decent pay but not a fun place to work
Checkout operator & customer assistant (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 26 May 2018
it is an decent place to work if you are looking for work, due to the pay rate is good, 10% discount occasional 20% days roughly twice a year, guaranteed contract hours every week, pension
Little appreciation for the work the staff do because it is feels like you are being punished for being a good worker, so to put it simply if they know you are capable of doing more then they expect more from you and give you the harder jobs whilst somebody less deserving is overlooked.
Lack of staff and availability in my particular store always leads to customer complaints.
Been told to try and enjoy the job my a line manager who clearly and clearly doesn't enjoy their job.
Unless your are desperate for work, or you really are a people person, then I wouldn't recommend a retail/supermarket job at all as there is little appreciation from management, higher ups or most the customers.
It is also very hard to get an increase in contract hours, so even though the rate of pay is attractive the average contract per employee is around 20 hours or less so in reality you do not make a lot of money unless you are of the lucky ones to receive a 25+ hour contract and there is hardly any overtime handed out.
free parking, rate of pay, discounts on selected third party companies (i.e. alton towers)
little to no leeway for negotiating shift when needed, very political, lack of hours, shortage of staff members, work bank holidays, not allowed to book holidays at Christmas, constant pressure put on staff, lack of progression, environment