Terrible, terrible pace to work! AVOID
Well where to start, I worked in the shop for only a short time, around 5 months and the things and saw and heard in my time where truly awful. I have also had friends that worked here in the past and they mirror my views. Gates is getting a reputation locally to be a bad place to work and I fully agree with that.
The owners are not nice people at all, they are rude, ignorant, and actually quite nasty people and think they own there staff. The truly believe that as they pay your wages they are doing you a favour. Well, news flash, treating staff like rubbish and offering minimum wage is not doing anybody a favour.
The owners and management are obsessed with sacking staff. If you put one foot wrong then your out the door. If your face doesn't fit then also out the door. Make a genuine mistake, your gone. Speak out of line, gone! How they have got away with this for long in this day and age is disgraceful.
The working conditions are also horrific. The break room is disgusting, zero benefits, staff discount is minimal and you are made to feel guilty if you try to use it. Don't consider buying a gift for your family using staff discount, that's another excuse to give you the sack!
I could go on and on but I feel I've made my point. I cannot stress enough what a horrible place Gates is to work and I would avoid applying here at all costs.
One positive, if you make it Christmas and your on the nice list, you may get some cash in an envelope.