Good culture but lack of communication ruins the business.
Management Trainee (Current Employee) – Nottinghamshire – 7 April 2019
Overall good workplace, culture and management varies from store location. In some stores it is fine, in others poor.
I applied for the pathways programme to progress from colleague to Team Manager. It is meant to take 12 weeks to complete however I have been on the programme for over 6 months still waiting to be signed off.
Being on this, means a lot of communication is needed between stores to provide me with training and out of store behavioural sessions. Unfortunately, due to awful communication, no one ever knows what is going on, leaving managers puzzled to my whereabouts and the purpose of it.
No one seems bothered about my development or progression and simply get tossed off as a colleague despite meant to be given training and support by management.
Like most companies, rotas are meant to be published 4 weeks in advance, not here. You find that managers will constantly switch your shifts at last minute, call you at last minute notice to bribe you to come in and simply not upload the rotas until a day before their commencement.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with, and having a bit of banter with them - which is often forbidden when senior management are around, so a need to constantly act like robots is necessary. (Again I must stress this all depends on your team as some colleagues and managers are fantastic)
Canteen, Salary, Colleagues
Lack of communication means everyone fights against each other due to being told different things