Overall Enjoyable Workplace
temporary Christmas assistant (Former Employee) – Cardiff, Cardiff – 11 April 2019
I worked as a Christmas sales assistant in Tiger.
As a student this was a brilliant place to work, I was hired on an 8 hour contract and the hours generally ranged from 8-10. No push to work, unless they were short staffed, therefore had a Very Good work/life balance.
Salary was poor. Even though the work is simple it could get tiring and repetitive. The benefits involved however (e.g. earning paws gets you gift cards) were good.
The average day involved restocking, organising displays, working tills and upon close tidying the store. Work was simple but tiring (in my store we had a very steep flight of stairs, running up and down them got a bit tiresome). Didn't really learn anything new as far as retail goes, the store could get very busy however! whilst challenging it made the working day go quickly.
The only part I disliked about working in Tiger was the management, most were lovely and really sympathetic/easy to talk to. Others treated you as though you were 'not at their level' and would seem to take advantage of that. The rest of the team I couldn't fault! It was overall an enjoyable place to work.
enjoyable work (depending upon manager), good benefits
short breaks, management, low hourly pay.