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worker (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC20 October 2018
I am progressive, and contribute to the organisation. A teamwork-oriented environment in a company that empowers employees to create and take initiatives. thanks
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Decisions that are made make no sense
Librarian (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW18 October 2018
The decisions that are made make no financial or practical sense. The decisions pay little attention to what has worked well but reflect the personal opinions of the decision makers!
Pros
The people working on the ground are wonderful
Cons
The military connotations carry through to their treatment of staff., which is very suppressive
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Good place to do volunteering
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Kings Park SA17 October 2018
Good place to do volunteering. Nice people and great opportunities available. I work at the front of the shop, greeting customers and processing their sales.
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productive and well run place
Storeperson (Current Employee) –  Pooraka SA16 October 2018
a typical day at work could consist of many things from sorting and pricing clothes to sorting brick a brack and then finding somewhere on the showroom floor to put it to going out on the truck and doing home deliveries. place is great everyone's easy going. hardest part is lifting heavy stuff probably also the most enjoyable
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being a volunteer in a op shop
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Melbourne VIC16 October 2018
Being a volunteer in a op shop can be a great experience as you get to met and greet new people and work with many different people. Volunteering for 5 years once a week you learn how communication skills, customer service, stock control, cleaning and other retail jobs.
Pros
meting new people
Cons
no cons
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Amazing work place
CSE (Former Employee) –  Collaroy NSW15 October 2018
Beautiful aged care Facility only thing lacking is the management etc. Coworkers are awsome friendly esp the RNs. They help eachother alot like teamwork. Only thing is some coworkers dont know how to respect others by speaking at their own tongue language other then that everything's spot on
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Friendly charitable environment
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Epping NSW3 October 2018
Learnt that some of the locals are regular donors of Salvation Army.
With two other friends, we all door-knocked within a delegated area. The least favourable thing that can ever happen on a door-knocking fundraiser is not receiving a response to your doorknock. Interesting thing is some houses have the coolest doorbells out there. Best thing is that we are rewarded with a free celebratory BBQ.
Pros
free BBQ at the end
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Great place to work
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Moree NSW26 September 2018
Able to help people, great volunteering experience, lovely people to work for, average paced, so your not overworking yourself, great opportunity to put back into your community.
Pros
Being able to put back into the community
Cons
Long hours
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was a good place to start learning skills in retail
Storeperson (Former Employee) –  Belconnen ACT20 September 2018
i really liked doing voluntary work their , a good place to start a career in-retail to gain more skills in that area .As well as the other staff were always willing to help and not judge anyone
Pros
lots of breaks
Cons
long days
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Great place where people care about you
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Gosford NSW16 September 2018
I Volunteer on the sound desk regularly and other random task like working a food stand or collecting for the Red Shield Appeal as they appear. Its got a great group of people and its never makes you feel like quitting.
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Was a chilled environment to do volunteer work
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) –  Croydon NSW11 September 2018
Was very quiet mostly hanging up clothes and helping take heavy furniture into the warehouse and lots and lots of cleaning & making sure everything is tidy
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Casual employee
Retail Assistant (Casual) (Former Employee) –  Northern Suburbs, Melbourne31 August 2018
Casuals in this organisation are basically dispensable. Get tossed away the same way most of their not to standard donations are thrown away. They always have plenty of 'work for the dole' staff at hand which Salvos get paid by the government to take on as free labour! Can't help but conclude Salvos contribute more to poverty than help it!
Pros
Some genuinely nice retail assistants and lovely customers
Cons
Too many to list!!
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Good place, friendly people
Retail and Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT25 August 2018
Enjoyable place to work because the people cared about what they were doing and it was good to work for something that gave back to the community. Managed very well but actual work was generally and boring.
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friendly place to help out
General Hand (Former Employee) –  Merrylands NSW16 August 2018
was great to meet so many people from different walks of life and to be helpful and kind to customers who come into the store on any given day.
was a great experience overall
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Friendly and enjoyable people to work with
Volunteer Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Whyalla SA16 August 2018
Great team of people to work with. Few leadership issues but nothing serious. Excellent facilities and average response to hazard reporting. Would recommend to those who would like to contribute to helping the less fortunate.
Pros
Don't look over shoulder all day
Cons
Maintenance resolving needs to be improved
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have fun, getting more Retail experience
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Perth WA13 August 2018
I enjoy working at Salvation Army, they teach me fro the start : customer service, store organization, sorting our products, pricing,... even i work as votunteer
Pros
Volunteer
Cons
volunteer
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Fun
Retail Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Mordialloc VIC8 August 2018
The other volunteers there were always welcoming and approachable, and the times are quite flexible. You get to know regulars and feel morally benefited. When I was there, presentation was fantastic and storage organisation was up to standard.
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it was fun caring and inviting
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Perth South WA7 August 2018
i learnt how to sort cloth very good work eathices greeting customs learning the cash register.helping customs being mindful of others working one on one and in a team.
Pros
working with a intelligent manger .
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Staff are Rude & Items way over priced
Bad (Former Employee) –  Heidelberg VIC1 August 2018
I’ve really noticed over the past few years that items or should I say rubbish way over priced.

If these items have been donated wouldn’t it be better to make prices affordable?
The clothing smells & worn out & most pretty much not worth $1.
I found Kmart to be heaps cheaper & it’s brand new.

I’m sure some people do Donate expensive & collectable items. But the volenteers take
Pros
Not
Cons
Volunteer
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Educational employment
Employment consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto NSW31 July 2018
Able to identify with clients their needs also able to support individuals to gain employment and have a better quality of life. The salvation army had assisted my own development in many aspects it had give my life a path to follow (Not knowing that at the time) my career path had changed for the better.
Pros
Meeting interesting people with stories of their life struggles
Cons
Being transfered throughtout the Newcastle area
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