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Ken Alterman
19 Ratings
  • Dysfunctional!

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    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Value Village full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for young people
    Excellent resume building opportunity
    If you suck up real hard, you'll never leave.
    Great food!
    Fun environment!
    You get to dress up.
    Employee costume rental during Halloween!
    Employees are encouraged to be friends and management will hire people you refer to them.
    Employee Discounts
    Overtime is readily available for production.
    They do give to a local non profit, but this company is openly For Profit which is an honest thing for this company to boast.

    Cons

    If you suck up real hard, you'll never leave.
    Production Teams are not up to OSHA safety standards in my opinion.
    Want a disease? Try stabbing yourself with a tagging gun repeatedly because YOU MUST meet quota. Junkie needles and human fecal matter while sorting.
    Want endless overtime and zero work/life balance? Try production!
    I was sick WAY more often that year working at Value Village than I was before or since. Very dirty!
    Harassed by members of production management, left in tears on many days and I am not a wimp! (Sexual & Verbal harassment)
    No regular raises. Management procrastinates on purpose so you can't move up.
    Favoritism among employees/management who are sexually attracted to one another.
    Work could be a nightmare in the morning. (6am store organizing)

    Advice to Management

    Stop manipulating your team and your target audience of consumers. Screen management better! Give your production staff first pick with merch. Competitive Wages are something this company can introduce. Senior employees need to be paid more than $12/hr. Regular raises and safety procedures should be high priority to keep employees engaged and positive! Keep your old employees around, the customers love a familiar face!

Value Village Interviews

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    Production Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Value Village (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Brief interview going over my experience in retail and customer service. Asked basic questions about conflict in the workplace and daily activities in previous jobs. I was asked about how I handled difficult situations and what I did to remedy them. A lot of focus on multitasking. I was given a tour the same day and a few days later I came back to see the production team in action and going over job details. I asked the wage over the phone but was not told, instead she said to write down any questions I had so we can address them when I saw her again. After the second tour, I was able to start a few days later. The interview process was relatively easy but there were a few questions I should warn you to be prepared for. They will ask about your previous coworkers and mgmt. The worst part of the interview process was probably the insane IQ test they mandate upon submitting your resume and job history. The job is completely brainless, all motor skill and physically demanding tasks.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a typical day at your previous job   1 Answer
    • Explain a situation where a coworker or manager was dishonest or immoral.   1 Answer
    • Was there a time that you were required to multitask?   1 Answer

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Website www.valuevillage.com
Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Operated By Savers
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
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