Smyths Toys
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Very busy/ instable hours

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Hours were very hard to maintain a work/life balance with. Contract work so hard to guarantee a future there past the three month intervals for the first year

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Staff Discount

Cons

hours not set
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Cold work environment

The job itself is completely fine, very fast-paced, hard work on busy days but easy to get on with. 95% of customers are absolutely lovely. But there's a very cold and un-collaborative atmosphere in the workplace, some staff look down on newer staff and gossip openly. No sense of teamwork. Overall an unpleasant experience.

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Good pay

Cons

The unsupportive environment
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I love working here!

You get to meet so many new and young people with different backgrounds, it’s crazy! Everyone in my store is hardworking, nice and ready to help you if you’re not sure about something. They’re all so friendly, I didn’t expect it. The first week was hard to get the work-life balance in order and to remember all of the new information but once I settled in, it was a breeze. I love working here ans working at the tills.
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Fun

I only did a weeks work expierence here but i did learn a lot about placement of items on shelfs correctly so popular items sell. I enjoyed my time working there
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Excellent workplace

Really enjoyed this job Amazing staff co workers Excellent pay Great hours Always look after there staff Great environment to work Brilliant training and excellent customer service

Pros

No lunches

Cons

Can be long hours only at christmas time
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Great place to work

I loved working in smyths toys . The management and staff were very friendly. Each day i would do a number of tasks like stock deliveries, tidying the shop , work on till if shop was busy , mechandise the stock and if manager was busy i would cash up at the end of day . The hardest part about working there was christmas time as I did the night pack each year and we would be under a lot of pressure to have shelves stocked on time. My only reason for leaving was because I had a new baby and had no childcare.
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Good

Good people to work with, in my role of the job i was on tills and stacking shelves helping customers with any query, i had a good time working as part of a team and enjoyed this job
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Good staff, bad managment

Other staff peers were friendly, but management was bad, hours changed twice a week, sometimes hours were scarce, others i would be working 50 hours per week

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Other staff was friendly

Cons

Long hours, alot expected
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Productive and fun workplace

Fun place of business, staff were all very welcoming and friendly. Can't say the same for the management at the time sadly.

Pros

Discount

Cons

Erratic hours over Christmas
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Lovely workplacement

I think smyths toy store is a nice place to work in with the staff being very polite and welcoming. Also I like being able to help customers find their items they need.

Pros

Free taxis

Cons

Long hours
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Fast Paced, Unpredictable, Enjoyable and Rewarding

Smyths Toys Ireland The Market leaders for toys and outdoor goods in Ireland, a Smyths Toy Store is a fast paced environment where there is little room for error. typical daily duties varied based on the task boards which were managed and monitored by the operations management and generally ran in conjunction with the main KPI's - IE mystery Shopper, Stock Loss, Wages and Payroll and Cash Office procedures. The hours tend to be long for managers, and at Christmas a manager is expected to complete 6 10 - 12 hour days per week for the 6 weeks before Christmas day.

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10% Staff discount

Cons

Average 60 Hour Working week over 5 days
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only worked here for 2 weeks during work experience

i haven't much to say about smyths as i was only there for 2 weeks many years ago on work experience, but from what i remember it was a good place to work, plenty of work load and friendly staff
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Fun place to work

I enjoyed working here, even if it was only for Xmas. I wish I could have continued working here and it was a brilliant experience and I learned new skills while working here.

Pros

Management very understanding and friendly

Cons

It was only for Xmas
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Fun Workplace

Working at Smyths was a very enjoyable experience and no two days where ever the same. The management were kind and understanding and very helpful and the staff are very friendly and determined. The hardest part of the job is the Christmas season and the best part was being able to help a customer when they need it most.

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Social enviroment

Cons

Hard hours
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