Pros: great people, interesting merchandise, flexibility
Cons: turn over, lack of communication, constantly short staffed
Salvation Army exploits the poor...to help the less fortunate???
They pay minimum wage (29 hours max) except to a select few. As a supervisor overseeing 7 people (it should be 12) I am paid a dollar more than minimum wage, as are the other supervisors in the store. It's definitely not a living wage.
We're always short staffed and hiring, however most – more... people can't seem to a) pass the drug test at orientation or b) handle the chaotic environment.
Communication is atrocious there on every level. In the 11 months I've worked at the same store, I've had 15 different supervisors. Managers are constantly being moved (apparently they can only be at a store 1 year, but only 2/15 got to that year mark. The store manager can definitely make or break working at the store. As an employee for 11 months, I have been in my department the longest.
Employees often have low morale; due to the stress of being short staffed, and under appreciated by management.
If you stay, it's probably because you like your coworkers. It's definitely not for the $. – less