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Why does ViVO get a rating of 5.4?

5 ViVO employees told us the following about their jobs.

Bad
  • People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    20% 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 Β£9.30 per hour, and Β£10.75 per hour in London.

  • No career progression

    How we know this

    In the last year, 20% 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 5 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 80% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • 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

    If you were scheduled to work, but had to call in sick, would you still get paid?

    Yes No

    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.

  • Uninformed about head office

    How we know this

    20% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Not great
  • People are paid below market rates

    How we know this

    40% 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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Do you get enough choice over which shifts you work?

    Yes No

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Enough training

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    20% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 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 worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    20% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 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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About

ViVO are a chain of convenience stores, and part of the Henderson Group.

henderson-group.com/our-brands/vivo

How ViVO ranks

ViVO ranks 18th to work for in convenience stores

  1. 17 Spar
    5.5
  2. 18 ViVO
    5.4
  3. 19 McColls
    4.2

ViVO job reviews

  • Best thing

    Only good for the money

    Worst thing

    Everything

    6.1

    Till operator, December 2020

    • Β£4.55 per hour
    • Under 18 years old

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

80%
1 week or less
20%
fixed rota

Based on 5 employees

What contracts are people on?

20% report having zero hours contracts
40% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
40% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 5 employees

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