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Assistant (Former Employee) –  North West7 December 2017
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What initially seemed a decent well liked company with high ideals has been found out as a poorly managed company with only profit the priority. Too many departments wanting details on applying for the job, the IT systems are prehistoric and training is basically down to yourself and the computer. You do not get the correct uniform or tools for the job either. The "bonus" is not worth it anymore either. Never saw the top managers, just lots and lots of middle managers.
Pros
15% off groceries after three months
Cons
Terrible management
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A negative environment
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Godalming, Surrey18 October 2017
I worked in fresh for over for over 6 months. I made some good friends but management was unbelievably strict, they would give unrealistic deadlines to put out stock and constantly watch you hence creating a very negative and pressurising environment. I wanted to like this job but just couldn't.
Pros
Nice colleagues, great company benefits, staff discount, opportunity for overtime
Cons
Unfair management, unrealistic expectations, young workers are not treated well
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Enjoyable
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sidmouth26 May 2017
It was a good place to work, excluding some of the issues with other members of the teams and junior management. The majority of the customers were lovely.
Pros
Good working environment
Cons
Negativity
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productive
Assistant (Current Employee) –  Fruit & Veg23 May 2017
good place for young people to work.
bad place for old people to stagnate.
good pay, work enjoyment is dependent on which manager you have.
Good benefits.
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A good company to work for.
Assistant (Former Employee) –  St Albans and other branches.30 November 2016
I had opportunities to progress my career over 34 years and worked in a number of positions in different branches. Management were supportive and I was able to develop many retail skills.
Pros
Very good benefits, strong customer focus.
Cons
Can be quite demanding for older managers and I stepped down after 20 years.
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Exciting and Dynamic
Assistant (Current Employee) –  London, ENG2 September 2014
A very busy work environment with great benefits!

A typical day starts at 5am, putting the floats into the tills, conducting spot checks and processing cash takings from the day before. Preparing floats for the following day and then generating daily sales reports. Reconciling the safe, preparing bankings and maintaing control of all monies and keys in the branch.

The hardest part of the job were the technical aspects such as the financial reports and virtual banking system.
Pros
Discount in Waitrose and John Lewis, coprorate leisure clubs, memberships and deals
Cons
Anti-social hours, long shifts
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