Miscellaneous Sorter (Current Employee) – Eugene, OR – July 21, 2017
I was hired as a cashier. When I come in to sign papers, I'm told to work in the warehouse. Ethical? They have good press, but day to day, like any company, they play favorites, treat employees as disposable, and pay garbage wages (except to upper management). Frankly, I was treated the same at Walmart, but without all the "holier than thou" that this non profit claims.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Dublin – July 20, 2017
Work at St Vincent De Paul was a very enjoyable experience, in large part due to the kind nature of the pre existing staff when I joined the work team. It really emphasised team work and communication as central qualities needed in order for a workplace to run smoothly
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Plymouth, WI – July 16, 2017
Was a St. Vinnie's Sales Associate for 90 days as a Dept. of Vocational Rehab job placement due to a physical disability.
This was a great job for someone in my position, but I don't know that I'd suggest it to someone looking for decent full-time work. The pay's not great. The work can get dull.
On the bright side, the workers were respectful of my limitations and happy to move me to different departments as needed, making sure I had work to do even when I couldn't be running around the store.
Many good people, first pick on donated books, laid back atmosphere.
Listening to the extremely religious, conservatives retirees carry on in the break room.
Head Cashier (Current Employee) – West Bend, WI – July 4, 2017
Its a great place if you really enjoy helping people out. Everyone is friendly and helpful. However they do not offer healthcare/ insurance. A typical work day all depends on your position there. Positions consist of cashier, back room, and receiving. Cashiers deal with customers and vouchers. Back room employees do most of the sorting of donations and the pricing. Receiving also deals with customers and take in donations.
helpful, caring, and understanding
no healthcare, rarely get raises, not much room for advancement
Great Place to Start if New to the Social Work or Human Services Field
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Louisville KY – June 30, 2017
Case management to those that are homeless or chronically homeless. Conduct annual assessments on clients each year. Conduct initial intake assessments and help clients obtain housing. Great way to network with other agencies within the community.
National Organization is fantastic, but it doesn't trickle down
MANAGER (Former Employee) – Paducah, KY – June 23, 2017
Nationally, this is a great and very beneficial organization, but it doesn't trickle down to the local level.
Untrained volunteers locally don't want to bother with the Rules, the National Manual, or the concepts and precepts the Organization was based upon. Excessive Gossip, drama and power struggles made for a very dissatisfying experience.
Failure to stand up for others was also a major flaw. No raises, no benefits in over 2 years.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Texas – June 20, 2017
Every day is different. Management is great, workplace culture is great. The hardest part is that there are others who could benefit by St. Vincent. The most enjoyable part is that I'm part of the mindset of St. Vincent.
I working for an organization that helps the economically challenged
Client Aid Manager (Former Employee) – West Branch, MI – June 18, 2017
For the most, I really liked my position, Just the new management was not very friendly, boarding on hostile. SVP as a whole is a very good orgination, just the invidual Store where I worked was wasn't so much.
Volunteer (Food Locker) (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA – June 9, 2017
I had to find jobs to do at Saint Vincent De Paul the other volunteers were there longer than me so they had their daily routine. My coworkers were really nice as well as the management. And it was pretty easy.
Easy work, friendly coworkers, great work experience
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – June 6, 2017
a typical day at work is dressing mannequins helping move furniture when need, supervisor for the register, handling money counting down drawers. I've learned a lot from being supervisor and learning new experiences. Everyone at work is like family. We all get along great. Always having to smile even when customers are very disrespectful.The most enjoying part of the job with helping out with vouchers for beds, clothing, furn etc..
very slow pace job. part-time position as an driver .... work day maybe 4hrs or less. only 2/3 stops in metro Atlanta area. the management was very easy going... as long as stops completed before week over... you could take off as many days needed