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Iceland Foods Sales Assistant Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2019

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Iceland Foods CEO Malcolm C. Walker
Malcolm C. Walker
32 Ratings
  1. "Fun environment"

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      Current Employee - Sales Assistant 

      I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time

      Pros

      Great staff members to work with

      Cons

      Not enough hours to work

      Iceland Foods2019-06-11
    • "Iceland"

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      Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kirkby, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Flexible working hours and generous holidays

      Cons

      physically demanding working with stock. Fast paced environment

      Iceland Foods2019-06-30
    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good pay and generally nice environment to work

      Cons

      can be hard to progress as some duty managers and supervisors have been in the same position in the same store for 20+ years etc so no need for new ones

      Advice to Management

      rotate weekends and later shifts for duty managers so one member is not doing them all

      Iceland Foods2019-06-22
    • "Expect a lot but reward very little."

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      Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      They can be flexible and managers are generally easy to talk to.

      Cons

      Lots of pressure on store managers, which can filter down in the form of scare tactics to sales assistants/ duty managers, not something you want out of an (almost) MINIMUM WAGE job. Often fail to deliver on promises and expect high standards (but dont provide the nessasary resources to achieve those standards verses other retailers).

      Advice to Management

      Collegues from head office very rarely get their hands dirty.

      Iceland Foods2019-06-12
    • "Pretty decent"

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        Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Coventry, England

        I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        An alright job decent pay and management is chill

        Cons

        Dont get my breaks so work pretty much for free during them

        Iceland Foods2019-05-27
      • "Chatham store"

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        Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Chatham, England
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Iceland Foods part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Listen to music while stacking shelves

        Cons

        Horrible customers, expected to work extra without pay

        Iceland Foods2019-05-18
      • Helpful (1)

        "Iceland - I thought I was going to the country!"

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        Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Iceland Foods part-time

        Pros

        There are cold areas, like I expected to find North of Reykjavik.

        Cons

        I ended up working in West Belfast instead of Reykjavic. I applied for a Visa from Kabul, and was hoping to be sent to a more peaceful environment. My English not so good, so though I was in a not-English speaking country for the first 18 months.

        Advice to Management

        Please send me home. I miss my family and can no longer live on tiny microwaveable frozen pizzas and Mr Brain's Frozen Faggots (In my homeland the use of such a phrase to describe food would result in execution).

        Iceland Foods2019-04-08
      • "Sales Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Sales Assistant 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Iceland Foods part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Relatively good pay and holiday

        Cons

        Very inflexible and senior staff were rude

        Iceland Foods2019-04-19
      • "Sales Assistant Review"

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        Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Iceland Foods part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good pay and fitted around school work well

        Cons

        Management can be a little hard to work with but I suppose it depends on your branch

        Iceland Foods2019-02-27
      • "Very good"

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        Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Iceland Foods part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Really enjoyed the job very fun

        Cons

        Low pay and very demanding

        Advice to Management

        More support

        Iceland Foods2019-01-28
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