Long hours, tedious management, difficult customers and some annoying colleagues made the London Road, Brighton branch a difficult place to work in. This job made me feel very down as I was always working and had no time for myself or uni work.
There is great place to work if you want to get hand on something new every day. It keeps you up to date with electronics new technologies. Also jewellery and watches something that I always loved and enjoyed to working with
Manager (Former Employee) - Hampshire - 21 November 2018
This is a franchise business, so every franchise will be different. The core business model is good, however some of the facilities and tools available to staff is limited or not functioning as well as it could be.
I joined Cash Converters, Stourbridge in June, not too long after new Management had taken over. It has been the best career decision I've ever made. Its a very rewarding place to work, you are always recognised for you're achievements and I love going to work each day. There is so much variety in you're working day you could never be bored. The Management team are so supportive and have a very hands on approach with staff personal development, it's a company that has so much to offer and will guide you in the right direction.
Incentives, balanced work life, fun and happy environment
I can only speak from the point of view of a member of staff in the Manchester area.
Basically, all staff members only ever stick this job out because of the people you get to work with, the job attracts those with good banter and a thick skin - which you WILL NEED to work here.
Depending on your store and area manager, this can make or break the job. Some area managers don't care about you in the slightest (mine is an example) but the store manager was great and top bants.
the worst thing about the job, the customers, seriously, the worst people imaginable flock to these stores, and if you've never noticed them then you're one of them.
A normal weekday can be quite quiet however, on a weekend is our busiest time. You meet lots of new people from different backgrounds and cultures and the job can be quite rewarding. There is always the possibility of over time and management do get stuck in and try and help you out.
The job at its core will make the time just fly by, but i can only speak for the store i worked at as they are franchised and not corporate owned so each store follows a basic set of rules but everything else is up to the franchisee.
On a normal day (dependant on where you live) you may/will come into contact with disgusting argumentative and just down right horrible "customers" with the majority of these so called customers being the local alcoholics/druggies that feel like theyre entitled to be superior to you.
But you will get the little glimmers of nice people come into the store that will thank you endlessly.
at the end of the day you need real tenacity grit and PATIENCE because this job will wear even the most nicest human down
One of the best places that I’ve worked at. The shop management with years of experience in training their staff to their best. Like a little family- everyone look after each other. A bit long day, but the company of the colleagues makes it easier. It can be stressful at times, due to the high expectations from the customers at the buy counter. Therefore in my opinion the wages are slightly underrated. Small chances of career progression, unless you don’t mind relocating. Very good and informative staff trainings at the Southport centre. Sometimes it’s required to travel to another store to cover their staff absence. In overall a very good experience.
Do not look after their staff even if you have long service very poor management. Typical day starts with a briefing. Poor management very little planning. There is no workplace culture. Very difficult to be positive. Going home.
it was a fun and easy goin place to work at. i have learned and developed new skills like testting jewellery and appliances,negotiating techniques when buying and selling also i had to do the webshop and amazon listings and manage the orders.the management was verygood was always willing to help with my development. as it was my first time working outside of london my collegues ensure that settled in ver quickly and felt comfortable.
Awful management,shouting at employees and customers.bad salary package. No kind of job security.
Working with cash converters has prooven to be an awful experience.
Also at the end of the contract they pay you with cheque so you lookse money by cashing it up.
Overtime hours that are not paid.