Booths Employee Reviews
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Management and team leaders have their favourites and it is a very unbalanced work environment. Some people are given set days, shifts and departments whereas others are scattered across the store with no training, no set days in work and constant shift changes. You might ask for the same thing as someone else and whoever is favoured will get it. You have to literally hound them down multiple times to get anything sorted regarding payslips, holidays, shift changes etc. If you are late by just a couple of minutes management will give you a very hard time, but they will not care if you stay behind an extra 10-15 minutes to do a close because you are understaffed. Some managers and team leaders have no idea how to run their own departments. Some of them have never even done a closing shift on the department they’re supposed to be in charge of, but will be quick to criticise the work of the (usually younger) staff from the night before. During the pandemic there has been barely anything done to help support working members of staff and you can feel the low morale in everyone. There are some lovely staff members who make it bearable, but I wouldn’t recommend working at Booths for an extended period of time. There is also absolutely no room for progression and people who have been working there 40+ years are still on minimum wage.
Good breaks, staff discount
Far too many
Title says it all really. Feel like the supreme leader would provide more happiness in a place of work than this. To say they’re meant to be the ‘highest quality’ supermarket, they pay their staff a rate among the lowest in retail.
99.99999% of everything
Flexible shifts, best team ever, the management always understands any family circumstances and they will try to accommodate you as best as they can. Perfect atmosphere... We work hard under pressure but always help each other.
Managers have no idea what they are doing. Takes weeks to get something sorted, and thats if they even sort it, most the time it doesn’t get sorted. Total lack of inclusion, they definitely have their favourite staff and don’t make it un-noticeable. Hours are extremely unpromised. Only positive to shout about is the pay, but it’s only considered decent if you’re under 21.
Shift rota, management, hours
Promise you good shifts lots of notice given of your Rota four weeks in advance but forget it they will be ringing you and pressurizing you to come in on your days off .All the manger's have very little life experience and are scared of the HR department who have no grasp of retail culture.Gone are the good old days of common scene.They make a small profit from a even smaller group of customers the writing is on the wall as soon as Edwin packs in they will close as they arnt even worth buying as a going concern anymore.
its a job
Dont kid yourself its better at Tesco
Unfortunately the newer store managers (younger) have no life experience and it’s all about the money and the staff don’t matter! Be warned if your face doesn’t fit, you’ll soon find that out! And you will always be replaced so don’t become content
Usually great staff
I worked for booths through an agency. Was expected to work all hours offered for a basic minimum wage. (No overtime rate) Then your told to apply for the vacancy online (this one) its an orchestrated scheme to get cheap labour. Apply for this vacancy but dont be suprised when your application has been unsuccessful they recruit internally.
Left alone to do job unless not pickin 120 items am hour
Bad supervisors, long hours, outdated tech
Booths was a company that worked close with the customers and have always cared about them however the company seems to have become money orientated and in my personal opinion have become not a nice business to work for, staff receive appalling verbal abuse by management, the expectations arent reasonable , it's not a nice environment to work in
Absolutely awful place to work toxic atmosphere and the most worrying part of the job was to witness the sheer intimidation of a fellow employee who had learning difficulties This was mainly carried out by the older staff with younger ones looking on and laughing it was truly soul destroying to watch and this coming in a fylde' town that is supposed to be one of the nicer places
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The supervisors had hardly any time to help the staff and constantly bitched about each other behind the others backs leaving a horrible atmosphere. Staff in the department were left to resolve almost all issues themselves with hardly any support or praise for their efforts leading to extremely low moral. Also the supervisor of the department didn't actually know what the remit of her staff was. Happy to leave.
I hated working there it was incredibly understaffed and the management was awful. Had to work long day with not enough staff and if we couldn’t keep up it was our fault according to management. Management didn’t seem to care for staff as we where told to paint on a smile instead of addressing the issues there staff where having. Avoid if you can unless you like being treated with disrespect
Doesn't expect ridiculous hours like Aldi, not a bad company to work for if you're willing to work hard and enjoy your job. Don't expect to go in and just put beans on shelves, multi-skilling is expected and that you'll do overtime where necessary.
Staff discount, good hols
Friendly workforce but lack of training, understaffng and supervision a problem. Team leaders and even department managers doing the job of GA's, stacking shelves etc. leaving little time to supervise, so GA's left to their own devices. Lack of investment means employees are often working with outdated, broken equipment and systems, wasting recources and time. Core team of experienced workers overstretched and underpaid although still loyal to company. Minimum wage paid even on weekends and bank holidays, including New Years Day, Boxing Day etc, no paid breaks. On a positive note managers approachable and no bullying culture, pleasant working environment.
A friendly staff and pleasant workplace . I work as a specialist customer assistant and enjoy working with good quality products which gives me the confidence to serve my customers in the knowledge that they are spending their money wisely .
Staff discount, comfortable staffroom, good holidays .
Very poor pay for the job that I do . Training could be vastly improved, which would improve customer service .
The management at Booths set a really good example by working on the shop floor at busy times..always available for staff or customer enquiries or problems.The hardest part of the job is dealing with people who have no knowledge of the English language or culture...conversly this is also one of the most interesting and exiting part of working in Windermere.