General assistant at Budgens

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

14 workers in this role at Budgens have taken the survey.

How much does Budgens pay general assistants?

General assistant at Budgens
£4.79–9.24
Typical range
£7.20–10.00

General assistant employees at Budgens are typically paid £4.79–9.24 an hour, based on data from 14 employees.

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What is management like for general assistant employees at Budgens?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do general assistants think Budgens 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

    64% 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 11 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 general assistants at Budgens feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    70% 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 general assistant employees at Budgens?

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  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do general assistants at Budgens get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    54% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do general assistants get of their shift pattern at Budgens?

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

    How we know this

    • 50% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 10% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 10 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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  • Good choice of shifts

    Do general assistants at Budgens 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.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for general assistants to book a holiday at Budgens?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    75% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 12 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 easy is it for general assistants to take sick leave at Budgens?

    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 12 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Budgens managers change general assistants shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    89% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 9 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do general assistants at Budgens do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    88% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do general assistants at Budgens worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    90% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 10 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 general assistants at Budgens?

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  • No career progression

    Are general assistants given support to progress at Budgens?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 55% of people report not 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 11 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.

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  • Enough training

    Do general assistants get enough training when they start at Budgens?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    64% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 14 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 general assistants at Budgens

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  • Best thing

    Working in a smaller store with a small team makes it have a family aspect. Everyone i work with is really lovely, and i was made to feel very welcomed.

    Worst thing

    Though i love the smaller staff amount it can be difficult if you’re ever unwell. Some shifts only two people are on to work and if someone phones in sick it’s mayhem! You’re made to feel as though you shouldn’t phone in sick. Also, i work full time hours sometimes despite only being contracted 16, theyre unstaffed and you’re expected to have a lot of responsibility! It can be a rush, too many things to do and not enough people!

    4.4

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with a lovely team of people, meeting lovely customers.

    Worst thing

    Dealing with rude and nasty customers.

    8.8

    Shop assistant, March 2021

  • Best thing

    It’s funny and easy to work in.

    Worst thing

    High pressured

    5.5

    Shop assistant, November 2020

How Budgens ranks

Budgens ranks joint 118th to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 118= Budgens
    5.3
  2. 118= CeX
    5.3
  3. 118= Company Shop
    5.3