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As long as you work hard and always ask if you don’t know anything then you’ll do fine and always ask customers if they want any thing from the up sales especially if you work on tills
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People, management, work variety
Cons
Pay
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Worst place i’ve ever worked, management is so poor and no communication at all you have to hear about all the changes through other members of staff, no one cares about you or your wellbeing at all, was not trained in the slightest had to completely train myself, do not recommend AT ALL
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Not great to work at, management useless, standards abysmal, targets stupid, you are always waiting for the next time to be pulled into the office the targets you have are a joke because what they don’t factor is it the fact that not all boxes weigh only 3kg you could have 10 pieces of furniture as just part of your pick and they could weigh 60kg each yet your expected to move it yourself even tho the box even says two man lift the standards in the place is a joke health and safety is not followed and while your working just so you know any errors you will be getting pulled into the office, avoid at all costs
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.Typical day - hope that person is not on shift

.What you learn - kiss butt and lots of it or they plott to sack you for any little thing built on fact or fiction


.Management - got hired by a great guy he left after that new manager lied and promised things he couldn't produce!


.Workplace culture - pack mentality


.Hardest part of the job - putting up with the cultral profiling from some staff members


.The most enjoyable part of the job - accepting that being fired for something i did not do had set me free from their lies and disgusting customer service and the negative pack mentality
Pros
short hours - in and out 4hrs
Cons
short hours - 4hrs a day is not enough on what my cost of living
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The company expect you to work hard with not even a thankyou manager can be very rude when speaking to you ,exspect you to do overtime without considering your home life terrible working environment canteen leaks s soon as there is rain the canteen table and chairs are falling apart warehouse is ery poorly stacked making it unsave for colleagues
Pros
10% discount
Cons
Everything
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Was great at first, plenty of extra hours and people were friendly. But you never get the same amount of hours, so one week you could be working 24 hours the next you'd be working 8. Tried talking to management about it, nothing happened. Shifts were good, smallest shift was 4 hours which suited me fine as have 2 small kids and very little child care. But then they just kept getting longer and longer. As i worked on the tills we were treated like vermin. Manager literally looked down on 7s. In she would always say 'your just till staff' like it didn't matter how we were treated because we did less than everyone else. Holidays are impossible to get, in 2 years i had 1 weeks holiday. Can't take holidays novemberz december, january. . Expected to stand you're whole shift and won't give you a chair without a drs note. Temperatures are unworkable, anyone who has been in knows it is so hot in the summer in there but air con was 'broken' and we werent allowed fans you want to go outside to cool down! Winter its always freezing, she refuses to put the doors on automatic so whoever is on till one say hello to pneumonia! Had to ask for gloves as my hands went numb, got fingerless gloves... and refuse to put heating on or give you heaters for under the tills. Was expected to be a cleaner and sercurity, even when sercurity was in. Spent 90% of the shift in the camera room the other 10%on his phone at the front door. List of jobs at the end of a shift was ridiculous, we had to clean up the tills (obvious) then we had to sort fridyees and freezers, face up sleves, sweeping the dhop, emptying - more...
Pros
Colleagues are amazing, ive made some great friends
Cons
Management, expectations, pay, temperatures, working conditions, holidays, hours, you're not appreciated
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5.0
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If like myself you were a little weary of applying for a position, don’t be! Since joining the business I have been extremely impressed with the business model and the fast paced environment at all levels. Excellent training and Development, a real culture of promote from within and a workforce that is ‘proud’ to represent the brand. The enthusiasm from the very top down is amazing and the business has a real ‘can do’ approach.
Pros
Supportive culture, can do attitude, work/life balance
Cons
Systems a little dated.
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Fast past , competitive, stock shelves,making sure shop floor was clean stock rotation speak to customer help in anyway possible working as a team or individually
Pros
Non
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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i was able to learn new skills and and i enjoy working with other people. i was able to help B&M increasing their profit. I am really enjoying working with B&M.
Pros
Bonus
Cons
20 hours
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If I had choice to put my head in a oven with the gas on or redo the time I did with B&M I would choose the oven every time... Avoid.... Avoid........
Pros
The women
Cons
Everything about the job
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I enjoyed my job here but after a while I started to dread it store got a new manager and things were great until he had his favourites who knew everything before anyone else including some of the management team.No one but management should be in the office everyone should be treated the same but with this store that is not the case if you do not fit they will find a way to get rid.
Pros
Some great staff members
Cons
Unfairness favoritism cleques
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5.0
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Working at B&M is excellent because there's always something to keep you busy and happy throughout the day. The colleagues are always bringing a good mood as well which makes the work easy.
Pros
Good team, plenty to do
Cons
Salary
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Lied about pay rate. Told me in the interview it was about £7.50 p/h and only found out it was £5.90 p/h when I was 19. I didn’t find out till I got my first payslip as I keep track of my hours so I know roughly how much I should get. When I questioned the manager (who interviewed me) he said he THOUGHT it was higher and just didn’t bother to tell me later on. No breaks when I first started (new store so first day open I was on 12hrs) and the coming weeks I was on long shifts) I started getting 1x15 min break and ended up going home ill. Then they accused me of stealing with no proof and told me if I tell anyone and they call them up, the manager will do me for harassment
Pros
Nice colleagues
Cons
Poor managers, poor pay, awful working conditions, accusing staff of stuff they haven’t done with no proof
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i would like work team player enjoy mine role career goal good times and polite good customers services really enjoy good environment at work also good handle box bottom floor stock take item listen manger complete task
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A typical day at B&M Express would include, stacking shelves with stock that arrived daily, using the tills, and having basic responsibilities such as, cleaning and taking part in team briefs. The enjoyable part of the job was working with the staff and helping customers.
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Most of the staff there a lovely to work with, easy to talk to if there’s a problem and supportive, however it is fast passes and be stressful, it’s hard to change hours.
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5.0
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really enjoyed working for B&M I learnt a lot of new skills whilst working there. I was in a small bargain store; the staff and customers are like a big family, new and old everyone feels welcome. Although fast paced and challenging at times I think this is good to keep you on your toes would definitely recommend working for B&M
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Just another number, unfair advantages, small breaks with no expectations, very bad communication, sneaky management, judgemental management with insecurity issues.
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The review i have just read, summed it up to a tee, did not care about what you've done in the past but can you hit the target they were looking for...
Pros
Local work
Cons
Bad management
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I put in a grievance letter due to being bullied , I was new to store and area, also month after pregnant. Was here for 3 years in total as I needed the job. Management did nothing apart from move some shifts around , nothing was even said to the girls bullying me.
There is nothing to help work your way up the ladder, no well done's ever, and nothing to motivate you .
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its not very good to work there,avoid if u can do,dealing with customers is the hardest part,having to keep on top of your hours otherwise you will be paid wrong
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