Grateful for the experience it taught me and the friends I made there however the store was poorly managed and their was constant complaining from each of the staff members. Someone had always got a problem with someone else and the pressure put on certain departments was unfair in comparison to others.
They expected you to just do your tiny contract and then jump when sale came up and when you refused they made your life working life awful. Managers were bullies towards staff and some staff were bullies to others and a blind eye was turned.
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 13 May 2018
A terrible place to work and would not recommend to anyone. No proper training given with awful management. Pathetic new scanning system which requires you to scan the same rail twice, only God knows why. Managers never have anything sorted out when you start your shift, so you spend time looking around for hangers, tags, pins, cubes etc. However you are still expected to work super fast and be on target, utterly ridiculous. Wage is also quite low for a night shift job and the bonus system is the most ludicrous I have ever come across. The managers make an attempt to give a pitiful explanation of how it works, it makes no sense. Job can be very taxing on your body, at the store where I worked the lift was broken and we were required to carry heavy bulks of clothing up numerous stairs for at least 2-3 days. You are simply not appreciated for the work you put in and I found that very demoralizing. Save yourself the stress and do not work here.
Awful management, terrible scanning system, Low wage for night shifts
Stock Assistant (Former Employee) – High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – 2 May 2018
Booked three weeks off for a holiday when I started and they then told me a day before that it hadn’t been booked and I was expected to work. The computer shift booking system automatically signs you up for shifts you don’t want and as I was working another job at this point as well, I was forced to choose between next and my other work.
Stockroom Assistant (Current Employee) – Aberdeen – 23 April 2018
If you are still in school, college or uni and want nothing more than a part time assistant job then you'd fit right in. However if you wish to progress and not in education, this may not be the right place for you. With all the cut backs in the past few years it's become near impossible to climb the ladder. On the positive side, some staff members are amazing, great to get on with. Depending on the branch the management can be questionable but I think I'm relatively lucky in my branch. The salary is somewhat average for retail with a chance of a good bonus if you're a committed worker. There's a good chance you might get kept on if you're a christmas temp or after the probationary period. The only full time positions available generally fall to management so if you you're an assistant the balance between work and your personal life will be fine.
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Wembley, Greater London – 10 April 2018
You would be responsible for maintaining correct levels of stock on shop floor. Assist in transferring out old seasonal stock whilst performing stockroom assistant duties in a warehouse setting. You would assist your fellow stockroom staff in organising and managing the stockroom. You would also prepare and take part in stock take. •
Pay wasn't very competitive, difficult to advance your skills
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Throckley – 21 January 2018
Pay was above national minimum and managers were helpful when staff need time off but there is a lot of favouritism by management with the more favourable staff. Also expected to work beyond your capabilities with targets that are almost impossible to complete alone within the time given.
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee) – Beckton, Greater London – 7 December 2017
I enjoyed every part of the job, always learning something new, I learnt a lot around the delivery department. All staff were friendly, I had a hard working team working with me in delivery and an excellent manager, very supportive and took care of his staff. We were always updated about products and training via the online portal.
Staff discount 20%, uniform allowance 50%, flexibility to choose extra shifts
No discount for temps, uniform allowance depends on number of hours, and maybe more on the discount for staff