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  • 7.9/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    July 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Customer advisor

    • £9.21 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Holiday entitlement
    Sick pay
    Great team around me

    Worst thing

    Work load too much no work life balance expected to change everything at the drop of a hat

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    July 2020
  • 1.6/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £18,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Don’t get proper breaks
    2. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Most of my colleagues

    Worst thing

    Customers who shout at us for things that are not our fault

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    July 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Driver

    • £9.18 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Working alone

    Worst thing

    Lack of management

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    July 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Dispenser

    • £9.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Stressed
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    July 2020
  • 6.3/10

    Pharmacy

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    July 2020
  • 2.9/10

    Dispenser

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Doesn’t recommend their team
    2. Not enough training
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Patients

    Worst thing

    Everything else - boots as a whole

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    July 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Customer advisor

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    July 2020
  • 8.5/10

    Customer advisor

    • £9.31 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    July 2020
  • 2.4/10

    Acpt

    • £12.24 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Unsafe workplace
    2. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    July 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £13.23 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Team i work with

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    July 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.22 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed
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    July 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Dispenser

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    3. No paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Pharmacy assistant

    • Manages people
    • £11.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    July 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Dispenser

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    July 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Optical

    • £54,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Staff

    Worst thing

    People

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    July 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Customer advisor

    • £9.78 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    July 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Hgv

    • Manages people
    • £12.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Working on my own

    Worst thing

    Not getting the shift I need and personal development could be a lot better

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    July 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    July 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Accuracy checking pharmacy technician

    • £13.29 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Doing unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    Team

    Worst thing

    Short staff

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    July 2020
  • 3.6/10

    Production operative

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Stressed
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    working with people who are willing to learn and work with you

    Worst thing

    product timescale numbers end of shift

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    July 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Section leader

    • Manages people
    • £24,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Working hours.

    Worst thing

    Working hours. Would like to work continental shifts, 4 on 4 off

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    June 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Delivery driver

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    Be out and about on my own

    Worst thing

    Working weekend

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    June 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.35 per hour
    • 25 or older

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    The people I help

    Worst thing

    Management

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    June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Warehouseman

    • £10.63 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Safe workplace

    Best thing

    The Warehouse team that I work with great bunch of lads and we look after one and other.

    Worst thing

    Someone who doesn't pull his or her weight in a Warehouse team

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    June 2020
  • 6.3/10

    First fixer

    • £11.23 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed
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    June 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Stressed
    3. Doing unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    Learning about medications

    Worst thing

    Most things

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    June 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £23,000 per year, working a 39 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts
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    May 2020
  • 3.7/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Unsafe workplace
    3. Stressed
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    May 2020
  • 8.4/10

    Dispenser

    • £9.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    May 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Customer advisor

    • £9.28 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    April 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    April 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.77 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    April 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Deputy team leader

    • £8.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Steady shifts

    Worst thing

    No training

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    April 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Team leader

    • £25,600 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Job security

    Worst thing

    Just a number

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    March 2020
  • 4.7/10

    Customer Advisor

    • £8.21 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Bad for students
    3. Unsafe workplace

    Best thing

    The pay and team in store

    Worst thing

    The senior management

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    March 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Pharmacist deployment planner

    • £27,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Stressed
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    March 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Pharmacy technician

    • Manages people
    • £10.16 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Doing unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    I love my job

    Worst thing

    Getting the right pay for role

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    March 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Dispenser

    • £9.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    March 2020
  • 2.1/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.21 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Doesn’t recommend their team
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Not enough training

    Worst thing

    Amount of stress and pressure

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    March 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Assistant Manager

    • Manages people
    • £21,300 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. No paid breaks
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    March 2020
  • 2.8/10

    Operations

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    The teamwork,

    Worst thing

    Pay, hours, lack of resources.

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    March 2020
  • 1.6/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £17,500 per year, working a 31 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Minimum sick pay
    2. Bad for students
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Basic pay

    Worst thing

    Stress, badly managed. Pay freezes, lack of respect

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    February 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Pharmacy technician

    • £11.15 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Not enough training
    3. Stressed
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    February 2020
  • 4.0/10

    Dispensing assistant

    • £10.45 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Customer's

    Worst thing

    Stress

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    February 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    February 2020
  • 4.8/10

    Accuracy checking pharmacy technician

    • £11.98 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Stressed
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Regular hours,
    Very busy,time flys

    Worst thing

    No control over work load,
    No spare staff hours to cover holiday and sickness

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    February 2020
  • 2.9/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.88 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Two weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Stressed
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Not having enough staff/support

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    February 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.22 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    February 2020
  • 6.5/10

    Pharmacy advisor

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    Being busy

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    February 2020