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Overview and benefits

Overview

Spencer’s is a unique store that caters to a fun audience. The company describes its audience as being between 18 years old and 24 years old and as “high energy, technologically savvy, edgy, demanding, independent and always inspired by humor and irreverence.” It offers a wide variety of products that include backpacks, clothing, body jewelry, lingerie, adult products, party accessories and pop culture items.

Number of employees

While there are no official statistics that cite the number of employees across all locations, there are almost 600 employees in its corporate offices and locations.

Website

If you want to learn more about Spencer’s, you can visit its website at https://www.spencersonline.com/.

Date founded

Spencer Gifts started as a mail order catalog out of Easton Pennsylvania in 1947 that specialized in selling novelty items. The first store opened in the Cherry Hill Mall in New Jersey in 1963, which is still open today.

In 1967, after opening about 450 stores, Spencer Gifts merged with MCA. The company closed its mail order catalog in 1990 to focus on its stores. The company’s first Canada location opened in 1997. Spencer’s acquired Spirit Halloween in 1999, which makes up about half of its annual revenue. 

Spencer Gifts was rebranded in 2003 to become just Spencer’s, and it began redesigning its stores to match the new brand in 2004. ACON Investments has owned the brand since 2007.

Company mission statement

Spencer’s slogan sums up its mission statement: “Life’s a Party-We’re Makin’ it Fun!” The stores strive to provide products that will entertain its customers and create a unique, fun environment that embodies its personality.

Industry

Spencer’s is categorized under the retail distributors and apparel retail industries.

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FAQ

How old do you need to be to work at Spencers?

Because of the sensitive nature of some of its products, you must be at least 18 years old to work at Spencer’s for both entry-level and management positions.

Does Spencer's require a drug test?

Spencer’s doesn’t drug test upon employment for entry-level positions. However, the company reserves the right to perform random drug testing if the company suspects that an employee is working under the influence. And the company may drug test when hiring or promoting for management positions.

How much do Spencer's employees make?

Entry-level workers at Spencer’s make an average of $8.82 an hour. Management positions make slightly higher hourly rates. Assistant managers make an average of $11.27 an hour, while managers make an average yearly salary of $33,380.

What are the requirements to work at Spencer's?

Spencer’s looks to hire people who fit the overall personality of its brand and who’ll connect to its target audience. Some good characteristics to have are high energy and positivity. If you love to have fun, you’ll fit in great.

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