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fun place to see what others have had in their life
Volunteer (Former Employee), Urbana, OHJuly 2, 2014
Pros: flexible volunteer schedule
Cons: could be long hours, not trained on one specific job, sometimes worked alone
i wasn't here very long, but the time I was there I absolutely loved it! The people were fantastic and volunteering was a treat! I loved seeing the little pieces of someone's life come through the store. I never realized some things were even objects, but you can find them here!
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Fun and helpful
Bell Ringer (Former Employee), Casa Grande, AZJuly 1, 2014
A Typical work day would include standing outside and ring a bell and talk to people to be able to rise money for the community of Pinal county. Co-workers were fun to be around and they helped through difficult times and were always there to lend a hand. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing people smile at us especially when they were mad – more... and came out of a conversation with a smile on their face. – less
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Fun Place to work.
Prep Cook (Former Employee), Tucson, AZJuly 1, 2014
Pros: got to show my skills.
Cons: graduating and having to leave
I was up every morning around 4 to start work. And was off at 1 or 2. I lived on the property. The management were great!! There were some trouble with the co-workers but everything was fine in the end. I just loved the work everyday.
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Good place to work for
Corps Officer (Former Employee), Racine, WIJuly 1, 2014
Benefits are excellent and working in a non profit agency is very rewarding
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Work with kids
Assistant Camp Director (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NYJune 30, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: no healthcare, lack of management
A typical day picking up kids from school, giving them lunch, helping with homework and then doing enrichment programs. I've learned that not everyone there are really for the children. Co-workers lost their enthusiasm do to poor management. You can't be enthusiastic with the children if you are constantly given negative feedback due to the managerial – more... staff. Hardest part of the job is dealing with management. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with the children and listening to their day. – less
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a good place to work
Store Manager (Current Employee), amarillo texasJune 29, 2014
Pros: always busy good customers
Cons: long hours and hot
The store is a good place to work it has wonderful customers and good employees its enjoyable except for no cooling system in the summer months
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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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