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Clintons Reviews

Updated 6 August 2018
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Dominique Schurman
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Pros
  • "decent pay, good staff discount, good hours" (in 24 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Low pay long hours no support from area manager no further training courses or reviews to progress in career path" (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. Helpful (1)

    "Great for Christmas work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great staff discount, jolly environment at Christmas

    Cons

    Very busy at Christmas time -- have to cope with restocking very quickly


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Clintons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company moving in the right direction regarding its people, Health & Safety within stores, can now plan ahead with over a months notice of planned moves/store changes & deliveries etc.

    Great discounts

    Great employees

    Cons

    No overtime pay for Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on looking after your people and your people will look after you making the new business a success.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, good staff discount, good hours

    Cons

    very busy during christmas period


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Rubbish company but lovely work colleagues"

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

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

    Pros

    Good items for sale.
    Discount is very good.
    Staff members can be lovely.

    Cons

    Focused heavily on upselling at the tills (stamps, pens, confetti, chocolate) and you must keep track of how many you sell during the day. Work colleagues are in competition with each other, it is shown as "friendly" but if you do not reach your target then you get moaned at.

    Shifts are given a week in advance and changed often, sometimes even the day before.

    The higher management very rarely come into store and when they do, they order things to be moved around and are always unhappy with how much money the store is making.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on profit and seeing your customers as money bags!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Easy job when you're trained"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clintons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    40% staff discount on most things

    Cons

    Bad communication
    No overtime pay for management
    No bonus scheme

    Advice to Management

    Bleed them dry.


  6. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    The store team was friendly.

    Cons

    Expects a lot to be done within a limited time frame, in some cases with limited resources.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very enjoyable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    Not a bad word to say about working here

    Cons

    felt like the training could be a bit more in depth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clintons full-time

    Pros

    easy job, good hours, not bad.

    Cons

    low pay
    no recycling of used cards.


  9. "Nice store staff, too many corporate targets"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Clintons part-time for 3 months.

    Firm, but fair and nice managers
    Good employee discount for all workers
    Reasonably flexible working hours

    Cons

    Sales targets were a burden and often seemed borderline counter-productive, no benefits for meeting targets them other than your manager not getting flack from head office.
    Whilst generally fine, not all part-time workers were good at their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Please rid yourselves of some or all of the targets, they distract staff from other tasks and add unnecessary and unhelpful pressure.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A real shame...."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Stratford, London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Stratford, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring colleagues
    Lovely shops
    Loads of potential!

    Cons

    No training
    Blatant favoritism
    Management Cliques
    Task focused rather than a focus on customers

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your colleagues and customers.
    Focus more on a legitimate structure.
    Focus less on tasks.


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