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  • 1.9/10

    Auto fitter

    • £9.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Customers

    Worst thing

    Customers

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    October 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £23,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Two weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Not enough colleagues they keep cutting hours

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    October 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £49,400 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Enough training
    3. Doing unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Short staffed

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    September 2020
  • 2.2/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £9.98 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    September 2020
  • 6.5/10

    Mechanic

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    September 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £27,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The career progression is great, the benefits we receive as colleagues (available to everyone!) the support we get from other areas of the business - one team.

    Worst thing

    The unfair reality that externals are still paid a higher wage within management and you have to push for a payrise, it isn’t based on performance or worth to the business.

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    September 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £8.84 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed
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    September 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £56,000 per year, working a 39 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Not enough training
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    September 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Duty manager

    • Manages people
    • £9.98 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    August 2020
  • 6.5/10

    Technician

    • £8.45 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Hard to take sick leave

    Best thing

    The loyal customers and the appreciation.

    Worst thing

    Working so hard on little or big things that we make look eaay because of our training but customers still complain about something.

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    August 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Key holder

    • £9.28 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Not stressed
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    August 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £23,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    The people.

    Worst thing

    Excessive workload, lack of support in colleague numbers, abuse from customers.

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    August 2020
  • 6.0/10

    Technician

    • £24,000 per year, working a 44 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    August 2020
  • 2.6/10

    Mobile expert

    • £9.61 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Doesn’t recommend their team
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Unsafe workplace

    Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Management cutting times to do jobs

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    August 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Technician

    • £9.28 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not stressed
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Team chemistry
    Benefits

    Worst thing

    Travel

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    July 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Mot tester

    • £25,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Easy to take sick leave
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Bookings online

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    July 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £34,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Stressed
    3. Hard to take sick leave
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    July 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £35,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Enough training
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    July 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £25,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Hard to take sick leave
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    June 2020
  • 4.3/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £29,500 per year, working a 55 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Freedom

    Worst thing

    Long hours, minimal staff

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    June 2020
  • 4.5/10

    Fitter

    • £8.40 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Flexabilty

    Worst thing

    Lack of management

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    June 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £24,000 per year, working a 44 hour week
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Days off

    Worst thing

    Constant pressure timed work

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    June 2020
  • 2.6/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £29,500 per year, working a 44 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No paid breaks
    2. Not enough training
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    June 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Store manager

    • Manages people
    • £28,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to take sick leave
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Quality engineer

    • Manages people
    • £23,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Safe workplace
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    May 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Duty manager

    • Manages people
    • £9.98 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Hard to take sick leave

    Best thing

    Problem solving

    Worst thing

    Customer attitudes

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    May 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Customer assistant

    • £8.92 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Two weeks notice of their shifts
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Staff

    Worst thing

    Stress and expectations

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    April 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Cycle technician

    • £9.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Not stressed
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Pay for skill set

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    April 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Techinian

    • £9.38 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Working lots of extra hours
    3. Stressed
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    March 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Assistant

    • £8.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    March 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Service team

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    working on customer cars

    Worst thing

    lazy management who only care about company figures and not their colleagues.

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    March 2020
  • 4.0/10

    Technician

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Progression

    Worst thing

    The pay

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    March 2020
  • 4.4/10

    Customer advisor

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Not being paid for the skilled work i do

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    March 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Customer service

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Customers

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    March 2020
  • 3.7/10

    Mot tester

    • £26,000 per year, working a 44 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    I get left alone to do what I go to do

    Worst thing

    No matter how much you try to get things changed no one above manger cares

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    March 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £23,000 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Stressed
    3. No paid breaks
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    March 2020
  • 4.0/10

    Senior auditor

    • £9.59 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Being on the road sometimes

    Worst thing

    Long hours and constantly changing start times.

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    February 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Fitter

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Working lots of extra hours
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    February 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Store assistant

    • £7.02 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    February 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Duty manager

    • £8.84 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Fun environment and skills to learn

    Worst thing

    Having to hit a lot of targets for such a low paid job

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    February 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Customer service advisor

    • £8.43 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    February 2020
  • 3.6/10

    Administrator

    • Manages people
    • £6.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    January 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Technician

    • £8.00 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
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    January 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Cycle technician

    • £9.51 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. No paid breaks
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    January 2020
  • 2.3/10

    Customer service advisor

    • £6.58 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not enough training
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The colleagues

    Worst thing

    The managers

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    January 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Auto technician

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Colleagues they are like a 2nd family always look out for each other even if you have ups and downs

    Worst thing

    Weather, place I work isn’t great

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    December 2019
  • 5.9/10

    MOT technician

    • £26,300 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    December 2019
  • 8.1/10

    Key holder

    • £6.78 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts
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    December 2019
  • 7.6/10

    Store manager

    • Manages people
    • £36,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    I enjoy retail, management and products we sell

    Worst thing

    Understaffed, dramatically understaffed.

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    December 2019
  • 2.9/10

    Customer service advisor

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    The team and people I work with

    Worst thing

    Customers, doing things I don’t get paid to do, poor management, unfair shifts

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    November 2019