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Why does Jack Wills get a rating of 7.3?

6 Jack Wills employees told us the following about their jobs.

6 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

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Bad
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    How we know this

    0% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 6 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

    How we know this

    0% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 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.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid below market rates

    How we know this

    0% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    How we know this

    0% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 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.

Not great
  • People feel stressed

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 40% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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 we know this

    60% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    67% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    33% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 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

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% 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 6 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.

  • Well informed about head office

    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 6 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to change shifts

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Enough training

    How we know this

    83% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 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 recommend their team

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 6 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 don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    17% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 6 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.

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About

Jack Wills is a fashion retailer. They sell fashion for women and men, inspired by British heritage brands.

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How Jack Wills ranks

Jack Wills ranks joint 3rd to work for in fashion retailers

  1. 2 Dorothy Perkins
    7.8
  2. 3= Jack Wills
    7.3
  3. 3= John Lewis & Partners
    7.3

Jack Wills job reviews

  • Best thing

    The people I work with are nice & majority of the time the customers are very appreciative

    Worst thing

    The low pay & lack of hours

    3.4

    Sales assistant, September 2019

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The pay and struggle to get more hours

    4.4

    Sales assistant, September 2019

    • £6.04 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

40% report getting one week notice or less
20% report getting two weeks notice
40% report getting four weeks notice or more

Based on 5 employees

What contracts are people on?

50% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
33% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
17% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 6 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 6 employees

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