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Fun place to work, long days though

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People there were funWages are decentManagement were sometimes hard to findRelaxed environmentThe job is quite easy to navigate and help is always around

Pros

Friendly people, decent wages

Cons

Long days, management not very hands-on
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Fun workplace

I really like working at Smyth's toys it was my first job and it was the best one the people in there were so helpfull and very joyful I loved going to work each day

Pros

McDonald's is around the corner

Cons

Standing for a long time
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Management don’t care about there staff.

They change the roster at any time during the week and don’t inform staff. On one specific day I went into work believing I was starting at 5 (I had half hour journey to work), just to find the roster had been changed. I was now starting at 8. I was only text about the changing of my hours at 10 to 8 that day. They did this on numerous occasions which is complete disrespect to all staff, and shows no respect to any of there lives outside of work.
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A very bad place to work

I would not recommend working in smyths the Management are rude and not one bit helpful they make you feel bad for asking a question and asking for help. They also talk about you right infront of you as if you can’t hear them. They make you feel very small as a person. They also don’t give you any training just expect you to know everything and then give out when you ask a question. Really would not Recommend working there.

Pros

Alright pay

Cons

Long hours non paid lunches rude management and no training provided.
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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.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

The unsupportive environment
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productive

Everyone was s nice and friendly and the work enviroment was so friendly and happy even in stressful situations. My co workers were smiley and cheerful and so plesant to me and customers
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Good

Working here the paat while and i tbink its a great work environment and everyone gets along , extra hours when ever you need them and always busy ...
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fun

Managers pick favourites and if your not one they don't care about you hardly even talk to you, give you a hard time over basically nothing. not worth it.

Pros

good money

Cons

long hours
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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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Best place to work great place for retail

Easy to work with great team Great management So kind Can't say enough about them People are easy to work with Training they give is great Very helpful
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productive and great managers

I work there for Christmas and it is the best opportunity i could ever have, I am excited to go into work everyday because of how nice everyone is. The managers are more than understanding and approachable. Everyone in Smyths Toy Store's like a big family.
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Hard-work but funny place to work for

I learned how to tidy the shop and pack out toys. Night shifts are very exhausting, working on the stock for the next day. Closely work with customers. Management is very poor.
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I thought it would be a fun place to work

But unfortunately not for me I found the manager quite rude very ignorant to me and always treated me second-best . He wouldn’t treat all the staff the same he would treat the permanent staff better then he would for the Christmas stu he wouldn’t treat all the staff the same he would treat the permanent staff better then he would for the Christmas staff. When I went upstairs into the employee ease kitchen to receive a chair to bring down to the shopfloor to let an elderly lady sit down because she was on able to stand up the manager said to me where are you going with that chair I explained my reasons to him and he just said so what let her fall I was appalled I did not listen to him I brought the chair down and let the elderly lady sit down I would never work in that shop again

Pros

I didn’t see anything good to put down sorry

Cons

I was looking for more hours and they wouldn’t give them to me they give me three hours twice a week
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Fun place to work

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

Pros

Friendly staff and management, staff discount

Cons

Wasnt really any
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Excellent experience

Good atmosphere,co-worker very cooperative overall had a good international experience.store manager was very honest and fun loving guy.seniors and all managers was handle the work very easily in busy time

Pros

Yes

Cons

Some times
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Easy job but dead end

Job has No possibility for any career advancement which seems to makes managers very petty. Duty managers are competing with each other for a managers job which may never even become available. If you can put up with managers the job is easy and without much pressure

Pros

Handy work

Cons

Dead end
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friendly young people to work with

Smyth´s Toys filled my need for a first temporary job having arrived in Ireland. It was a 4 months contract that I had that allowed me to pay my bills and to stand up and look for better opportunities, which I did.

Pros

close location to home

Cons

Uneasy adaptation start
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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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Productive, easy going place to work.

My time in Smyths was brief as I was Christmas staff but I found the staff/management very helpful with any of my own queries as regards to the work, great sense of team work within the staff to get the work done.

Pros

Taxi home provided for staff that work the night pack the morning after.

Cons

Can't think of any to be fair.
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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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Acceptable but wouldn't recommend

Overall working for this company is not bad, except for the management point of view. There is no consistency and no work logic whatsoever. Salary point of view.. Is just unacceptable for the amount of work you are expected to do. People do not respect each other, possibly because of the management way of working. There is absolutely no work-life balance, I've been told many times to come to work without prior notice even during my day off. Management has double standard towards the employees, which is absolutely unacceptable.

Pros

free trainings

Cons

management, salary, work-life balance
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