Security Guard (Current Employee), Dallas, Tx – May 5, 2013
The salvation army is a great place for people to reestablish themselves in the workforce. A typical day is opening the store, filling in empty furniture spaces and clothes. And this continues pretty much the whole day. The management is a little too relaxed for my taste. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with the slow days, because it can – more... be pretty boring. I prefer to be busy. But I really enjoy the my co-workers. They are a great group of people. – less
Processor (Former Employee), Bay City, MI – May 4, 2013
Pros: got discounts
Cons: no healthcare for anyone that wasn't full time
At the Salvation Army I liked most of my co-workers. usually i was hanging clothes and helping out customers with their needs. I learned that sometimes it is better to just put a smile on your face and make the best of your day. Management there was pretty good but sometime they got a little backed up. The hardest part of my job was that some of the – more... people involved with the company looked down on some of us. The most enjoyable part of the job would have been meeting new people. – less
Management was great, relaxed, fleable and a good balance between work and home.
Community Service Worker (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – May 1, 2013
Pros: community involvement
Cons: the neighborhood was not the greatest but i felf safe.
A typical day involved a client meeting you at the door as soon as you walked in. Clients were not scheduled but seen on a" as need basis". I think of all my jobs, I learned the most here about; entitlements, community resources, cultural diversity and poverty. My co-workers were people from the community who could be your best friend or your worst – more... enemy. I learned that if you treat people with dignity and respect regardless of their economic circumstance you will get more than what you put in. I enjoyed making a difference in peoples lives and I enjoyed going to work every day. – less
Clerical Assistance (Former Employee), Detroit, MI – April 30, 2013
Pros: goo place to work
Cons: no coplaints
answering mult-line telephone, giving out public information, assisting the elderly, giving out change, operating office equipment, assisting and directing calls to appropiate office. This was a good place to work
Various Positions (Former Employee), Ishpeming, MI – April 29, 2013
Pros: helping people, friendly staff, not very boring
Cons: rude customers, organizing, lots of retail fraud, no camera's, lack of storage space
I only worked at the Salvation Army as a volunteer for a few months but I would definitely work there again if I got paid for it. The place is about helping people that don't have much and I think thats wonderful. The other volunteers were some of the friendliest people I have ever met. You have to have patience and a friendly personality to help out – more... there. The customers were very rude at times but we had to be nice anyway. Mostly homeless people came in but thats what the place was intended for. The clothes were very cheap and that was a good thing because even people who have nothing could afford it. It wasn't the most organized place but we made it work. Lots of people donated bags and boxes to the salvation army and that really made a difference. A lot of people did steal clothes from there but there really was no need to. The prices were beyond reasonable and we made exceptions if you could not afford something that you really liked or wanted. – less
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Syracuse, NY – April 26, 2013
This was an Internship for 3 weeks only. I had an enjoyable experience. It gave me the knowledge of working for top executives. A typical work day was quiet but at a fast pace. I learned to work mail machines that i never knew how to work and to transfer calls. that was the highlight of the day for me.
Retail sales/Customer services (Current Employee), Florida City, FL – April 24, 2013
Pros: make good friends & learn from each other.
Cons: not to have the chance to buy anything in the store.
A typical day at work is dealing with customers, clean items from donations, pricing merchandise and put them in the floor to be sell, I learned how to priced items that it can be affording by a low income families, My co workers are very nice and Important for me, we're a team when we work together...the hardest part of my job is that we can't buy – more... nothing from the store because we're not allow to do it, and the most enjoyable part of my job is been helping other people find what they need and with a comfortable price. – less
As Is cashier (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – April 23, 2013
The company has a great friendly enviornment. I enjoy working with my co workers. I learned a lot in my current position and was able to incorporate what I learned in school with this job. There is not really oportunities for advancement in this non profit organization. I like how the Salvation Army has the rehabilitation center and is a steping stone – more... for persons looking for job experience. – less