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A friendly place to work with lovely people and good values.
A good place to work. Lovely people and does great work to help the homeless and victims of Anti trafficking and Modern Slavery. You don’t have to be religious to work at the Salvation Army.
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ok
No day is the same in job, some days are ok and some are stressful due to working with complex individuals. I mostly enjoy the work that i do working along side other agencies
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Spiritually Rewarding and fun place
Please note I volunteered at Salvation Army as my way of giving something back to the community. It was not a paid job.

I currently work as a self employed mortgage with Just Mortgages.
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Working as a part time volunteer a the Salvation Army lunch club has helped me to learn new skills and gain more experience in catering assistant job.
I like working at the Salvation Army lunch club because I like meeting and talking to people in work settings

As a volunteer, I have more opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge.
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Good
Nice people, get along with the workers and the people who comes in for a cup of tea or coffee and even some food and not far for people to go to make new friends
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Bullying management
Very clicky management. If your face don’t fit or you voice your opinion, even if you are correct you are gaslighted only to see your recommendation suggested in a few months by management. Prefer to place young, inexperienced staff in managerial roles as they are easy to control. Donated food is withheld from service users because they ‘lack budgeting skills’ so they are left hungry & then food goes off & is thrown away.
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Great service users & job experience. Excellent training opportunities.
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Managers are bullies. Your mental health will be affected considerably.
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Shocking charity, would NEVER recommend to work there
Worked there for 4 years, the Head Office is a disgrace, the Officers who have absolutely no idea how to run a business or a Charity run around like mini dictators. I would urge people to reconsider where to donate their hard earned money. The Officers 'although not salaried, get 'perks' such as having brand new houses brought for them to live in then thousands spent on adapting them and upgrading them to the specification they want. Their christian values are non-existent and they lack empathy and compassion. As a business leader you are unable to make any decisions without the Cabinets approval and as the Cabinet is made up of Officers who don't have a clue, you go around in circles, wasting time and money. The charity commission needs to do a proper audit of this organisation as it is failing it's staff and those who donate..
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volunteer
this was voluntary work. staff and management were very nice people, very kind, was a happy great atmosphere every day. loved working there 😀. Also customers were very nice people too, always smiling and making conversations
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productive and fun place to volunteer
stock rotation, serving customers, processing payments, sorting donations, tidying

worked with fellow volunteers and staff members


easy going atmosphere
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free tea
Cons
long days
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Supportive company
Hard working but rewarding organisation. Open door policy with management. Loved working for them. Felt valued still in touch with many people. Caring organisation
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Hated working here,
nuff said nothing else to say bad management bad company would not recommend this company to anyone, if your looking for job satisfaction then do yourself a favour and look elsewhere
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productive and fun work place
its a fun workplace and good people to be working with its very hard work when u do certain things i did enjoy my time there and wouldnt mine getting a job there
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It is a charitable organisation helping poor families and homeless people.
Since Salvation Army is a charitable Organisation, I was volunteering for them working without receiving any pay at all.Although it is a charitable or none profit making organisation things are managed well and I do enjoy working for them.I was not the only one, sometimes the number of volunteers goes up or down, but always not less than six workers at a tine. I will not hesitate to recommend them to a friend who would like to have a work experience from on voluntary bases.
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Very welcoming and fun.
i only work here as a work placement but i look forward to the two days of the week that i go here.
Everyone is very welcoming and i enjoy my placement very much.
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Fun rewarding workplace
Spending time with the residents at the care home is enjoyable and I develop my social skills in working with vulnerable people. I enjoy the relaxing time playing Scrabble or chatting with residents.
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volunteer
it gets you the experience for your CV. good experience for retail and a experience for working in a team/ working with customers in a face to face environment.
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Very good
Every one is kind and polite to me I really fit in well I love being a volunteer and helping people out it really makes me happy to see other people happy
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Great Values, caring employer
Good company to work for, caring community within colleagues and those who need the help from the church or charity.
The best thing is that they really support you
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Work experience
I did some work experience here in summer time, and they were really nice and respectful towards me and helped me with everything and demonstrated how to do many task as well.
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Its simply work with a friendly staff
I go in and sort through the donated clothes while having friendly conversations with the other volunteers. You work the hours you chose (they can be as low as you want) and then go home.
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No3
I would work in salvation army as not right with price of stuff at charity shop as suppose too be cheap help people buy stuff.all item selling at shop are too expensive I dont agree with it
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Nothing
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