My experience at Home Bargains was poor. My managers were not the kindest of individuals. They had their moments but in regards to helping with mental health difficulties, they failed to do so. This is not necessary applicable to all stores. Some might be great. However, my experience, not so much.
They are pretty strict with absences, even if you provide doctors notes, sick lines and legitimate reasons for being off.
In regards to work, it was fairly easy enough. However, there is a lot of pressure on staff to do a lot of things in an insufficient amount of time. This can lead to staff members feeling distressed.
They pay you weekly, which is always nice. However, they only pay you minimum wage. You also get a 10% discount in store which is useful.
As a student, I appreciated my manager working around my time table and reducing my hours during exam times.
It isn't the worst place to work, it is just not the best either.
Weekly pay, accommodating hours, staff discount
Understaffed, poor management, minimum wage, bad workplace culture