Poundland
2.9 out of 5 stars.
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Have there own favourites don’t treat everyone same some get picked on others don’t do not recommend to work here assistant manager very intimidating and not very nice you get told what hours doing not asked
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours
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The job was pretty easy and got repetitive quite quickly. My colleagues were always so friendly towards each other. It's hard to find people on the shop floor and the assistant manger was always on her phone. I got moaned at for talking when I was just asking for help. I worked hard and that didn't really get agnolished
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Managers in Braintree store is the most racist,disgusting and dirty people in the whole town. Won't recommend even to an enemy to work there.they will use you untill you break then get rid of you fast.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Rota is changing every day, you get send home or called in your day off.
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All colleagues are friendly helpful and comparative.pay is so low comparison of hard work. Normally small shift and hours for each day and have to more flexible.
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Terrible place to work, pays rubbish, management shout at you and demand way too much from you. you need all the help you can get there. Not even worth your time
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, Staff are vile, Management
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Management was terrible... A lot of brown nosing to get better shifts. If you weren't "in with the click" you were put on the graveyard shifts. Seen this in numerous stores (as I covered a few). Long 10 hour shifts being micro-managed. Management and staff turn over very high. Decent pay but no other real benefits to the job. Staff were treated as very replaceable if they were thought to be no good. Customers didnt appreciate you and overall there was no job satisfaction. It was fine for getting retail experience but not the kind of job you would want long term.
Pros
A job
Cons
Long hours, no job satisfaction, poor management, no real benefits
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Always have tasks to do, always busy. I learned new skills everyday and my communication skills got better each day. The staff were lovely and so was teamwork.I enjoyed this job alot.
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Very fun place to work out, easy to settle in and you get used to the job and learn the ways about it quite quickly. Very productive, colleagues are very helpful and much teamwork is involved. They make you as a new employee feel part of the team.
Pros
Colleague discount
Cons
Nothing
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Lovely staff but never felt appreciated Childcare issues seemed to be a massive problem for them Always stuck on a till Very cliqué Not great pay they thought minimum wage was a lot
Pros
Easy job
Cons
Same all the time
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Interview was informal, just asked a few questions and filled out some forms. I was offered the job on the spot and they gave me my uniform and start date. I am a novice to retail but was given on the job training. Which was fairly straight forward. Everyone I met, was really friendly, supportive and helpful. You clock on and off your shift via your thumb print on a machine so, no time sheets to fill out and I got paid on time. I am really thankful, I was given this opportunity and have the utmost respect for all people, who work standing up all day. As it isn't easy on the old ankles, legs or back.
Pros
Friendly, supportive, helpful, good working environment
Cons
If unfit and a little older, can be hard going on ankles, knees and back
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I would easily come back to work for poindland if they offered me a job back with no hesitation but given more oppurtunity to apply for supervisory.
Pros
Good memebers of staff
Cons
Too much favourituism
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Management were alright, customers were terrible, colleagues would back stand you for hours, hours would get cut because of malicious gossip and jealousy, job security is ok, minimum contract 12 hours, minimum salary is as low as you get and ur not human, employment benefit almost non existent only good for part time and don’t expect much maybe if ur like a college student or someone that will need aid from government -and low income support
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Bad customers, bad co workers, sometimes bad management
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A variety of shifts throughout the week with no set days was hard work to get used to but as long as I let the management know in advance they were very accommodating
Pros
Free brews and flexible breaks
Cons
No set shifts and hours
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Very understanding and no problems if you can’t work long ours with being a single parent no problems. Management very friendly and listen to any problems you may have
Cons
No
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I think it's a place u can progress if u want to.Nice friendly place.Fast pace never bored always work to he done.Rewards for hard work.Management are fair
Pros
Discount, holidays
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They didn’t care less about drivers you could go in on the morning thinking you had a decent day course they told you if you phoned after 8 pm only to find they swiped you and you had a 15 hour day or night out seemed to have a lot of idiot drivers there who put on brake to unload and drove like idiots but Poundland loved them lots off polish drivers as well who loved long hour’s
Pros
Top of the range trucks
Cons
Never knowing your hours
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Made to work as a supervisor yet didn't get the proper training did a much better job than the actual supervisors got told of for talking yet the management spent time on their phones and were not on the shop floor.Most of the time I had to help my colleagues cause noone else was around.Felt taken advantage of and trust me hard work here doesn't pay of.
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Got wrong tax code, managers were not friendly and always unfair. Managers shouted for no reason, always forced me to work extra shifts even if I had college
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Place is an absolute joke, if you need cash its a job for now yes. But keep your eyes open for a more positive environment too work in and get your cash. I turned up on interview day and was rushed through onto a llop truck for refresher and straight into work. 12 hr shifts on minimum wage on 1 break 45 mins half way through. There's plenty other places even if you desperate. Resigned 1st December still no p45 or holiday pay recieved.
Pros
Few decent staff. Thats it!!!
Cons
Pay, Hours, Job, Pick Rates, Management
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Bad company that uses their exploits carefully. Unfortunately the employees at the bottom are the ones treated the worst. They expect miracles and when you raise issues regarding workload and workplace bullying, you get fobbed off with excuses to why they cannot deal with the issues raised. If you just happen to be friends with management.. you can basically get away with murder! Avoid unless you’re a cliché and like a groundhog workplace with bullying and bad pay.
Cons
Everything.
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I came pretty close to enjoying working at poundland but they make it difficult.The pick rate is very unrealistic especially considering how low you are paid. Also forced to listen to the radio which plays the same chart songs over and over which turns into a form of torture and no earphones are allowed.Broken cages constantly put back in cage area which becomes incredibly frustrating.Some of the managers were very friendly and helpful people who seemed to care about their staff while others were rude and quite clearly on a power trip. Other employees a real mix of lovely friendly people and blatantly rude people. Overall I didn't hate the job however after being asked to train a new recruit that ran my foot over I was asked to take a drugs test even though accident wasn't my fault. This led to me having to leave the job which was a great shame. If you like an occasional spliff at the weekend avoid any accident as much as possible!
Pros
The people
Cons
The people, unrealistic pickrate
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