Team Member (Former Employee) – Dungannon, County Tyrone – 18 March 2018
I would only recommended working here if your stuck for money. Management was AWFUL ( in my store anyway ) constantly managers quitting & going months with out a manager. Disciplined if you phone in sick and get called all the names of the day for being ill and in hospital and getting called a 'joke', supervisors think they own the show and boss you around like a dog when there is no manager about! I made some good friends on the shop floor team members got along really well with them never any issues. Hours where awful, constantly getting changed, one week you had 30 hours and the next you had 8 hours. Don't recommend this place, run very poorly. The hygiene in the shop was APPAULING when I started here I had to bleach the intire bathroom because it hadn't been cleaned in 2 + years.. it never got polished or had the floor mopped. Spiders and flies in the bathroom and store room. Don't work here please find somewhere else.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 18 November 2017
Working at blue inc was very easy and simple. Probably, the hardest part of the job was fixing the clothes and hanging the, however, everthing else was easy and quick and i have never had any customers complain.
Discount, Long lunch time, when the shop is empty you can relax
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Yateley – 16 November 2017
I loved working here. I done my work experience here for secondary school and soon after was offered a job. My manager on work experience was great and upon getting a job there the manager changed and she too was great.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Walworth – 16 November 2017
A typical day at work would involve mandatory stock work, followed by restocking of the shelves whilst being bright and bubbly for the customers in order to make a sale; to achieve a daily sales target.
Additionally the cumpulsory cleaning of the entire shop floor at the end of my shift with a hoover. So in the grand scheme of things, it really gave me a taste for Retail and how each job is essential to the collectively desired objective.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Hounslow – 13 November 2017
Blue Inc was an amazing place to work at, it benefited me because i learnt how to satisfy customers and work as a team and an individual. I helped customers find the most suitable product and satisfied them.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Peterborough City Centre, Cambridgeshire – 30 October 2017
manager was always understanding with any issues brought to their attention. managers always helped with difficult customers when needed. all members of staff were friendly and easy to get along with. miss working there.
Part Time Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Carlisle – 24 October 2017
Work 5 and 1/2 hours on Sundays and rarely given any other hours, on 4 hour contract since October 2016. Learnt to have patience with people and how to communicate with customers. Management causes my personal confidence issues. Trying to make management happy. Know the employees well so working can be enjoyable.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – East Ham, Greater London – 9 October 2017
I did this as part of my experience. A typical involved providing customer service and selling blue inc products at the store. The role improved my problem solving, resilience and communication skills having dealt with a variety of situations. Unfortunately ended unexpectedly which was a real shame as I was starting to get to grips with the role. This was due to the store closing due to the store going bankrupt.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 8 October 2017
Working at blue inc was fun most of the time. I created a nice bond with customers and the staff there. But i felt that it weren't for me because i did not learn as many skills as i could have. This was because it was my first time working in a retail store
This store was amazing to work on I loved working there the customers there were also really nice my colleagues were always very supportive they were also really nice people I had a lot of fun working there and I wouldn’t mind working there again
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton Green, Greater London – 29 September 2017
This work experience placement has made me develop other skills such as communication skills and organisations skills. This place is very organised and eat to access. I enjoyed working at this place for two weeks.
Let out a few hours early because of too much workers.
The only reason I still work here is because of the fairly flexible hours (more to do with my chilled manager) and because I get on really well with everyone who works here. As a first job it gave me a lot of confidence and transferable skills, and was a nice environment in which to do so. Apart from that its not great. The pay is extremely unfair for all the overtime you have to do with cashing up, which I understand has to be done but we should be paid for it. While the work is not the most skilled, the wage we get paid, and in particular the wage paid to those under 21 like myself, is unfair for the work we put in. Head office's attitude can also be very insulting at times as well with serious problems with our shop not being dealt with for over a year. Unrealistic targets set and shop incentives are a joke. In short the attitude of the company is to expect the most work from its employees, while giving them the least reward.
Friendly and laid back environment, good for a first job
Poor pay, poor relationship with head office, few benefits unless you want 50% discount on clothes which are in sale most of the year anyway.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 16 September 2017
My work placement here involved me checking in deliveries, checking stock is accounted correctly, hanging stock, advising customers and answering any queries they may have, shop floor duties such as stocking up, tidying up, serving customers. This particular placement that I experienced was an invaluable experience as I was able to solve problems effectively.