Manager at B&M

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

23 workers in this role at B&M have taken the survey.

How much does B&M pay managers?

Manager at B&M
£9.52–15.90
Typical range
£8.97–17.42

Manager employees at B&M are typically paid £9.52–15.90 an hour, based on data from 23 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at B&M?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers think B&M head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    5% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do managers at B&M feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Good team I work with management good

    Worst thing

    Pay

    9.0

    Employee, June 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

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What are the hours like for manager employees at B&M?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do managers get of their shift pattern at B&M?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 29% report getting one week notice or less
    • 36% report getting two weeks notice
    • 14% report getting three weeks notice
    • 14% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 7% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    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.

Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for managers to take sick leave at B&M?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    47% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do managers at B&M get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    29% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Good
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do B&M managers change managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    50% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do managers at B&M do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    46% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for managers to book a holiday at B&M?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    77% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The hours aren't too bad

    Worst thing

    Management aren't the greatest, no communication

    3.3

    Employee, July 2021

    • £6.86 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

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  • Not enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at B&M?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    48% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Opportunities to progress

    Are managers given support to progress at B&M?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report 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 information from 22 job reviews

    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.

Latest reviews from managers at B&M

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  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Unsure what’s coming next

    7.5

    Employee, July 2021

    • £35,000 per year, working a 50 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
  • Worst thing

    Being treated the same as the lowest common denominator

    6.5

    Employee, July 2021

    • £35,000 per year, working a 60 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    Going home of an evening. Getting 2 days off together. Knowing the building didn’t burn down.

    Worst thing

    Being there. The people. The leadership team. Pretty much everything tbh.

    2.0

    Employee, May 2021

    • £35,000 per year, working a 70 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    left to run my store

    Worst thing

    outside influences

    8.6

    store manager, November 2020

    • Manages people
    • £27,500 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    My team(colleagues)
    Certain aspects of the job

    Worst thing

    Workloads are huge
    So many things to do at once.
    You have to do more than your role in every shift

    2.4

    Floor manager, September 2020

    • Manages people
    • £19,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Store team

    Worst thing

    Work life balance/ work load

    2.9

    Store manager, October 2019

    • Manages people
    • £28,000 per year, working a 55 hour week
    • 25–34 years old

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How B&M ranks

B&M ranks 67th to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

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    5.1
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    5.0
  3. 68= GAME
    4.9