Things Remembered

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Things Remembered Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
168 Reviews
2.8
168 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Best things are satisfying the customers and engraving (in 6 reviews)

  • Creativity in engraving is fun - if you are a skilled engraver (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No breaks or bathroom you will generally be working by yourself (in 18 reviews)

  • Engraving is fun but can't get the work done on single coverage, can't pee, can't eat (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Part-time was very part-time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Engraver
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Engraver

    I worked at Things Remembered part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun when busy
    Coworkers were nice when you saw them
    Rewarding to be a part of customers memories
    Manager was great
    Good as a 2nd job or for someone looking to pick up a few hours here and there

    Cons

    Often slow and not much busy work
    Hours were very few and often far between
    Minimum wage
    Unreal goals
    Crappy purchase with purchase they have you push
    Stressful during holidays
    Work alone, often all day without breaks
    Products are cheaply made and tarnish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people and give the people you have more hours. It's understandable management gets the most hours hiring someone to only work when everyone requests off, during holidays, or when someone take vacation not fair. I loved working with customers and engraving but the products people bought in were often cheaper and better made. Your employees deserve quality hours and your customers deserve quality products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Things Remembered part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay.
    Excellent People
    Very Happy Environment
    Respectable People

    Cons

    The uniform is a little strict
    Needs better benefits
    Needs a bigger store
    Make seasonal hires part time if they work well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the dress code a little more relaxed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cool store

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Engraver in Valley Stream, NY
    Current Employee - Seasonal Engraver in Valley Stream, NY

    I have been working at Things Remembered as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best things are satisfying the customers and engraving.

    Cons

    Long shifts no lunch breaks hardly anytime to go to the bathroom. Hard to keep up with customer orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to treat employees better. Pay them more because they do a lot of work including dealing with rude crazy customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No concern for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Things Remembered

    Pros

    Engraving is fun as you get to create
    great memories for customers.Mostly nice coworkers when you get to see them.

    Cons

    Where to begin
    No payroll so work mostly alone even during busy holiday season. Unrealistic amount of work load for one person
    Engrave,sell,floor moves,shipment,reports,coaching,ect... all while on single coverage.
    No lunch break or bath room break unless you live in a state where the law requires it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give stores more hours so there is less single coverage. This will lead to increased sales as more attention can be given to every customer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Cool Job, But Very Little Hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Engraver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Engraver in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Things Remembered part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    discount
    learning to engrave
    creating beautiful pieces for customers
    co-workers

    Cons

    Not enough Hours (12 a week)
    annoying pushy sales techniques
    low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring so many part time employees so more hours could be given, exactly how can a person make a living off of $8/hr 12 hours a week its less than 350 after taxes a month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of standing, but can be crazy busy during seasonal. I liked it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Things Remembered

    Pros

    You meet some nice people, and get a bonus with every customer you make a great sale to.

    Cons

    Meeting the sells goal at the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really have advice for upper management

  8.  

    Great place to work for hard workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Things Remembered full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Custom engraving jobs, fun atmosphere, free time (if tasks and jobs planning and executed properly).

    Cons

    There are some long hours and a lot of floor moves, but if you move fast and work quickly they don't take very long. Customers can be crazy if you mess up their items, but again if you pay attention and do the proper steps, this stays at a minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some extra time training staff on TIME MANAGEMENT and TASK PRIORITIZATION. It comes in handy every day of the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    unhappy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Things Remembered full-time

    Pros

    seeing customers happy face when they see their engraved product is awesome

    Cons

    not getting the proper training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i feel you need to support your team better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    very tough to be a manager in ny area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at Things Remembered part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    customers, you better make sure you get the item right or heaven help you. training is limited if not at all . No hours allotted for it.

    Cons

    one man or woman show! way to many tasks to perform. you can not go over any hours or you will pay for it.
    major floor moves constantly while you have to work your floor and operations. impossible for the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rethink the work load on your people, can not possibly get everything done with the mandated hours.
    lets see upper management work a week in the store.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redondo Beach, CA

    I have been working at Things Remembered part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I applied on a Friday and they called me that Saturday

    Cons

    No cons at all just amazing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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