Savers Health and Beauty
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Savers Health and Beauty: 17 Reviews in Kingston upon Hull

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Productive work place, but can stressful at times.

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Worked here as both a sales assistant and as a Supervisor. I’d say the work/social life balance is pretty decent. Others might disagree - it depends on how confident you are when it comes to putting your foot down, and saying enough is enough if your management keeps asking for overtime. However they can force you to do an extra percentage of your contracted hours. Example: If your contract is 16 hours, they can forcibly top it up to 20 hours that week. If you refuse to work it still then it could lead to a contract review. You only get a salary as assistant manager or store manager and above. Supervisor or anything below is paid by the hour, but generally a decent wage. And usually plenty of overtime. Im on a 16 hour contract and I’ve generally been working 30-35 hours in both my store and covering other stores. You may get asked to cover another local store within driving distance If you do own vehicle. In my own experience there are generally a lot of chances to advance in you position. I was taken on as Supervisor but in the area there are a lot of recruitments being advertised. So I could apply for assistant manager for example in another store if I wanted to.If you are hardworking and do the job correctly then job security is pretty much a given. I would say the bad thing about this company, and many similar companies is the active selling at the till. Being a supervisor I don’t have to commit as much to this as the sales assistants, but managing a team I do have to have some knowledge and approach to boost these sales within the store. You have to pretty much - 


Salary for management, job advancement is a given, friendly staff/team members generally get along.


Poor Head Office management, pressure to hit targets, only 1 week paid bereavement leave.
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Productive and fun workplace

It felt like my 2nd home, and my family. What an amazing bunch of people to be around. So supportive, so lovely and welcoming. Not only were they supportive professionally, but also personally too. If you had anything going on you can be sure that they will be there for you, a shoulder to cry on. Best people to ever meet.
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Fun workplace

It was a good first job, helped me gain skills to progress further and the people were friendly however didnt have mant hours available so not a good full time job.
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1 March 2022
Hi!Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. It's really important.We wish you all the best for your future.Thanks, Savers

fun work place

lovely people to work with , really help full with my training. serving customers meeting new people how to do check stock , how to use the till management was hands on and supporting really helpful


free lunches


didnt get full training
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It was a productive work place which had friendly staff memebrrs

I was only doing my work experience at saver so I only got the chance to work there for a week but the staff where lovely and friendly and the store was overall a good place to work. I enjoyed the work experience and think that is a great place to work .
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I worked at savers on work experience hoping to get a job out of it at the end of the experience they never intended on taking on any staff as they can get people to work for free through dole and as soon as ther work experience is over they get in more people to work for free
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Official response from Savers Health and Beauty

17 November 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback. If you would like to raise any of the above concerns please contact a member of the People Team in head office - they will be able to assist you. Also, visit our careers site to see if we have any vacancies near you.Thanks,Savers Health & Beauty

great workkplace

Hard working Staff, sorting out stock in the drawers, sorting there shelves, helping customers, working the till. the hour's were just right. travel distance great
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Official response from Savers Health and Beauty

1 September 2017
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback - we are extremely happy to hear that you are enjoying your time here with us at Savers! We hope you continue to enjoy your role with us. We wish you the best of luck growing and developing your skills with us! Thanks, Savers

long ago

was okay working there, shelf stacking duties serving, cleaning duties, stock take accounting work, various tasks, I learned many tasks and did receive nvq but since lost all certificates moving
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while i was there i was till training and stacking shelf its a realy good company to work for they are friendly and have so much repect for customers i also got along with all the staff they make you feel welcome i also know alot more then i did they have helped me with working in retail


realy friendly


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ok place to do work experience. mo job opportunities after work experience. staff friendly. shop clean. learned how to face products
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Great work place for people to learn and further career in customers services with supportive management. there was a lot of variety in what I did each day cash handling meeting and greeting new customers helping those in need stock checking.
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great work place

i gained a lot of experience with savers. some of the staff are friendly but others not so nice, some days i didn't like it as there was nothing to do.
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Good overall experience

A typical day at savers was quite stressful but always had a good atmosphere with many different characters within the staff and the customers.




long hours
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The most enjoyable part of a job.

It would have to be when seeing the customers with a smile on there face and making sure they get what they came for.


Free lunches


Long Hours
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nice enviroment

A typical day at work, would consist of serving customers, helping customers with their needs, keeping shelfs stocked. i learnd great customer service skills from this job and i really enjoyed learning new skills. the hardest part of the job was dealing with awkard customers but learnt how to deal with them in a polite manner.


freindly staff


awkward customers
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amazing place to work

Saver's was the place for me if i was getting paid the only thing that disappointed me was not getting paid and it was my work experience for college but part from that it was a great place for me to work and i got on really well with the staff.


paid my own lunch


long hours
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fun to work had a laugh with workers and customers

always on time i was a good worker i got in with every one and every one was friendly some like family good job to have.
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Based on 975 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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