my team was very good at their job which made it a bit more easier for me , no aspect of promotion within the company , I was stuck in rut with no signs of progressing through the company and no wage rise .
Pure exploitation, biased management ideal for brown-nosers
Warehouse operative and cashier (Former Employee) – Guildford – 23 August 2013
This company hired many people to start the new store in Guildford. It started in winter and people were expected to work from 6am to 8pm at the start. At first they were so cheap they did not bother to heat the wearhouse for weeks when it was freezing and snowing outside. They also were cheap enough to not hire a cleaner for the toilet and expecting staff to take turns doing this.
Once the first month of seriously long hours and hard work was done and the store is up and running, they started firing half the staff for almost made up reasons like not looking motivated enough. One person got fired for doing something which the manager & supervisor was also doing and was overlooked during the start up period with long hours. The contract they gave allowed them to fire people before going on to the second month. So it was set up to exploit from the start.
Supervisor did next to nothing the whole time and stood around with the workplace "suck up" who started acting like part of management. Also management always gave preferental treatment to some by letting them work at the front of the store.
Sales Assistent (Current Employee) – Guildford – 14 August 2012
I have learnt all about power tools, management are nice and flexible, co workers are fun to be around, the hardest part is dealing with difficult customers and the best bit about my job is everyone gets along