E-Bay Assistant (Current Employee) – Noble Park VIC – 28 March 2019
Good work life balance, morning and afternoon tea breaks, not enough staff to provide extra support, friendly workplace culture, the hardest part of job is always bending down alot, wish they would provide table length support, poor OHS.
Retail Customer Service (Former Employee) – Redcliffe QLD – 23 March 2019
we get on with our work by putting tags on clothing, and putting out into the shop,get on well with everyone, how to put clothing into there colours, rags outs that is fun, i work with some amazing people
I had some fun working at Salvos. If you enjoy standard retail work, then you'll enjoy working here as most of the work is separating different items into their specified area, checking if they're in good condition, and also pricing them. Very repetitive, but some of the items people donate are very interesting!
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Canberra ACT – 21 February 2019
I was somewhat disappointed with my time here. There was bullying by another older female volunteer who lorded it over other volunteers. Management are aware of what she's doung but do nothing about her. The role was boring, cionsisting of repetitive work with no variety to mix up ones day so therefore no trust in giving volunteers more rewarding duties. In many ways I was treated like a child just out of school. The bully dobbed on me and when a certain female staff member came and told me off I felr like I was back in the classroom.Overall it is a toxic environment run like a military camp. My one extra star is for tbe Manager she was very nice but her assiatant was soneone who did not sit well with me.
serving coffee part time volunteer (Former Employee) – Noble Park VIC – 11 February 2019
Life is too short if you are worry to much, but need to learn and appreciate what you got is more important than what you haven't got because depression will build up with negative attitude surrounding you.
I volunteered here for two years so I would not know anything about the salaries therefore I cannot rate that, Job security/advancement.
Never a dull moment volunteering working for the stores. The people are lovely forged alot of lifelong friends. Every minute of the day there was always something different to do from sorting clothes, to pricing of clothes, shoes, toys etc so much fun learnt so much.
Taught by some lovely people so patient and never pressured or under pressure. Management amazing you have the big bosses coming in to check to see not just how the shop is going but also asking the volunteers if they are okay.
Would love to work there instead of volunteering.
working with amazing people and giving back to the community
volunteer work (Former Employee) – Burwood NSW – 15 January 2019
whilst at the salvation army as a volunteer I learned time management skills how to pick and pack clothing ,furniture etc .I learned a little about retail eg I had to sort clothing out by size ,gender ,style and used or brand new from the large amount of donations that were sored in the factory and delivered on a daily basis . I also gained confidence although I wasn't getting paid it was all positive for my self asteem.
Care Service Employee, Team Leader (Former Employee) – Narrabundah ACT – 28 November 2018
Working with Salvation Army. If you try to forget about the religious aspect of the organisation, it was a great place. I had many days that were filled with laughter and a few that made me sad - this is to be expected in the type of work I did. I had many chances to learn new skills and took them.
It was a fun experience, where I got to work with new people and help the homeless and the needy. I particularly liked the idea of being able to easily communicate with everyone around me and the staff at the Salvation Army was quite helpful when I was unsure about what to do.
Productive and fun workplace for young volunteerers
Volunteer Worker (Former Employee) – Salisbury Downs SA – 17 November 2018
In a typical day, I was taught about the systems the store had in place to sell their products. I would independently find small tasks to do or help customers throughout the day. Because of being a volunteer, I wasn't allowed to work as the cashier. Working at Salvos wasn't hard at all, everyone was there to help me and everyone was extremely understanding. I loved being able to interact with the customers during the day and helping them find what they needed
Volunteer Worker (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 6 November 2018
A typical day working at the Salvation Army was often a very long day with minimal to no breaks or sitting. However, this was all the a good cause putting the time and effort into making sure there is affordable and good quality items for people that are unable to spend as much money on these items. The hardest part of the job was the long hours of standing up, but that also contributing into being the most enjoyable part of the job by meeting a wide variety of people from all environments and cultures wanting to start conversation or needing help with specific items.