Spencer Gifts

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Spencer Gifts Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
193 Reviews
2.9
193 Reviews
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Spencer Gifts President and CEO Steven Silverstein
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Minimal dress code, can wear costumes all October, nothing else really comes to mind (in 40 reviews)

  • Extremely laid back, a lot of fun, out of the ordinary store to work at (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay (the money definitely doesn't keep me around, thank goodness for those pros (in 20 reviews)

  • can be yours for the low cost of minimum wage at 8-12 hours a week (and your eternal soul) (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Sales Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in North Riverside, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in North Riverside, IL

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, store items, fun, discount is okay.

    Cons

    Too much Drama, no raises, managements is crazy, skrink is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking everything so personal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Goodlettsville, TN

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, Fun products

    Cons

    Low pay, No benefits if you're not an assistant manager or store manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be ideal if there was enough pay roll to have our part timers able to work more than 10 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Not Hard, Holidays get crazy

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts

    Pros

    Laid back enviornment, No dress code

    Cons

    Short on hours
    work all hours during holidays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Low pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Fun products and interesting work environment.

    Cons

    Minimum wage for pt and lowest possible wages for ft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay increases would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Very fun atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spencer Gifts

    Pros

    Great place to work very fun atmosphere amazing customers and fun products. Also they own spirit Halloween and toy zam which as an employee you can choose to cross over and work them seasonally. I loved doing the Halloween store I was even able to be a store manager one year amazing opportunity.

    Cons

    Because of the products you sell some customers can be very rude and some cam be perverted. However those aren't all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better pay I have been with Spencers twice I have had every position for sales associate up to assistant manager never did I make. 50 cents over minimum wage. I would still be woth Spencers if I could support family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Spencer Gifts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to clean. Access to food court

    Cons

    They expected too much for little pay. Inventory was annoying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Fun and Laidback

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Spencer Gifts

    Pros

    Fun/ laid-back atmosphere and discounts

    Cons

    Attracts young people who dont want to work, cheap items

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be picky about your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Spencer Gifts

    Pros

    Fun environment, great frequent shopper program

    Cons

    Poor upper management, few opportunities to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your planogram so the store doesn't look like a filthy closet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not enough hours or pay!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    super friendly co-workers
    good for first job
    good practice for retail

    Cons

    no real pay
    no hours
    too flexible: most of the hours you get need to be call ins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your employees, and try paying them more!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fun, but can be stressful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts

    Pros

    Fun environment, with generally great clientele.

    Cons

    Like a lot if retail, very stressful, always changing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviews at 6 months, and reviews for sales associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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