Card Factory Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2020

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3.2
57%
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73%
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Card Factory CEO    Karen Hubbard (no image)
Karen Hubbard
85 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff good experienc e(in 23 reviews)

  • "Great people, every day is different, fast paced and fun(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage, some hours weren’t shared equally between staff(in 36 reviews)

  • "Long hours to work during holidays(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Card Factory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing staff, very rewarding, gives you great skills

    Cons

    Sometimes rude customers and tills sometimes break

  2. "Can move up the ladder easily"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Card Factory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I became key holder for a short while and a key holder became assistant manager so good opatunity

    Cons

    Make you work late without being payed Literally no benifits 15 percent of a card is pointless

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  3. "Good but few shifts"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Ilkley, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Card Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quiet, small team, management is nice

    Cons

    tills can get busy sometimes and they are small so not a lot of space to put items making work harder

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  4. "Highs n lows"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Wakefield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Card Factory part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a charity to help people Wage is above minimum wage

    Cons

    Rude supervisors You are treated like a robot not a person , they just care about money

  5. "Can do better"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Dudley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Card Factory part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy job. can progress if you ask

    Cons

    crappy management. backstabbing. bad hours.

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  6. "Great Place to Work!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Card Factory part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly Environment. Fair Pay. Opportunities for Progression. Great Place to Work.

    Cons

    Lack of Hours at Non- Seasonal Trading Periods. Busy.

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  7. "Not bad"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Assistant in Basingstoke, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Card Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, fairly easy work

    Cons

    Didn't feel properly trained to do some of the tasks - was trained on tills but restocking shelves, creating balloon displays I was left to my own devices. Tills were manual - had to key in products - but i think they have scanners now so this would be less of a problem so queue management should be easier. I was only a seasonal worker but they stopped giving me shifts without telling me, although I was glad I didn't have to carry on

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  8. "Okay"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Card Factory full-time

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Work team were really supportive

    Cons

    Shifts were often changed without me knowing

  9. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Card Factory part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great for students and those who require minimal hours Friendly colleagues Fun working environment

    Cons

    Pay Not much opportunity for development ( Academy programme a scam to retain employees but not always opportunity for management position ) Management aren't great- only care about their bonuses and put the pressure on sales assistants.

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  10. "Okay but not always flexible"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Key Holder in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Card Factory part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overtime available Opportunity to progress to Keyholder position Generally supported by area manager

    Cons

    Sometimes you are expected to drop everything on your day off to go in. Unless you can work weekends it can be awkward. I have family who live an hour away from the shop and can only visit on weekends but can’t really do that since I started working with CF

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