Sales assistant at Bargain Booze

People in this role may also be known as retail and sales assistants or shop assistant.

9 workers in this role at Bargain Booze have taken the survey.

How much does Bargain Booze pay sales assistants?

Sales assistant at Bargain Booze
£6.69–8.91
Typical range
£7.20–10.00

Sales assistant employees at Bargain Booze are typically paid £6.69–8.91 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for sales assistant employees at Bargain Booze?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do sales assistants think Bargain Booze 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

    100% 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 information from 5 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do sales assistants at Bargain Booze feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    78% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 9 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

    Lone working means no management breathing down your neck. Customers can be friendly and chatty

    Worst thing

    Lone working feels unsafe. No radio so shifts feel twice as long. Expected to do tasks that manager does but for no extra pay. Company treats you like a number.

    3.3

    Employee, April 2021

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What are the hours like for sales assistant employees at Bargain Booze?

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  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do sales assistants at Bargain Booze get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do sales assistants get of their shift pattern at Bargain Booze?

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

    How we know this

    • 56% report getting one week notice or less
    • 11% report getting two weeks notice
    • 22% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 11% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 9 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
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Bargain Booze managers change sales assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    63% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 8 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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do sales assistants at Bargain Booze do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 9 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.

  • People worry about getting enough hours

    Do sales assistants at Bargain Booze worry about hours?

    Most people worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    56% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do sales assistants at Bargain Booze get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    56% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for sales assistants to book a holiday at Bargain Booze?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 9 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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for sales assistants to take sick leave at Bargain Booze?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    83% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Minimum weekly pay 45 hours, if I work less hours, I still get paid 45 hours.

    Worst thing

    Can work up to 60 hours a week. 4am start times.

    7.6

    Driver, September 2020

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What is career progression like for sales assistants at Bargain Booze?

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  • No career progression

    Are sales assistants given support to progress at Bargain Booze?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 63% 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 information from 8 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.

Good
  • Enough training

    Do sales assistants get enough training when they start at Bargain Booze?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 7 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.

Latest reviews from sales assistants at Bargain Booze

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  • Best thing

    Lone working means no management breathing down your neck. Customers can be friendly and chatty

    Worst thing

    Lone working feels unsafe. No radio so shifts feel twice as long. Expected to do tasks that manager does but for no extra pay. Company treats you like a number.

    3.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    the money, the staff

    Worst thing

    the mess, customers that are rude or drunk, stock checking

    6.5

    Sales assistant, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy-ish to manage

    Worst thing

    Poor staff cohesion

    3.4

    Store assistant, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people

    Worst thing

    Angry customers

    6.4

    Shop Assistant, March 2020

How Bargain Booze ranks

Bargain Booze ranks joint 171st to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 170 Cooplands
    4.3
  2. 171= Bargain Booze
    4.1
  3. 171= Euro Garages
    4.1