Kirkland's Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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Pros
  • The employee discount and the team cohesion was the best part of the job (in 15 reviews)

  • I had friendly co workers who were easy to work with (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not care about the store employees (in 14 reviews)

  • District manager does not hold people accountable at any level (in 12 reviews)

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  1. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of folks to work with. Employee discounts

    Cons

    Hourly wage could be higher as competitor are starting wages around 8.00 to 8.50

    Advice to Management

    Only advice I could give would be to have a way to talk more directly to associates instead of just through management. Maybe an online schedule and employee esuite.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A wonderful company to work for that truly invests in it's people.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tupelo, MS
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tupelo, MS

    I worked at Kirkland's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth within the company. There are many training classes and workshops offered to assist in the development of managers, who in return develop the employees. Assistant managers are groomed for store manager positions from the beginning. Building employee confidence through the use of training programs is the upside of working for Kirklands. Promoting within the company is a common practice. The company stays up to date with technological advances.

    Cons

    Floor sets are time consuming and can require late night shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep floor set scheduled for Sundays or early mornings.


  3. Wonderful company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Kirkland's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands on customer experience, tight knit family, and sales

    Cons

    Nothing terrible, occasionally floor sets staying until midnight to finish


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  5. Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/StockRoom in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/StockRoom in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Kirkland's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours for seasonal and Part Time Friendly Staff and honest Supervisors and Managers Great Products for home decor Easy to Understand

    Cons

    Not much chance for advancement if you're seasonal. This is was a let down because of the fact that I was looking forward to stay on the team.


  6. Growing Fast, Love It

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Kirkland's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great atmosphere, growing fast, great managers, solid pay

    Cons

    none really come to mind. great!


  7. I love this job, it's easy and fun.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The employee discount is great, and I love organization so this job is great for that.

    Cons

    The pay isn't super great.


  8. Awesome seasonal job hopefully can turn into a permanent job :)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service, Cashier, Stocker in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service, Cashier, Stocker in Flower Mound, TX

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very customer friendly oriented, you don't have to have a sales goal. Busy so time goes by fast. Great discount. Great friendly employees

    Cons

    Climbing high ladders to stock merch. Opening a lot of boxes, getting covered in glitter and must be able to lift big mirrors.

    Advice to Management

    None, my manager is awesome - after every shift she thanks me which makes me feel valued and important. I love this job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A very busy, but nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in North Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The store's product sells itself. Very nice home interior type merchandise. The store is very busy and work days go very fast.

    Cons

    Low pay, not enough hours per week makes for a small payroll check. The job can become somewhat physical, as most employees are scheduled to unload the truck 2 days per week and break down the boxes of merchandise. All employees are expected to walk or stand the entire shift, with no breaks for employees working less than 6 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been tremendously supportive and easy to get along with.


  10. Great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kirkland's

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like the flexible schedule and the great team spirit to tech company goals.

    Cons

    I don't like the pay for the amount of work that they have you to do. It is not enough to live off of and they don't offer full time except through manager position.


  11. LOVE IT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount and best people to work with

    Cons

    Pay isn’t fabulous but the work is fun.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and appreciate your employees.



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