McColl's Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated 4 Jan 2021

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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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Average

      4 Jan 2021 - Shop Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good working atmosphere. staff discount

      Cons

      Pay is the bare minimum and worse than similar jobs

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor pay, over worked.

      7 Nov 2020 - Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly customers usually Easy training 10% staff discount

      Cons

      Contracted at bare minimal but work a lot more so holiday pay is crap Rude managers Late nights Lack of job security

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Could be worse.

      28 Oct 2018 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of hours available, staff are all lovely and easy to get on with, easy to get holiday, 10% staff discount, not many staff so you feel like a valuable member of the team.

      Cons

      Customers who blame everything on you when it’s out of your control (such as the prices of products), very boring on a Sunday afternoon when there’s nothing to do and no customers, minimum wage for hard work.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Supervisor

      23 Jan 2020 - Supervisor in Exeter, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Staff discount and nice collegues

      Cons

      poor management and management structure

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Ridiculous rules and policies

      18 Oct 2019 - Sales Assistant in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff discount, you get 10% off...

      Cons

      You'll be terminated for even the simplest hick up if the managers chooses to do so.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Not recommended

      9 Aug 2016 - Deputy Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      None readily come to mind as staff discount is the same as on offer from better employers.

      Cons

      Long hours as you are expected to work more than those advertised. Ideally they would like you to opt out of the 48 hour week. Deputy Managers only paid 25p an hour more than a Sales Assistant and an hourly rate comparable to what other grocery chains pay to Sales Assistants or less in the case of some supermarkets. Plus no company sick pay. Stores understaffed so management have to work 7 days a week in order to " ensure the efficient operation of the business." Lone working for several hours a day as not enough staff or money in wage budget. No travel expenses if sent to another store to train or as cover. Stores are ill-equipped with an old supermarket trolley being used to move stock from the store room to the shop floor. No staff room, just a sink unit in the corner of the warehouse right outside the staff toilet! No staff security lockers for valuables. No where to hang your coat. Staff areas are dirty and poorly maintained. Have to buy your own black top as no uniform provided despite poster on wall saying you are supposed to wear a uniform shirt / polo shirt.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Martin McColls

      12 Aug 2015 - Retail Supervisor in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      *10% Staff Discount from Day 1 including "Plus" benefits available to all shoppers and colleagues, which includes discount on selected items, meal deals and promotional stock. *It's a great way to meet new people as is with working elsewhere in the Retail industry. *Full shop floor and till training once you've enrolled. *Invaluable work experience if you want to open up your own shop or run a franchise. *Good C.V. material for other employers. *Some shops are now having Post Office counters, which in tail gives you Post Office experience, another titbit for your C.V.

      Cons

      *Long working hours can cause boredom and stress, which adds up when also dealing with certain customers. *Most items are expensive if it's a "Local" shop, unless near other shops then some items including Milk will be cheaper. *Minimum wage like most retail stores. *Rare chance of shoplifters appearing. You will have to be on full guard when you see someone carrying a big handbag or backpack. *You get told and possibly sacked off if you don't sell your quota of till-side goods including £1 bars of chocolate or Magazines nobody cares about. *No bonus scheme unless you're the Manager. *The contract is too vague, invites many loopholes and is not negotiable.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Do not work here!

      2 Sep 2015 - Supervisor in Shepton Mallet, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      10% Staff discount is sometimes useful if you are 5p short, easy to develop good relationships with the locals and get on with staff.

      Cons

      Made to work long hours, some days consist of 11 hours lone working to be at the store the next day by 6am to prepare for opening. Get in big trouble for opening late despite it being managements fault for your tiredness. You don't get a social life so forget spending time with family and friends. Pay is awful for the amount of work you do, £6.65 to run a store all by yourself! When the till got full you have to do what is called a 'cashlift' for security reasons, this requires you to be in the office to lock the money away, and this is hard to do when working alone, upon returning to the shop floor you have customers glaring at you claiming they have been waiting for about 10 minutes even though they have been there for the best part of 30 seconds.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      work horses

      13 Oct 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Staff discount, discount scheme for days out and holidays. Pension. Community spirit.

      Cons

      Lone working. Lack of acknowledgement for long service. Expect stores to look immaculate but won't pay to get the results.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Supervisor

      25 Jul 2017 - Supervisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      building relationships with some customers met some great staff over the years sometime you can manage to get alot of free time to put into tasks, but not always guaranteed pension scheme staff discount

      Cons

      Poor time scheduling large hour cuts lack of authority from higher management no union low pay for work expected Daily tasks not shared amongst all staff poor work/life balance unreasonable rota within management only shirt and fleece for uniform

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