Savers Health and Beauty Employee Review
too much work expected
not the business as advertised. too much expected from the management team. no balance between personal and work life. expected to answer calls and sort out problems whilst on annual leave. lack of appreciation. higher management lack people skills.
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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.
Chance of getting a bonus each march
Long hours, unfair expectations, cutting hours whilst adding extra jobs
Official response from Savers Health and Beauty14 April 2021
Hi There,We are very sorry to read through the review that you have left us, the issues you have raised is something we take very seriously so please can you get in contact with our People Team so we can investigate further.We wish the best of luck in your future and hope hear from you soonThanks,SaversThanks,
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.
Long hours and no appreciation
It was always busy no matter what time of the day it was. Management didn't care about you though. Hardest part of the job was dealing with rude customers. The most enjoyable part of savers was being able to help customers and making them happy.