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Productive and fun with very energaetic people!
Production Line Supervisor (Current Employee), Sterling Heights, MIOctober 21, 2014
Pros: allowing me to freely exspress my new and fresh ideas pertaining to the store
Cons: short breaks
My typical work day is supervising a group of individuals in a fun, friendly and safe enviornment. Making sure that the production line is keeping up with the daily quota while attending to everyones individual needs. I also cashier and mercahandise the front end of the store while maintaining a stern but professional image. The hardest oart of my job – more... is being emapathetic to individual needs while holding a professional role and maintaining the store's needs. The most enjoyable part of my day is learning new things and accomplishing my daily goals as far as production output of a quota of 3200 pieces of clothing hitting the floor daily!!!! – less
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helpfil work place
Housing Advocate (Current Employee), Bloomington, MNOctober 20, 2014
Pros: free food for everyone
Cons: busy
I injoy working with the homeless meeting people from all around the world their are so many different stories that come with ppl I mysele have learned a lot about myself just from working at the salvation army.
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Salvation Army was a fun place to work because of the staff and children attending summer camp.
Driver (Former Employee), Hampton, VAOctober 20, 2014
Pros: 1 hour lunches
Cons: no longevity at this position, which is what i was initially looking for while seeking employment. .
What I learned while being employed with the Salvation Army is that they sincerely care for all of the children that they provided childcare for.

Although I was employed with them for a short span the managing staff was very dedicated to fulfilling their roles which greatly exceeded my expectations. This had always occurred during a typical day at – more... work and was the most enjoyable part of it.

The hardest part of the job was waiting for some of the staff to get the children ready for these organized scheduled field trips causing us to be late for some of them (field trips). – less
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THE SALVATION ARMY
SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR (Former Employee), Bronx, NYOctober 16, 2014
A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK WAS GREAT INTERACTING WITH THE CHILDREN WATCHING THEM HAVE SO MUCH FUN. I LEARNED HOW TO CARE FOR CHILDREN AND MAINTAIN IN A WORKING BUILDING. I ALSO LEARNED HOW TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL. MY CO-WORKERS ALWAYS STUCK TOGETHER BECAUSE WE KNEW THAT OUR JOB EFFECTS THE CHILDREN. THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB WAS DEALING WITH THE BOSS.
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Very helpful in the community
Receptionist (Former Employee), Rock Hill, SCOctober 16, 2014
Pros: helping others
Cons: part-time no benefits
I worked part-time and really enjoyed the services that were offered to the community.
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Fun Place
House Parent (Former Employee), Grace HavenOctober 16, 2014
When the Child never come back from school, carryout the abscond procedures report to authority...
Goverment is very precious of our youth.Do their parent concern?

Management need to be updated and follow the social changes than work with co-workers to improve the youth.

The hardest part of the job when the children go against the house parent.

The – more... most enjoyable part is , they growing up still remember us. – less
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Amazing Non-profit Organization
DATA ENTRY (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKOctober 15, 2014
Amazing group of people working for the betterment of the community. Taught me how to interact with the public with a positive attitude. Daily duties included data entry of personal information and filling shopping carts with food for the elderly, and various families to take home.
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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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