Sales Support Team (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 16 August 2018
Learned how to work within a team and maximise sales while getting to know friendly people. Management of the store was very organised and helped sales support team to settle in during busy sale periods
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Kendal – 28 June 2018
I consider myself lucky. I applied at Summer Sale and was luckily actually paid for my time, though I know some people who worked the sale with the hopes of getting a job didn’t. Also, really dodgy in that they had us work until 10pm the night before, but most of us were in at 6am. Maybe just my store, but there were definitely favourites among the staff. Uniform allowance was awful and meant if you only worked weekends you could only really afford to get 1 outfit, which sucked when it got damaged and you then had to pay out of pocket. Dress code varies store to store, my store wouldn’t allow jeans.
25% discount on all items excluding sale, first pick at sale items, 75% discount plus allowance on Uniform
Managers can be super dodgy, clothing is super expensive so you avoid shopping there yourself anyways
Christmas Temp (Former Employee) – Raynes Park – 28 June 2018
People were very helpful and aided you when you needed help. I got to do multiple roles which made each shift exciting, and pleasant. The hardest part was assembling furniture as I wasn't use to this type of work.
Sales Support Team (Former Employee) – Slough, Berkshire – 24 June 2018
A typical day at work consisted of ensuring stock was readily available and selling clothing. Delivering a high level of service to customers - ensuring all customers were happy when leaving store. Developed team working skills and being punctual to work. The hardest part of the job was helping customers during peak periods of the day. The most enjoyable part of the job was ensuring customers were pleased with the level of service when they left store.
Pressure during sale periods to deliver excellent customer service
team Coach (Former Employee) – Scotland – 22 June 2018
Work is good and the staff are usually fantastic but management of my particular store were inept and aggressive, with no people skills at all. As a company, they do not pay their staff anywhere near what they deserve to be paid, and you are more likely to be rebuked for minor things, than praised for doing a job well. this may only be at particular stores but the management are not pleasant to work for.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – East London – 21 June 2018
Working during the Christmas sale period in a retail store has provided me with the ability to withstand working in a high pressure environment. Despite the intensity of this period I was still able to meet my targets and deal with customers in a professional and calm manner.
Very much a positive work environment which helped me learn independently but also provide assistance when needed. Allowed me to work in all aspects of the store including stock room. Very friendly atmosphere.
The hardest part of the job was sale day. It was constant time on your feet with barely time for a break. Would`ve liked an extra break on sales day as I often left feeling unwell due to the heat in the store. Other than that it was a good job.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Cwmbran Town – 14 June 2018
It can be a busy environment to work in which I like and everyone who works there are very welcoming throughout the time I worked there. It allowed me to advance my skills and knowledge on retail and this has given me life skills that I can use in any job that I choose.