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Sales assistant at Currys PC World

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

65 peoples in this role at Currys PC World have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does Currys PC World pay sales assistant employees?

Sales assistant at Currys PC World
£7.68–9.05
Typical range
£7.30–10.00

Sales assistant employees at Currys PC World are typically paid £7.68–9.05 an hour, based on data from 65 employees.

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What is management like for sales assistant employees at Currys PC World?

143 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

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

Do your managers treat you with respect?

Not great
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    27% 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 55 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

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 57 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 team i work with (not managers)

    Worst thing

    The customers

    3.3

    Sales assistant, December 2020

    • £8.30 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

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What are the hours like for sales assistant employees at Currys PC World?

143 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

    • 47% report getting one week notice or less
    • 35% report getting two weeks notice
    • 15% report getting three weeks notice
    • 2% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 2% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 62 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.

Not great
  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    How we know this

    57% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 61 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    How we know this

    51% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 57 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 book holiday

    How we know this

    70% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 53 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

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

    Based on information from 36 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    61% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 62 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 get proper breaks

    How we know this

    74% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 46 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    41% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 37 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.

Excellent
  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    15% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 65 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 sales assistant employees at Currys PC World?

143 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

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Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    66% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 62 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 55% 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 58 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 assistant employees at Currys PC World

  • Best thing

    Discount

    Worst thing

    Management, being made like you’re not good enough

    3.3

    Employee, May 2021

    • £8.25 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    Not having to sit at a desk all day

    Worst thing

    Unregular hours

    7.2

    Sales, January 2021

    • £8.95 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Long days
    Short breaks

    2.6

    Sales assistant, January 2021

    • £8.25 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    I’m trusted to do what I need to do.

    Worst thing

    Very little staffing for the department

    4.0

    Customer service, January 2021

    • £8.54 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Going home

    Worst thing

    Too many to list but being lied to on a daily basis by management, low pay and recent removal of Bank Holiday pay. Customers being allowed to abuse you even though you are doing your best for them followed by then being blamed by manager in front of them while they receive an apology

    2.0

    Customer assistant, January 2021

    • £8.76 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The discount and the work environment

    Worst thing

    Pressure of targets and the rotas being realised quite late

    6.3

    Sales assistant, December 2020

    • £7.60 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    The people that work there

    Worst thing

    Management and some customers

    3.8

    Customer service, December 2020

    • £8.75 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    The team i work with (not managers)

    Worst thing

    The customers

    3.3

    Sales assistant, December 2020

    • £8.30 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    The people I work with are like family. I get to develop people skills

    Worst thing

    The line manager. The incentives to work there. The fake dream sold to you.

    3.7

    Sales colleague, November 2020

    • £7.60 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    Speaking to customers seeing good deals earlier and good experience

    Worst thing

    Angry customers or lack of organisation

    7.0

    Sales assistant, November 2020

    • £8.75 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    Working from home

    Worst thing

    Too much stress and being told I'm not doing enough

    5.8

    Sales assistant, November 2020

    • £8.85 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Holiday entitlement

    Worst thing

    Targets
    Stress
    Time off

    1.5

    Sales assistant, September 2020

    • £8.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    People. Selling products to customers. Nice staff

    Worst thing

    Sales targets. Pressure to miss sell. Rude customers.

    6.6

    Sales assistant, July 2020

    • £8.75 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    helping people

    Worst thing

    rude customers, lack of incentives/rewards for upselling

    3.3

    Sales assistant, July 2020

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

    Staff discount I guess but nothing else

    Worst thing

    Everything from selling to management

    3.7

    Sales Assistant, March 2020

    • £7.60 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    Easy and decent pay

    Worst thing

    Stress and the lack of understanding in terms of my student needs

    3.4

    Sales assistant, October 2019

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    The colleagues

    Worst thing

    Targets and Unsocial hours

    5.2

    Cashier, October 2019

    • £8.30 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    We all get on and work as a team

    Worst thing

    The ticket changes they've got smaller and harder to get out in time

    7.2

    Sales assistant, October 2019

    • £8.30 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Giving customers good experience

    Worst thing

    Offering services agreements after they say no

    4.4

    Sales advisor, October 2019

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Worst thing

    Selling crap to people that don't need it for a company where only profit matters

    2.1

    Sales advisor, October 2019

    • £8.53 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Being part of all of the new products

    Worst thing

    The management team

    4.0

    Sales assistant, October 2019

    • £7.60 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

How Currys PC World ranks

Currys PC World ranks joint 107th to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 107= Currys PC World
    5.4
  2. 107= Dunelm
    5.4
  3. 107= JD Sports
    5.4