Lead Sales (Current Employee) – Skegness – 16 July 2018
Love the job I'm in lead sales is a great place to be. I love all roles of lead sales. Managing my very own small team is great but would like more of a challenge when it comes to other no arts of the job.
Store Assistant (Part-time) (Current Employee) – Bishop Auckland – 21 March 2018
If you're young be expected to only be working evening shifts, mainly on weekends, unless you specify the hours you are able to do. Also your shifts can be changed without you being told, so be sure to check the work rotor as often as you can. If working a late shift sometimes you can finish an hour after you are supposed to. Fine as a part time or weekend job, but wouldn't recommend. Our floor staff are dropping like flies for a reason.
Irregular shifts, hours can be longer than expected
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Bognor Regis, West Sussex – 20 March 2018
Working for home bargains is a rewarding experience that rewards staff that shine. I feel my stay and experience there was well spent and positive. The staff were friendly and I felt the management done well to look after their staff.
Lead Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 14 March 2018
One manager In the store was absolutely vile to staff and other members of management from inappropriate comments and ignoring people for a whole 8 hour shift. I honestly wouldn’t recommend company head office are a joke when putting in a grevence or complaint. Only good thing is have me a little extra experience.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – London – 13 March 2018
The first place I've felt welcomed and committed to work in, I am very used to the work environment and very open and friendly with the colleagues I am obliged to coordinate with, as if I consider them as a family. I improved myself through every stages of the work experience provided from shelving to stock management, merchandising to cash handling.
Lead Sales (Current Employee) – Northern Ireland – 12 March 2018
I could write a full essay on this job. I'll just summarise it for you.
- Bullies in senior management. - Incompetent, condescending, backstabbing management. - Outdated systems. - Poor pay. - Contracted days, not just hours. - Maximum 20 hour contract unless you are a senior manager. - Short, unpaid breaks. - quarterly stock take that senior management does not get paid extra for. - Senior managers do not get paid extra for putting more hours in. - Lower and senior managers harassed constantly on their days off via Whatsapp groups. - Holidays are NEVER, EVER actioned. Senior managers deny receiving holiday forms even if handed to them personally in full view of CCTV. - Constantly monitored and timed. - Rota times are to be ignored. You will start early and finish late. Every. Day. - If you're on the first management or fill shifts, you will be required to start at 6.30AM and will not be allowed to leave until you either finish the enormous deliveries, or the shop closes. Whichever comes first. - Senior managers delegate EVERYTHING. I understand that this is a part of their job, but what is NOT a part of their job is to stand around with their phone on charge taking snaps and browsing the latest LadBible posts while their Lead Sales' do all their work for them. - You will nearly never get your entitled 11 hours rest between shifts.
This company is awful. It is well known for its bullying culture and has one of the highest staff turnovers in the UK.
Shifts are long, breaks are short, work is hard, management is unsupportive, condescending and lazy, areamore... and regional managers are a complete joke.
This company regularly shells out money in compensation because they have so many claims. Health and safety does not exist in this company. Worker's rights do not exist in this company. Fair wage does not exist in this company.
You are expected to kill yourself in this company for minimum wage.
If you are unemployed and this in the only place in your area hiring, stay on Jobseeker's Allowance. Seriously. It's that bad.less
Fill Shift (Former Employee) – Gallagher Retail Park – 10 March 2018
I worked there 4 hours filling shift. We used to get told to arrive 10 minutes early unpaid to listen to a team brief. We had to fill the shelves and sometimes got talked to like kids if it was a difficult day. Even though the shelves were high, there was literally 2 steps for about 10 aisles everyone refilling at once Management would stay in the store room swapping returned cages while surfing Facebook. Sometimes delivery would be late so the 4pm would be moved to next day meaning an 8 hour shift in one day- which is 8 hours of solid walking!!! The area manager was a young kid and the managers would suckling upto him It's nothing more than a stop gap job, not a career I didn't particularly like the managers but they were nice people, just gluttons for punishment I was taken off probation for lack of speed and escorted out before end of shift without the chance to say goodbye to everyone
Staff discount and smart uniforms
They liked you to be perpetually rushed off your feet even though it is a physically demanding job
Lead Sales (Former Employee) – Poole, Dorset – 5 March 2018
loved my time in home bargains but it just does not feel like the kind of place i could stay in forever. progression was too quick, you end up getting a team of 'managers' that dont know how to organise anything.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Essex – 4 March 2018
Absolutely hated the majority of time working at home bargains, treated like an animal with little or no respect from MOST management. Stressful work with no room for error, or prepare for a disciplining from the member of management who happens to dislike you most. Forget the shift time, that doesn’t matter! You can go home when the entire delivery is done sobeit 4 hours over. All with sometimes less than the legal break required. Met some great staff members and customers, it’s just a shame it is ruined so terribly. Can’t say I would recommend it to anyone, pay isn’t exactly enviable or adequate, not to mention you’ll get paid peanuts for the actual work you are doing! Steer clear if at all possible!
Cashier/ fill staff (Former Employee) – Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff – 3 March 2018
the work place itself was filled with great people and many staff friendly and helpful to any new members, the lead manager however can be quite counter productive and can come across very rude and harsh to new staff
The store I work at has the most unprofessional management and it is very cliquey like in school, and eoplengetntreat better depending on their relationship with higher staff and everyone just complains about each other behind their back. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.
Not working weekends.
Unsupportive management, no sick pay, unprofessional.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Morecambe – 28 February 2018
My shift would involve working with cages of stock from the morning delivery and making necessary adjustments to fit all stock onto the sales floor. I learned how to be resourceful and use my initiative well. The management provided me with the relevant information and training needed to complete my tasks effectively. The most difficult part of the job was being able to be extremely diverse under a tight time pressured environment. But I quickly adapted to the pressure fairly well and it kept me motivated. The most enjoyable part of the job was the unpredictability from day to day due to the diversity of the role.