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Good for Temporary Job

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Reading, PA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Reading, PA

I have been working at Spencer Gifts part-time for less than a year

Pros

relaxed dress code, employee discount, interesting customers, constantly getting cool new products, pretty cool coworkers, get to meet interesting customers.

Cons

always changing floor plan, no raise for associates no matter how hard you work, not allowed to befriend supervisors, have to change entire store around while also being required to greet and talk to every single customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

let hardworking associates get raises, otherwise they lose the drive to work hard because the slacker is getting paid the same.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun but stressful

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lake Charles, LA

    I worked at Spencer Gifts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If under a good DM, the company can be pretty good to work for. It's a fun, customer-focused environment and the new products are always exciting.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible. For Gold benefits I still had to pay 1,000 or so out of pocket before they would cover a percentage. The pay isn't that good either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits and higher pay equal happier employees and less turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It started off great but trickled downhill.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts

    Pros

    1. Employee discounts
    2. Vacation/Sick time for management
    3. Reward incentives through contests and reaching sales goals
    4. Variety of merchandise

    Cons

    1. Must work 44 hrs. a week (must work at least 8 hrs. a day and five days a week) - in order to achieve 44 hrs. a week, you must either work four days at 8 hrs. a day plus one day at 12 hrs. or six days a week at almost 9 hrs. each day.
    2. For every 4 hrs. worked a day, you receive one (paid) 10 min. break and if you go over 10 min, even by 1 min, you get written up for it and the same goes with (unpaid) 30 min. lunches
    3. Get paid bi-weekly
    4. If you don't reach your sales goals, the DSMs are not very understanding and can be difficult to work with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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