5.0

Home Bargains

Store assistant at Home Bargains

People in this role may also be known as warehouse operatives or warehouse operative.

21 workers in this role at Home Bargains have taken the survey.

How much does Home Bargains pay store assistants?

Store assistant at Home Bargains
£6.68–10.10
Typical range
£8.72–12.21

Store assistant employees at Home Bargains are typically paid £6.68–10.10 an hour, based on data from 21 employees.

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What is management like for store assistant employees at Home Bargains?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do store assistants think Home Bargains head office understands what's happening where they work?

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

    How we know this

    72% 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 18 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.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do store assistants at Home Bargains feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 15 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 colleagues and above average pay

    Worst thing

    Constant pressure from management and then get moaned at about low staff morale. Unpredictable hours

    5.5

    Employee, November 2021

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What are the hours like for store assistant employees at Home Bargains?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do store assistants get of their shift pattern at Home Bargains?

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

    How we know this

    • 25% report getting one week notice or less
    • 40% report getting two weeks notice
    • 25% report getting three weeks notice
    • 5% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 5% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 20 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 store assistants at Home Bargains get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    56% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 18 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 don’t get proper breaks

    Do store assistants at Home Bargains get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 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.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for store assistants to book a holiday at Home Bargains?

    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 17 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 store assistants to take sick leave at Home Bargains?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    71% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Home Bargains managers change store assistants shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    65% of people say their manager doesn’t 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.

Excellent
  • No unpaid extra work

    Do store assistants at Home Bargains do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do store assistants at Home Bargains worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    90% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 20 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    My colleagues, cheap Products, a 10% discount, 20 hour contract with overtime available sometimes if you ask, £7.55 hourly pay so above minimum wage

    Worst thing

    Early starts, managers constantly changing rules, managers having one rule for them one rule for us, different managers saying different rules, was told shifts would vary but don’t, was told we get overtime pay but found out we only get it if we work more than 36/39 hours (can’t remember which), randomly giving NOI forms for stupid reasons such as not folding cardboard (happened to a colleague), no social distancing and probably more things

    3.0

    Employee, June 2021

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What is career progression like for store assistants at Home Bargains?

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  • Not enough training

    Do store assistants get enough training when they start at Home Bargains?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    62% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 21 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.

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are store assistants given support to progress at Home Bargains?

    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 21 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 store assistants at Home Bargains

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  • Best thing

    Early finish

    Worst thing

    Hard work for the money

    1.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Fill shift, goes quick

    Worst thing

    Having to serve rude customers

    4.9

    Store assistant, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Working part time and getting paid decently.

    Worst thing

    Lots of stress on delivery. Sometimes we are too understaffed or over staffed.

    5.7

    Store Assistant, March 2020

  • Worst thing

    Bad pay, boring job, inconsistent finishing time and more

    6.1

    Store assistant, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Do my work and just go home no worries

    Worst thing

    Managers don’t want to listen and just brush things off

    4.8

    Store assistant, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Work people

    Worst thing

    No respect from some managers

    4.2

    Store assistant, February 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours

    4.5

    Store assistant, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Don't know how long you will be there each day

    3.3

    Store assistant, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff discount

    Worst thing

    Long hard hours. No breaks. Treated badly and spoken to badly by managers. Forced compulsory overtime

    1.6

    Store assistant, February 2020

  • Best thing

    The work colleagues, keeps you in good shape as on your feet for long periods of time

    Worst thing

    Management dont care if you're unhappy with your job role and would like to do another job in the store

    5.2

    Store Assistant, January 2020

  • Best thing

    Working on the tills

    Worst thing

    Fill shift

    6.4

    Store assistant, December 2019

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How Home Bargains ranks

Home Bargains ranks joint 67th to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 67= Hermes
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  2. 67= Home Bargains
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  3. 72 JD Sports
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