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"Fun but underpaid for all the hard work"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Kirkland's full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

It's a fun place to work and some of the people are great to be around, and in most cases it is a laid back company to work for.

Cons

Not enough time to finish anything. Little compensation for all the work that is put in, and management is told when they can and can't be off.

Advice to Management

Let the store managers run the store, there is to much hand holding which makes it hard for someone in charge to be able to get a job done. Let the sales stay for a week and not change them every other day.

Other Employee Reviews for Kirkland's

  1. "Always something to do"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time (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 Management

    More formal visual positions outside of corporate.


  2. "Big letdown, no help"

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    Former Employee - Third Assistant Manager in Alabaster, AL
    Former Employee - Third Assistant Manager in Alabaster, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kirkland's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Main pro is the store discount. Nothing is ever the same. That is really the only pros.

    Cons

    I was hired in as assistant manger. I had worked at Kirklands previously as an assistant (15 years ago). Sad to say, my pay was the same amount when I left 15 years ago. The store I was hired at had a lot of turnovers mainly due to a new manager. Training is non-existent, yet you are expected to have everything perfect. I was left to close the store without being trained how (things change in 15 years!) Unhappy employees, no help on truck day. The last straw for me was when the manager told me that I HAD to buy more than one item.

    Advice to Management

    More associates to help on truck day without penalizing hours for other associates. PROPER training, not "well its in the book."

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