Forget a work life balance
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – 4 April 2018
Work life balance isnt something Iceland care about, the culture has changed in the last 5 years, costs have got tighter & tighter leading to de moralised staffed. This is a forumla for failure, staff cant see progression even if its 'promised' the hours are not there to train & mentor staff. Pay is okay for Store managers, front line staff are now on minium wage for the first time I can recall in over 10 years!! Best part of the job is the customers. Worse part of the job is theft, you're managed on stockloss yet arent prodvided with the correct tools (eg a gaurd)
If you're looking going in at store manager level, be warned it isnt all sunshine & rainbows, working xmas eve, boxing day, new years day, mothers day, fathers day, all easter, bank holidays etc is expected from managers.