Store Manager (Former Employee) – Peterhead – 10 July 2018
It is a very good job, the people who I worked with were superb! we got on and it was fantastic. A typical day at work will be not busy so we will stock, clean, etc... but then super busy no time for nothing
this is an unhappy ununderstadning place to work. management don't understand personal issues there is a lot of favoritisim in the store booking holidays is difficult . inconsiderate unkind managements disrespectful expect too much off u no give or take.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – 9 July 2018
a typical day is going in stacking shelfs for 4-5 hours then going home poor management, hardest part is dealing with rude customers enjoyable part is the atmosphere with others at your level and some managment
the company was good work for they staff was ok at times and i liked working there but the manager was not very nice she spoke me like and i done loads of hours for them and was asked to stay behind and said no because was doing to much hours
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 6 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.
Nice discount, Good friends, Good hours
Low pay, monotonous work, difficult to get time off
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Bangor – 4 July 2018
Shifts aren't flexible, management take advantage. Getting time off is a hassle. There's no respect for staff. Everything is always micro-managed, management often complain about small conversations between staff even whilst working.
Pay is better than minimum, christmas parties are fairly good.
Poor shifts, bad atmosphere and relations with management.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Aberystwyth – 2 July 2018
This is by far the WORST place I've ever had the displeasure of working at. Poor management which leads to stressed staff as well as the lies they tell to cover their own backs. Management are a joke, feels like being in primary school, no talking, no laughing or joking. I got sent home once for talking to a coworker. Always understaffed. The company has such a high turnover because management treat the employees with such a lack of respect and dignity. Save yourself the strain on your mental health and don't bother applying.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Derby, Derbyshire – 30 June 2018
4 hour contract but expected to work approx 10 over 2 days, but holiday pay remained 4 hrs/week. 1 weeks notice given on rota, so no opportunity to make plans. Overtime expected after store shut without checking that was able or how long it would be for. No warnings given, staff just sacked.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Walsall – 28 June 2018
Very hectic and fast paced work place, management can be very rude as well as the majority of customers who shop here, the pay wasn't the best, and i didn't get a pay rise when i was supposed to for the last 2 months i worked there.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Salford – 26 June 2018
when I worked at the Dewsbury branch I had a great time, I made friends, earned enough money to live well and never really had a bad experience, however when I transferred to the Salford branch that sadly changed. this branch was run poorly.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Ormskirk – 18 June 2018
Management uncaring about personal circumstance or health; Physical or mental. Staff treated as dispensable. Easy job, easy to get hours if wanted but if you say you are unable to do extra when asked management will make your job difficult in other ways. Only real plus to the job is the 20 hour contract offered and wage slighlty above minimum. Staff in stores are great, hardworking and friendly, great atmosphere.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Loughborough – 14 June 2018
Not a very good atmosphere in the store between staff and management. Not very friendly. Sometimes were made to stay after your shift ended when not asked beforehand if you would be able to stay. Bad communication between managers, one minute you are told to do something then the next minute you are getting told off by another manager for doing that certain job which you were told to do by another manager which is not necessary at all to give the staff a hard time when just trying to do the job correctly.