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Worst corporate values I've ever encountered

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

met a lot of nice people who were also screwed. Can't really think of anything else, 20% discount if you like cheap items from China

Cons

Did not inform employees that it was a temporary job until after we started. Hire too many people, Do one wrong thing and your schedule is cut or you are not scheduled. No hope for benefits, will qualify for 401k in like 4 yrs. They want you to only work for them, but don't give you enough hrs to even feed yourself. A lot of stuff is returned due to poor quality.

Advice to Management

Stop treating your employees like theives from day one. they walk you to the door when your shift is over and check your bag and coat. They also send you home early to keep the labor/sales ratio in check, of course the manager gets a bonis for this, at the detriment of the employees.

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    Fun but underpaid for all the hard work

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work and some of the people are great to be around, and in most cases it is a laid back company to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough time to finish anything. Little compensation for all the work that is put in, and management is told when they can and can't be off.

    Advice to Management

    Let the store managers run the store, there is to much hand holding which makes it hard for someone in charge to be able to get a job done. Let the sales stay for a week and not change them every other day.


  2. Always something to do

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -great co-workers and management -merchandise is different and never feels repetitive -no micromanagement so feels like a community -small and easy to tidy things up

    Cons

    No hype for customers for a grand opening of a new store. Management seemed nervous.

    Advice to Management

    More formal visual positions outside of corporate.


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