Great atmosphere and managers, terrible pay
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – IL – December 17, 2018
Working at Kirkland's has been both good and bad. I love working with my coworkers, as we all get along well and have become genuine friends in the workplace. The managers on duty and even store and assistant managers get along great with everyone and we all work seamlessly together. The pay, however, is very bad. As a sales associate who works about 30-hour weeks and makes 9.5 an hour, it's basically chump change. Upper level management (district, etc) expect us to do EVERYTHING (unload truck shipments at 5am, unbox, assemble, put out on floor, janitorial service, clean entire store, not to mention register, build displays, customer service, etc) for dirt pay and zero benefits, with only a 20% employee discount. Not to mention only a half hour break every 4.5 hours. I will work 7.5 hours and get only 30 minutes to break. Wonder why people are always leaving? Value your employees and they will stay longer.
Amazing team of people to work with
Bad pay, no benefits, and barely any employee discount