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"Fun but stressful"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Manager in Lake Charles, LA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Lake Charles, LA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

I worked at Spencer Gifts full-time (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 Management

Better benefits and higher pay equal happier employees and less turnover

Other Employee Reviews for Spencer Gifts

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Unrealistically horrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Slave in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Computer Slave in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code
    Fun people to work with
    OK benefits (not great)

    Cons

    Unrealistic pay (paid a whole 10 dollars under what the starting salary at other jobs pay)
    Ridiculous management (Supervisors have no idea about anything related to what they are managing)
    They expect everything, and when you give it, you get in trouble for OT
    Overall bad experience with management
    My job has no advancement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    LEARN HOW TO DO THE JOBS OF THE PEOPLE UNDER YOU!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It started off great but trickled downhill."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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

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