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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.
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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 - 

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Plenty of exercise...

Cons

Long hours, below minimum wage pay, humiliating, bullying.
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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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None

Cons

You don’t get breaks or feed long hours and they get very angry if you do something wrong
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Awful place to work

They class you as self employed so that they can pay you a ridiculously low weekly wage. All other money is commission based. Constantly get humiliated by the management team in front of all colleagues. Wages are constantly messed about. You get sworn at by management and treated like dirt. You're either cold calling over the phone and are told to lie your way through the sales pitch or you're going door to door. Very long hours and can be made to stay late if you haven't hit targets. I have personally witnessed staff doing drugs on their desks and when reported to management they do nothing about it. Awful place to work. Wouldn't bother applying.

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Nothing

Cons

Long hours. Poor rates of pay. Awful management.
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Don't be sold a job that is different to what you are led to believe

Echoing an earlier review, where someone said Trainee Marketing Manager = Door to Door salesperson... ... Well Driver/Promoter is pretty much also a Door to Door Sales Role, only you'll be giving everyone lifts.

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Snooker table, friendly colleagues

Cons

Long hours, high pressure, humiliating, poor wages.
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Fun workplace

Everyone got a long, we had a laugh but we worked hard as well. really chill and fun to work with.
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happy ative place

when i went into work your co-workers was always bright bubbly people who loved to talk whilst worked i learn to be apart of a team and a happy team was a hard working team. one of the hardest part of the job was re-organizing the magazines section when in rush hour when you had to keep going over it could take hours to get right.

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had an half hour lunh break
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