Good pay, Don't say there too long
Checkout Assistant (Current Employee) – Gateshead, Tyne and Wear – 25 October 2018
Work is hard and but rewarding if working with the right team. Overtime is hard to find as hours are tight, especially in the checkout department so make sure you get the right contract for you. Training opportunities could be better, at the moment it isn't clear how to apply to extra training courses, and you have to be approved by your manager, so you rely on them to be on the same page as you or want you to have that training which I personally have been having trouble with. I love my team and a lot of the people who work there are such lovely people who make you feel comfortable at work. However, there is also a sense of 'groups', a definite divide between management and the co-workers and also between Showroom/Markethall and Checkouts/IF. Overall there is a good sense of teamwork, as long as you're in the right team and are friends with the right people. As someone on a 12 hour contract on checkouts, it is near impossible for me to move or develop as my manager does't want me progressing and I don't have opportunities to meet other co-workers in different departments so can't build that relationship which could help me move departments.
Separate co-worker restaurant, good pay
Limited hours, based on popularity