FatFace

FatFace is a British fashion and accessories retailer. They sell womenswear, menswear and childrensware.

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Based on responses from 24 employees at FatFace.

Bad
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at FatFace get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    94% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Do FatFace pay enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    87% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

Not great
  • People are paid below market rates

    Do FatFace pay market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    60% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at FatFace?

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

    How we know this

    • 33% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice
    • 24% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice
    • 33% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more

    Based on information from 21 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
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at FatFace?

    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 21 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 to take sick leave at FatFace?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    72% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

  • Head office understands the frontline

    Do people think FatFace head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office understands what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    53% 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 19 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.

  • People enjoy their job

    Do people at FatFace enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    71% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at FatFace?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    55% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do FatFace managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    50% 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at FatFace?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    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 22 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.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at FatFace recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • People get sick pay

    Do FatFace pay sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    53% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at FatFace do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 21 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.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how FatFace is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    50% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at FatFace worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    56% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 18 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 change shifts

    How easy is it for FatFace workers to change shifts?

    People find it easy to change shifts

    How we know this

    78% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do FatFace workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    79% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at FatFace?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    79% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 24 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at FatFace get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    76% 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.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at FatFace feel treated with respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    77% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 22 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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How FatFace ranks

FatFace ranks 19th to work for out of fashion retailers.

  1. 17= Ted Baker
    6.9
  2. 19 FatFace
    6.8
  3. 20 Superdry
    6.7

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 19 May, 2022.

Pay ranges at FatFace

  1. £8.45–9.35 per hour

FatFace job reviews

  • Best thing

    Great place to work. Great team and lovely products.

    Worst thing

    Christmas in retail can be stressful and working Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

    7.8

    FatFace Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Made some freinds

    Worst thing

    Managers have no concern about team and well being. Prioritise other staff memebers

    1.6

    FatFace Employee, November 2021

Jobs by location

  1. 3 job openings

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

33% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less
10% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice
24% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice
33% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more

Based on 21 FatFace employees

What contracts are people on?

Low hours 94% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)

Based on 17 FatFace employees

How are people paid?

75%
by the hour
25%
an annual salary

Based on 24 FatFace employees

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