McColl's Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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2.7
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Jonathon Miller
142 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff discount and nice collegues(in 15 reviews)

  • "Team spirit, understanding Area Manager and also HR team(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Occasionally long hours when you can’t find cover(in 30 reviews)

  • "Have to escalate maintenance and IT issues to Area manager every time to get them fixed(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      very good

      Oct 31, 2021 - Shift Supervisor in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very valued at the company and training was easy to understand

      Cons

      need to approve fawlty's in certain shops and and need to give bonuses out

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Nov 18, 2021 - Recruitment Team Leader in Brentwood, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team to be a part of. Love my job.

      Cons

      There are no cons in my job

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Ok

      Nov 27, 2021 - Supervisor in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Experience Skills Discount Meet new people Get along with loads of people

      Cons

      No weekends off Alone working No social life

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not great

      Nov 24, 2021 - Post Office Counter Clerk 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues and direct managers are very supportive and friendly

      Cons

      Higher management are not supportive and do not appreciate their staff

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Customers make the job worthwhile

      Nov 19, 2021 - Post Office Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing customers! Providing an excellent service to them makes me happy, which in turn makes my job feel worthwhile. I have a first class line manager in my branch who makes the workplace a fun and enjoyable place to be.

      Cons

      Higher management are not great to deal with. Also, they do not always remember to celebrate important dates for employees that have worked hard for them. In some branches they risk health and safety of their employees rather than have contractors come in to rectify issues within an adequate time period.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Make it suit you

      Nov 18, 2021 - Store Manager in Stoke-on-Trent, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A job that pays a wage...just

      Cons

      Everything takes forever, no access to basics, fear of hour cuts, no say in what can be sold or removed to make profitable, pittance for taking on extra responsibility, shame as the idea is there just too reluctant to drag us into 2021!

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Pennies more to do twice the job

      Nov 17, 2021 - Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some good opportunities if you actively seek them out You can be completely incompetent and they still wont sack you

      Cons

      McColls do not pay holiday pay properly- they are legally required to pay you an average of what you have worked 12 weeks before which for 90% of staff is more than their contract but McColls still only give you holiday based off contracted hours which is illegal Bad pay for supervisors and managers Very male heavy leadership Rubbish discount Long hours and absolute minimum support through covid

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Average

      Nov 2, 2021 - McColls Supervisor in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent flexibility depending what shop your in

      Cons

      They don’t care about you

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good fun, can be frustrating

      Oct 29, 2021 - Group Operations Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Autonomy to manage your business. Amazing loyal colleagues. Workload is manageable. Everting is done with positive intent. Good line manager.

      Cons

      Maintenance issues in older stores. Teams feel they cannot make their own decisions (we can change that) 3rd party suppliers can let you down.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Horrible company to work for.

      Nov 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some nice colleagues. Can be flexible when not short of staff.

      Cons

      Unsupported and bad management. There is no appreciation, no thank you, no bonus, understaffed and very bad working conditions.

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