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Updated January 11, 2018
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Ken Alterman
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Pros
  • Employee discount, clothes are cheap (in 34 reviews)

  • Sales bonus for all team members is pretty cool too (and a great discount) (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Sweat shop like conditions for minimum wage (in 30 reviews)

  • The number of employees has dropped but the same amount of work is expected to be done with fewer people (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savers full-time

    Pros

    Great team members, always busy

    Cons

    lots of hours for salary. Unrealistic expectations from upper management


  2. "They really could be great but they lost their way"

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

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

    Pros

    Customers, team members, donors all interesting, fun, nice & great to know. Benefits good too. Some managers are really interested in team members well-being. So I have to have more words in this space so the other good things are bonus opportunities

    Cons

    Too many to list. Constantly changing rules, procedures, standards. Inhumanely aggressive targets & quotas. Complete disrespect. Favoritism. Ageism. Some bigotry. Random application of rules.

    Advice to Management

    Scrub & start over. Esp. At the high levels. Have people who actually work in the stores participate in making rules & procedures.

  3. "Reviewing savers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savers part-time

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly there.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of dust everywhere.


  4. "Pretty easy job, only overwhelming because customer service is not always easy, loved my job there!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If we beat sales from last year we get bonuses, employees and managers are all friendly, your hard work will be noticed, hours are flexible for part-time employees (not sure of full-time)

    Cons

    Eight dollars an hour sometimes doesn't feel like it's worth it, some customers will make you feel like crap, sale days are mandatory- I got really sick really fast by working EVERY sale day

    Advice to Management

    I think these people put up with WAY MORE than they need to, obviously thats not something we or management could control, and i absolutely loved my job but it wasn't an 8 dollar an hour kind of love


  5. "Not sure the direction of the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Savers full-time

    Pros

    flex schedule, salary, and freedom

    Cons

    little communication between departments and managers


  6. "Production Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Savers full-time

    Pros

    Set schedule, good pay, and amazing coworkers

    Cons

    Physically exhausting, worked almost every holiday except thanksgiving and Christmas


  7. "Not the greatest job and no one helps each other"

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    Current Employee - Community Donation Center Associate in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Community Donation Center Associate in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively easy position and you aren’t stuck in one place all day. Also, you get to talk with outside customers

    Cons

    No training and you’re expected to pick up everyone else’s slack. The people are only focused on what is asked of them and no one takes any initiative for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Stop Micro-managing everyone and make sure your employees are properly trained

  8. "customer service associate"

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

    I worked at Savers part-time

    Pros

    limited discount but still half off many items

    Cons

    lack of management communication, unfair pay increase system, workplace was regularly unsafe, lack of care towards employees


  9. "Not too shabby"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    positive working environment, and a great group of people with relatively determined outlooks revolve around there.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is very high, work to pay rate ratio is not very proportional (but that's almost everywhere).

    Advice to Management

    Don't show favoritism and keep unnecessary employees as workers. If someone has been reported more then 3 times, and if they are continuously disruptive in the workplace, fire them.


  10. "Not the best place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Production Associate in El Paso, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Savers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full-time work with benefits and 401k

    Cons

    lack of communication, Long hours, low pay, constantly growing qouta, six day work week

    Advice to Management

    Be better to your employees, listen to their needs keep the flow of communication open, pay the people who work for you what their worth


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