Value Village

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Value Village Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
53 Reviews
2.8
53 Reviews
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Ken Alterman
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • other team members friendly and helpful (in 6 reviews)

  • If I wasn't in my home store I didn't have to wait to buy with employee discount (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • 4-5 hour shifts mostly, dirty work conditions, back room freezing, rodents, high workplace injury, management needs to start listening to the employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Very dirty work conditions in the back which are unsafe (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Value Village

    Pros

    Flexible, fairly easy most of the time

    Cons

    gross addicts that shop lift all the time, air conditioning that only works half the time, scheduling issues such as availability being lost all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some better security in the stores so that employees don't have to deal with the shoplifters.

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

    great co-workers, but terrible pay/management/support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Value Village full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I absolutely adored most of my co-workers, and the discount was nice. A lot of employees have been there for well over 10 years, so it is a stable company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't think working conditions were always within OSHA standards. The management likes to push quota and price averages down your throat all day, but they don't support or recognize those who work hard to meet the goals. The pay is quite bad for their expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of your employees. Improve safety conditions. Either pay more or lower your expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was alright

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Value Village part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are really friendly, there's always something to do, good discounts.

    Cons

    Management-feels like they don't care about you sometimes, especially when you need them the most. Can't really move up anywhere, so no chance of promotion or anything. And most of the time it's pretty dead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I had a great time working at Value Village. Wonderful company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Value Village full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved that when I made a suggestion the manager did actually agree with my suggestion.

    Cons

    When I was there we went threw 2 different managers. Maybe the company should vet their managers a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe if the company did do so much cross training they would produce better employees. The company should cross train with 2 different dept. It's over whelming when they cross train with all the dept at once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The relationships were the best part, but the work environment and expectations made the job not worth it.

    Former Employee - Production Team Member
    Former Employee - Production Team Member

    I worked at Value Village part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The relationships you build with coworkers, supervisor was very nice, hours were the same every day

    Cons

    Dirty environment, hazardous, expectations when it comes to meeting quota, pay, management, training process. I couldn't even last a month there. The work is back breaking and your health can be at risk when sorting through donated clothing. My managers only seemed to care about meeting quota and making sales, which are important don't get me wrong, but they should put some care into their employees that are doing all the sweatshop-like manual labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Mamager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Value Village full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mngr hours Mon-Fri 8-5 generally

    Cons

    Quotas in production and budget for hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very low pay, backbreaking work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Runner in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Runner in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Value Village full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, interesting items, something new everyday.

    Cons

    Working in the back is physically hazardous and quota demands are high. My trainer was a 'lifer' who, after 12 years with the company, made about 2 dollars over minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the quota is lowered safety conditions would improve along with less work related injuries. Merchandise would improve in quality and display.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very unorganized. Things change on a daily basis.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hanger in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Hanger in Fenton, MO

    I have been working at Value Village part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Honestly I wouldn't mind the job if the pay was more and things were more organized. It changes too much on a daily basis that it's confusing.

    Cons

    Pay. Managers. Unorganized. Disrespectful. Uncaring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look closely at your managers. You stated that if we are hired for a certain position then that's all we were to do but yet we still have to go and do someone else's job because they can't do it them selves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good if you want to get started in retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Value Village full-time

    Pros

    Awesome group of people. Co workers are the nicest bunch I have met. You can learn from other areas of the store. Hours are somewhat stable.

    Cons

    Pay is very low. There's no much room for advancement within the company. Management is bad, with the exception of a couple people. It can be a rather unwelcoming environment for older folks, people from other countries specially from part of managers or supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VALUE your employees. Stop that passive aggressive BS please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great experience in retail, good hours and fair to all discipline.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Value Village

    Pros

    I learned a lot at this job and you meet great people both co workers and customers.

    Cons

    A downside is when corporate comes in to change things around at a moments notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If corporate wants to replace you they might email you saying to post your position as open on craigslist

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