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Why does Bonmarché get a rating of 5.5?

6 Bonmarché employees told us the following about their jobs.

Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    0% 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 6 job reviews

    Do you think head office understands what’s really happening where you work?

    Yes No

    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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    How we know this

    0% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    How we know this

    20% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    If you were scheduled to work, but had to call in sick, would you still get paid?

    Yes No

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Not great
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    How we know this

    40% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Do you get paid for your breaks?

    Yes No

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    33% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    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 Real Living Wage is currently £9.30 per hour, and £10.75 per hour in London.

  • Uninformed about head office

    How we know this

    33% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • People aren’t stressed

    How we know this

    33% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Do you feel stressed at work?

    Yes No

    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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    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 6 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.

  • People recommend their team

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    83% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 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.

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About

Bonmarché is a fashion retailer for women.

bonmarche.co.uk

How Bonmarché ranks

Bonmarché ranks joint 26th to work for in fashion retailers

  1. 25 Deichmann
    5.6
  2. 26= Bonmarché
    5.5
  3. 26= Matalan
    5.5

Bonmarché job reviews

  • Best thing

    It’s a slower pace, but a lot better than working in supermarkets.

    Worst thing

    Staff room is in the basement, to far away if anything was wrong.

    7.4

    Sales assistant, March 2021

    • £8.45 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Colleagues and some customers

    Worst thing

    Lack of staff.

    3.4

    Sales advisor, September 2020

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older

Handy to know

How are people paid?

50%
by the hour
50%
an annual salary

Based on 6 employees

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