Good place to work as hours can be flexible if you need a part time work or a low number of hours per week. I had this job when I was In college doing my A levels and it worked out perfect! lots of over time at Christmas too.
I only worked at Card Factory whilst I was at college, as a source of income. I would now like to get started in a full time career, preferably in an office, either accounts or sales, somewhere that gives me the required training.
MANAGER (Former Employee) – Wokingham, Berkshire – 18 July 2018
The job was fun at the beginning and interesting since I manage to go up the ladder pretty fast and got some nice experience it this months but you have to move on afterwards since there are a lot more opportunities out there.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 18 July 2018
The actual job itself is very straight forward and easy to do. Management would put you down for shifts without telling you after already giving you your hours for the week so in that case they are unprofessional.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Buckinghamshire – 16 July 2018
Enjoyed my time working at the card factory, really nice employees but that is about it. Was busy all the time, which I enjoyed but at times there wasnt enough help to reduce the queues, Pay was ridiculous for the amount of work that was expected from you, never was able to go home on time after my shift finished was always expected to stay unpaid for up to 45 mistunes to in hour on some occasions nearly 2 hours, while the tills where being cashed up at the end of the day. 30 minutes for break if you work a full day, which sometimes you never got a chance to eat because it took that long to get your food unless you take a pack lunch.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Sheffield – 10 July 2018
The other employers were lovely to work with and made me feel very much at home. I always had a laugh, was a very upbeat place of work. enjoyed it very much. only issue was when my contract ended I wasn't given much notice.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Dereham – 8 July 2018
Stay away the pay is awful and your worked like animals very hard work near Christmas it’s awful definitely not worth the stress, the pay is nowhere near enough for how hard you have to work, the hours do mean you can plan a lifestyle but you’ll be too Tiered too do anything
My time at card factory was fun, but i was a lot younger. I loved who i worked with the management were great but its not a job for me now. The job gave me a lot of skills i have used and continue to use.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Street, Somerset – 28 June 2018
Whilst working for this company I had a lot of fun and interesting times a typical day would be sorting out deliveries serving the general public, the hardest part of this kind of retail establishment are when promotional changes happened which means working longer hours but everyone chips in to help out and we always got praised for what work we have done. highly recommend this company
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Ripley – 26 June 2018
A typical day at work for me would be to serve customers, meet the needs of others, handle money, fill/tidy the card racks, fill product and sweep/mop the floor so the shop is presentable for the next day.
Nothing about working at Card Factory is hard. I enjoy working with the people I work with and I enjoy helping others to meet their needs.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Guildford – 26 June 2018
I have never wanted to leave a job as much as i did when i started at card factory.
The manager and assistant manager were constantly rude to me, and I wasn't even trained properly to be a supervisor and was told that I would be doing my first un-trained shift on a Sunday, and when another member of the team was asked to make sure I was cashing up correctly at the end of the day, the member of staff was then told off for helping me.
The shop was always in a mess as was the stock room, canteen, the managers office and the staff toilet always smelt nasty
I booked a Sunday off as it was a family members birthday and the manager declined to let me have the day off.