Pembertons
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Cold caller in Telford, Shropshire
on 27 September 2017
Was ok
I enjoyed every minute of working here to begin with. The boss was amazing very helpful made to feel very comfortable humble environment. Meet new people on a daily great for developing your people skills.
Foot Canvasser in Telford, Shropshire
on 17 June 2019
Worst job I've ever had
I worked for Pembertons 4yrs ago and at that point they changed their name to something else because of a lawsuite caused by promoted high pressure sales tactics. On my first day there was a thunderstorm and we were told we weren't being taken home until our 'shift' had finished so we all walked around soaking wet in the freezing cold knocking doors for another 3-4hrs. There were many more days like this and I only stuck around for 6 months because it was my first job and I didn't know better. People have signs up in their windows specifically saying "No Pembertons" rather than no cold callers because of their persistent and annoying attitude. Management would lie to me regularly and team leads were nothing more than bullies if you were having a tough day asking if you even wanted the job. No one wants to walk around in the rain knocking on doors at 8pm in the winter for what worked out to be £2.50 an hour. Some days we'd be due to finish at 6/7pm and forced to stay our until as late as 9pm because the team leaders and managers were the ones who drove you back to Telford from wherever they left you, sometimes as far as Oswestry! Over the Christmas period they completely ignore my calls when I was calling to ask when I was supposed to go back in and it turns out they had laid everyone off without saying only to call everyone back in January/Febuary to come back into work. There was no real progression. In terms of training, on my first day I was paired with someone and sent around to listen to them "on the door" to pick up the spiel, after that I was expected to know how to do the job and make money. If you do not get lucky you will not make enough money to live on. They pay you a commision based salary so they can get away with paying WAY below the National Minimum Wage. Some weeks I'd work 40+ hours and take home £80. They tell you it's £100 but take out £20 for a Christmas party fun which never happens, petrol for the driver (the manager), and other fake expenses. If you're looking to get into the sales industry DO NOT start here!! This is not a good place to work and they are not nice people to work for. I'm not bitter about working here because it taught me a lot of valuable life lessons and about self worth but I still would NEVER recommend working here.
Sales Executive in Telford, Shropshire
on 29 October 2018
Perfect environment to work in
Loved every second of working there. A great group of people and very supportive management. Training was done well and helped me to improve greatly. Recommend it thoroughly!
Door to door sales in Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire
on 15 October 2018
Ex employee
Started on the Friday promised me all different perks if I met my sales targets after my training phoned me at 7.30 on the following Monday morning to say that an ex employee was starting back with them who was already trained and that they did not require my services anymore
Door to door sales in Telford, Shropshire
on 4 October 2018
Avoid
Very long hours Don’t get much breaks get home late don’t get feed sometimes still have to knock in bad weather sometimes get sent home on spot if you do summit wrong
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