Home Bargains Employee Reviews in Liverpool

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Warehouse operative
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside11 October 2018
I'm still currently employed at Home Bargain as a warehouse operative
I am seeking other work as i write this review.
Work life balance is practically zero if your on days or nights you get a fixed Rota so no weekends off even though the supervisors and managers have created there own Rota where they alternate days off.
Supervisors are mostly unaproachable and have little time and don't really care about staff.
Pay is not bad but it is one of the lower paid warehouse jobs compared to others.
I know a lot off staff that came for training and then went straight to other companies with better pay and a rolling contract that was in line with the delivery drivers.
Pros
Weekly pay
Cons
Long hours.. supervisors/managers dont careabout staff..fixed days off rather than a rolling pattern
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Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Liverpool10 October 2018
has a nice environment in home bargains and you are able to have a flexible hours. good wage for the work you do and good hour starrting and finishing
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Enjoyable Job
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Liverpool30 September 2018
The training given at home bargains is very efficient and in depth. The job itself was very enjoyable, allowing for social aspects when it came to welcoming customers in and setting a friendly tone to the store.
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friendly working environment and good hours
Shop Assistant (Current Employee) –  Liverpool28 August 2018
for a first job it's really good everyone who works there is extremely friendly and nice. the hours are very good. really good hours and they can work around you education if you are still in education
Pros
10% discont on shopping paid day out in summer and there a big Christmas party
Cons
can be very busy and can be stressful around chirstmas
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Fun happy joyfull
any job (Former Employee) –  Liverpool19 August 2018
I think home bargains is a great supermarket I go with my mum all the time I love it I want to work there because the stuff look kind and caring I wanna work there but I don't have an experience
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Part time
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Initially fun but eventually tedious
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Liverpool6 July 2018
When I first started working in Home Bargains it was great, all the training was done during working hours, I learned a lot of new skills and made some good friends. Ultimately, however, the jobs began to take its toll as there was little variety in the day and customers were occasionally very rude. The management was effective overall but could be a little impersonal at times, particularly the higher-ups. The low pay for younger people (who are expected to do the same work) means this job is unsustainable for students.
Pros
Nice discount, Good friends, Good hours
Cons
Low pay, monotonous work, difficult to get time off
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Fun colleagues, boring job
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside5 June 2018
mainly worked on tills, serving customers, assisting, tidying store. Learned how to work on tills, and how to do stock take. Management was good, mainly helpful, can be a bit unorganised. Hardest part of the job is standing in the same place for hours, and it gets a bit boring. Most enjoyable part is working with fun interesting people, they make the day go faster.
Pros
discount, good hours, colleagues
Cons
unorganised, low pay, sore feet, boring
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ok
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Liverpool5 June 2018
Home Bargains is a ok place to work as it can be a good fun environment. However there is times where work becomes repetitive. The work is easy to do and can be a good job at times.
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Fun workplace
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) –  Liverpool8 May 2018
As I was only there on work experience placement I do not know to a full extent what it is like working there full time, however while I was there the workplace was fun and the staff are friendly and supportive.
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Rubbish company to work for...
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside20 February 2018
You should have a look at the Q&A section here to see about, 'hours worked' and 'company culture'.

There is no company sick pay, and you get 20 holiday days/year. You are entitled to a 30 minute break/day. You are also ‘encouraged’ to sign a waiver to the EU Working Time Directive.

Management are under constant pressure to have the store fully restocked daily. There is a central warehouse delivery daily. Each cage needs to be unloaded and merchandised. This task is carried out by the ‘fill shift’. Theoretically, fill shift should last 4 hours, but rarely does, and up to 8 hours isn’t extraordinary. You normally have to keep staff on till the job is finished often on same day notice. This is tough to manage, and tough on the staff too who have no idea when they are getting home, so can’t really plan a life.

Management are involved in sorting cages out in the store warehouse in departmental sections, and dragging them on to sales floor, so no need for expensive gym membership fees as you’ll get all the exercise you’ll ever need. The pressure is constant as obviously it needs to be finished every day, as there is a new delivery tomorrow.

There are no planograms, so it is up to the fill shift initially to merchandise stock, new & replenishment, in a neat coherent manner. If sections are full to overflowing, it takes time to spread stock out and create space. Area managers will very kindly critique such efforts as a matter of routine, and point out where you went wrong, then photograph it to shame you with the rest of their ‘area’, it’s a great team builder as everyone
  more... is ridiculed, and you'll all have a good laugh at each other.

Staffing is absolutely paired to beyond the bone. You are always in a state of being ‘short staffed’ putting pressure on all members of the team, and will never have enough to achieve all the daily tasks demanded of you. (The exception are the Liverpool training boot camp stores, which are dripping in additional ‘red shirts’)

Store Manager in Home Bargains is equivalent to a supervisor in other retailers, you have little autonomy, 95% time is spent on the sales floor, and you can’t even order a new safety knife for opening deliveries without the area manager’s permission. The majority of Home Bargains store management are young, in their 20s, without the maturity & people skills that come with age and experience; hence ‘harassment’ type behaviour is common.

If you’re young, and this is one of your first jobs, you’ll probably think it’s OK with nothing to compare it to. But if you’ve had proper management jobs before, you will be very disappointed indeed.
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Pros
Distinctive red uniform, but wash separately – colour runs faster than Mo Farah LOL
Cons
More stress than herding a pack of wild cats...
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Good wokrplace
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside16 February 2018
Well-paid job and nice atmosphere at work. People are positive about new employees and willing to help. Excellent organization, work worth recommending.
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Friendly Enviroment
Goods In Operative (Current Employee) –  Liverpool3 February 2018
All workers are very friendly and polite. There is cantene for all employee. they are serving breakfast and lunches. Company is located close to the bus stop, and big homebargains store.
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Home Bargain
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Liverpool21 January 2018
The members of staff are great, you get along with everyone and they make work more fun. The job itself isn't bad however one of the Home Bargain in Liverpool is awful, the way you get treated is an absolute joke, the managers are meant to lead by example but they don't even know their job. Would never work in the same store again and probably for the company.
Cons
Managers, breaks, hours.
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Nonfun workplace
Loader/Unloader (Current Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside3 January 2018
The hardest part of this place is My work , loading, is very hard job But i’m not happy with My wages . Normaly the supervisors is Ok But under pressure i can’t regonize .
Cons
Longs Hours
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Nice staff to talk too , along with good working hours
Cleaning (Former Employee) –  Liverpool15 December 2017
Due to starting sixth form I struggled balancing work along with school hence why I started assisting in teaching as I am staying in the same environment , finish at normal school hours and enjoy the environment.
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Excellent for opportunities
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Liverpool19 November 2017
This company is amazing for anyone looking for a new challenge as there is always room for higher opportunities within the company. Really good pay and have learned a lot of skills from working here.
Pros
Opportunities to go higher
Cons
Some managers are awful to work for
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Productive working place allows you too express yourself.
Training Manager (Current Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside19 October 2017
Home bargains is a family run business, they have a well intergrated working environment which allows your to be yourself and have fun, They're expectations can be quite demanding conserdering the pay, overall great company.
Pros
Family run business, owners take care and show affection for their workers i.e. Free Christmas party and family fun days.
Cons
Long hours, payment scheme, don't get paid for overtime if your salary.
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Not much variety in shifts
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside18 October 2017
The job is ok, but there's not much variety in the shifts that you do. You get stuck doing the same jobs day in, day out. It gets really boring. Staff are really friendly but management can be moody when they want.
Pros
Good pay, friendly staff
Cons
No variety in shifts, ignorant management.
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Loader (Former Employee) –  Liverpool19 September 2017
I was picker and packer. Lader and packer is little by heavy job, because you have to lift a lot. Staff in warehouse is no bad. great organisations you know what for you get in.
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Office Politics
HGV Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  Liverpool17 May 2017
If you can get past the Office politics and the small blue eyed clieche you will have an easy time.
If you fit in you will do just fine here.

Normal day at the moment is go in sit around wait for load
do your run and sit around for your next run .. oh BTW the wait is some times up-to 3 hours.

Get Netflix you will be watching your phone / tablet a lot.

The sickness scheme doesnt exist. Any genuine time of sickness or compassionate leave off work goes against you and the company threaten you with disciplinary action.
Pros
Erm they have free water
Cons
Long shifts with no Pay increase to compensate
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