The worst company I have ever worked for
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – United Kingdom – 14 December 2018
A truly dire company to work for and I’m glad I have now left. I have many years experience in retail and have never come across a company which treats its employers so poorly. Shoes sell themselves in the big scale of things so the ‘only’ targets you have as a sales assistant are for shoe care, bags and accessories. These targets are unbelievably high and the pressure that all of the staff are under to achieve these with threats of disciplinary action and even job loss otherwise is disgusting. Pavers comes across as a family run business with care for its employees, the reality is very different. There truly is no team work, just a consistently bullying manager who is clicky with the area manager and only the staff who suck up get on ok. No commission structure just ‘points’ that your store gets for achieving, and this is forced down your neck, and those points means only the manager gets a nice fat bonus at the end of the year. You pay completely for your own very strict guideline of uniform, you get no commission, the working environment is poor and the salary is a few pence over minimum wage. They also open and close shops with no regard to the staff working there. If they decide there is an opportunity for a new store, they’ll open one, recruit and then literally months later, if achievable targets aren’t met, they’ll just close. Don’t work for them, I’m so glad I got out.
Management aside, staff all feel the same about the job and so keep each other going
Pressurised constant unrealistic personal shoe care, bag and accessory targets. Lack of bonus. Huge physical workload. Very poor outdated salary