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Family Christian Stores Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Family Christian Stores President and CEO Chuck Bengochea
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Pros
  • Knowing that your work makes profits that are going to the betterment of mankind; to aid widows and orphans (in 9 reviews)

  • The company has good core values as well as being non profit (in 16 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)

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  1. "Good product, iffy practices"

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    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.....


  2. "Loved working here!!"

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    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.

  3. "retail store manager"

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    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


  4. "Great company and staff support"

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    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


  5. "It was all about the mission"

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    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


  6. "PT partner"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "There's a reason they're gone"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant co-workers and some pleasant customers.

    Cons

    Constant badgering over statistics and things you really can't control, like store traffic. Poor communication between departments at HQ and between HQ and stores. HQ had all the answers all the time. Too many half-baked attempts at new items/directions. Used scripture to push unpopular initiatives to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Should have listened to front line employees more who are actually in touch with your customers.

  8. "Metrics mean more than employees"

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

    I worked at Family Christian Stores part-time

    Pros

    There's a decent employee discount

    Cons

    They're more concerned about employees hitting sales metrics than real customer service.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Out of Business"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best part about working for Family Christian is definitely all the Christian people you get to interact with every day. After 6 years with the company, that is what I will miss most.

    Cons

    Company is out of business. I'd say that's the biggest Con

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discounts, opportunities for mission trips, nice to feel good about the company you work for.

    Cons

    very low pay, slow computers which was awful when you had long lines, too much pressure to push specific items.

    Advice to Management

    none


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