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Sales, working with customers and beautiful items.
Sales Representative (Former Employee), 2020 S Expressway 83, Harlingen, TX 78552July 4, 2014
Pros: workign with people
*customer service and sales
*I learned to engrave merchandise
*Balanced cash register
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Hours were few and low pay
Sales Representative/Third level Engraver (Former Employee), Norfolk, VAJuly 2, 2014
Very demanding and inconsistent with activity.
I learned to teach myself and self motivation for sales.
Management unprofessional and non-reliable.
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Fun place to work to help people remember their special events
Key Holder/Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Daytona Beach, FLJune 24, 2014
If you like to make people's day by personalizing items with cute phrases or names and birth dates, then this is the place for you. I consider this one of the best retail companies to work for as far as day-to-day operations. You get to engrave glass, metal, plastic. The only negative thing about working for this company is that it is very hard to advance, – more... based on my own personal experience. – less
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Soul sucking work environment
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Johnson CityJune 22, 2014
Pros: learned to engrave
Cons: management & company culture
I enjoyed learning how to engrave...that is the only positive thing about working for this company. Management left me alone to work the busiest part of the year after only a week of training and acted like anything I did not understand was my fault. The paperwork is just nutso-out-of-control complicated. The manager wanted my cell phone number just – more... so she could text me my sales goals each day whether I was working or not. I understand this is retail and they are all about making money but the culture of this company is just awful. The little bit of money they pay is so not worth the hassle. I was so glad to get out of there and took a job making half as much just to get away. – less
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Excellent Job
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Portland, ORJune 18, 2014
Things Remembered was a great job to have. A typical day was always having a new experience. There was always something to keep busy doing. I learned a lot from this job as in Being more outgoing, starting conversations with customers, how to sell to people that weren't going to buy in the first place. I learned how to engrave items, and train new employees. – more... I learned how to make schedules and juggle the store employees. The hardest part of this job was the unset schedule, the hours you worked a week were always different and so were the times. – less
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Interesting Skills and Busy Environment
STORE MANAGER; ENGRAVER (Current Employee), McAllen, TXJune 18, 2014
Engraving was one of the most interesting things I have learned to do!
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This job was seasonal and did the job to my best ability
Store Clerk (Former Employee), Modesto, CAJune 15, 2014
Pros: fun very flexable on hours
Cons: no future and only seasonal
I enjoyed working with customer , interacting with them holiday shoppers can be difficult and but helping them with a smile and genuine respect always makes for a good shift, Loss prevention Training to help with the holidays shoppers who like to pick up and run out the doors
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Life in a Mall Kiosk
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Wilmington, NCJune 12, 2014
Pros: job satisfaction from making customers happy
Cons: working at a mall kiosk
Working in the store itself was not too bad, however we were often at odds with mall management. Our parent company had a specific brand appearance, while the mall's parent company had its own guidelines for how stores should look. This made for a work environment that could be unpleasant at times.
Additionally, our parent company only ever allowed – more... for single coverage in the store. In order to take federally mandated breaks, or even go to the restroom, one had to leave the store unattended. Leaving the store unattended resulted in citations from mall security.
The situation wasn't great.
As for the actual work in the store, it was your basic customer service experience. In addition to sales, we also provided personalization services - that was the part I enjoyed most. – less
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Very Fun Job
Manager (Christina) (Former Employee), Wayne, NJJune 5, 2014
sooooo much fun
had the best co-workers and boss
customers were friendly except on holidays
loved going into work each day
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Fun, upbeat environment.
PT Sales Associate (Current Employee), Tigard, ORJune 3, 2014
Pros: good working environment, crew is awesome, always a challenging day.
Cons: i understand different stores have unbelievable quotas, random hours.
Typical day consist of checking in with manager to gather sale goals and quota and I check in to see what are the new deals going on due to only being there part-time.
Learned to be more efficient from raportt with face to face sales due to being in retail, read from body language and questions made from prospect.
Hardest part would be inconsistent – more... "rush" hours and spontaneous work-orders, but it is easy manageable once a "grove" is formed, and learned that from working in a restaurant.
Management is awesome, they work with you and always have the upmost want to make you succeed. – less
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Great work environment
Engraver/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Westland, MIMay 28, 2014
- Flexible hours
- Management is both understanding and respectful of their subordinates
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Fun Fast Pace Enviornment
Senior Assistant Training Manager (Current Employee), DelrayMay 21, 2014
No room for advancement
Learned how to engrave
co-workers are awesome
Management sucked
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Very high-paced and exciting durign holdays
Various Sales and Retail Management Positions (Former Employee), Annapolis, MDMay 20, 2014
Pros: helping people and fast-paced environment
Cons: negative managers
I enjoyed working in this type of retail store because I find it rewarding to be able to help someone find a personal gift for someone. I was able to get a lot of hours during the holiday season and also because the store manager was out sick and they were not sure when she would return. As soon as she returned, the hours were taken away from me regardless – more... of the fact that my numbers were double her numbers based on previous sales. The store manager spoke badly about the manage who was out sick be hind her back but as soon as she returned they were "friends: again. It was hard to work in an environment like this because you never knew what to expect from management. It was a negative atmosphere but my job itself was great. – less
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Productive and wonderful work place
Sales Consultant (Former Employee), Orland Park, ILMay 19, 2014
I worked here during the holidays as a seasonal worker.Although during the holidays this store is very busy I loved being there my coworkers and management was awesome!
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Zero Work/Life Balance
Desk Drone (Former Employee), CorporateMay 15, 2014
Pros: you can wear jeans
Cons: poor management, lack of corporate culture, dying business, soul sucking work.
Do you enjoy being chained to your desk, eating your lunch in 15 minutes while answering emails? Like walking into work not knowing what time you'll be going home that night? Thrive on being micromanaged with little say on your work? Then Things Remembered is the place for you!
I cannot stress how terrible the corporate culture is here. Employee morale – more... is low. I witnessed several people quit without new jobs lined up. A typical day is answering your 55 emails because you are copied on everything, sitting in 4 hour meetings and then staying til 6, 7, sometimes 9 at night to do your actual work. There is a difference between fast paced work and just running in circles. Please consider this your warning. – less
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A good part time Job
Sales Associate / Key Holder (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAMay 10, 2014
Pros: very flexiable hours
Cons: not enough hours
Help customers personalize custome gifts and get to interect with new people every day. Learning how to talk to people. It felt like working with friends versus working with co-workers. Being left solo to work engraving and help customers. Being able to meet new people.
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Can be fun. Its what you make of it.
Store Manager (Current Employee), Citrus Heights, CAMay 8, 2014
Pros: discounts to staff
Cons: benefits
Ran store daily ops and trained and coached staff how to sell engraving and how to engrave.Best part is the engraving aspect. Company does not hold employees best interest.
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An okay place to work.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Saint Joseph, MOMay 6, 2014
I worked the returns desk mostly and it was a physically strenuous job. My coworkers were not always cooperative and I had a lot of responsibilities at this position. They did work around my school schedule though, which was really great.
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Overall great working experience
Sales Associate/Master Engraver (Former Employee), Marion, IlMay 2, 2014
Pros: you got to meet alot of different people and help them with their specialty gifts.
Cons: normally worked by yourself so no real breaks, and only fulltimers were the manager and the assistant.
A typical day was a push for sales in a very slow mall, however we maintained our sales and our customers where great. I learned how to help customers find specialty gifts to fit their needs and how to uniquely express themselves when it came to the actual engraving of their product. We had to assist the customers, then engrave their gifts in a time – more... restricted environment. Although I've moved I miss the customer base I'd built up over the years there and actually most of my old customers still stay in contact with me. Overall it was a great learning experience, although rather than hire from within for advancement they hired outside and in almost 5 years I received 1 raise and that is because minimum wage went up. Still I had two awesome managers during my time there and those ladies made it worth it. – less
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Loved the engraving part of the job
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Fort Bragg, NCApril 30, 2014
Pros: the ability to help put feelings into words on a product that will last a lifetime.
Cons: being passed over for advancement because the dm didn't like me.
I loved this job! I was able to help customers express their selves thru words& pictures on products. I was one of a few people who became a level 5 engraver within a year of employment. The store manager and I have been neighbors for years and we worked wonderfully together, the Assistant Manager(s) were both unqualified for their job, but for some – more... reason the DM would not allow the store manager to give the ASM position to me, but I helped in training both ASM's for their jobs. The first was there before me and I still helped her on her job, the other was hired after me and we both applied for the ASM position and she was given it, but I still helped in training her for her position.
The hardest part of my job was doing the ASM job, but not getting paid for it.
The most enjoyable part of my job was engraving the products & watching the customer's reaction when they picked it up. – less

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About Things Remembered

Things Remembered is trying hard not to be forgotten. The company primarily sells products, such as jewelry, leather goods, glassware, – Read more