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Unprofessional environment to work in, no standard procedures, policies or basic social etiquette. The work can be quite physical and tiring, moving lots of heavy stock and shelves etc. so you need to be relatively fit. Wouldn't suit someone with a bad back or knees etc. Minimum wage 10.10 for sales assistants - if you are under 20 they will pay the minimum allowed i.e. 7.07 for 18 year olds. Supervisors only on 10.50 a few cents more than the sales assistants and have so much responsibility and not treated well. Some management/supervisors are lovely people, however many members of middle/higher management are rude, unapproachable and not good to their staff. The company pretends to value providing good customer service, however in practice it's all about sales and getting as much stock on the floor and keeping shelves looking as "full" as possible. During busy times working on the tills can be stressful - if you are experienced in this area it is fine but if it's your first job it can be nerve wracking and management are not very supportive. The company itself cuts corners - you have to raise complaints to get the correct basic entitlements such as bank holiday pay/annual leave/minimum wage increases owed. Payroll located in India so issues take a while to be sorted. Always check payslips and be aware of what you are entitled to in terms of minimum wage, holidays etc. - the company do not care. Very poor plumbing, heating and infrastructure in stores, leaks in roof etc. that are not rectified. Standards of cleanliness in staff areas very poor - up to the management in - more...
Rosters are done 1-2 days in advance. Coworkers are grand but management is absolutely ridiculous. Always changing hours at EXTREMELY short notice but won't ask if the hours would suit you and would always "forget" or not reply.
If you are good at your job you will succeed. All retail jobs require you to be fast-paced, quick off the mark, and detailed in your work. Treat your team with respect and take time to train them to where you want them to be. If you can plan ahead, keep on top of your work and prioritize what needs to be done then you will fly it. The minute you start slacking the store will slack so it's good to be on top of your game with a strong management team around you. You have a lot of control in your store so take advantage of that to increase sales and give your staff extra hours. Great support from Head Office and plenty of opportunities when the time is right.
A horrible place to work, especially for younger staff as they are treated horribly by older staff and some supervisors, manager breaks laws left right and center with employees under 18 by getting them to work more than 40 hours a week, having them in until 10 at night and in at 9 the next morning. Do not recommend this place at all, very poorly run. It is impossible to get any day you need off and it is a task to even get the manager to ask, when you do eventually ask, thee manager “forgets” and puts you down for that day anyways
Spent my time being bullied and verbally abused. Wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. Management have no clue what they are doing. Avoid at all cost. Never experienced anything like it.
disgusting working conditions, horrible management
Why would you work there? The place is a kip. The only good thing about the place was my fellow co-workers. If you get the opportunity to join. DON'T. Management are useless. Even the money in the tills were ridiculous. They wouldnt have what you needed in the in the safe in the office and you would have to scrape all the small change for the customers. When I first worked there I got multiple colds from the working conditions. They never permanently fixed the heating system in the place. God Bless all of us that worked there. My asthma even returned because of that place. Sometimes you were told to do something without someone showing you how to do it. You're also dependent on the supervisors so they can do refunds
Absolute ATROCIOUS place to work. The management are ridiculous and never EVER care about their staff. This goes for across the board. Treated like animals. Would NOT reccomend to anyone. I worked there for almost two years and I know the places inside and out... DO NOT WORK THERE.
This place is a hole of a place I worked there for 3 months I was bullied from the first week up until I left by the manager and one supervisor he thought he was the manager he was always hungover taking it out on employees the pay is terrible and the hours worse I was genuinely suicidal until I left avoid if value life nothing is good enough and one staff member I really wanted to report him for harassment 3 months of my life I’m never gettin bk
Low pay treated like dirt
This company is an absolute shambles . On the plus side you can definitely work your way up the ladder depending on how much extra special attention your willing to give to management . Dont be too quick to report bullying to any form of management as it will result in being sacked.
Bullying is a serious problem in the Waterford store. The person in question started as assistant manager and is now the manager. I've complained on more than one occasion to HR but I was ignored, even though I'm not the only person to complain about his behaviour. Hours and pay are low, you're better of on the dole. The store is understaffed and you're expected to do a lot more than you're physically able to. If you don't get everything done, which happens regularly, there's no end to the complaints from the odious character mentioned above. There's no heating in the store so during the winter months it's bitterly cold. I suspect the room temperature fell below what is allowed under health and safety regulations on multiple occasions last winter. We weren't allowed to wrap up to keep warm either. The only positives were my colleagues and the customers who were quite nice to deal with. If you get an interview for this company or are offered a job by them, run a country mile! It's not worth the hassle and the stress.
It is very very good working experience to work for Homesavers and it's a job for you if you like challenges and want to work for a good company Homesavers is for you and specially my store manager supervisors and higher management are very co-operative and supportive and we have very hardworking,dedicated and friendly staff.
Some of my colleagues were great workers and willing to learn with my guidance, Most other colleagues were there just for the money not to even work. Management is none existent it's all a 2 level system us and them. No support from senior members of staff. My voice and the voice of sales assistant was never heard. It was felt like we were lower class. The working conditions were very poor the shop has no heating subzero conditions. When it was hotter outside then in our store. There was never room for customer service. It was all about targets and sales The most negative experience of my working life. I would never recommend this place for employment.
Very trap contract with 6 hours contract pulled out with some emotional blackmail it will be ok full time. Worse ever seen comercial ecological disaster in Ireland while anyone would open black bin.
You migt find site build at dumped youknowwhom post-nuclear ore grovel site an extra
Might end life shorter than 19th century british chimney sweeper
Job itself was fine, always received customer compliments!!! Which should be more important than managements critique. Colleagues were fine as we were all being treated the same. Job is no good for someone who needs flexible hours for work/home life. Manager is a BULLY!! Even while he was assistant manager! Also if you report him, HR will just say its your work against his, even though several complaints had gone against him.
Absolutely no respect for their staff or management Treat people like dogs and expect loyalty and commitment. Area support (so called) rude,obnoxious with absolutely no people skills should not have any power over peoples lives.
Everything long hours, they won’t pay you properly
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