Supervisor (Former Employee) – Didcot – 19 March 2018
not enough pay for unsociable hours worked. workers treated like criminals, always on CCTV yet trusted with thousands of pounds to do banking. inexperienced staff expected to run shop in absence of manager. staff not allowed an over ride button on their tills yet expected to run the shop.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Whitley Bay – 8 March 2018
Stay away from this company! My place of work was taken over by these and closed down 7 months later and I was made redundant! Had no intention of making it work pushed the prices up so high nobody would shop there was expected to do a supervisor job for no extra money! Management don’t care about the staff. I really hated working for these!
Customer assistant (Former Employee) – Forres – 8 March 2018
Recently worked for Mccolls for just over 2 years, as a company and higher management they don't care about employees at all. Pay the absolute bare minimum that they can and only really care about themselves. However I was lucky enough to work in a shop with a fantastic team and shop manager, she really made it worth sticking with the job.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – St Albans – 4 March 2018
A fairly decent firm to work for if they match your requirements; which is part-time flexible hours. The minimum wage is annoying but its easy work with little pressure just long shifts can be quite boring. Management very easy to work with and provided a friendly work environment
Cashier (Former Employee) – West Midlands – 27 February 2018
My biggest tip is avoid this work place. They do not care about staff. Worked all over Christmas, 13 hour shifts, had no manger for three months and supervisors were bullies. They look down on staff younger than themselves, they’re sly and two faced. I’d be made to feel guilty if I didn’t cover on my only day off. They were always messing up my holidays, I didn’t get my lunch break, supervisors talk to you like rubbish on shop floor in front of customers. Honestly would avoid
You’d get a half hour break if supervisor was in a good mood
Didnt like the way i was treared rhey cancelled my supervisor training half way through and reduced my hours wirhout prior warning Before this i was enjoying the work although staff management could be very ciquey
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Stoke-on-Trent – 14 February 2018
Worked there 2 years worse job ever trying get a day off is like waiting for Christmas come around staff are two faced management is shocking shop was like stepping back in time to the 50's always empty shelves massive security issues no panic alarms so if u got robbed ur bye ur self with no back up
Supervisor/Team Leader (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 11 February 2018
So the other staff were great, the management is not. Three robberies inside 12 months, manager missing for over 6 months and still no replacement. Relying fully on part time workers and being told that it’s not possible to hire new staff or additional safety for the store as we don’t make enough money.
Can’t say too much about flexibility as it wasn’t really an option. Terrible management made a possibly great job, dreadful.
Supervisor role (Former Employee) – Chatham, Kent – 25 January 2018
This was an ok company to work for. The store was fine but the area management wasn’t great. Their was a lot of things that were self taught. Customers and work colleagues with in the store were great.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – East Lothian – 19 January 2018
If you are looking for a job with guaranteed contracted hours and a friendly work place then you’ve come to the wrong job. I have worked for Mccolls for almost a year and I have hated every single second of it, one moment I was told my hours were being cut and the next I wasn’t being given shifts I had already made clear I couldn’t do. The atmosphere was so tense and uptight all the time that the customers even felt uncomfortable, I really do not recommend working for this company as they are not respectful of their employees.
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Terrible Managers, Not getting to clock out when your shift ends, no guarantee of a break and unnecessary early starts
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Chatham, Kent – 18 January 2018
was a fine workplace but poor salary staff were mostly nice good security not very flexible with hours they give, not the hardest job in the world but can get busy or doing deliverys can be tough sometimes.
Manager (Current Employee) – Aberdeen City – 14 January 2018
Most enjoyable part of my job is dealing with the public. Typical days work starts at 5am, fill up stock, count takings and do the banking, take in deliveries. Make sure store is trading well and within the law. No day is typical as everyday is different and I learn something new very day, whether it's about my job or myself. In the the shop I manage we have a very good team that work well together which makes work a happy place to be. Normal day ends for me at 14.30pm, however at times I am required to work later for the needs of the business.