for the day. I am a floater and I pick up the production for that particular department for the day or days depending on the person that is missing. I have learned every department and I can step in and take over. My co-workers will come to me and ask me questions just like they do with the managers.I usually have the answers for them and they respect my decisions as well as my managers. The fast pace is sometimes not fast enough to get all of the product out and priced but the is also the enjoyable part is that it is fast and there is always something different everyday. I enjoy that and the crew is small enough that it is like a big family and you know about them on a more personal level.
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productive
production (Former Employee), Brookfield, CTDecember 27, 2014
Pros: hours
Cons: n/a
It was wonder full because they had structure and it was fast pasted.Everyone was fun and friendly.
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Fun Workplace
Supervisor In Training (Former Employee), Aurora, CODecember 27, 2014
Pros: great hours
Cons: no room for career growth
Assist the store manager and department managers with the daily operations of the store. Ensure that the production team is meeting daily goals. Not very much room for growth.
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It's ok for entry level managers
Production Supervisor (Current Employee), Taylorsville, UTDecember 27, 2014
With my years of experience, it's just too mindless. Plus, the compensation is nowhere near where I need it to be to support my family.
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Nice experience
Sorter/Packer (Former Employee), Milpitas, CADecember 20, 2014
Pros: discount proces
Cons: short brakes
This seasonal job was a fun learning experience because it was the Christmas season i enjoyed it very much.the hardest part was the language barrier with my co~workers but over all i had a fun experience. I learn how to decorate the store in a wonderful way,in which my every one was happy.
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Slave drivers.
........ (Former Employee), Vancouver, WADecember 17, 2014
Pros: pays the bills. that's about it.
Cons: everything.
It absolutely does not matter what you think to this company. Nothing ever changes. Full of lies. Management is the worst, runs like a sweatshop. To cheap to keep it warm in the winter. To cheap to keep it cool in summer. The company as a whole has unfortunately lost their "core values." The door is revolving. Expect untrained employees to keep up with impossible standards. Pay is a joke. Raise is a joke. Value village is a joke.
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loved working here
General Laborer (Former Employee), st louis moDecember 9, 2014
Great place to work the team members were nice and always helped if needed. Supervisor worked great with team members.
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Your skill, work ethic and seniority means nothing to them.
Head of Recycle (Current Employee), MoDecember 2, 2014
Pros: flexable
Savers is a company I enjoyed for around a year I've been there since GO and have watch more then 30 employees quit in the almost 3 years its been open. I am simply going to list why you should not work there if you care at all about work place.

Chances of being promoted very slim company often hires mangment from outside most friends of people that are already management I personally trained 4 of their outside hires for productions in the back.

Accountability, they let employees take off when ever they want without repercussions its handled by those that acutely came in that day by doing more work or staying later.

They do not screen for almost anything no drug test no background check and literately not even a real interview I've seen someone get pulled in off the street without a question asked work and then 3 days later they had him fill out an app. If you're willing to work for 7.65 they want you.

Lies, Lies and more lies the most shady company I've ever worked for and cant wait to work for a real company.
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challlenging but rewarding.
production and cashier (Former Employee), Olympia, WADecember 1, 2014
Pros: group lunches, raises, growth in the company.
Cons: expensive health care.
The start of the day begins maintance on a section in the clothing department.making sure all the sizes and color tags were in order,we had to pull old clothing to make room for new.then I usually priced sorted or tagged clothing sometimes rolling it out to the floor.Days when busy up front I would be called to cashier.I learned how to do every possible at this store.managent changed often but that did not stop my growth.My coworkers worked hard and I love working with them.the hardest part of the job was the lifting 50 pound boxes,But always done effieciently.the most enjoyable part of the job was opportunity to bonus from high sales.
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productive
Retail Merchandiser (Current Employee), Downers Grove, ILNovember 20, 2014
Pros: my co workers
Cons: not enough bonuses and raises werent high enough
-A typical day at work consists of .....
recycling,hanging and rolling new/old merchandise to the floor.
-talking/communicating with customers/staff.
-making sure the store was cleaned and organized.
I learned how to...
-operate a cash register.
-my co workers are my friends outside of work so we get along well
-management is very friendly, made sure we had everything we need to get the job done.
-the most enjoyable part of the job is my co workers
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Fun environment but management was really bad no communication.
Sales Rep (Former Employee), Burnsville, MNNovember 13, 2014
Pros: sometimes free lunches, close to home
Cons: compensation and no communication
A typical work day included checking out customers and making sure fitting rooms were cleaned out. As a training manager part of the everyday routine was handling all the money in the morning and opening the store.

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