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Accessorize is a women's accessories retailer. They sell bags, jewellery, belts, hats and more.

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Based on responses from 11 employees at Accessorize.

About jobs at Accessorize

Pay

    Bad
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Accessorize pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2021 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom scores will be updated to reflect this.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Accessorize pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    90% of people are paid above for the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Accessorize do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    55% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Accessorize?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 27% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 18% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 45% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 9% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Accessorize worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    80% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Accessorize workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    40% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Accessorize feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2021 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Accessorize?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people recommend their team

    Do people at Accessorize recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Accessorize?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    55% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Accessorize?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 45% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Accessorize head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    90% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Accessorize is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    45% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Accessorize ranks

Accessorize ranks joint 232nd to work for out of retailers.

  1. 232= WHSmith
    5.0
  2. 232= Accessorize
    5.0
  3. 232= Euro Garages
    5.0

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 27 November 2022.

Accessorize job reviews

  • Best thing

    Nice work environment and team.
    Good pay.

    Worst thing

    Shifts are only 4 hours long.
    Awkward shift timings and hard to change shifts.
    Rude customers.

    4.1

    Accessorize Sales assistant, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting people, early shifts.

    Worst thing

    No staff room, long walk to the stock room.

    3.0

    Accessorize Sales assistant, September 2021

Handy to know

What contracts are people on?

10% report having zero hours contracts.
60% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
20% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
10% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 10 Accessorize employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 91% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 11 Accessorize employees

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

27% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
18% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
45% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
9% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

Based on 11 Accessorize employees