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  1. Great Atmosphere, So-So Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Archiver's full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I loved the ability to be around arts and crafts all day, help people design really cool scrapbook pages and cards, and just meet creative, fun customers. I enjoyed helping them find what they were looking for, and seeing that 'aha!' moment when everything came together was simply fantastic.

    Cons

    Personal growth was limited, and management had some issues. I loved my co-workers, but the management appeared to believe they were above their associates. They were not the easiest to work with as a whole. I feel that if the management was more supportive, and listened their employees a bit more, they may not have had as many company issues as a whole.


  2. Out of Business

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Archiver's part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    When the company first started, when I worked there originally, for the first 2 years, it was amazing. Lots of opportunity to make extra money helping to host events or teach classes, great people to work with.

    Cons

    The last 2 years I spent at my first location and the year at my second were less than amazing. No opportunity to move up, management paranoid that you were out for their jobs just because you're good, taking initiative meant you were stepping on the managements toes.


  3. Positive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Archiver's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Employees have similar interests, scrapbooking, cardmaking, crafting.

    Cons

    Poor corporate culture and poor compensation. Very poor training and no real career opportunities.


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  5. Ok for a part time job.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Archiver's

    Pros

    I liked the employee discount.

    Cons

    Reviews weren't very helpful and raises weren't enough.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employee's more.


  6. I spend more than I make :(

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part-Time Customer Service/Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Part-Time Customer Service/Instructor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Archiver's

    Pros

    Good Employee Discount
    Flexible Scheduling
    Co-workers with similar interest/hobbies

    Cons

    No Insurance
    Low Pay
    Not enough time/materials/tools for classes
    Discontinued Out of Inventory items are DESTROYED rather than donated to schools or non-profit groups
    No recycling

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your instructors have time and materials to prepare for classes. Allow enough time for classes - does anybody in charge READ the customer evaluations? Provide ongoing training for employees - there are new products coming out all the time - teach us about them so we can sell them for you! And donate the old out of inventory items to a non-profit instead of destroying - so wasteful!


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    Specialty Retailer in Culture Change

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Archiver's

    Pros

    If you really are an avid scrapbooker and enjoy being around people who do, this is kind of a dream job. Archivers is truly a unique specialty retailer with a remarkably untapped and very focused niche.

    Cons

    Company going through lots of growing pains with the challenging ecomomic environment. Sales and service focused, but fewer sales associates to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Get more input on what is going on at the store level from your Managers and people on the front line. Listen to them!


  8. Great Place to work if you love scrapbooking!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Team Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Team Lead

    I have been working at Archiver's

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Archiver's is a fun place to work if you are a paper crafting enthusiast. The discount is decent at 30% off....

    Cons

    The pay is terrible even for the assistant store managers and store managers. Most work here as a second job or strictly for the discount.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is so low it is almost an insult to the employees, it is literally below the poverty level!



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