Smyths Toys
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Fun place to work

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I loved working in smyths all the staff were so friendly and I made some friends with them the hours were long but were set so I was delighted with that and I always got weekends off it was always busy which usually made the go go quick enough I was a Christmas temp but got very good pay and hours and was sad to leave but I wasn't needed after Christmas as it got very quiet and the hours weren't available

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Friendly staff and management, staff discount

Cons

Wasnt really any
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Great for making fiends

Very stressful and underpaid, some times having to deal with very unpleasant costumers, hours aren't well regulated and some times there is not enough staff to help around the shop. But most of the time people working there are sound.

Pros

Colleges

Cons

Smyth's
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excellent management and staff all an pleasure to work with

The work environment was great all the management were very helpful in solving any problems that arised great atmosphere. would love to have continued.
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Productive and Fun place to work

Very fast changing environment, very busy and very challenging workplace. If you enjoy working under constant pressure it is the right place for you..
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Productive and serious about fun

Good company to work for. Very challenging environment. If you are a hard worker and love work under pressure this is place for you. Quick career progression.
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Fun and fast paced environment

I worked for the month of December and being a toy store, we were busy from opening to close. It was a fun and exciting place to work and I got to meet people of all backgrounds

Pros

Meeting people

Cons

Busy
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Staff is nice.

Had a lot of fun working with this company along side great team. Management could improve in being nicer to their staff, so there is less conflicts and gossip at the work place. Overall it is great place to work at.
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A very interesting workplace

I highly recommend this workplace. Nice staff, amazing customers, and good salary. Hardest part of the job would be putting the products back in their places. I've never had a typical day at work.

Pros

Breaks and communicating with staff and customers

Cons

Long hours
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Great place for a young person to work

very lively place to work with a lot of chances to learn new things and get good experience. I really enjoyed being moved to different sections of the shop

Pros

working with a great team

Cons

very long shifts or 4 hour shifts
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Productive and Fun workplace

great leadership skills, learned to deal with customers effectively. Great environment, co workers were very supportive. Fun place to work in. completely new experience
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Hard working and No adwards

Company is always pushing to be the best but is let down with lack of training and leadership. Anything new introduced always starts with IT issues and not planned out correctly.

Pros

Meet some good people

Cons

Long hours
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Wasnt good

Overall my experience with Smyths wasnt great. No system in place .Management kept contradicting each other. To me was very unprofessional money was bad and the night shifts were horrible as manager wasnt professional.
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Productive,Fun and Laidback

It was a great place to work.A normal workday would be fast paced and quite busy which required you to be organised,patient and have good customer services skills.You are required to learn every specification of all toys and be able to solve most problems put forward to you.

Cons

No job security
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productive and fun workplace

All staff were very nice and fun to work with. Always kept busy but without feeling stressed. Staff recieve discounts on most stock which is good. Over all a nice place to work.
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Retail Assistant

Greeting customers who enter the shop Assisting shoppers to find the goods and product they are looking for Being responsible for processing cash and card payments Giving advice and guidance on product selection to customets Balancing cash registers with receipts Dealing with customer refunds Keeping the store tidy and clean
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prodctive

Although my time was short in Smyths i enjoyed my time working there. i learned valuable customer service skills that i use on a daily basis in my current job. The staff and management in the fonthill store are a wonderful team to work with.
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Fun workplace

Fun workplace. Management was good. Customers were mainly nice.Most enjoyable part of the job was helping customers with their queries. I learned alot about toys
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not recomended

I been in the company long time and you can clearly see that this company has only one in there head to earn more and spend less. Would really not recommend to work for them

Cons

long hours on bussy peroids Christmas
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Engaging workplace

On a daily basis I worked on tills, interacted with customers, maintained a clean and tidy store, restocked shelves. I learned great communication skills and organisation skills.

Pros

Great experience working in retail.

Cons

Only seasonal work.
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Company just looking to pay as you as low as possible

Stay away from this company because they are looking just for numbers. Good place to start if you dont have perfect language and motivaton,
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Not nice workplace

no hours,no bonuses,no paid raise as long as five years, no HR, one person to run two departaments,no people to cover breaks,no people to cover tills,bullying by management, hours cuts during a week, changing of shift rosters, pressure,
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