5.2

Superdrug

Assistant manager at Superdrug

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers or store manager.

32 workers in this role at Superdrug have taken the survey.

How much does Superdrug pay assistant managers?

Assistant manager at Superdrug
£8.56–12.73
Typical range
£8.97–17.01

Assistant manager employees at Superdrug are typically paid £8.56–12.73 an hour, based on data from 32 employees.

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What is management like for assistant manager employees at Superdrug?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do assistant managers think Superdrug head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    85% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do assistant managers at Superdrug feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    75% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 28 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    The staff and management

    Worst thing

    Constantly standing

    7.0

    Employee, September 2021

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What are the hours like for assistant manager employees at Superdrug?

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  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do assistant managers at Superdrug do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Yes. People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for assistant managers to take sick leave at Superdrug?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Superdrug managers change assistant managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    57% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do assistant managers at Superdrug get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 26 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for assistant managers to book a holiday at Superdrug?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    74% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 31 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do assistant managers get of their shift pattern at Superdrug?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 38% report getting one week notice or less
    • 13% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 38% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 13% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 8 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The team.

    Worst thing

    Customers, lack of communication, lots of hours due to short staffing across the company.

    5.0

    Employee, October 2021

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What is career progression like for assistant managers at Superdrug?

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are assistant managers given support to progress at Superdrug?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 63% 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 30 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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do assistant managers get enough training when they start at Superdrug?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    81% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 31 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from assistant managers at Superdrug

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  • Best thing

    Helping customers and offering advice

    Worst thing

    The pay does not match the workload or skill required to succeed.

    5.5

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Long unpaid hours which are difficult to get back as liue

    5.1

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The company is really good to work for.

    Worst thing

    The extra hours worked without pay.
    The constant feeling of trying to catch up on the work load

    4.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Chance to meet new people, active workplace

    Worst thing

    Extra long hours what aren't paid, break time of 30 min even you worked 11 hours

    4.4

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Team
    Job
    Wage

    Worst thing

    New daily/weekly targets.. Too high for anyone to meet.
    Hours cutbacks and more work to do and questions on why enough work isn't being done - cut back on hours so we don't have the staffing to do what's req.

    8.7

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    My team

    Worst thing

    Not recognised enough for the little things

    7.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    My team and the company treats me as a person not a number

    Worst thing

    Dealing with the public

    10.0

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Un achievable expectations

    5.9

    Manager, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Team members

    Worst thing

    Stress on a daily basis

    5.5

    Assistant manager, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Easy retail work

    Worst thing

    Slow days and unachievable targets

    1.0

    Assistant manager, June 2020

  • Best thing

    My team

    Worst thing

    The hours available in stores

    7.8

    Store manager, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Bonus scheme
    Holidays
    Secure

    Worst thing

    Pressure
    Highly demanding job

    5.5

    Store manager, December 2019

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