Poor management, blackmail, over-worked and underpaid
In my two years at Superdrug, I have never seen such poor management. I had a total of 5 different store managers throughout this period and none of them were competent.
For a bit of context, I was a 17 year old attending college on a 4 hour contract but actually put in an average of 30 hours a week.
The last manager I had (the current one in the Exmouth branch) was a bully who regularly put staff down despite them going above and beyond for her. She rarely pulled her weight and was able to get away with doing the bare minimum because the area manager is scared of her. All staff were held to exceptionally high standards, except the manager herself
I was blackmailed by the manager into becoming a team leader/management, which I refused as my education needed to come first and I was already putting in more hours than I could handle. The manager ignored how important my education was and told me that if I did not take the position that she would no longer give me my 30 hours despite her knowing I would not be able to survive if she did this.
There is no regard for staff welfare and nothing to help staff who have on-going conditions. The manager would often belittle her staff on a daily basis for coming to her with their issue by comparing them to those of her disabled child and telling you that you should be thankful to not have to deal with what she does.
Superdrug is the worst employer I have ever worked for and doesn't give a f*** about their employees.
Please save yourself the stress and bullying, do not work for this company.
Bullying, overworked and underpaid, zero regard for staff wellbeing, lack of management, blackmail