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British Heart Foundation Retail Sales Assistant Reviews

Updated 21 Apr 2020

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British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
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  1. "Great experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail in Bolton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Meeting new people, broadened my experience

    Cons

    Unfortunately part time no pay

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    British Heart Foundation Response

    June 25, 2020Recruitment Partner

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. It is great to see that you are enjoying your time with us and have been able to grow your skills and experience. Wishing you continued success!

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Shocking experience"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Worcester Park, England
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working for a worthwhile cause Working with some lovely volunteers Meeting friendly customers

    Cons

    Bullying Intimidation Health & Safety concerns No break times Hostility from management

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    British Heart Foundation Response

    February 20, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are really disappointed to hear your about your experience and concerns. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and a focus of our People Strategy is to create an open, healthy and positive work place for everyone, whether they are paid staff or volunteers. If you are keen for this to be investigated further, or feel that you have not been given the sufficient support, please contact us on careers@bhf.org.uk. Recruitment Team


  3. "Brilliant!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Pontefract, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing team, friendly volunteers and a learning experience!

    Cons

    Stressful at times but no complaints

    British Heart Foundation Response

    November 27, 2019

    Thanks so much for your review! It%E2%80%99s great to see how much you enjoy your role as Sales Assistant, despite the challenges of retail. We're so pleased that you are learning new skills and have such an amazing team. We wish you continued success with us!

  4. "Opportunities To Learn A Lot"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Volunteer Retail Sales Associate in Cheadle, North West England, England

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Voluntary Sales Assistant British Heart Foundation - Cheadle I am a chatterbox. I can talk about anything and everything. Volunteering allows me a fantastic opportunity to let my chitchatting dreams run wild. As an outgoing and enthusiastic volunteer, I love meeting and greeting customers. I talk to the customers, make them feel welcome, help them find the things they’re looking for and inform them of Gift-Aid Club memberships. I keep the sales floor looking fresh and inspiring, and thank everyone who brings in their donations and custom. I am a part of a friendly and helpful team in a relaxed environment. My manager provided me with all the support and help I need. Perfect for enhancing my CV gaining valuable work experience and new skill set.

    Cons

    I have no Cons to talk about

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great pay for relatively easy work (they pay £8.30 hour as a sales assistant regardless of your age) - You can opt into doing additional training and learning and you can shadow anyone in the company to learn about their job - The job can be quite fun and varied. There’s always something different every day to do. But it can also be very repetitive and boring - There is quite a good benefits package you get a health/dental plan, 25% discount, A good amount of holidays allowance and plenty of overtime offered

    Cons

    - The job can be stressful due to the amount of stock that you can get. There is always a very high workload. There are not enough members of staff hired in the shops. It’s usually just a team of a couple of people and volunteers are heavily relied upon - Working conditions are rather dangerous and unsafe to be around - There is an atmosphere of bullying from the management team

    British Heart Foundation Response

    October 14, 2019Recruitment Partner

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. It is great to see that you're enjoying the variety and additional learning that is on offer to all of our employees. It is also good to see that you're making use of our benefits package. This often comes up as a positive comment within our reviews. Regarding your other comments, we want to reassure you that we do take all the points you have raised seriously. If you would like to discuss these points in more detail and confidentially, please do reach out to us at careers@bhf.org.uk

  6. "Best job I've ever had"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Change Specialist in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Genuinely caring employer absolutely commited to their cause and the people they work with. Working here you are constantly surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do to deliver better results for the BHF because they believe in what we do. Team is very much led from the front by example and is a pleasure to work here. If you're looking for career progression or development the only limitations on it here are the ones you set yourself.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of anything I don't like about working here

    British Heart Foundation Response

    August 6, 2018Recruitment Partner

    Hi, thank you so much for your fab feedback! It is good to see you love the working environment, our passionate teams & the development opportunities that are available. We thank you for your review and wish you continued success with us.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Chaos chaos and more chaos"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great customers Amazing staff and volunteers

    Cons

    Terrible management, Rude customers, thieves and no thanks for your work

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  8. "British heart foundation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Streatham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment Great experience

    Cons

    Sometimes nothing to do

  9. "5stars"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant - Customer Services in Bolton, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    must say that Best place to work

    Cons

    Dont think there is any downside.

  10. "Retail"

    5.0
    Current Intern - Retail Supervisor in Bridlington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment and friendly staff and volunteers

    Cons

    Too much of micro management of stock from day to day on previous years and always want more on fund raising on daily basis which is never enough for senior management always in competion with other stores in other areas

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