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One Below

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  • People are paid below market rates

    Do One Below pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    100% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 10 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 One Below?

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

    How we know this

    • 91% report getting one week notice or less
    • 9% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 11 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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  • No short notice shift changes

    Do One Below managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    60% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 10 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 One Below?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% 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 10 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 One Below recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    55% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 11 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

    Do workers at One Below worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    60% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 10 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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  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at One Below feel treated with respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    82% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 11 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 One Below ranks

One Below ranks joint 79th to work for in retail employers

  1. 79= Machine Mart
    5.8
  2. 79= One Below
    5.8
  3. 79= Tj Morris
    5.8

One Below job reviews

  • Best thing

    Working as part of a team

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    6.6

    One Below Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The people you get to meet. Some of the people become friends for life.

    Worst thing

    Treat like a dog. Made to graft and just bring the money in. Not appreciated. Not a single thank you. Expect you to do tons of stuff with barely any staff. Your expected to run the shop floor and manage delivery and do the orders and changeovers with the help of 1 other staff member. One of the worst company's I've ever worked for. Absolutely hated it.

    2.1

    One Below Employee, January 2021

About

One Below is a discount retailer. They sell products that are priced £1 or less.

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Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

1 week or less 91% report getting one week notice or less

Based on 11 One Below employees

What contracts are people on?

60%
low hours
40%
part time

Based on 10 One Below employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 91% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 11 One Below employees

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