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Clintons Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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Dominique Schurman
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Pros
  • 40% discount on full price items (in 22 reviews)

  • Friendly staff, great staff discount, jolly environment at Christmas (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)

  • Very little support from upper management (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. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely staff but glad to not work there anymore!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors were lovely.
    40% discount on items.
    Lots of hours.

    Cons

    Lots of stress on upselling, criticised if you do not reach targets that are ridiculously high.
    Daily targets were always high and put pressure on the staff working.
    Treated customers like money bags rather than people.
    Management would kept changing shifts without telling staff, would change the shift a day before.


  3. "sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    nice staff to work with , supervisors approachable all-round good store

    Cons

    left to deal with the things , if not normally on floor


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  5. "The company is a joke.... how has it not closed down yet?"

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

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

    Pros

    The team - they're the only thing that keeps you going.

    Cons

    They've cut the discounts down to the minimum

    Cut hours - forcing people to work only their contracted hours with no over time. Means you have to have a second job but don't think that they'll be okay with that, because if you're not flexible for them they will take it personally.

    Their training system for promoted staff is woefully poor compared to those hired into management roles.

    Don't seem to be able to hire staff that actually work, have no issue with hiring lazy managers who sit around and do nothing all day but don't dare say anything about them or you'll be called a rat.

    Terrible senior managers who are about as reliable as telling a dog not to eat out the trash. They're rude, have favorites, will gossip about you and make you feel you're about 10 cm tall.

    If you dare stick up for yourself and refuse to work for free (which is always asked) they will threaten you with being fired, make your life a living hell, and make you work all the terrible shifts under the sun as punishment.

    Have ridiculous time targets in store - for example you can be expected to merchandise an entire table of stock in under 20 minutes. But don't expect your manager to follow the same rules, who will happily spend four hours merchandising a table and go off for their lunch half way through.

    Have had a manager laugh at me when I hurt myself, when I said I didn't feel well afterwards they told me to shut up and carry on working.

    They expect you to do as they say all the time, but never seem to lead by example.

    Advice to Management

    Do yourselves a favor and just shut doors - you're a horrible company with no human soul.


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some very hard working and dedicated team members

    Cons

    Management do long hours
    No hours to deliver the Company expectations
    Poor communication from the business
    No time for development
    Health and safety a major concern
    No flexibility around holidays/ days off
    District managers only interested in delivering numbers at any cost!
    You're just a number
    Never known a company with such high management turnover
    Avoid at all costs


  7. Helpful (2)

    "High expectations no rewards"

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    Current Employee - Management in Basingstoke, England
    Current Employee - Management in Basingstoke, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great customer s , they are the best part of the role ,

    Cons

    No home life , expectation s extremely high with unrealistic targets ,
    No support from senior management ,
    You are expected to complete tasks on unrealistic time scales ,
    Hours keep being cut , but tasking not reduced .

    Advice to Management

    A extremely hard tasking company , lack of training in new employees and management means you are set up to fail .


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    40% discount. That's all!

    Cons

    Manageress horrible and not good at her job.
     Teenagers in charge! Spoken to like a piece of dirt. Wished I never applied for Xmas temp job. Too many supervisors, it's a joke

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers/ manageress
     Don't let kids be a supervisors that don't have a clue what they are doing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Exhausting"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clintons full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    40% discount
    The very extremely lovely hard working team who I worked with
    Leaving
    Going home
    Having holidays
    Being poorly so not having to go in
    Having a lunch break

    Cons

    Tough higher management
    Slave driven
    No life
    Dictating managers
    Blame cultured
    Gossiping environment
    Sell sell sell culture
    Rude management
    So reward or praise
    Awful higher tier management

    Advice to Management

    Listen wait then speak
    Stop having favourites
    See the values in everyone not just who you choose


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Christmas temp avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Clintons part-time

    Pros

    40% off
    and that's it there's nothing more

    Cons

    Management in-store was awful
    Pay was always messed up
    Treated Christmas temps as nobody

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better!
    Management team should be someone who can actually manage and lead
    Hiring anyone you like as supervisor is just ridiculous and you don't need a lot of supervisors there was at least 5 where i worked and the shop wasn't even that big.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Could think of worst places.....err maybe not!"

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Bournemouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some lovely colleagues.
    40% discount however this is restricted to certain items.
    Flexibility for part timers on rota....sometimes.

    Cons

    Bad store management followed along bad divisional management.
    Very poor training when in existence.
    Payroll issues neglected.
    False promises over working hours.
    Managers / assistant managers work office hours and don’t cover weekends.
    Unfair staff rota.
    Failures of manager/ assistant manager to divide the working day....tend to work exactly the same hours.
    Minimum wage which is not enough for the role based on work requirements.
    Skeleton staff evenings and weekends.
    No communication between managers and staff unless negative feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff and treat them fairly. Ensure managers follow same shift patterns to earn respect from staff. Undertake a review of all shops and head office functions as there are serious gaps between legal requirements and what actually takes place. Provide positive feedback not just negative.


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