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The working system is built on how long you have worked in Hamleys and the friends you make. If you’re popular and have lots of friends, you will get treated like royalty and working will be a pleasure. The staff members are very childish and petty, for such a prestigious brand you would think employees would be very professional and well-mannered, but clearly most have forgotten to leave their playground behaviour in school. Especially those in head office!
No work or life balance, especially if a temp! Covered Christmas and they pinned 40 hours on you then only offer part time work! There is no full time work opportunity which is needed with they low pay rate. A clear sign of favouritism as well, no matter how well you do, think I was mentioned twice while one person was everyday as they were obviously vouching for her to be the perm. There is NO benefits, you get discount on products in there but considering the price it just brings it to average marketing prices elsewhere. For example no Christmas bonus this is again dependent on who favours you as the staffs pick their "best helper" and then everything else is pot luck of raffle tickets. WOW! Bad pay of £8 an hour, I can work at Lidls at £10-£11 an hour, for less stress and push for add-ons as that is all you all care about, even staff! As they would push away customers that have one item to you instead! For a world famous toy store you are a disgrace. Never again.
Hamleys is truly a magical place to work. I haven't been a better team since. Advancement is available and your hard work is noticed and appreciated. If I could I'd go right back to them.
Great company, great team.
Tidying up after kids can get tedious
for my first job it was exactly what I was looking for, vital skills very much needed and great job feeling. Some staff were very rude and had favourites, some of us felt like we got picked on, very hardworking place would recommend though for first timers.
got paid, 1 hr lunch breaks if long shift
very fun atmosphere everyday was different spent a lot of years there and often looked forward to going to work, one can't complain when being paid to play with toys and create a fun atmosphere for both staff and customers.
great atmosphere good location good pay
It was fun working with Hamleys and sharaf dg.Enjoying working at present in Dhara Paper Manufacturing llc.Fun loving team with supportive manager in all aspects of work environment.
I will not say it is a bad company but the store I worked for was not somewhere I would recommend. Management are rude and cheeky to staff. Management were exempt from the uniform policy and disciplined certain staff and not others. ALL members of management were not understanding of disabilities. Hours are terrible and management do not care of other responsibilities. Management set unrealistic expectations on sales. Holidays are forcibly given on days you cannot work therefore you do not receive them. So many more problems with the company and management.
Management and staff are horrible
Don't work here unless you want to be treated as a child...The ridiculous induction lasted for 8 hours and involved us acting like 3 year old children, it was an embarrassing and humiliating experience. There is no air conditioning, the staff toilets are tiny and usually you have to wait in a cue when you need to use one of the urinals. The changing rooms are grubby. Some of the managers are very rude. The canteen is small for the amount of staff that work in the building.