Poundstretcher Employee Reviews

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Nice place to work
Retail (Former Employee) –  Mitcham, Greater London12 January 2019
a typical day at work was ok , manager was nice and staff was friendly , I learned alot about retail , hardest part was deliverys , because sometimes deliverys were very heavy
Pros
none
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none
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Fun workplace
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wigan, Greater Manchester11 January 2019
Poundstretcher was a very youthful and fun place to work but, the hours and benefits wasn’t that great. How web the hours wasn’t enough and I didn’t experience much pay benefits, I would say it’s a great company for a teenager who wants to start off for some money.
Pros
Friends
Cons
Not enough hours
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1.0
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Not good atall
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Glasgow4 January 2019
I worked there for over 3 years and as easy as it is too progress through the company it is not worth it the company and higher managment try get as much out of the staff for as little as possible managment are asked too work extra hours without bejng payed for it while also taking alot of grief over thinga that simply arent there fault such as extra pallets of stock being sent in without warning and the staff are expected to drop everything and make there way into work
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Money Is Awful For The Job’s I Do
Sales assistant (Current Employee) –  Folkestone1 January 2019
The job it’s self is okay and the staff there are very nice and it’s not a bad company to work for however the wage is shocking. £4 and hour is awful and I do not appreciate that for all the jobs I do
Pros
Nice work place good staff
Cons
Money
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2.0
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Brilliant customers
Retail Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne29 December 2018
Working for poundstretcher mainly in Kingston park if you get along with the manager and other staff they get along with you will keep your job without a worry,
Some are that lazy they sit at the back of the store and do nothing,
They look the other way when people are stealing they have no security and there was always complaintsade about the staff.
Sometimes they ask you to work shift and don't pay you for them.
Pros
Pay day
Cons
Long hours, don't follow shifts
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4.0
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Typical Day
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Droylesden, Greater Manchester29 December 2018
typical duties are working on the tills serving costumers. working the delivery/racking onto shop floor. Price checking/ reducing. Re merchandising. Management Are So kind Offered Overtime never worked my contracted hours always about 20/25 hours a week. Hardest part of the job was some of the customers are rude towards you.
Pros
Good Hours
Cons
Rude Customers
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Worst company I have EVER worked for
Trainee Manager (Former Employee) –  Peterborough28 December 2018
The company isn’t that good at all it’s a disorganised company to work for and the people higher up don’t have a clue what they are doing either.
I have had no support when I was made trainee manager when store managers have been sacked for ridiculous reasons through area managers being left to run a store with 3 or less people,low budget when running a high theft store which is ridiculous how they expect that I really don’t know not even taking any consideration of the store it self with the theft and for anyone’s safety either.

security was a main issue for the store as they don’t have a permanent security guard which isn’t safe for the staff who work in the shop yet alone numerous staff members also part of management who get abuse and physically attack by the customers leaving staff members and part of management at risk and also unsafe for their own safety.

Managers don’t last at all either they sack them for unfair dismissal or just sack them for the sake of it no permanent manager ever been there to run the store always left for the trainees to run the store whilst being paid on a trainee managers wage which is awful not to mention the contracted hours (40 hours a week) by being told apparently isn’t good enough and should be doing at least (80 hours a week )

No training as got rid of the store manager so I had to learn off my own back whilst run a store with only 2-3 staff members in the evening and day time staff wasn’t that great either due to the low budget.

No support from no one in the company
Area managers never pick up their phones when you
  more... need them the most or if your having some problems only if they want you to call someone up

They don’t call you back even though when you try and call them several times and leave them voice mails...joke

This company refuses to pay people properly when they are owed money from previous months,Don’t get paid properly general staff assistant are always complaining about their wages are wrong and still owed more then what they are expecting ,when it comes to pay day having to chase money after each month which you work for the company is a complete joke I have never known a company like this in my life.
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Pros
Can’t even think of one thing... company is a joke.
Cons
Working ridiculous hours when only contracted to 40 hours a week, don’t get paid properly
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No words to describe
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  East Anglia25 December 2018
Do not work for them
Complete joke of a business
Talk to you like your 5 years old

But off course apply if u want to work
70 plus hours
No family time
No life
I could go on

Just please stay away from them
HR and payroll a complete joke
Pros
None
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None
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2.0
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good staff and good manger
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester14 December 2018
it was a nice place to work and the other staff are very nic as well the shop floor was allways cleen and tidy the dellivery came every week as well it was after noons and mornigs shift
Pros
good staff
Cons
not meny staff
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Awful
Till operator (Former Employee) –  Grimsby, UK11 December 2018
Awful place to work.
Treat badly.
Cold
Unfair duties
Unfair staff
No consideration of personal needs
Gossipy
Favouritism
Unfairly treated compared to others
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5.0
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productive and fun workplace
Retail (Current Employee) –  United Kingdom10 December 2018
learnt to work as a team
learnt to use tills
learnt customer services

typical day at work is stacking shelves working tills after shop closed cleaning up

most enjoyable part of the job is customer service and working on tills
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not happy will be looking for a new job 2019
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oldbury, West Midlands6 December 2018
the manager treats you like dirt has her favorites that get all the hours out of date stock health and safety is an issue no support from hr you don't finish on time expected to work past your contracted hours for nothing
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none
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none
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review
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Diss, Norfolk5 December 2018
It was ok to start with but after a few weeks, it was clear to see that some of the management were to scared to admit there own mistakes on training there staff.
Pros
ok to work fopr if you got on with the managers
Cons
lack of respect for trainees
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5.0
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sales asssistant
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Coleraine, UK29 November 2018
stacking shelves
cleaning the floors
putting up displays
helping customers
checking dates on stock
helping other members of staff if they were stuck
Pros
free lunch
Cons
long hours
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normal shop
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Birmingham24 November 2018
Only worked here a week so i cant really tell you much
normal retail shop
first experience in retail
management are good
workplace culture quite busy
hardest part is stacking shelf
enjoyable part working with people
Pros
breaks
Cons
long shifts
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3.0
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Ok
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Nuneaton, Warwickshire21 November 2018
The 4-hour contract pay is very frustrating, and a work life balance was hard to sort out. Overall staff were friendly and management was easy to approach.
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4.0
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Good place to work
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) –  Burnley7 November 2018
I enjoyed working there even though it was only work experience the staff was lovely and couldn't ask for a better boss I learnt a lot while I was there
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badly managed workplace
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Belfast, County Antrim4 November 2018
i got zero training was just threw on the shop floor and expected to know what to do. very badly managed. i didnt learn anything from this job and wouldnt do it again
Pros
short breaks
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awful company to work for
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  South East26 October 2018
This company will only pay staff basic 4 contracted hours for holidays unless they write in to HR and request to be paid their 12 week average which they are entitled to (see acas) stores where this has been applied have been asked to keep it quiet so rest of the stores dont request it.

worked for the company for a number of years, awful basic salary asked to work over contracted hours for no top up (despite falling below minimum wage).
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3.0
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volunteer
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Ashington, Northumberland22 October 2018
Serving customers providing excellent levels of customer service

Restocking of shelves and ensuring stock rotation where required

Making sure the shop floor area and storage areas were clear, clean and tidy at all times

Having good product knowledge in order to provide information to customers on items they may wish to purchase
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