Sales assistant at Clarks

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

23 workers in this role at Clarks have taken the survey.

How much does Clarks pay sales assistants?

Sales assistant at Clarks
£6.56–8.73
Typical range
£7.00–10.00

Sales assistant employees at Clarks are typically paid £6.56–8.73 an hour, based on data from 23 employees.

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What is management like for sales assistant employees at Clarks?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do sales assistants think Clarks 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

    25% 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 20 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

    Do sales assistants at Clarks 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 21 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

    Everyone at work is really nice, the managers take good care of us especially in the busy summer period

    Worst thing

    It gets very busy in the summer with back to school, which can get quite stressful

    7.8

    Customer assistant, February 2021

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

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

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 35% report getting one week notice or less
    • 26% report getting two weeks notice
    • 17% report getting three weeks notice
    • 17% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 4% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 23 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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  • Not easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    47% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Clarks managers change sales assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    60% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 20 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    56% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do sales assistants at Clarks get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    65% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 23 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 unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    28% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 18 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 Clarks worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    50% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 22 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.

Excellent
  • People get proper breaks

    Do sales assistants at Clarks get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    87% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 15 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.

What is career progression like for sales assistants at Clarks?

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are sales assistants given support to progress at Clarks?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 57% 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 21 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 Clarks?

    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 22 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 Clarks

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  • Best thing

    Discount, meeting people

    Worst thing

    Back to school, starting as a temp

    7.6

    Employee, June 2021

    • £8.25 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    Everyone at work is really nice, the managers take good care of us especially in the busy summer period

    Worst thing

    It gets very busy in the summer with back to school, which can get quite stressful

    7.8

    Customer assistant, February 2021

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    The staff I work with are beyond amazing, I absolutely love my job and the people I meet are brilliant!

    Worst thing

    Rude customers & busy days

    7.8

    Sales assistant, December 2020

    • £8.21 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    the staff are lovely

    Worst thing

    pay

    8.4

    Retail assistant, November 2020

    • £5.60 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    The lack of hours

    8.4

    Sales assistant, October 2020

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    Free work shoes
    The people I work with
    Nice customers

    Worst thing

    Horrible customers
    Harassment
    Unfair pay among ages
    Have to touch peoples feet
    Don’t get the opportunity to social distance

    6.0

    Sales assistant, October 2020

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The managers and the hours

    2.9

    Sales assistant, February 2020

    • £8.21 per hour
    • Under 18 years old

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How Clarks ranks

Clarks ranks joint 63rd to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

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