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B&M Retail Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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Pros
  • I like helping my work mates n helping customers and getting 10% discount (in 47 reviews)

  • the staff are friendly and its a relaxing enviroment and everyone gets on with each other and the jobs are simple to do (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Maybe they could pay a bit more per hour but to be honest it's minimum wage so pretty much the same everywhere (in 31 reviews)

  • Normal members of staff left to do all the hard work (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Treat staff like crap"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Trafford, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Trafford, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    10% discount is the only decent bit, met some nice people and had a laugh with some, but not others

    Cons

    Too much demands on staff, talk to the staff like crap, can't think of anything else to write so I'll leave it

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat staff like crap.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Head Office Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head Office Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A really friendly company to work for. They offer great career progression and have a lot of opportunities for their staff. All of the staff are really warm and welcoming and everyone is always willing to help.

    Cons

    They only offer standard benefits

    Advice to Management

    Work on the benefits for all staff

  3. "Friendly team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Friendly team
    -Busy working environment
    -Variety of roles
    -Understanding store managers

    Cons

    -Minimum wage at 16 was low


  4. "Bad for mental health"

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    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Drumchapel, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Drumchapel, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have no pros.. its a horrible company to work for. Worse job iv ever had. Dont know why iv lasted so long

    Cons

    Working here would seriously damage your mental health. Iv lasted 6 years.. how iv managed that i dont know. Management havent got a clue, no moral in the drumchapel store, staff are nasty bullys.. manager changes rota without telling you or takes hours off you and gives to her favourites. They expect too much esp on a 4 hour shift, cash office manager is rude and speaks to his staff like dirt, till staff slow, and back stabbing is unreal, its like being at school, staff have came in drunk, on drugs and all sorts. I wont be there much longer

    Advice to Management

    Get training! Train your staff.. dont have favourites... stop being 2 faced towards each other


  5. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most staff easy to get along with

    Cons

    Poor Pay, hard to Book time off, Poor Management, don't feel valued

    Advice to Management

    Certain members of the team need to have they're people skills looked at. Favouritism in store causing rifts in staff moral. Maybe a bit of recognition to all Staff would help. I didn't even get a leaving goodbye or thankyou.


  6. "Dreadful company"

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant
    Former Employee - Store Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get bargains before the customers

    Cons

    Bad pay,dead end job hideous uniform

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees with some respect


  7. "sales assiant"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at B&M Retail part-time

    Pros

    Working with the team

    Cons

    Communicating with the costumer sand dealing with the stocks

    Advice to Management

    thank you

  8. "Warehouse operative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    Easy job
    Multicultural
    Flexible shift
    Good team work

    Cons

    High Target
    Basic rate payment


  9. "ok, but hard work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&M Retail full-time

    Pros

    good career progression , flexible working times

    Cons

    hard work, little rest, stock makes your hands filthy


  10. "great place to work but poor salary"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Runcorn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Runcorn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&M Retail (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friends, good for first job

    Cons

    salary, a lot of accidents


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