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Retail assistant at Farmfoods

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

60 workers in this role at Farmfoods have taken the survey.

How much does Farmfoods pay retail assistants?

Retail assistant at Farmfoods
£6.55–9.01
Typical range
£7.21–10.00

Retail assistant employees at Farmfoods are typically paid £6.55–9.01 an hour, based on data from 60 employees.

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What is management like for retail assistant employees at Farmfoods?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do retail assistants think Farmfoods head office understands what's happening where they work?

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

    How we know this

    83% 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 54 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 retail assistants at Farmfoods feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    69% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 51 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 retail assistant employees at Farmfoods?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do retail assistants get of their shift pattern at Farmfoods?

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

    How we know this

    • 25% report getting one week notice or less
    • 36% report getting two weeks notice
    • 34% report getting three weeks notice
    • 3% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 2% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 59 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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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do retail assistants at Farmfoods get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    54% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 59 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.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Farmfoods managers change retail assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    62% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 58 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 easy is it for retail assistants to book a holiday at Farmfoods?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    71% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 48 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 retail assistants to take sick leave at Farmfoods?

    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 32 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do retail assistants at Farmfoods get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 40 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

    Do retail assistants at Farmfoods do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    56% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 39 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

    Do retail assistants at Farmfoods worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    85% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 60 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 retail assistants at Farmfoods?

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  • Enough training

    Do retail assistants get enough training when they start at Farmfoods?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    69% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 58 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

    Are retail assistants given support to progress at Farmfoods?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 52% 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 54 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 retail assistants at Farmfoods

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  • Best thing

    Serving Customers

    Worst thing

    Challenging shop lifters

    7.8

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    discount

    Worst thing

    over order not enough room put stock out having stand while on till not having enough staff all time cut hours or have 1 one 1 at busy times stock counts very oftern no security list goes on

    2.9

    Employee, August 2021

  • Worst thing

    The company needs serious modernization.
    Lack of staff. Overworked. Far too many problems to list. If they focused on staff happiness half as much as customer satisfaction they could be an amazing company.

    2.4

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The discount

    Worst thing

    The having to juggle a staffs load of work all to yourself, Being forced to stay back every time for a extra hour or so of unpaid labour

    2.0

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with the people I like and not getting bossed about

    Worst thing

    Getting bossed about when no one else is

    5.5

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The discount and low priced foods

    Worst thing

    Shifts can be changed hours before, never appreciated for hard work, 1 on 1 over worked and understaffed to save money when we need it

    4.4

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The retail team I work with

    Worst thing

    No priorities
    Working after your rota’d time
    Guilt tripped into working on (even if it’s voluntary)
    Not caring about their staff

    2.8

    Retail assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Good colleagues and good to talk to customers and meet new people

    Worst thing

    It’s demanding and sometimes very stressful

    6.7

    Sales assistant, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Freedom to do other jobs around when needed

    8.4

    cashier, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Co-workers,breaks and if it’s busy it goes quick

    Worst thing

    Manager, poor communication, lack of interest in some employees, lazy people

    5.8

    Retail Assistant, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff discount

    Worst thing

    The people running it at the top

    4.5

    Retail assistant, August 2020

  • Best thing

    The work, putting out stock

    Worst thing

    Upper Management

    3.3

    Retail assistant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    Team work

    Worst thing

    Lifting and moving heavy things

    6.1

    Sales assistant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    Customers & team mates

    Worst thing

    Stocktaking

    7.6

    Cashier, October 2019

  • Best thing

    The people who I work with

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication with management

    6.4

    Retail assistant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Having to be there at half 6 in the morning for an early shift

    8.0

    Retail assistant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    Experience and earning

    Worst thing

    Rude customers disrespecting me and my colleagues

    7.0

    Retail assistant, October 2019

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