weird and frustrating at times but ok i guess?
Part Time Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 28 August 2019
I worked at the company for around 7 months on the side of my university studies and BOY do I have a few things to say.
First of all, the pay is pretty decent for a retail job. £9.75 per hour is not bad compared to a lot of my friends who were earing around £8 in other retail jobs.
Now, I worked in a small store (there were 5 team members including the supervisor when I left) and because of this, a lot of team members including myself would have to take on managerial roles when the supervisor was not present. The pay at times then did feel frustrating for the amount of work we were doing and it created a very weird dynamic in the store I was at.
The workplace culture is very dependent on the store you work at. I LOVED the girls I worked with and I've become really good friends with a few of them.
On another note, the store environment was pretty darn awful towards the end of my time there. There had been an incident between a few colleagues that was not resolved professionally and everyone was very stressed towards the end. A lot of this was out of our control but I feel like coming from a company that preaches a 'family and kind' atmosphere, contingency plans would've been in place for situations like this.
Overall, I gained great new friends out of working here but it can be demanding at times and weird hours with a demand for overtime which can make you feel like at times your whole life is OB.
Anyhow, onwards and upwards :-)