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Clintons Reviews

Updated 20 May 2018
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Pros
  • Friendly staff, great staff discount, jolly environment at Christmas (in 21 reviews)

  • 40% discount however this is restricted to certain items (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Promotions change very quickly long hours when ur salaried training vey short didn (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management have some flaws in some of their ideas for stores that really do not work in practise (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Assistant in Staines, England
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Assistant in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team
    Good discount of 40% off non-sale items
    I had a great manager who was fair but firm, and also quite flexible with hours.
    Great training and patient with new people
    Manager was good at motivating her team and putting people in positions they are good at. Efficient team and shop in general.

    Cons

    Upper management have some flaws in some of their ideas for stores that really do not work in practise

    Advice to Management

    Be more intelligent about the add-on items you want shops to sell. E.g. trying to sell chocolate after easter weekend is clearly not going to work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    I cannot think of a pro.

    Cons

    5.50 p/h is a joke as you do A LOT of work for literally NO money

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit nicer to your employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible working hours"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with requested days off. Good while studying

    Cons

    Company don't have a clue what they're doing. Their buyers need to reassess the store!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff good teamwork, laid back, and flexible hours. Good discount.

    Cons

    Too much pressure on extra sales and high targets which are rarely reached. Expect too much. Changing shifts without enough notice. Not enough training. Overall bad to work for as it seems numbers are the main priority, not the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your staff and customers, not just numbers


  5. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    Friendly Staff from management down to sales assistants

    Cons

    Got my pay wrong every single month

    Advice to Management

    Have an online tracking system for hours and pay like every other big company


  6. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clintons full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have a good learning experience you will have to learn very quick it develops your ops skills very quickly

    Cons

    You will have to be a lot task oriented although the business contradict this in theory but as a manager you are responsible . Many times it's unnecessary pressure and it gets intense.

    Advice to Management

    In interviews make everything about service and customer journeys.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "unorganised, last minute"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clintons full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    to be very honest it is hard to share the pros because the company is very backwards in terms of technology and last minute.

    Cons

    - last minute tasks sent a few hours before the store is closing
    - the money
    - not enough staff
    - the turnover in the management is crazy, one store has had at least 20 different managers since the store has been open.
    - seniors make promises and don't really connect with the team.
    - gossiping is a big con within this company

    Advice to Management

    if you do not like an unorganised company or don't want to work at a place where everything is all over the place and not clear, then this place is definitely not for you.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Unrealistic expectations"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clintons part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount on own brand.

    Cons

    Will not allow fixed days or times. Difficult to keep track of all rota changes. Not ideal for people with young children as days and times change from week to week meaning you spend more money then you earn! Hourly rate is shocking for Supervisors role. 15p more an hour then a team member in the high age bracket for min wage!!
    Own also has to be used to send pictures at the end of a day so data and storage used on own property. Unrealistic expectations from area manager and rudeness!! I could go on

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to your supervisors, have more respect for staff and allow more flexiable/fixed Rotas. Parents who want to work will then more then likely consider a career choice within the business. You are not very child friendly!!


  9. "Shop Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly team and flexible hours

    Cons

    Some poor managers and poor progression

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally


  10. "OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed balloon orders, given lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Management within store were often unsupportive


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