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As a seasoned employee this was the worst employment experience for me. BAD MANAGEMENT

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Former Employee - Key Holder  in  Brentwood, CA
Former Employee - Key Holder in Brentwood, CA

I worked at Kirkland's full-time for less than a year

Pros

The associates all worked very hard to please the store manager

Cons

No training.Management constantly lied. Manager always negative to employees. The constant threat is: corporate camera is watching your performance++

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Training, training, training for key holders. "Positive" management style. Remember there are customers in the store during floor moves and corporate needs to be considerate of that fact when placing a time limit on the moves. Being threatened daily with: “corporate cameras are watching” does not present a positive work environment. Hire managers who are not chronic liars.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Always something to do

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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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    More formal visual positions outside of corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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