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"Backwards Company wont be around much longer"

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Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Spencer Gifts part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great people, no uniform, decent music, good for high school or part time job in spare time.

Cons

Horrible pay, unfair workload, tight payroll, HUGE theft problem, rude customers, fake upper management, yearly raises only 05-25 cents.

Advice to Management

Stop enabling your own workers. Card kids to come in so that 14 year old girls aren't buying sex toys and putting your associates in a spot where they have to chose either make a sale and do something that's wrong (like selling sex toys to underage girls which isn't illegal because they are for "novelty items") or getting yelled at for not making sales plan and doing the right thing. Also, get cameras, and sensors for EVERY store so that the workers don't get yelled at because the company wont help the workers.

Other Employee Reviews for Spencer Gifts

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good for Temporary Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    relaxed dress code, employee discount, interesting customers, constantly getting cool new products, pretty cool coworkers, get to meet interesting customers.

    Cons

    always changing floor plan, no raise for associates no matter how hard you work, not allowed to befriend supervisors, have to change entire store around while also being required to greet and talk to every single customers.

    Advice to Management

    let hardworking associates get raises, otherwise they lose the drive to work hard because the slacker is getting paid the same.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun but stressful"

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    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

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