Morning delivery sales assistant in Epsom, Surrey
Great management but not the type of job for progression
Started there on a 12 hour contract on morning deliveries. The work culture and the store management were brilliant always supportive and understanding. Downsides were that delivery was sometimes unpredictable and the wages could be a little higher for the hard work put in. Overall good company but can look after their store management and assistants alot better.
Sales Assistant in Harrow
Savers was a busy store and I had to help customers and find different item from the shelves and keep the store clean and tidy, my time working at Savers was excellent and really good.
Sales Assistant in Gillingham
In the short time I worked here, I discovered that the working environment was very friendly and uplifting, and I had a great crew to work with. The work was relatively easy, and 100% manageable, and I was given fair breaks.
Store manager in Oxfordshire
Worked with the company for many years. 50+ hours a week, no overtime pay, unrealistic targets set out in the middle of a pandemic. There is absolutely no balance with work and personal life.No decent maternity pay from the company which has made it totally unfeasible for female store managers to think about having a child, especially if theyre the main source of income. The company will only pay out if you work more than an average of 16 hours a week, and even then the company will only pay the statutory pay the government issues, which in my case is almost £1,200 less than my salary each month, their maternity payment would barely pay my mortgage, let alone all my other living bills AND fund a growing family.Tatty stores in desperate need of revamps being pushed aside and swept under the rug in favour of the new opening storesIf there's an absence be prepared to cancel holidays, lose days off and work well over 14 days straight with no days off, these shifts will average out to be 11-12 hours a day, if you have to travel this can raise your work day to 14 hours.Management are expected to cover EVERYTHING as the Management overtime does not cause wage budgets to take a hit. Keeping the store open and running is a much bigger priority to this company than their employees mental health.Very high staff turnover, especially in management roles, as the company really DONT care about retaining management.
Store Manager in Hampshire
To much expected
Joined the company as asm promoted to store manager within a couple of months. No training given expected to learn as I went. I know that other managers got at least 6 weeks training. The workload was ok as long as you had a great team and the back up from other managers. I found myself in a position where I was left to just get on with things even though there were several issues with staffing, health and safety concerns for the safety and well being of staff and customers. Then totally let down when needed the most by the area manager. I was working 55+ hours a week just for the store to open. Nearly destroyed my home life until I realised that I was not appreciated in anything I was trying to do. I did however love the team members and got on well with other store managers.