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Updated November 15, 2017
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  • Sometimes with traveling it can suck being away for long hours (in 46 reviews)

  • Even most managers are part-time (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work; punishing hours"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Inventory Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RGIS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were a lot of fun.
    There was loads of work.
    The work has a kind of zen mindlessness to it. You're just scanning items and typing in quantities for hours on end. You can't talk much, because it slows you down. If you're introverted or the rest of your life is hectic, it's nice.
    The turnover is crazy, so there are good promotion opportunities if you're competent and comitted.

    Cons

    The hours are hideous. Expect to finish late. And if you're doing a big store, you might well work from 1pm to 8 am.
    If you're a manager, they'll feed you shifts til you drown the dirt.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Not reliable as a full time position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RGIS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Count managers are mostly friendly and will always make you feel welcome

    Cons

    Zero hours contract so you wont always get a decent amount of shifts, some weeks you could have 4/5 others you could have none.
    Minimum wage so getting up during the night to go and count a store doesn't feel worth it for the low wage.

    Advice to Management

    Contracted hours would have been great.

  3. "Not the worst job!"

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    Former Employee - Stocktaking Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Stocktaking Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RGIS full-time

    Pros

    -suitable for students
    -Flexible working hours
    -You receive your shifts two weeks in advance

    Cons

    Bad treatment from some of the supervisors, one of the supervisors had a really bad attitude. He always seemed stressed under the shifts (even though he had been working in the company for 3+ years), and he could get mad at you for simply asking him a question! Some people even tried avoiding asking him questions. He usually wears a shirt and tie trying to look professional but his attitude and the way he talks to people is not professional at all, he swears a lot and sometimes he even insults some people, pretending its a joke. However, not all the supervisors were like that some others were very professional.

    Other than that, shifts could vary in length some could take very long and some could be very short, and you do not know when exactly you will finish.

    -The number of shifts you receive vary from week to week


  4. "Only for desperate people"

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    Current Employee - Stock Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Stock Auditor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at RGIS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel around England and Wales
    You can learn about how the supermarkets and big stores works with the stock and warehouse.
    Is a job for new arrivals and people whom can't speak English.

    Cons

    0 Hours contract
    Competitive environment
    Fast environment without break.
    We spend a lot of time travelling. 1 hour or more for less than 4 hours job in some cases.
    If you finish early you need to wait for a driver to come back. I had been wait for about 4 hour in one shift. They pay anyway for that hours but is horrible stay in the waiting room for a long time.


  5. "Stocktaker"

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    Former Employee - Stocktaker in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Stocktaker in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RGIS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay for the first hour of travelling


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The negatives outweigh the positives"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Auditor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Inventory Auditor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RGIS part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pros I could say are the fact that you aren't always in the same work environment, it's a different store everyday, and sometimes during busy periods you might end up with a decent Payslip

    Cons

    Challenges are wide spread in this job. To begin you can remove any idea of work time regulation . Many employees constantly scheduled for stores which office will know would lead to them breaking the '11 hour rule' but this is not taken into account. On many occasions you will finish work late after midnight and be required back at 9am in the morning. Sure you can send a message cancelling the shift but then your next weeks schedule will only have a 2/3 days.

    Sure the extra hours might seem appealing but hours are constantly cut both by supervisors to hit their Personal store targets and by regional managers to hit their district targets. You might work with the same people going to the same stores doing the same hours and you'll get paid less. In an attempt to clarify any missing hours you'll will be given a 'pay equiry form' which requires you to fill a very large amount of information that is impossible
    To track

    With regards to the actual work, the counting itself is easy however you are constantly pushed to hit higher APH/PPH - products per hour, which doesn't really really have any benefit to you. A counter whose a top gun, highest rank might be able to count faster than 3/4 auditors. Lowest rank. But the top gun will probably only be on an extra 20/30p

    Payrises also are more down to favouritism than performance based. If you are disliked then regardless of how fast you count you probably won't get a payrise

    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul of management system. Look at Amazon? There are other ways to achieve even higher levels of productivity if employees are treated better


  7. "Do not recommend"

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    Current Contractor - Stock Auditor in Ilford, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Stock Auditor in Ilford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RGIS as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can be beneficial for an in between job. Definitely not something making a career out of. Good for people who can work nights.

    Cons

    -The worse management I have ever witnessed.

    - So called managers have no communication skills.

    - treat employees like they're just a piece of meat.

    - so quick to call when they need a favour but never reply to emails or messages or even phone calls when opposite.

    - would not recommend this job to anyone unless they want to work for an unorganised ridiculous company.

    Advice to Management

    They have no hope.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible work, but a terrible experience overall"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RGIS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Brainless Work
    Not too much physical work

    Cons

    First travel and last hour are unpaid, thus for every shift you are paid 2 hours less

    You have to note every hour you work, otherwise, you risk of not getting paid for certain hours

    Even though it as a zero-hours job, sometimes they will call you in because they need people; if you refuse you will get fewer shifts in the future;

    Supervisors signout people they do not know before everyone finishes to improve productivity

    The vans that you travel with are extremely dirty - they probably clean them once a year

    EXTREMELY poor management - all of the managers and supervisors were counters, thus have no prior management experience and education.

    The best counters usually are cheaters and everyone knows that. This makes it harder for newcomers to keep up unless they cheat as well. Usually, most of the people start cheating at a point.

    No training... the training is really a joke, it's more like an assessment. You have to learn everything by yourself

    NEVER listen to other people; Most of the people will trick newcomers in doing the hard areas


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible management right from the top"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RGIS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Basic pay is just about the only positive thing this company provides.

    Cons

    Terrible Management within Sales department, no support or guidance provided, very clicky atmosphere, no praise or rewards for achievements. Customer focus is poor too.

    Advice to Management

    Employ Manager who have people skills and are dedicated to looking after and retaining staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dear God Just NO!"

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    Former Employee - Stock Auditor in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Stock Auditor in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RGIS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There really were no pros to this. But to get to 20 word I suppose you could say, it's an easy way to get off benefits as they hire everyone that shows up to interview.

    Cons

    The company, the other staff as most don't speak English or welsh, the low wage, the long unpaid hours of travel, the lack of communication, jobs canceled last minute, hard to get to pick up/drop off points, small cramped vehicles, some well most of the Romanian staff have BO, no work sometimes for a month especially at Christmas time and you can work a full shift without a break.

    Advice to Management

    I'd say employ British but unless desperate British people won't tolerate the conditions you have.


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