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Sales assistant at Costcutter

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

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

How much does Costcutter pay sales assistant employees?

Sales assistant at Costcutter
£4.57–8.72
Typical range
£7.30–10.00

Sales assistant employees at Costcutter are typically paid £4.57–8.72 an hour, based on data from 12 employees.

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What is management like for sales assistant employees at Costcutter?

14 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

Find out what it is by taking the 3 minute survey.

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Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    14% 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 7 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

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 9 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

    The fun I have with my managers and co workers

    Worst thing

    Bitchy and rude customers

    7.0

    Sales assistant, January 2020

    • £6.89 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

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

14 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

    • 33% report getting one week notice or less
    • 8% 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
  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    73% 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.

  • 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 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    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 we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    17% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 12 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

    How we know this

    20% 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.

What is career progression like for sales assistant employees at Costcutter?

14 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, 33% 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 9 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

    How we know this

    75% 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 sales assistant employees at Costcutter

  • Best thing

    Meeting and helping the customers.

    4.5

    Sales assistant, March 2021

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

    you can connect with customers, have lovely bosses and co workers

    Worst thing

    can be boring sometimes

    8.9

    Shop assistant, March 2021

    • £4.75 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    People can be nice

    Worst thing

    Boss doesn’t really care

    3.1

    Customer assistant, November 2020

    • £4.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    Dealing with customers and restocking the shelves and having a laugh with the team

    Worst thing

    Sometimes dealing with an awkward customers

    7.0

    Shop assistant, August 2020

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

    The fun I have with my managers and co workers

    Worst thing

    Bitchy and rude customers

    7.0

    Sales assistant, January 2020

    • £6.89 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

How Costcutter ranks

Costcutter ranks joint 33rd to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 33= Carphone Warehouse
    6.5
  2. 33= Costcutter
    6.5
  3. 33= Paperchase
    6.5