Sales assistant at Bonmarché

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

9 workers in this role at Bonmarché have taken the survey.

How much does Bonmarché pay sales assistants?

Sales assistant at Bonmarché
£7.08–8.91
Typical range
£7.11–10.00

Sales assistant employees at Bonmarché are typically paid £7.08–8.91 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for sales assistant employees at Bonmarché?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do sales assistants think Bonmarché 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 7 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 Bonmarché feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    100% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 7 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.

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

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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Bonmarché managers change sales assistants shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    88% 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    57% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 11% report getting one week notice or less
    • 22% report getting two weeks notice
    • 33% report getting three weeks notice
    • 33% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    50% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do sales assistants at Bonmarché 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do sales assistants at Bonmarché get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 7 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 don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do sales assistants at Bonmarché worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    67% of people report they don’t 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.

What is career progression like for sales assistants at Bonmarché?

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are sales assistants given support to progress at Bonmarché?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 71% 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 7 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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

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

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    86% 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 Bonmarché

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  • Best thing

    The customers

    Worst thing

    Not knowing what's happening with the company

    5.9

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Serving customers

    Worst thing

    Not having the right stock

    3.6

    Employee, June 2021

  • 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

  • Best thing

    Colleagues and some customers

    Worst thing

    Lack of staff.

    3.4

    Sales advisor, September 2020

How Bonmarché ranks

Bonmarché ranks joint 99th to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 99= Bonmarché
    5.5
  2. 99= Bourne Leisure
    5.5
  3. 99= Centra
    5.5