Retail assistant at Farmfoods

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

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How much does Farmfoods pay retail assistant employees?

Retail assistant at Farmfoods
£6.25–8.91
Typical range
£7.00–10.00

Retail assistant employees at Farmfoods are typically paid £6.25–8.91 an hour, based on data from 36 employees.

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What is management like for retail assistant employees at Farmfoods?

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Do your managers treat you with respect?

Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    21% 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 33 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

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

    Based on information from 29 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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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 29% report getting one week notice or less
    • 37% report getting two weeks notice
    • 29% report getting three weeks notice
    • 3% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 3% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 35 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
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    44% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

    How we know this

    40% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 35 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

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 35 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

    69% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 29 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    59% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 17 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 17 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

    14% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 36 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 assistant employees at Farmfoods?

85 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Not great
  • No career progression

    How we know this

    In the last year, 45% 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 31 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.

Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    65% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 34 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 retail assistant employees at Farmfoods

  • 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

    • £6.66 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • 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

    • £6.55 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • 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

    • £6.66 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • 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

    • £6.55 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • 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

    • £6.55 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    Freedom to do other jobs around when needed

    8.4

    cashier, January 2021

    • £1.12 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • 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

    • £6.55 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    Staff discount

    Worst thing

    The people running it at the top

    4.5

    Retail assistant, August 2020

    • £8.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The work, putting out stock

    Worst thing

    Upper Management

    3.3

    Retail assistant, October 2019

    • £7.95 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    Team work

    Worst thing

    Lifting and moving heavy things

    6.1

    Sales assistant, October 2019

    • £8.46 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Customers & team mates

    Worst thing

    Stocktaking

    7.6

    Cashier, October 2019

    • £8.42 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    The people who I work with

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication with management

    6.4

    Retail assistant, October 2019

    • £8.46 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • 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

    • £8.31 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Experience and earning

    Worst thing

    Rude customers disrespecting me and my colleagues

    7.0

    Retail assistant, October 2019

    • £6.25 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

How Farmfoods ranks

Farmfoods ranks joint 125th to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 125= Card Factory
    5.0
  2. 125= Farmfoods
    5.0
  3. 125= Smyths Toys
    5.0