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Updated January 1, 2018
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Savers Health and Beauty Managing Director Doug Winchester
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Pros
  • Great team members are recognised for their efforts (in 4 reviews)

  • Hours lunch break, fast paced always something to do and Lovely co workers (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Area managers are very distant, only care about meeting unrealistic targets with next to nothing resources (in 9 reviews)

  • Hard work and long hours but I only worked about 43 ish as managed task and my own time and team planner (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Unhappy place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savers Health and Beauty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff in store great to work with
    Good pay

    Cons

    No praise when doing well only negatives
    Expect more hours than should for pay
    Very picky with process
    No training given

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you tell colleagues well done when doing well don’t always criticise them


  2. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Savers Health and Beauty (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet good people
    Potential to progress career

    Cons

    Varying length of shifts
    Pressure to hit daily sales targets

    Savers Health and Beauty Response

    Dec 4, 2017

    Hello,

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us this feedback.

    We are so pleased to hear that you got to meet "Good People" & you recognized the value you in our Internal Succession programmes... More

  3. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savers Health and Beauty part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is very little if any pros to working at savers
    30% off at Superdrug
    Longer breaks than other companies

    Cons

    Expected to work a lot of the time for free

    10 hour shifts in which you only get paid for 8 hours of it

    Expected to go to call outs to the store in the middle of the night unpaid

    Expected to stay behind after the shop has shut for what could be hours unpaid

    Expected to stay longer than intended shift unpaid

    Have absolutely no trust in staff members

    ‘Unspoken’ rule of management not needing to take breaks

    Next to no training


  4. "was fine job to do while studying"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Norwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Norwich, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savers Health and Beauty part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    some friendly co-workers but that depends where u work
    flexible on holidays

    Cons

    low wage
    blaming sales on you if they are low when your doing your best on SAS


  5. "Avoid it like the plague"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savers Health and Beauty full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff were very friendly

    Cons

    Working over 60 hours a week and starting at 4am to put away delivery and having to stay late to face up.
    Having an area manager who would go to the assistant manager with everything and not have the backbone to say things to me (Store Manager) and when confronting him, just blames everyone except himself.
    Inadequate training... like I want to spend two weeks learning how to stack shelves and not how to run their shop properly.
    SAS, basically pressure selling because of how much it is monitored and has to be reported 4 times a day

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing SAS and the need to report results. You get all these via a report on the computer so why do I need to email it in??
    Provide more hours so staff can have a work life balance.
    Better training
    Better area managers

    Savers Health and Beauty Response

    Dec 4, 2017

    Hi There,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback.

    If you would like to discuss things further please contact the People Team in Head Office so they can investigate and issues... More


  6. "Ok job to get experience in retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Savers Health and Beauty part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with but only the sales assistant

    Cons

    Horrible managers
    Not enough hours
    Unpaid over timed

    Savers Health and Beauty Response

    Dec 4, 2017

    Hi There,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback.

    We are sorry to hear that you would not recommend us as an Employer - please contact the People Team via the Intranet so they can... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "None"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savers Health and Beauty full-time

    Pros

    The company offers very good deals

    Cons

    + 50 h per week

    Savers Health and Beauty Response

    Dec 4, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback.

    We are pleased to see that you would recommend us as an employer! If you have any concerns you wish to raise please contact the People Team... More

  8. "Savers!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savers Health and Beauty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing support off the area manager!
    Amazing Perks e.g. Superdrug discount
    Wages are done fairly!

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet ahahaha

    Advice to Management

    If you are looking to join savers then I would! Have have worked for the company for 3 years and worked my way up from the bottom to now a store manager! The shop I was give was left in a mess from the previous manager and with out the support of my area manager and other managers on my area my new shop would have gone under! With out all the amazing managers and the best area manager that the company has to offer then I wouldn't be who I am today and I would y be where I am!

    Savers Health and Beauty Response

    Sep 1, 2017

    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely feedback - we are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying your time with us!

    Thanks Savers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good perks, poor worklife balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savers Health and Beauty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ok pay... For retail.
    Good team ethic across the company.
    Benefits better than most retail jobs. Stores or colleagues can win prizes over several categories.
    Chance of a bonus.

    Cons

    You really have to put Savers first.
    Having to work a lot of extra hours for free to a company that makes many millions in profits.
    Too great a workload compared to hours allocated to stores.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you ask a lot more of your colleagues than most retailers. Work towards making colleagues lives easier and reduce workload. Not constantly add new things to do without increasing workload. Consider things slowly instead of kneejerk reactions which are poor in the long term.

    Savers Health and Beauty Response

    Aug 21, 2017

    Hi thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! If you wish to speak to us in more detail please email Nicole.payne@uk.aswatson.com


  10. "JUST DONT DO IT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savers Health and Beauty part-time

    Pros

    Superdrug discount card with 10% branded products and 30% Superdrug's own products

    Cons

    Constantly rushing you at your job, telling you your till doesn't add up when they miscalculated the money, managers confront you in front of customers, managers speak behind your back even if you can hear them, customers are rude, meeting targets when selling SAS, customers get annoyed when we ask them if they would like to purchase any of the SAS items for example perfume or razor sets, being told to "get a grip" by your manager

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management, get a grip of yourself, don't speak down to your colleagues when you have a duty of care to look after us.

    Savers Health and Beauty Response

    Aug 21, 2017

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that you felt the work/life balance was not to your liking. We do like to push our products as we would love to let everyone know... More


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