They are run by a firm that is looking to try and maximise the value of the company as quickly as possible before selling for a quick buck. You also can't use bike to work because you are on minimum wage and if you did it would make you earn less than min wage.
The best benefit package is without doubt Bikefest - A weeklong cycling event organised purely for Evans employees. Whilst other businesses within the industry can offer 'trade discount', no other business can offer a paid day out for all employees to just ride bikes, check out new kit and just have fun with friends.
decent holiday, pension scheme is a bit off, trade discount is bliss
Staff discount is one of the key benefits and one that draws a lot of staff in and helps to retain. However, it's not up to the industry standard and there are many discounts offered by suppliers we don't have access to, though I would say this is at times made up for by the sheer range that you can access. The variety of benefits on offer is increasing though these will often only really benefit those working full time. Bonus is offered, though in current market conditions where growth is small to non existent they are all to often difficult to near impossible to attain.
there are hardly any benefits, just the minimum required by law
You get 30 days holiday a year that technically includes bank holidays, but most people work the bank holidays in order to get more time off when they want at another point in the year. Also if you are into cycling there is some hefty savings to have on stock via the staff discount. There is no sick pay if you are off and the hours are 40 per week which is a lot more than most companies expect in the modern era.
Depending on your salary after 6 months you can be enrolled on a Pension Scheme. After 3 months probation, and to your managers discretion, you can get Trade on items sold by the company. You have a limit of 1 bikes pr financial year (November to October) and £1,000 on items. This limits can be extended to you manager's discretion. You get entitled to paid overtime hours and have a bonus every time the store/department reaches target - spread by the team according to manager's discretion, again).
There is none, team bonuses are promised if targets are hit however they are never allocated despite meeting or exceeding expectations.
There are some discounts on most of its goods, but only after 12 weeks service. Bike to work scheme but only on bikes it sells. No medical/occupational health scheme at all - unusual for such a large company so if you get sick you're not paid, particularly as a part-time worker. You are paid minimum wage with no prospect of change, particularly as a part-time worker
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.