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Branch assistant at Booker Wholesale

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

12 peoples in this role at Booker Wholesale have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does Booker Wholesale pay branch assistant employees?

Branch assistant at Booker Wholesale
£8.70–10.55
Typical range
£7.30–10.00

Branch assistant employees at Booker Wholesale are typically paid £8.70–10.55 an hour, based on data from 12 employees.

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What is management like for branch assistant employees at Booker Wholesale?

99 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

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Do your managers treat you with respect?

Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    10% 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 10 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 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 branch assistant employees at Booker Wholesale?

99 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 8% report getting one week notice or less
    • 33% report getting two weeks notice
    • 17% report getting three weeks notice
    • 8% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 33% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 12 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 book holiday

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 10 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 we know this

    70% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    55% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 11 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

    How we know this

    27% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 11 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.

Excellent
  • People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    92% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 12 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

    How we know this

    10% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 10 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

    How we know this

    17% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 12 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Good hours, good team and keeps me fit

    Worst thing

    Commute

    8.8

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.54 per hour
    • 25 or older

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What is career progression like for branch assistant employees at Booker Wholesale?

99 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

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Not great
  • No career progression

    How we know this

    In the last year, 25% 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 12 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

    How we know this

    58% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 12 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 branch assistant employees at Booker Wholesale

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    2.5

    Employee, April 2021

    • £9.14 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    The team I work with

    Worst thing

    Sometimes short staffed

    8.0

    Branch assistant, March 2021

    • £8.87 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    A good opportunity to meet business owners in your local area, whether that be for professional links or just a few friendly faces to ask about local news.

    Worst thing

    Depending on where you are allocated department- and depot-wise, management can be over-demanding and under-supportive when pressured by certain issues.

    5.2

    Customer service assistant, February 2021

    • £8.87 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    Guaranteed hours. Good holiday pay

    Worst thing

    Have to be good friends with management or be part of the weekend drinking group to get chances of progressing

    7.2

    Branch assistant, February 2021

    • £10.71 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    My line manager and direct team are great

    6.0

    Branch assistant, January 2021

    • £8.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Treated fairly and friendly staff.

    Worst thing

    Can get boring.

    8.9

    Store assistant, December 2020

    • £9.03 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Hours suit me

    Worst thing

    Overworked, underpaid

    6.5

    Store assistant, September 2020

    • £8.87 per hour
    • 25 or older

How Booker Wholesale ranks

Booker Wholesale ranks joint 55th to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 50= Wickes
    6.3
  2. 55= Booker Wholesale
    6.2
  3. 55= Co-op Food
    6.2