PoundStretcher Reviews

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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38 Ratings
Pros
  • "None, but you do get 10% discount(in 6 reviews)

  • "There are no pros working for this company(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and bad senior management (area manager and above)(in 14 reviews)

  • "Poor health and safety in-store/deliveries(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - General Manager in Brierley Hill, England

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

    Pros

    Fun, enjoyable, hours, new products, lovely customers

    Cons

    Stress, finance, unable to pay for employees, security, self employment

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good staff, company poor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Pontypool, Wales

    I have been working at PoundStretcher full-time

    Pros

    Good products they pretty much sell them selves

    Cons

    trying to get the products


  3. "Self driven"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Huntingdon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Does what it says on the tin

    Cons

    Control issues, never listen outward

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  4. "Unprofessional management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PoundStretcher part-time

    Pros

    Easy to get time off

    Cons

    Low pay Low hour contract Not very busy

  5. "Didn’t have the best time"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was nearer to the door

    Cons

    I had to work with bad management

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  6. "Horrible Company . Horrendous Manager"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team members were fabulous and the only reason that you could deal the prospect of a 4 hour shift.

    Cons

    The manager himself was sexist ,racist and one of the laziest managers I’ve ever encountered in all of my years in retail. He came from another store from within the company and I discovered at a later date that his previous team were glad to get rid of him.

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  7. "NEVER MORE POUNDSTRETCHER"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CE Driver in Kirby Muxloe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nil, very poor company culture

    Cons

    The driver is only a number, no corporate culture. job security weak, PPE for own money, CPCa medical examinations for own money. I had a contract for 50 hours but worked 65+ and slept in Lorry. all free, no surcharges

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Please don't waste your time!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buying 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PoundStretcher full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros working for this company.

    Cons

    Poor work ethic No motivation Downgrading Depressing No proper induction or fire safety measures Dirty and grim head office environment Senior buyers have no management or people skills.

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  9. "Poundstretcher"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Derby, England

    I have been working at PoundStretcher part-time

    Pros

    Poundstretcher was my first ever “real” job so I don’t have much to say about it but I get along so good with everyone at work and we work together as a team

    Cons

    A con is the lack of breaks

  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Abysmal"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately there were no Pros working with this diabolicle discount retailer.

    Cons

    Lack of health and safety No hand washing facilities during covid-19 Lack of respect No-one listens to your opinion

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