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Updated Jun 12, 2021

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3.4
53%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Poundland Managing Director Barry Williams
Barry Williams
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very busy place but friendly staff(in 22 reviews)

  • "Very accommodating as I was a student so needed flexible hours(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You have to work long long hours to get the job done(in 28 reviews)

  • "Standing at tills four up to 10 hours(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Terrible

      Jan 30, 2019 - Retail Store Manager in Pound, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Keeping fit and always on your feet

      Cons

      Long hours, no thanks and no help or support as the support centre know very little

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      The pressure it way too great for the money.

      Jun 12, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The products and the customers are actually great

      Cons

      Its all about saving money on labour. so not enough hours to do the jobs they expect to be done so management work way over their contract hours just to keep their jobs. The company used to be about the customer and the staff had time to make sure they customers got what they need and more, sadly that has all gone.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      overall good

      May 28, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good shift pattern, great people, nice managers

      Cons

      repetitive work, understaffed, company is quite stingy with money in terms of buying equipment/uniforms

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Poor management system

      Jun 3, 2021 - Retail Sales Assistant in Southampton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a sales assistant in Poundland you can get 10% off at all products. The shift was flexible, and I could choose the days when I can go to work. The team was amazing and I could learn a lot from each member of the staff.

      Cons

      Even though they provide you a shift, sometimes if the job is not done until the shift end you have to stay over but you are not paid. You cannot progress in you career. You are not informed about their politics, health and safety standards.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      flexilble hours but constantly working

      Jun 2, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Romford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the hours are flexible but the work c

      Cons

      an be very tedious carrying heavy boxes and busy stories

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Senior management issues

      Jun 10, 2021 - Area Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast pace, store management team

      Cons

      No autonomy, micro management and no leadership quality at all.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good, hard customers at times

      May 20, 2021 - Customer Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very lively staff, easy to work with and learn from

      Cons

      THE CUSTOMERS. no words. Honestly that’s in every job but this job taught me so much self control damn

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Definitely avoid working here

      Apr 7, 2021 - Retail Associate in Luton, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You dont need any qualifications to work here so I guess its easy getting in.

      Cons

      Horrible management. Never had the same boss for more than a couple weeks. Threat of being fired constantly dangled over your head. Expected to go above and beyond in terms of workload for minimum wage, Pressured into working overtime if the work given wasnt completed in the shift. Overtime was rarely paid, even our actual hours would be skimped on if the company could get away with it. Would suggest personally noting your hours. Sometimes workers would get a "promotion" (which was by 20p per hour AT MOST) and in result police those in lower positions in hopes the company would notice and provide more pay bumps, which never happened. Literal work hazards every where that the company is too cheap to fix. Holes in the warehouse floor, broken pump trucks etc.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Not very good

      Jun 8, 2021 - Sales Associate in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues are good and nice to work with

      Cons

      Corporate doesn't give much thought about colleague welfare and sees them as a means to an end

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Retail

      May 24, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Croydon, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team and every nice people

      Cons

      Rude team as very rude people

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