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Spencer Gifts Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed dress code you can pretty much wear whatever you want as long as it isn't offensive or drug related (in 95 reviews)

  • Laid Back environment was able to wear anything to work (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, sometimes hours get cut, minimal room to do work (in 47 reviews)

  • Sometimes felt looked down upon by certain people in upper management (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spencer Gifts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great office space, flex time

    Cons

    401k match not available for management


  2. "Assistant manager"

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

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts full-time

    Pros

    Nice employees, decent pay, Fun

    Cons

    To much pushing, to many numbers to have to maintain not just sales.

  3. "Well then"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Laredo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun experience for first job, found out pretty early that people are very open about their needs

    Cons

    So many perverts, people don't understand we can't put items on hold and there were some rude customers

    Advice to Management

    If an employee looks uncomfortable, ask why and listen


  4. "Sweet enviroment, good friends to find"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the environment, the people, and the merchandise.

    Cons

    Some of the workers can be very melodramatic

    Advice to Management

    Just fire the drama queens.


  5. "Would be better off anywhere else"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spencer Gifts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loose dress code, good music

    Cons

    Probably won’t get paid, workload is ridiculous, even if you are in the top 5 of the company you will be treated as if you can’t do your job, bonuses are a joke, discount is sad

    Advice to Management

    Reform your company. It’s not the 60s anymore, embrace new technology! Hire buyers that can keep up with current trends. Treat staff better.


  6. "Not horrible"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spencer Gifts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The clientele can be a blast. If you get the right team of people the crew can be like a true family.

    Cons

    The pay rate sucks. Corporate lays down a policy, you follow it, customer calls and complains and the company bends over to kiss their butt instead of having your back.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better developing people you have rather than hiring the cheapest (and crappiest) help that's out there.


  7. "Family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Like one big family *great atmosphere *fun and easy

    Cons

    They don't trust employees and all the security devices are fake making it easy for a customer to get away with theft

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap and get real cameras and door beepers

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spencer Gifts part-time

    Pros

    No dress code, tattoos and colored hair encouraged, great discount

    Cons

    low pay, little hours offered poor management


  9. "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 Spencer Gifts full-time

    Pros

    It seems like fun. Guests are usually great.

    Cons

    If you want to be mentally and emotionally abused by all means take the job. DMs do not support their Managers at all. They will let your store be gutted of Managers to cover and demand you work it. They have zero respect for your home life and the work you do accomplish. When you go to your DM and they refuse to listen because they dont want to hear it, its time to go.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your people with respect. When they reach out support, don't assume it is their fault without doing any research whatsoever. Don't expect a Store Manager to work several double shifts in a row without your assistance or without another Manager to cover them.


  10. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spencer Gifts part-time

    Pros

    Great pay with automatic raise after 6 months

    Cons

    Not enough hours available for full time


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