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alot of different people and random things
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chittenango, NYOctober 15, 2014
Pros: nice people
Cons: not enough hours or pay
taking donations and stocking shelves was fairly easy , very personable so no problem dealing with irate customers . mainly cleaning cashing customers out and re hanging clothes
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Good job if you can deal with cold temperatures.
Bell Ringer (Former Employee), Galesburg, ILOctober 14, 2014
Pros: kind boss, able to talk to people
Cons: short breaks, cold
A typical day at work is that you would get to your location then begin ringing and standing outside greeting everyone until you got off. I learned how to stand for long periods of time and greet people. My manager was very kind. I did not have co-workers. The hardest part of the job was standing out in the cold. The most enjoyable part of my job was – more... getting to talk to people. – less
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This is a company that does alot of good for the community.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Champaign, ILOctober 14, 2014
Sorting through donation, training new employees, customer interaction.
Management was stretched thin. Did not always make the best decisions.
Most of my co-workers were fun to work with.
Dealing with tough customers.
Dealing with the nice customers and getting to know them.
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Rewarding to help others
Bell Ringer (Former Employee), Doraville, GAOctober 13, 2014
Pros: although the job assignment is seasonal, its a good way to make some money for the holidays.
Cons: working in inclement weather
This organization is a good place to start if you are interested working with a nonprofit organization like the Salvation Army
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Dont work here if you are looking for a career
Ebay Coordinator (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLOctober 13, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: management degrading you
The salvation army doesn't some great things but don't work at the ARC. Simplest way to put it is Management is horrible and treat you like your a crook basically because at the arc there are a lot of Offenders. No separation between beneficiaries and employees. You are treated the same way the guys there for drugs and alcoholism by management , its – more... the most uncomfortable relationship you will ever experience. If I knew that I wouldn't have never took the job – less
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productive and fun
Cashier/Sales Associate/floor supervisor (Former Employee), Camp Hill, PAOctober 13, 2014
Pros: learned something new everyday
Cons: dealing with angry/upset customers on a busy day
everyday is something different, always had fun with my co-workers. the hardest part of the job would've been trying to put stuff on the sales floor while it was crowded.
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A place to help te less fortunate and down
Kitchen Volunteer (Former Employee), Murfreesboro, TNOctober 10, 2014
Pros: free lunch, people to talk to
Cons: somewhat mundane
Being here allowed me to appreciated what I have. Usually my job was to gather kitchen supplies, or organize food materials for dinner. People here were always nice and kind. It was fairly easy work.
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Chalanging place to for
Store Manager/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Boston, MAOctober 10, 2014
Pros: chalanging job, got to help people
Cons: they pay was very low, no benefits
Being a manager in a thirft store which was located in not such a good area of town I had to deal with drunks and drug addicts,but good part about it was it was the Salvation Army and I had chance to help alot of these people by talking to them and try to get them to go the Salvation Army ARC or try to talk them into going to church.
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Always on the go
Personal Care Attendant (Current Employee), Sacramento, CAOctober 9, 2014
Never a dull moment at this place its fun and very fast paced no time to get bored
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Usually slow and uneventfull
Personal Care Attendant (Current Employee), Sacramento, CAOctober 9, 2014
Its an ok place to start and mostly is a resume building job. I work at the salvation army's homeless shelter its a very slow paced job not much to do.
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Fun Workplace
Kettle Worker (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYOctober 9, 2014
typical day at work, It was like i was in school again, helping people out to the best of my ability
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Professional environment and good place to work.
Electronic Monitoring Coordinator (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHOctober 9, 2014
1. Working with the community in a pro-social environment.
2. Sometimes everyone needs help.
3. Up and down.
4. Worked together great as a team.
5. Sending someone back to prison.
6. Assisting the community.
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Rewarding and caring workplace
Kitchen Volunteer (Former Employee), Lexington, North CarolinaOctober 9, 2014
Pros: free lunch, seeing people thankful, meeting new people, being able to be a blessing to someone
Cons: sometimes not all co-workers/management get along
A typical day would be serving any where from 70 to 100+ less fortunate people plates of food. I learned a lot about people volunteering here for a year and saw all sorts of different personalities. Management wasn't the greatest, often times she (don't want to say the name) expected people to do far more than was reasonable while she did far less. – more... Co-workers were the best, working with people who you can talk and laugh with while remaining on top of your job is really priceless. Hardest part of the job would be seeing the faces of homeless children, knowing you'll be going home to a house and a bed while they sleep somewhere outside. Most enjoyable part would be the look on their faces when we give them food and bring in clothes from our own house so they can have more things to wear. No amount of money on this earth is worth that much. – less
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good work
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Erie, PAOctober 9, 2014
good people to work with, good hours, sorted clothes, priced clothing
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Faith based organization, helping people is first and foremost
Service Coordinator (Former Employee), Spokane, WAOctober 8, 2014
Loved working there, though all campuses and cities differ I would imagine. Helping people is the complete mission of the organization, help first then ask questions if possible.
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A nice place to work.
Staff (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIOctober 6, 2014
The people were great. My co-workers were friendly. I felt good about the work I did there.
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Substance alcohol abuse counsel
Counselor/Case Manager (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHOctober 6, 2014
Pros: the ability to know you are helping families
Cons: not enough time to meet with clients
A typical day would consist of meeting with various clients for hourly counseling sessions, we would discuss issues that lead them to substance or alcohol abuse, basic needs, relapse prevention, family interactions, and spiritual goals. Also conducted group sessions, focus groups, drug testing, and room searches for contraband.
I gained excellent time – more... management skills, and how to meet a client at their level. My co-workers would commend me on my professionalism and dedication to meet all goals. – less
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Challenging and rewarding work
Officer (Former Employee), Buffalo, NYOctober 6, 2014
Pros: housing and furnishings were included, as well as a vehicle
Cons: being a wife and a woman, the practice of the salvation army back then was not to pay any social security in the woman's name.
Pros: Housing and furnishings were included, as well as a vehicle
Cons: Being a wife and a woman, the practice of the Salvation Army back then was not to pay any Social Security in the woman's name.
Spending the day at the office, answering phones, planning for the weekly children's and woman's programs. I also prepared for the weekly Sunday School – more... lesson, or an occasional sermon. I would help organize volunteers for the soup kitchen. My co worker included my husband and any volunteers who were available at the time

The most enjoyable part about the job was guiding men, women and children towards a relationship with God. I particularly loved cooking for the soup kitchen and then going out and sitting down with the people and chatting with them, sharing their joys and sorrows. I also loved doing the women's program. I got to use my creative talent by showing the women how to do crafts or to cook simple snacks

The challenge and hardest part of the job was only being assigned at a Salvation Army Church for 3 years or so and then being reassigned to a different one, the usual practice – less
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Enjoyed co workers
Corps Accountant (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOOctober 6, 2014
Pros: i enjoyed doing accounting
Cons: my supervisor was judgemental and didn't give me a chance
Was only there a week, had an allergic reaction to mold which gave me a cough. The supervisor was a hypochondriac with a germ phobia that told Kforce employment agency they didn't want me back after working 8 days, even though I brought a Dr.'s note stating I was not contagious.
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Bell Ringer (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FLOctober 5, 2014
Pros: everything
A typical day at work was me ringing a bell while wishing people a happy holidays asking them to please donate money to help the needy people.
I learned a tremendous amount of things I learned that giving back to the community is a great way to help others.
I didnt have co workers I was alone while ringing the bell infront of windixie.
The hardest part – more... of the job, there was no hard part I loved every part of it,
The most enjoyable part of the job was everything! – less

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