Sales assistant at British Heart Foundation

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

9 workers in this role at British Heart Foundation have taken the survey.

How much does British Heart Foundation pay sales assistants?

Sales assistant at British Heart Foundation
£7.08–9.53
Typical range
£7.00–10.00

Sales assistant employees at British Heart Foundation are typically paid £7.08–9.53 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for sales assistant employees at British Heart Foundation?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do sales assistants think British Heart Foundation head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    38% 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 8 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.

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  • Managers are respectful

    Do sales assistants at British Heart Foundation feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    71% 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Good line manager

    Worst thing

    Bab area manager and management above him do not care about staff

    6.5

    Warehouse assistant, July 2020

    • £8.52 per hour
    • 25 or older

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What are the hours like for sales assistant employees at British Heart Foundation?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do sales assistants get of their shift pattern at British Heart Foundation?

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

    How we know this

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

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  • People do unpaid extra work

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

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    63% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 8 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.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for sales assistants to book a holiday at British Heart Foundation?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    63% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do sales assistants at British Heart Foundation get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 8 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for sales assistants to take sick leave at British Heart Foundation?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    75% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do British Heart Foundation managers change sales assistants shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    25% 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do sales assistants at British Heart Foundation get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 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 sales assistants at British Heart Foundation worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    13% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 8 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

    Hours of work and the feeling you make a difference

    Worst thing

    Donations can be overwhelming

    9.3

    Employee, July 2021

    • £17,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 55–64 years old

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What is career progression like for sales assistants at British Heart Foundation?

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  • Not enough training

    Do sales assistants get enough training when they start at British Heart Foundation?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    38% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 8 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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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are sales assistants given support to progress at British Heart Foundation?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    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 8 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.

Latest reviews from sales assistants at British Heart Foundation

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  • Best thing

    To be in the shop floor and know a lot different people

    Worst thing

    There is not bad things I think

    9.0

    Employee, February 2021

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Love all aspects of my job

    8.0

    Sales assistant, September 2020

    • Manages people
    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    Lack of communication and respect

    2.9

    Sales assistant, November 2019

    • Manages people
    • £8.20 per hour
    • 34–44 years old

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How British Heart Foundation ranks

British Heart Foundation ranks joint 63rd to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 63= British Heart Foundation
    5.9
  2. 63= Lidl
    5.9
  3. 63= Marks & Spencer
    5.9