Not the best, but not the worst
Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 3 May 2017
It's a tricky one to call, it would seem as though there are certain ways to get ahead here which don't rely on your work ethic.
However having worked here for 5 years I can say that up until a year ago I had a fantastic team, the atmosphere was great, people used to actually enjoy working. The job is easy and the vast majority of customers are lovely and easy to get on with compared to other retail customers.
However the major downside to this job is definitely the management, I have yet to experience a branch manager that isn't completely off the rails and power crazy, assistant managers and supervisors can be just as bad. They treat Service Assistants like dirt on their shoes and they don't hesitate to manage people out based on their own personal views and feelings.
I'm yet to see one member of staff put forward for any training to further their careers.
All in all if you're looking for a temporary fix, or a first job out of school/university etc then I would say go for it as long as you can manage being treated like a child, however if you're looking for a permanent career it's a no-go.
Easy job, Pay not bad for Retail, Breaks and Lunches, Discount at Screwfix and B&Q
Monotonous days, Management are out for themselves, Hard to get set shifts