Christmas Temp Sales Assistant in Milton Keynes
Not a bad first job.
Managers teach you everything you need to know and will answer any queries you have. Can feel a bit judged at times by both staff and colleagues, might just be because I was a Christmas temp. Good pay and hours.
Sales Assistant in Bedford, Bedfordshire
Started out great but was thoroughly let down
One of the biggest reasons I applied for the job at Pandora Bedford was I was a customer myself. Plus after years raising a child at home I was looking for a job which would work around school hours.When I was interviewed I could instantly see the manager at that time was driven and wanted her staff to feel the same passion she did about the store. It made me feel positive that Pandora would be the right place for me to develop confidence in myself and to increase my sales skills.After my 3 month probation period I was officially a member of the Pandora team. During my review I made it clear that I wanted to progress within Pandora, take training and gain more hours. I was I was advised this wasn't possible at this time. At this point I was happy and enjoying my new found love of sales so the thought of waiting didn't faze me.Sadly my overall experience at Pandora was tarnished around the point business's went into lockdown. Our manager had just been promoted to another store and we were left to work from home (bearing in mind my job was sales assistant) under the supervision of the deputy manager. This member of staff was out of her league when it came to the overall leadership and all staff members felt left adrift and confused. Eventually our original manager stepped in and covered her new store as well as us. She introduced well being sessions and did her best to ensure we all stayed positive during this time.On announcement the non essential shops could start to open we were all called in to have a meeting in regards to how it would run in store. The deputy manager stepped up to acting manager once again. When we attended the meeting it was clear that the '2m social distancing' rule wasn't being followed and when asked why Pandora wasn't following the government guidelines I was advised 'We cannot make the store bigger, we have to work with what we have.' Ultimately all members of staff were unhappy with the situation but due to the hierarchy within Pandora, we were ignored.Around a month after returning to store we were finally given a new manager. Initially it appeared as though the new manager would try to refresh the team ethic into the store and we all had high hopes it would work. Sadly this attitude soon wore off when members of staff began finding any reason to sit out the back of the shop, leaving other members of staff at the mercy of the customers. I performed many 4 hour shifts alone on the shop floor for over 2 hours. Even though it is drilled in to all members of staff that we should never leave only one staff member on the shop floor, this was common place. It also became quite clear that the team spirit had fully worn off and cliques started developing. Whenever I pointed out there was an issue with something I was ignored or spoken to like I was an idiot. Other staff members directly pointed fingers at a member of staff for her lack of interest in the job and nothing was done. It became clear that unless you were in the managers friend circle you were a nobody and were treated accordingly. I couldn't wait to leave.If your looking for a job where you clock in and out with minimal effort. This is the place. One pro that Pandora has is the bonus scheme and 55% staff discount. However I never received anything more than £20 extra in my wages, even though I regularly hit targets and made large sales. Unless your doing 30+ hours (which only management does!) you wont even notice your bonus.
Assistant Store Manager/Acting Store Manager in Lancaster
Toxic from start to finish
If you want to work for a company that really doesn’t appreciate you and picks you up and drops you down then Pandora is the place for you! During my time here i was lied to regarding a store closure, got told we would re-locate premises and now we have had our contracts terminated. I ran the store as a store manager for nearly 12 months and didn’t even receive the correct pay or even a thanks when I didn’t want the position. During the time we were furloughed we was made to work from home Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and was forced to take holidays. Extremely determinental to you’re mental health, please avoid at all costs no matter how good the money is. It is not worth it.
Sales Assistant in West Bromwich, West Midlands
Do not work here
You are quite literally chewed up and spat back out, taken advantage of no career progression the assistant manager walks around like she is the manager..how she became that is beyond most peoples knowledge gets away with bullying people staff even managers are almost scared to tell her to her face about herself do not i repeat do not have any sick or illnesses or injuries at this pandora and if your from an ethnic minority you definitely do not stand a chance!!
Sales Associate (Christmas Temp) in Rather..not say
I will be honest here very mixed reviews think it depends on which branch you worked at
1 of the most unhappy time ever....was the oldest in the branch ...no respect. From most of them ...training program really needs to be looked at. ..too long and no help..then sacked me email..rather than in person ...could have took it further but ..got another job within hours of that email.