Do you get paid breaks in your current job?

Why does Ramsdens get a rating of 5.6?

5 Ramsdens employees told us the following about their jobs.

Bad
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    How we know this

    0% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 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 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 5 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

    20% 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 are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    40% 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 £9.30 per hour, and £10.75 per hour in London.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • People aren’t stressed

    How we know this

    40% 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    80% 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.

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About

Ramsdens is a chain of pawnbrokers.

ramsdensforcash.co.uk

How Ramsdens ranks

Ramsdens ranks joint 62nd to work for in retailers

  1. 62= Home Bargains
    5.6
  2. 62= Ramsdens
    5.6
  3. 65= Dunelm
    5.5

Ramsdens job reviews

  • Best thing

    Meeting & helping people

    Worst thing

    Company make me feel I am not doing well enough

    5.2

    Manager, March 2021

    • Manages people
    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Counting money and dealing with banking.

    Worst thing

    The rota. And the holiday rota. My salary.

    4.2

    Sales assistant, August 2020

    • £16,900 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

Handy to know

How are people paid?

20%
by the hour
80%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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