Store Assistant (Part-time) (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton – 18 April 2018
Staff were not disciplined by management Store Manager was very biased, she treated staff unfairly staff were friendly, including certain members of management management were stupidly informed of when head office staff were visiting, resulting in an extreme tidy of the shop to impress, instead of them seeing how the shop was really run.
Unsociable hours, bad management and no benefits for working there.
Sales assistant (Current Employee) – Cheshire – 8 January 2018
I have been working at Home Bargains for a year and 6 months now. Firstly i started out as weekend staff as i was still at sixth form and then took on a full time contract. At first i loved the job, it was my first job and i loved the sense of responsibility. But then as the months grew on i realised how bad of a company it is. The management are terrible, there is no communication between them and staff members so we regularly get told different things by different management. We are treated unfairly and are expected to work stupid hours on such short notice. If we are treated badly by any customers, they don't care,we have to take it and be very polite back, no matter what the situation. We can never get a word in edgeways as in their eyes we are always wrong even if were upset about something. This job is terrible and the way you are treated is appalling. I would NOT recommend this job.
Management treat you like rubbish and HR wont help you at all if you have any problems. only good part to that job is meeting some great customers. Southends home bargains is the worst one to work for by far.
long hours, bad pay, you have to fill every job role avalible, horrible treatment, horrible management
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterlooville – 2 January 2018
There was always more hours to pick up other than ones contracted. As my first job it was a brilliant place to start. The environment is mostly very laid back. The hardest part of this job was keeping the shop front looking tidy and making sure the shelves were full due to the shop being quite popular. The most enjoyable part of this job was being surrounded with colleagues who were really easy to work alongside and being able to get help from other shop floor assistants.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Heanor – 28 December 2017
Stacking and cleaning shelves and till operative. I learnt how to deliver effective customer service and worked well alongside management. The hardest part of the job was delivering a job to the best of my ability whilst given a specific time. The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with customers and helping customers to the best of my ability.
Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) – Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk – 28 December 2017
Home bargains is a friendly and fun place of Work. Managers always know how to help in order to get the job done. I learnt how to work under pressure when dealing with different customers and helping them to the best of my ability.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Wellingborough – 27 December 2017
Only really suitable for those wanting p/t work such as a student or a mum wanting school hours as contracts were only between 4-20 hours a week. In my store, some of the managers were alright, others were awful. Wouldn't recommended building a career here as you'll be doing the work of 3 people due to lack of staff most of the time.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire – 27 December 2017
I started working there at 16 so I only got paid £4.55 which was great at the time for my first job whilst at school. It was fun and casual for all staff and even store managers. The company itself is way too strict and controlling trying to be more serious than it is and the whole clocking in 10 minutes before your shift was cause for issues. Great part-time job for students or elder people.
Rubbish company to work for,if your face doesn't fit forget it,, I needed to take a second job because 16 hours wasn't enough, HB told me that they couldn't guarantee me a late start even though they needed people to work late, other staff members were allowed to have shifts to suit them, I'm glad I'm out of that place
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Carrickfergus – 18 December 2017
The best workers don't get treated well but if you are willing to out drinking with the managers that's how you get preferential treatment. I worked everyday for two weeks straight covering for everything, then when I asked for a day to be changed I got shouted at and told things like that don't just happen.
Nice staff to talk too , along with good working hours
Cleaning (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 15 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.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – England – 15 December 2017
This was my first job since being a school leaver and while the company don't adhere to legal break times/shift hours, the management is very good and staff are very friendly. Pay is slightly poor for the work but there is a good concept of teamwork which makes it an enjoyable place to work
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 15 December 2017
Symptomatic of the way British Industry has gone since we joined the EU. Lower wages, longer hours, incompetent management and poorer conditions. No wonder they let immigrants flood into the country like they do …. they are the only ones desperate enough to put up with this pantomime. Offer a decent wage, decent hours, decent managers and good health and safety working conditions like we had 30 years ago, and true British people would work hard for these companies. Offering cleaners £5.06p/hr …. Jeez, isn't that illegal? ….I thought the minimum wage was £7-50p?