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  • 7.2/10

    Merchandiser

    • £35.00 per hour
    • 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. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    August 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.35 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Making friends with people who do the same thing as you, being able to get overtime

    Worst thing

    Physical and mental stress, pressures of understaffing and feeling like you're expected to do more than is possible, dealing with the public if they're aggressive or unreasonable

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    July 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Warehouse operative

    • £9.36 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. No paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.25 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    The pay and amount of hours

    Worst thing

    The customers

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    July 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.35 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    The customers

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    July 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.30 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

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

    Best thing

    Engaging with colleagues and customers.
    Picking up shifts at different departments so I’m not restricted to my usual area.

    Worst thing

    Can receive abuse from customers.
    Some of the managers are inconsiderate and don’t care about what I do, they do not check up on me and actually ignore me.

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    June 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. No paid breaks
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    June 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Till operator

    • £8.78 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. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Very busy

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    June 2020
  • 1.6/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £46,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Hard to take holidays
    2. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Unsafe workplace
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    June 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.35 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Hourly pay and hour

    Worst thing

    Boring

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    June 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Cashier

    • £8.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Friendly colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Lack of dialogue between management and shop floor staff.

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    April 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Retail Assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    March 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Cash office

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Not stressed
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts
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    March 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed
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    March 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Retail operative

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. No paid breaks
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    March 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Enough training
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Team I work with

    Worst thing

    Customers

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    March 2020
  • 7.6/10

    General assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 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. No paid breaks
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    March 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Supervisors

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 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. Don’t get proper breaks
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    March 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Night shift worker

    • £8.79 per hour
    • 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. No paid breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    March 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Bad for students
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Stress

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    March 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Night shift retail assistant

    • £8.90 per hour
    • 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. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts
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    March 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Retail Assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
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    March 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Not stressed
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Attitude of customers

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    March 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Supervisor

    • £8.70 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Friends

    Worst thing

    Dealing with rude customers

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    February 2020
  • 7.3/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Set shifts
    No weekends or bank holidays

    Worst thing

    Short staffed and expected to do 2 or 3 peoples jobs

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    February 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.50 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. Easy to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    February 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    The staff I work with

    Worst thing

    The hours

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    February 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.50 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Enough training
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    February 2020
  • 4.5/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Working lots of extra hours
    3. Stressed
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    February 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.23 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not stressed
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Short shifts, good hourly pay, Set shift pattern (same days each week) which suit my schedule, closes at 6pm on Saturdays

    Worst thing

    Standing for the whole shift

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    February 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    January 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Supervisor

    • £8.45 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    January 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Not stressed
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts
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    January 2020
  • 9.2/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
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    January 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Not treated with respect
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    January 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.58 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The team i work with a lot of students.

    Worst thing

    Stressful.

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    December 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    The staff who work there

    Worst thing

    Too much work per staff member

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    December 2019
  • 8.6/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    December 2019
  • 8.5/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Not stressed
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Good pay

    Worst thing

    Drags

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    December 2019
  • 4.2/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

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

    Best thing

    The other members of staff

    Worst thing

    The managers

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    December 2019
  • 4.9/10

    Retail assistant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

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

    Best thing

    The colleagues I work with

    Worst thing

    Management treating staff with a lack of respect
    Staff not participating as team members

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    December 2019
  • 3.6/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Always busy

    Worst thing

    No training, no recognition for tasks, hard to book holidays

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    December 2019
  • 8.4/10

    Tills

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    The customers

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    December 2019
  • 5.9/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.23 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Meeting new people every day

    Worst thing

    People having no manners

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    December 2019
  • 6.1/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    December 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Three weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Not enough training
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    December 2019
  • 6.8/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    December 2019
  • 6.1/10

    Retail assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Good for students
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    December 2019
  • 5.5/10

    Shop floor and tills

    • £7.80 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Good pay

    Worst thing

    Boring

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    November 2019
  • 5.5/10

    Sales assistant

    • £7.80 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Its easy

    Worst thing

    The customers

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    November 2019