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Family Christian Stores Reviews

Updated February 8, 2019
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Pros
  • "The company has good core values as well as being non profit" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Christian based work environment" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay and upper level management" (in 23 reviews)

  • "I wish the pay were better - they paid me minimum wage" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Christian Stores part-time

    Pros

    - Low stress.
    - Friendly environment.
    - Well-mannered employees.

    Cons

    Company is no longer in business.


  2. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Family Christian Stores part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere.
    Easy work.
    Rewarding. Very

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Not much else to say.

  3. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - learned about retail
    - loved learning about the products that they sell

    Cons

    - interesting work environment
    - tough working there as a young person


  4. "nice company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    reasonable hours, flexible, Christian atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay, Bankruptcy, unsure of company staying afloat.


  5. "Family Christian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, lots of knowledge of biblical stuff and some great customers as well.

    Cons

    Selling the IDisciple app.

    Advice to Management

    Company went Bankrupt.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, people genuinely cared about each other. Working in a faith based organization was a huge plus. Sad to see it end

    Cons

    I really don’t have any cons. Stayed long enough to see it all. Not too different from most companies. They all have ups and downs


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture and Core Principles at heart..

    Cons

    Lost sight of core customer needs chasing ancillary programs.

  8. "Too Many Metrics"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with at this company

    Cons

    I felt I was forced to sell, sell, sell, and in a Christian store, that's not what I expected. We also didn't receive training on how to effectively sell if that's what we were being pushed to do.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people. Christian focus

    Cons

    Low pay, little product, shifting management focus.


  10. "Push that Jesus junk"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Ferguson, MO
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Ferguson, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Family Christian Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers were nice and we became friends.

    Cons

    Maybe it was just our district, but there were no full time employees besides managers. Everyone was part time so they didn’t have to pay benefits. I somehow worked out a dual role job as sales clerk and inventory supervisor so I could get 30-40 hours a week. But it was barely over minimum wage and I didn’t know from one week to the next it my shifts would get cut...leaving me struggling for my own personal finances. The manager showed up late every day, without communicating when he was going to show up. Blamed it on not having a car and getting rides to work...everyday...for years. We were often understaffed for hours at a time, and the high school kids they would hire were flaky and often had youth group or sports stuff so I’d get calls to come in to cover shifts with short notice, because I had a car and needed all the hours I could get. A coworker of mine missed seeing her dad right before he passed away because the manager couldn’t find anyone else to cover the store so she could go to the hospital to say goodbye. That’s the kind of people we are talking about. Everything that nonbelievers think about the church propaganda machine could be found inside a FCS.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing the $5 junk at the counter. Carry quality products that serve and enrich the community and you’ll make return customers out of churches and organizations.