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great place to meet different people
Sales/Production Associate (Current Employee), syracuse, new yorkJune 29, 2014
a place were you are able to connect with customers, help them with their needs. only part time positios. co-workers are friendly and pleasant to be around.
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You meet someone new everyday.and help them.
Receptionist/give food (Former Employee), Yakima, WAJune 29, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: couldn't help everyone because they came already.or they were red flagged.
A typical day at work was easy,and interesting.
What I learned was how to do their computers and answer phones.
The management was okay.
The hardest part of the job was wanting to do so many things but was a limit.And the person who was training me getting mad when I forgot what to do in the beginning.
The most enjoyable part of the job was when I meet – more... new people. – less
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Noit sure what to say
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Cheyenne, WYJune 29, 2014
Interesting job. Who knows what the officers actually do all day.
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I was an Intern
Intern (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MIJune 27, 2014
I did the work which others did not want to do, also helped with family nights and day camps.
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low labor, stand a lot job
Bellringer (Former Employee), Saginaw, MIJune 26, 2014
Pros: breaks and rewarding atmosphere
Cons: feet and back ache and it is cold
you don't do much work but stand for 8 hours every day. your ring bell a lot and be nice to people who walk by.
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Rewarding experience
Volunteer (Current Employee), Lafayette, INJune 25, 2014
Pros: good
Cons: need more volunteers
Volunteering does bring great rewards. Helping others in need brings many blessings and a good spirit to a person. I decided to volunteer with The Salvation Army because they help my family after the hurricane in Florida. Now it's my turn to give back
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Salvation Army
Store Clerk (Former Employee), Redondo Beach, CAJune 25, 2014
Because of managerial and corporate incompetence (or at least unwillingness to spend more money), the staff is perpetually undermanned, leading the more loyal, trustworthy workers to take on the responsibilities that are meant for 2-3 people. This is made worse by the fact that the pay is not very good at all and that the manager shows a lack of interest – more... in helping out with the "small things " in the store, preferring to spend all of his time doing "paperwork" in his office.

The hiring/firing processes are also very flawed as many good candidates will be ignored while terrible candidates will be hired. These terrible hires will then proceed to do a bad job in almost every aspect but in most cases, the manager will allow them to keep working even when they cause many inconveniences for the other workers.

There is no opportunity to move up in position and even the managers are paid very little. – less
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Fun
Sorter/Volunteer (Former Employee), Toledo, OHJune 25, 2014
Pros: loction, managment
Cons: no benifets
I Sorted clothes according colors, sizes, shirts, pants and even name brands. Placed all clothes onto clothing racks for customer selection
Contributed to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Procured a well-organized work station at all times. Maintained solid product knowledge to ensure excellent customer service. an I was always – more... greeted will a smile. – less
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fun work place
Cashier (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJune 25, 2014
Pros: fun place
Cons: short breaks
I loved salvation Army because them custmers where nice the employers where fun. we did alot to help people. I learned to work as a team and how to oraginze alot.
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Enjoyable
Volunteer Worker (Former Employee), Springfield, ILJune 24, 2014
was terrific
met new people
hard part was trying to find which clothing goes where
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Customer Service
Assistant Resident Supervisor (Former Employee), Scranton, PAJune 23, 2014
The most enjoyable part was going above and beyond the call of duty.
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Rang the bell
Bell Ringer (Former Employee), Hamilton, OHJune 23, 2014
Pros: i got to see and know different [ep[;e
Cons: standing out in cold cold weather
I was driven to various stores to ring the bvell and collect my paycheck every eeee.
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fun work place to be at the workers are nice
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), New Rochelle, NYJune 20, 2014
Pros: free stuff at times
Cons: hours cut a lot
I loved working there till they started cutting hours a lot.
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very helpful environment
Dining room setup, food preparation.. (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJune 19, 2014
Pros: getting my life together with the help of my higher power.
Cons: honestly i cant think of any.
This is a very satisfactory environment to work in. I work for my room and board. This is an adult rehabilitation center where I came to get help for some very serious problems that I developed one year ago. Since I have been here I have overcome these problems. A typical day for me is like anyone else's I get up early and immediately start working. – more... I work in the kitchen and have learned many important skills besides the ones I already had when I arrived here. I have learned service tasks such as cooking, sanitation procedures and several other skills related to the food industry. My manager and coworkers are very enjoyable to work with. The hardest part of my job is probably the physical exertion part of it Although it really does not bother me due to the fact that I like physical labor because I like to keep moving. The most enjoyable part of my job is the satisfaction of the beneficiaries thankfulness I get from a job well done. – less
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lazy people ..
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYJune 18, 2014
Pros: doing alot work
Cons: short break n lazy people n low pay
Lazy people n low pay..coworkers are good but just love to talk there phone n watch u work..like slaver work in the store..
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Great Experience
Volunteer (Former Employee), Richmond, VAJune 18, 2014
A typical day was assisting with the management of the organization. I learned many skills, such as interpersonal, ability to adapt, and customer service. The management was a great role model for the co workers always wanting whats best for the company. The hardest part was ensuring the needs of everyone encountered on a day-to-day basis.
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Fun, helping others fundraising
Contractor (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCJune 17, 2014
Long and hot days, but all worth it. You have the opportunity to help people, and change families lives.
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Fun meeting new kids and shopping for school
Volunteer (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNJune 17, 2014
Pros: free t-shirt
It was a great day. Salvation Army had t-shirts for each of us. There wasn't time to talk to other volunteers because we got right to work when we were at Target. The hardest part of the job was finding what the kids like and which clothes fit them or not because we couldn't help little kids in the fitting room. The most enjoyable part was seeing them – more... getting on the bus going home with a bag of clothes and they're ready for school to start. – less
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it was good for getting a relatetionship with God
Advocate (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNJune 16, 2014
Pros: we were finding places for homless
Cons: not enough funding
well we had a lot of activites going on at salvation as well as chruch. well i was homeless when i got to minneaplios salvation put me back on my feet and i wanted to give back
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Seasonal
Bell Ringer (Former Employee), Wyandotte, MIJune 16, 2014
For a seasonal job it was a okay job. the management was poor. and the way you obtained the job was first come first serve.

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