Sales assistant at Blacks

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

5 workers in this role at Blacks have taken the survey.

How much does Blacks pay sales assistants?

Sales assistant at Blacks
£5.40–7.88
Typical range
£7.20–10.00

Sales assistant employees at Blacks are typically paid £5.40–7.88 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What is management like for sales assistant employees at Blacks?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do sales assistants think Blacks 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

    80% 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.

Not great
  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do sales assistants at Blacks feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 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

    Team is great and very friendly

    Worst thing

    The company doesn't care about anything happening on site and doesn't listen to managers

    4.5

    Employee, February 2021

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What are the hours like for sales assistant employees at Blacks?

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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Blacks managers change sales assistants shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 100% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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 sales assistants to take sick leave at Blacks?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    60% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People worry about getting enough hours

    Do sales assistants at Blacks worry about hours?

    Most people worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    60% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 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.

Excellent
  • Good choice of shifts

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

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    100% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 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.

What is career progression like for sales assistants at Blacks?

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  • Not enough training

    Do sales assistants get enough training when they start at Blacks?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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 sales assistants given support to progress at Blacks?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% 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 5 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 sales assistants at Blacks

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  • Best thing

    Team is great and very friendly

    Worst thing

    The company doesn't care about anything happening on site and doesn't listen to managers

    4.5

    Employee, February 2021

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How Blacks ranks

Blacks ranks joint 159th to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

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