Easy job, nice atmosphere
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – UK – 16 January 2018
I started working at Smiggle in July 2017 as a Sales Associate.
A typical day at work consists of: checking daily targets, receiving & checking delivery, tidying & replenishing the store, greeting and approaching customers, serving at the till, getting email sign ups, setting up VM displays, pricing & labelling products etc..
The job itself is easy and I enjoy working with all aspects of retail, my favourite being Visual Merchandise.
There are some downfalls though.
The job is mostly lone working and when there's only two people in on one day, tasks cannot always be met, especially if the store starts to get busy. Unrealistic tasks tend to be given on days where there's not enough staff - no matter how fast or hard you work, it is sometimes impossible to complete everything.
Smiggle don't offer Full Time contracts to SA and overtime is few and far between, so the hours are just not enough for most people.
Rota's changing constantly, which can be very annoying at times.
Was not trained well, not necessarily the manager's fault as started at an awkward time but I got blamed for mistakes.
Without sounding too negative, Smiggle is generally an okay place to work. I just wouldn't recommend this company to anyone who needs full time hours, as they don't not offer to SA's.
Staff Discount is good, easy job
No full time hours, Lone working