Spencer’s is an American retailer chain. It mainly sells novelty and gag gifts. It was founded in 1947 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Spencer’s operates in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. There are about 650 Spencer’s stores in total. This company is also the parent company of the popular seasonal retailer Spirit Halloween.
Spencer’s Job Vacancies & Opportunities
Sales associate, stock associate, sales supervisor, store manager, assistant store manager, district sales manager, eCommerce promotions manager, SQL developer, photography studio supervisor, production artist, merchandise operations and process improvement analyst.
Printable Job Application Form PDF: Not available.
What is it like to work at Spencer’s?
About 3 days after you submit an application to Spencer’s for a job, you will be called for an interview. The interview will mostly consist of situational questions such as “How would you handle a complaining customer?” and questions like that.
There is no uniform policy at Spencer’s, which sets the company apart from most of the retail stores in the US. As long as you dress properly, you can wear almost anything you want. Only for special days such as Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, employees may require to wear certain shirts, but other than that, there is no dress code. Also, you can dye your hair any color and have any piercings or tattoos. This is all because Spencer’s encourages employees who are expressing themselves as they wish.
The initial training after you get hired lasts 4-5 shifts. There is an online portal where you answer questions about work, learn the company’s history, and learn useful stuff that will help you during work such as how to greet customers, information about piercings, jewelry, items in the adult section, etc.
You will be expected to always greet guests within the store. Each shift, you do the same exact things. A job at Spencer’s makes a really good first job because it is pretty simple, nothing is pretty hard. A typical Spencer’s store is really small in size, and since the job is repetitive, you can feel stuck in the register especially if you are a cashier.
Another rarely mentioned but commonly occurring aspect of working at Spencer’s is that little kids come into the store just to look at inappropriate stuff sold at the store every day. Dealing with such immature people might be annoying for some store associates. Also, many Spencer’s employees have reported that the store environment is unprofessional in a neutral way, especially the managers.
The minimum wage at Spencer’s is slightly above $8 an hour, and there is a 30% employee discount on all items at the store for Spencer’s employees. Also, every month for a single weekend around payday, there is a 40% employee discount where employees can buy things they want at a really good price.
The stuff sold at Spencer’s is pretty much the same as the stuff sold at its rival Hot Topic. Spencer’s is the primary destination for entertainment, excitement, and fun for over 65 years. Spencer’s is targeting teenagers and young adults aged between 18-24, trying to inspire them with colorful and fun products. Life is a party and Spencer’s is here to turn it into fun! If you have a personality with high energy, you are good with technology, you are independent and humorous (basically, if you have a teen spirit), you are always welcomed to work at a Spencer’s store.
How do I apply for a job at Spencer’s?
- Go to the career website of Spencer’s.
- Enter a keyword such as job title or category, and/or select a location by writing the name of the city or postal code. Then click the magnifying glass image.
- The list of relevant jobs will be shown on the page below the search toolbar.
- On the left part of the page, you can see additional tools to filter out irrelevant results. Find the “Company” section there and click “Spencer’s” to only see job openings at Spencer’s stores.
- Click a job title when you encounter a nice job opening while browsing the list.
- Read the job description. Then click “APPLY”.
- You will be redirected to a new page. If you are a new user looking to apply for the first time, click “START HERE”. You should create a new account and then successfully sign in to your account.
- Then, you will reach the online job application form of Spencer’s. Fill it out, provide any additional requested documents, and submit the application to Spencer’s.
Minimum Age to Work: 18
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 12:00am-5:00pm.
Job Positions & Salaries
Sales Associate: You will welcome guests, and help them with their shopping experience. You need to have general information about the products that are sold in the store. You will earn $8/hour.
Sales Supervisor: You will train new employees and create schedules for them. You need to keep stock items in check. You will earn $10/hour.
Management: You will hire new employees. You will be responsible for the financial welfare of the store. You will be the leader of your department. You will earn at least $35,000 per year.
Prerequisite: Experience in the business.
Spencer’s Employee Benefits
The employee benefits at Spencer’s can be grouped in four categories, which are Compensation & Financial Planning, Health & Wellness, Perks, and Time Off.
A competitive salary, an aggressive bonus plan, advancement opportunities,
life & AD&D insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and short and long term disability coverage are provided to eligible Spencer’s employees, in addition to access to the corporate gym, flexible spending account for healthcare costs, medical, dental and vision insurance, an employee assistance program, a wellness program with incentivized discounts, and telemedicine benefits. Also, there is paid time off for full-time & part-time eligible associates (e.g. holiday time).
Spencer’s Job Application Form PDF
The printable job application form of Spencer’s is currently unavailable on the internet. Therefore, you need to make an online application, if you want to get hired by the company as soon as possible. Good luck with your application!