Archiver's Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
16 Reviews

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  1.  

    Best job I've ever had.

    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager  in  Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Orland Park, IL

    I have been working at Archiver's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with great staff, making long term relationships, craft culture

    Cons

    The store closed due to economic downturn in June of 2013 and the company closed in 2/14

  2.  

    Fun and laid back experience.

    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I have been working at Archiver's part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    30% discount. Love being the first to see new product coming in.

    Cons

    Being an instructo it's difficult to teach a class for the first time when you never made the cards yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For instructors...give them a card kit to make themselves so when they teach that card class, they know how to make the cards!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Archiver's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Love sharing my passion for the crafting making field. Fun job!

    Cons

    Lower pay but that's retail

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Fun Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate and Instructor  in  Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate and Instructor in Gurnee, IL

    I have been working at Archiver's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love working with friendly people who share my hobby and helping customers with their creative projects. Also enjoy seeing all the great new scrapbooking products.

    Cons

    Pay is low. Nights and weekends are required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a cleaning service to clean the bathrooms and the floors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Customer Service/Instructor

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    Former Employee - PT Customer Service Associate/Instructor  in  Townshipin Cities, MN
    Former Employee - PT Customer Service Associate/Instructor in Townshipin Cities, MN

    I worked at Archiver's

    Pros

    Fun, respectful atmosphere. Very good about time off.

    Cons

    They want the managers to have fewer associates on payroll, which equals more hours and less flexability. Everyone has to work a lot harder for less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employee opinions known to upper level management.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Atmosphere, So-So Management

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Archiver's full-time

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Out of Business

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Archiver's part-time for more than a year

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Archiver's part-time for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Ok for a part time job.

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    Value the employee's more.

  11.  

    I spend more than I make :(

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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