Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 20 January 2018
Such a lovely atmosphere with some great people, the managers make you feel equal to them so you in turn respect them. Although sometimes you have to repeat things to them to get it done. People are patient with you and give you time to learn as well as not being to easy on you so you can develop.
I was working in a sunglasses department, which comes into the main shop each year. I had to go on a day long course, which was very rewarding in my knowledge of different makes and styles. If we wasn't very busy, we had to help serve customers on different departments, which was nice as a change from the sunglasses, but in saying all that, i didn't like the traveling to and fro each day.
Sales Assistant (Christmas Temp) (Former Employee) – Belfast City Centre, County Antrim – 5 January 2018
I never once dreaded going into work. At times it was stressful and tough but your colleagues would always be there and willing to lend a hand. Managers were incredibly nice and welcoming. The work load was nowhere near the same levels of stress as my old admin job. I was required to walk alot, both to and from stock rooms but this level of exercise enabled me to lose quiet a lot of weight over the Christmas period.
If shift patterns didn't suit, it was easy enough to have your shift swapped for another day or with someone else so long as there was plenty of notice.
Employee discount ontop of sales, competitive salary, flexible working hours
Breaks need to be taken at scheduled intervals based on business needs, you might not feel like your break was truly restful, can be very tiring on busy days, boring on light days
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 January 2018
The worst place I have ever worked in and I have worked in many department stores in the past. I dont reccommend working in house of fraser, there is never enough staff, people are rude, and there is a lot of bullying from the older staff. Avoid this place if you can!
Was a good company and the staff were lovely but just such little pay for all the long hard hours especially over Christmas , then in January because customers don’t have money because it’s just after Christmas it is dead so it’s a lot of standing around and nothing to do after you have done your delivers . Not enough pay for what the jobs like .
Customer Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Belfast City Centre, County Antrim – 30 November 2017
I worked in House Of Fraser's Belfast store as a Christmas Temp sales assistant in the women's clothing floor. The pay was very good and the customers were very friendly. However, some of the other employees, especially the older women, were very nasty. There was one occasion were I was putting hangers back on a rail and one of the older women hit my hand quite hard because I was putting one item in the wrong place. Disgusting behaviour.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Central London – 28 November 2017
House of Fraser is a British department retail store, I worked at the Kings William St. branch throughout the Christmas period. This experience was very useful in terms of me working under pressure with the busy period. I grasped the many skills needed with most retail jobs such as cash registry, stock take, discounts, labelling and most importantly handling and interacting with customers.