Retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond

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

5 workers in this role at Blue Diamond have taken the survey.

How much does Blue Diamond pay retail and sales assistants?

Retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond
£6.15–9.08
Typical range
£7.10–10.00

Retail and sales assistants employees at Blue Diamond are typically paid £6.15–9.08 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What are the hours like for retail and sales assistants employees at Blue Diamond?

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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do retail and sales assistants get of their shift pattern at Blue Diamond?

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

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 80% 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 book holiday

    How easy is it for retail and sales assistants to book a holiday at Blue Diamond?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    60% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for retail and sales assistants to take sick leave at Blue Diamond?

    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

Good
  • No unpaid extra work

    Do retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 5 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
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond get to choose the shifts they work?

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    80% 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Blue Diamond managers change retail and sales assistants shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t 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.

What is career progression like for retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond?

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Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do retail and sales assistants get enough training when they start at Blue Diamond?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got 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.

Latest reviews from retail and sales assistants at Blue Diamond

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  • Best thing

    The people I work with.

    Worst thing

    Pay, benefits, lack of order within company. No progression or pay increase for experience or time with company.

    4.4

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    People, customers, environment

    Worst thing

    Can be frustrating

    6.7

    Sales advisor, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Friendly work colleagues

    Worst thing

    There’s no communication
    There’s no respect for workforce other than management
    No real training just get on with it

    4.4

    Customer service assistant, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Work I want to do

    6.8

    Retail Assitant, August 2020

How Blue Diamond ranks

Blue Diamond ranks joint 142nd to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 142= Blue Diamond
    5.0
  2. 142= Deichmann
    5.0
  3. 142= Lloyds Pharmacy
    5.0