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Poundstretcher is a ok company to work for can be challenging at times,salary isnt amy good for the amount of work you have to do as your teams are small
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Good staff
Cons
Work load an salery
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I joined Poundstretcher with high hopes of progressing my retail career. You will constantly be told that this great promotion is going to be available and one of you WILL get the job, only for them to have you work at overload capacity speeds, and bring someone completely unsuitable in as your superior. Managers are brought in with as little as two weeks training, retail and store knowledge well below the average employee already in store. Management is a total disaster, wages are poor, your extra efforts won't be appreciated. One of the worst places I've ever worked!
Pros
None!
Cons
Everything
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I enjoyed my time there,some long hour and nites out,but didn’t mind them,would work there again.simetimes the transport staff hep u out,if u av something to do
Pros
Good wage
Cons
None
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I've worked for Poundstretcher on and off for around 20 years. Whereas I love my job there are often stressful moments about thing that I think could be easily improved.
Pros
Well known shop
Cons
Not enough 'new' stock
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Exploit their workers to the maximum. The owners do not care about the staff in any shape or form. Poor wages, poor working conditions, health and safety hazards everywhere. Head-office only care about money and nothing else. The tills were extremely old barely even worked. Every box of stock is CAKED in dust, the toilets were over flowing which they hadn’t fixed in months. I’ve seen managers crying because they’re under sooo much stress. Evil owners


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Nothing
Cons
Low pay, extreme stress, no safety, dirty
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I was assisten manager my role was included serving to customer, dealing with the complain,stock take,stock ordering, payroll,cash ordering, H&S monthly training and cover the store manager duty while is off.
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I loved my time with poundstretchers unfortunately the Buissnuss decided to close the shop due to restructure plans I loved this kind of work as the customers were very loyal and I prefer speaking upfront rather than on the Telephone as in previous Jobs
Pros
Lovely customers
Cons
Not enough hours
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Working at Poundstretcher was enjoyable except for the continued rotation of managers, just when I thought I knew what was expected of me the manager would leave or be fired and a new brush would sweep clean, and bring about changes to a perfectly good working environment.
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I currently work at Poundstrechers, and if it wasn’t for the pandemic we are in I would walk away , managers are alright some days and awful the next. Everyone talks about each other behind your backs. If you phone in sick one day your on a three months probation and if you phone in sick again within that probation you are fired . Currently store manager is awful if she finds something she doesn’t like about you , she makes your life a nightmare , avoid at all costs
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Lovely people to work with, fair pay and a good place to work, staff was friendly and manager really helped me in my work, only worked there for 2years.
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Avoid working for Poundstretcher I worked at the one on tong street management was bullying me also kept underpaying me. Sacked me because they couldn’t afford to me too. Wouldn’t recommend anyone working there
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Never work for this company. They dont pay you right, they dont want to listen to anything you have to say no chances of promotion or pay increase. They are only concerned with making money. No benefits. No security in job you could be sacked anytime. Avoid working for this company at all cost.
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Poundstretcher is a company on the brink of collapse, their staff are not a priority, health and safety is a joke, there cost cutting has put the security of staff at risk as there is not enough staff to run stores, even at times not enough staff budget to open the store on time.
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Not a good company to work for management speak to you like dirt don’t know how to do the job lots of bullying from management and all so staff talks about other members of staff behind there back
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I worked here for about 6 weeks part time. I loved the job and was enjoying it until after a few days the manageress was nasty to me all the time, so I reluctantly to leave. She is like this with all her staff and majority of them leave after a short while.
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This company is the worst place I have ever experienced, and if you question anything you are removed from the workplace. Just watch Saving Poundstretcher on TV. I regret not watching it sooner.
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that the start it was okay and then some people working their were talking about me behind my back and also the manager was very rude. it was the best working environment alot of swearing.
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What i gained when i was there i was till trained.Had plenty to do filling shelves and doing various warehouse duties.Also had to face products as i was filling.
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The company does not provide security at all times and is also bad management and very stressful to work at.The management isn’t that good and there is no job culture.
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Started in December with no training was moved stores and promised store manager was given no access to store schedule to do rotas no training just beaten with a stick on what's app daily from area manager (All stores in the area) unachievable tasks. Again no training or support forced to sign stuff off by heing made to feel guilty. Expected to work for free
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I worked there for over a year as a key holder they always underpaid me for the hours I worked or didn't pay me at all treated poorly no communication from hr overall I enjoyed my job but it went in noticed by hr
Pros
Good manager
Cons
No communication with hr department
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