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  • 7.4/10

    Customer assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. No paid breaks
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    August 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Customer assistant

    • £6.45 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Working with people I like

    Worst thing

    Having to do an 8 hour shift with only a 20 min break. Suffering painful feet because I have to stand long periods of time at a till

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    August 2020
  • 2.7/10

    Customer advisor

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Doing unpaid extra work
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Stressed
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    July 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £9.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Staff I work with

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    July 2020
  • 1.6/10

    Supervisor/ duty manager

    • Manages people
    • £8.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    2. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    3. Not enough training
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    July 2020
  • 4.0/10

    Baker

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Working lots of extra hours
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
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    July 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Sales assistent

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    July 2020
  • 3.7/10

    General assistant

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    My colleagues make work enjoyable,

    Worst thing

    My manager constantly messages me even on my days off about work, there’s no escape from her, her texts are quite often very rude and abrupt. She also doesn’t appreciate the hard work my colleagues and I out in but does praise the ones who do very little

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    July 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Cashier

    • £8.73 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Stressed
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    My hours are set hours because i have a disabled child

    Worst thing

    My manager

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    July 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Team leader

    • Manages people
    • £8.73 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. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Manager rarely here at same time as me.
    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Shift patterns
    Pay

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    July 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £11.79 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Enough training

    Best thing

    Staff team

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

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    July 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Self stackers

    • £8.00 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    June 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Sales assistant

    • £9.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Easy

    Worst thing

    Don’t get paid enough

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    June 2020
  • 5.8/10

    General assistant

    • £6.45 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. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Easy work

    Worst thing

    Lazy co-workers and poor pay

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    June 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    I am my own boss in the hours I work

    Worst thing

    It’s chaos

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    May 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Night manager

    • Manages people
    • £9.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The team I work with.

    Worst thing

    Lack of shift allowance & no sick pay

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    April 2020
  • 3.3/10

    Shift manager

    • Manages people
    • £8.61 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    No Traveling

    Worst thing

    The lack of respect from management and decent wages

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    April 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Post Office Manager

    • £9.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 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. Two weeks notice of their shifts
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    March 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Customer Advisor

    • £6.88 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Staff are always very kind

    Worst thing

    Customers

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    March 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Customer advisor

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

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    March 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Store manager

    • Manages people
    • £23,400 per year, working a 41 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Great team work and customer's

    Worst thing

    Post office

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    March 2020
  • 2.9/10

    Shop assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Stressed
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Sometimes it can be easy

    Worst thing

    Management.

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    March 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Store manager

    • Manages people
    • £22,300 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Variety every day is different

    Worst thing

    Heavy workload and responsibility with not enough hours to use

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    February 2020
  • 4.5/10

    Store manager

    • Manages people
    • £40,000 per year, working a 85 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
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    February 2020
  • 2.5/10

    Shop assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not enough training
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    It's in walking distant to where I live

    Worst thing

    Not being kept informed inspected to do more than is possible

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    February 2020
  • 4.3/10

    Shop assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Two weeks notice of their shifts
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Managers not very helpful arranging time off

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    February 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Night supervisor

    • £10.33 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Not enough training
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    February 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.60 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The hours and handy to home

    Worst thing

    No structure

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    February 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    February 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Two weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    February 2020
  • 4.5/10

    Shop assistant

    • £8.20 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Stressed
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Talking to customers

    Worst thing

    Being spoke to like a piece of dirt

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    February 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not enough training
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    My work mates

    Worst thing

    Changing of Rotas not being informed if a new rule has come in place, also there is no weekly or monthly meetings to air your complaints.

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    February 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Customer service assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    February 2020
  • 4.5/10

    Sales assistant

    • £6.83 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    February 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Sales assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Work collegues and some customers

    Worst thing

    Some customers
    Never have weekend off unless i put them in as hols
    Open every day of the year xmas day boxing day new years eve
    New years day having to use these days as my holidays.

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    February 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Deli assistant

    • £8.15 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Very easy to pick up extra shifts

    Worst thing

    Often doing the same shift every time which involves doing the same thing over and over

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    February 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Customer advisor

    • £5.78 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    January 2020
  • 5.5/10

    File maintenance clerk

    • £8.51 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts
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    January 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Shop assistant

    • £6.15 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Recommends their team
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    December 2019
  • 7.0/10

    Supervisor

    • £8.61 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. No paid breaks
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    December 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Supervisor

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The team I work with

    Worst thing

    Too much responsibility for such little pay

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    December 2019
  • 8.4/10

    Sales advisor

    • £6.15 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Pay

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    December 2019
  • 6.8/10

    Assistant manager

    • Manages people
    • £10.38 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Paid accurately
    3. No paid breaks
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    November 2019
  • 7.2/10

    Checkout assistant

    • £6.00 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Good for students
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    People

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    November 2019
  • 5.5/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.40 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Working lots of extra hours
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Personal responsibility

    Worst thing

    Co workers

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    November 2019
  • 2.8/10

    Supervisor key holder

    • Manages people
    • £8.52 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Doesn’t recommend their team
    2. Not enough training
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities

    Best thing

    The discounts

    Worst thing

    The manager

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    October 2019
  • 4.9/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.70 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    The people work with

    Worst thing

    Being taken for granted

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    October 2019
  • 2.8/10

    Shop assistant

    • £8.30 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Hard to change shifts
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    October 2019
  • 5.5/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £8.50 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Area managers upward

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    October 2019
  • 7.4/10

    HGV 1 driver

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Working on my own out on the road

    Worst thing

    Starting at 3 in the morning

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    October 2019