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PoundStretcher Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2019

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Found 93 reviews

2.2
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13%
Recommend to a Friend
6%
Approve of CEO
Richard Kirk
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "Relatively straightforward/easy job(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Loyalty goes nowhere you give best part of your life to them and when you need help your just a number long hours(in 13 reviews)

  • "Upper management have been convicted of various health and safety offenses(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Na"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Chingford, England

    I worked at PoundStretcher part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff were all friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There were no cons

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    PoundStretcher2019-05-02
  2. "Pretty okay"

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    Former Employee - Stock Controller in Hastings, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PoundStretcher part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with cigarette breaks and shifts

    Cons

    Lots of overtime and tedious

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    PoundStretcher2019-08-08
  3. "Good people to work with, but need more staff to provide optimal customer service"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Tonbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PoundStretcher part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with were lovely, the manager is patient and understanding.

    Cons

    No increase in pay for the extra amount of work you have to do because of the shortage of staff.

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    PoundStretcher2019-07-29
  4. "What you would expect"

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    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Blackpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PoundStretcher part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good staff and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Management were biased, no real system to anything, no organisation

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    PoundStretcher2019-07-17
  5. "it's just a job, not a career."

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dunstable, England

    I worked at PoundStretcher part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    colleagues and location at the time

    Cons

    no fixed hours, minimum wage contracts, no major work perks, unpaid work hours.

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    PoundStretcher2019-07-27
  6. "Decent enough"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workers are decent, 10% staff discount

    Cons

    Not great hours, low pay and deserve more for the amount of work put in

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    PoundStretcher2019-07-05
  7. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager 

    I have been working at PoundStretcher full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours, Control of store, Staff, Stock

    Cons

    Pay, Culture, Senior , managment, Frustrated

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    PoundStretcher2019-07-02
  8. "Valued opinion"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Gateshead, England

    I have been working at PoundStretcher full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My opinions count and love creating a great place for customers to look around

    Cons

    Very long hours, dealing with awkward annoying customers

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    PoundStretcher2019-06-28
  9. "Worse company ever worked for"

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

    I have been working at PoundStretcher full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None Hometime Days off Look for another job

    Cons

    Long hours No respect Head office staff speak to you like garbage No moral regardless of how hard you try No accurate stock systems Ceo needs replacing as do all members of the top team Not a retailer - just a joke

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    PoundStretcher2019-08-01
  10. "Okay Company"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PoundStretcher part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment and staff were nice. Hours for management team are there when needed and the company was very flexible with the hours I could work.

    Cons

    Not many hours for base level staff.

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    PoundStretcher2019-06-06
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