Kirkland's Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
119 Reviews
2.3
119 Reviews
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Kirkland's CEO and Director Robert E. Alderson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount and the team cohesion was the best part of the job (in 12 reviews)

  • I had friendly co workers who were easy to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • All task driven, no support from upper management, treats employees like thieves (in 14 reviews)

  • District manager does not hold people accountable at any level (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kirkland's

    Pros

    I like the flexible schedule and the great team spirit to tech company goals.

    Cons

    I don't like the pay for the amount of work that they have you to do. It is not enough to live off of and they don't offer full time except through manager position.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    LOVE IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great discount and best people to work with

    Cons

    Pay isn’t fabulous but the work is fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and appreciate your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kirkland's full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, Product was amzing

    Cons

    California labor laws need to know them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome job with awesome people!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Columbus, GA (US)

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The store manager is amazing. She has a great sense of humor but always remains professional. She works with you and your schedule. The employee perks are great, specifically the 20% employee discount. The coworkers are great and the store store always smells good.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More advertising to reach a broader customer base. I have spoken with several people that don't even know what Kirkland's is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was always a pleasure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kirkland's

    Pros

    The customers always appreciated my input.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was just too much inventory for one person to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you don't over work your employees. They may begin to feel unappreciated.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I loved working at Kirklands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk 1998 in Jackson, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk 1998 in Jackson, TN (US)

    I worked at Kirkland's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, good benefits, great friends.

    Cons

    Stress, sometimes not enough time to do some tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep doing what you always have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kirkland's

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling four college student. A great team environment and fun staff. Also great customers.

    Cons

    Some people get very unorganized and are not held accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit changing POG and visuals displays so often keeping people busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Always something to do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL (US)

    I have been working at Kirkland's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -great co-workers and management
    -merchandise is different and never feels repetitive
    -no micromanagement so feels like a community
    -small and easy to tidy things up

    Cons

    No hype for customers for a grand opening of a new store. Management seemed nervous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More formal visual positions outside of corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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