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  • 7.0/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £19,500 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Enough training
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    The heat

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    August 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £21,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Too much work

    Worst thing

    Noy enough capable staff

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    August 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Sales assistant

    • £6.40 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Two weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    The difference activities

    Worst thing

    The uncertainty over hours and pay rate.

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    August 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Gsa

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Everything. Supportive and understanding management. Friendly team. Flexible working hours. Variety of duties.

    Worst thing

    Current covid-19 restrictions.

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    July 2020
  • 3.1/10

    Gsa

    • £8.71 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Teammates I work with

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    July 2020
  • 2.3/10

    Retail assistant

    • £6.45 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    2. Unsafe workplace
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    The floor team

    Worst thing

    No communication

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    July 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Sales assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    Staff

    Worst thing

    Not been told anything

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    July 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Van driver

    • £9.27 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. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    June 2020
  • 4.8/10

    Sales assistant

    • £4.55 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Bad for students

    Best thing

    Hours are fitted around you.

    Worst thing

    On recovery shifts, staff are given too much to tidy as well as being called to the tills.

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    June 2020
  • 6.0/10

    Store assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    June 2020
  • 4.7/10

    Gsa

    • £8.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
    3. Stressed
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    June 2020
  • 4.0/10

    Warehouse operative

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    I get paid every week.

    Worst thing

    The way we are treated like just a number. Replaced if anything goes wrong. Treated with the least amount of respect possible.

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    May 2020
  • 8.5/10

    Warehouse operations

    • Manages people
    • £9.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Enough training
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    April 2020
  • 8.2/10

    gsa

    • £8.31 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    March 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Sales assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Staff

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    March 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Sales assistant

    • £4.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Not stressed
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    February 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.40 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
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    February 2020
  • 3.8/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Stressed
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Overtime when hours are there

    Worst thing

    Can't get garenteed high hours like 30 or more.
    More late shifts than day time shifts

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    February 2020
  • 6.8/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    My friends

    Worst thing

    Minimum wage

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    February 2020
  • 6.1/10

    General sales assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    February 2020
  • 5.2/10

    General store assistant

    • £8.31 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Stressed
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Good hours, good managers, good people

    Worst thing

    Bare minimum pay, big bosses cutting staff and piling more on remaining staff.

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    January 2020
  • 2.8/10

    Sales assistant

    • £4,000 per year, working a 16 hour week
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No paid breaks
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    December 2019
  • 6.4/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Pay and stress

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    December 2019
  • 7.9/10

    Sales assistant

    • £4.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    The area I work in

    Worst thing

    The pay

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    December 2019
  • 5.2/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.10 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Not enough training
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Great friends

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    December 2019
  • 5.5/10

    Sales assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The other staff

    Worst thing

    Long hours over Christmas

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    November 2019
  • 5.9/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Simplicity

    Worst thing

    being treated like I don’t know what I’m doing

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    October 2019
  • 4.9/10

    General sales assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Not paid accurately

    Best thing

    The people I work with and department I work on

    Worst thing

    Work load pressure dead lines

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    October 2019
  • 7.4/10

    General sales assistant

    • £6.00 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Staff and management are so lovely. Couldn’t ask for better.

    Worst thing

    Customers can be rude

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    October 2019
  • 6.4/10

    General sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Changing of hours weekly

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    October 2019
  • 4.6/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Three weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Discount

    Worst thing

    Night shift

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    October 2019
  • 4.3/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Need more staff

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    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    General sales assistant

    • £4.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Stressed
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Friendly colleagues

    Worst thing

    Bad customers

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    October 2019
  • 2.4/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Working lots of extra hours
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Worst thing

    Managers

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    October 2019
  • 6.4/10

    Customer champion

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Great team.

    Worst thing

    Divide between managers and staff

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    October 2019
  • 2.6/10

    General shop assistant

    • £6.10 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Working lots of extra hours
    2. Stressed
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Stress

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    October 2019
  • 6.3/10

    General sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

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

    Best thing

    Management

    Worst thing

    Pay and customers

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    October 2019
  • 3.1/10

    General sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Not enough training

    Worst thing

    The manager who gives their favourites all the hours even though they don't pull their weight and slack off. Whilst they're rude to the people that actually do their jobs.

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    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Sales assistant

    • £6.16 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    the people i work with

    Worst thing

    the customers

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    October 2019
  • 3.1/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    October 2019
  • 7.9/10

    General sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Paid accurately
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    The people i work with and the customers

    Worst thing

    Havent found anything yet

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.8/10

    Assistant store manager

    • Manages people
    • £25,800 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 34–44 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Customer interaction

    Worst thing

    People

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    October 2019
  • 6.4/10

    General assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    The people

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    October 2019
  • 2.3/10

    General sales assistant

    • £7.20 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Made friends

    Worst thing

    Management

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    October 2019
  • 5.1/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    My colleague

    Worst thing

    Pay

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    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Warehouse operative

    • £8.45 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    The management

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    October 2019
  • 3.4/10

    Warehouse operative

    • £9.45 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Stressed
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Steady work

    Worst thing

    No sick pay

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    October 2019
  • 5.9/10

    Warehouse operative

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Not treated with respect
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    October 2019
  • 2.3/10

    General sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not treated with respect
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    The working away

    Worst thing

    The way its run

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    October 2019
  • 6.4/10

    General sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 34–44 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Management

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    October 2019