Family Christian Stores Reviews | Glassdoor

Family Christian Stores Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
299 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Family Christian Stores President and CEO Chuck Bengochea
Chuck Bengochea
169 Ratings

299 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • The company has good core values as well as being non profit (in 17 reviews)

  • Knowing that your work makes profits that are going to the betterment of mankind; to aid widows and orphans (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • We were screamed at by the regional manager for not pushing people to commit to signing up for World Vision (in 27 reviews)

  • upper management and owner don't care about staff (in 26 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Store Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great non-profit organization. Positive work environment

    Cons

    Company went out of business


  2. "Sales Floor Leader"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores part-time

    Pros

    Such a wonderful uplifting environment!

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to move up in company

  3. "Was good while it lasted"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time

    Pros

    The customers were mostly pleasant.

    Cons

    Division managers expected far too much from a little store.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Good product, iffy practices"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time

    Pros

    The product was good, and appropriate to the concept of the store.

    Cons

    The company condoned some shady practices to achieve certain required metrics (i.e., provoking guilt trips to sponsor children overseas). The company is now defunct, so that just goes to show you.....


  5. "Worst experience of my life."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You could sit down if no one needed help. Easy to do homework. Good discount which included sale items which made for cheap Christmas presents.

    Cons

    They told you that iDisciple %100 went to help these underprivileged kids and blah blah blah. Found out later that not even half did and refused to lie for them. Eventually they stopped scheduling me. Didn't even have the decency to let me know I was fired (which I technically wasn't. I was still on the schedule and just never got hours). Scheduled me for days I had asked off for months in advance as I was going on a mission trip. Called and demanded I come in after I told them I was in Minnesota. Many problems.

    Advice to Management

    You are, supposably, a Christian company. There is no need to lie. And if you don't want to give someone hours, just fire them! Some people need to know sooner rather than later that they need another job. College isn't cheap.


  6. "Loved working here!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SFL in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - SFL in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere was always welcoming, managers always worked with their employees, very organized.

    Cons

    Pay was only minimum wage.


  7. "retail store manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time

    Pros

    work with community of believers in Jesus Christ from coworkers to guests

    Cons

    low pay and upper level management

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people

  8. "Great company and staff support"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love this place. Worked here 2 years. Great products great tools.

    Cons

    Some products priced high but overall value decent

    Advice to Management

    None at all


  9. "It was all about the mission"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    We had great people. It was unique in that it was a job and a ministry.

    Cons

    The business was struggling so money was tight and often had to go the "cheap at any cost" route

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say. The company is no longer in business


  10. "PT partner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ministry minded
    Good work environment
    Can talk about God

    Cons

    Low pay
    Low employee morale
    No work/life balance


Showing 299 of 302 reviews
Reset Filters