Poundland Reviews

Updated Jan 19, 2022

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3.2
47%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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Poundland Managing Director Barry Williams
Barry Williams
162 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very friendly staff and management the manger was very polite(in 22 reviews)

  • "Friendly well organised flexible hours(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, usually 12 hour shifts a day 3 on 4 on(in 42 reviews)

  • "It's Poundland so you get pound coins(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Smooth, fast, simple process

      Jan 1, 2022 - Store Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Application and interview process, very smooth. I applied directly on their website and received an email within 24 hours for a telephone interview with HR. The second interview was in store with the Area Manager. Within 10 days I have accepted a great job offer and start in 9 days time. No messing around, straightforward process, as it should be. I'm impressed so far. If this is the way they recruit, their store operations will hopefully be as no nonsense as their recruitment approach.

      Cons

      None so far, I'm very motivated to start my career with them

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Pressure

      Jan 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are great there

      Cons

      The pressure is immense. It’s impossible to keep up. Everyone was under massive strain

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jan 15, 2022 - Retail Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      NOrmal for retail. flexible hours

      Cons

      customers required a lot of work

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jan 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people to work with

      Cons

      No payment for extra money

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Overall

      Dec 22, 2021 - Student in Glenrothes, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy tasks Flexible hours Good staff culture

      Cons

      Expected to multitask all the time Customer desires do not match company instructions, so you have to choose between customer and employer wishes

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Meh

      Jan 4, 2022 - Sales Assistant in Sunderland, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      friendly enough staff, semi manageable workload

      Cons

      poor management, rota/shift patterns unpredictable and last minute

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Teamwork

      Jan 5, 2022 - Store Manager in Middlesbrough, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team ethic - get the job done.

      Cons

      some of the higher managers are just out to get each other. Backstabbing is a big thing, and competition between Store Managers and Assistants can be quite harsh.

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not much to say

      Jan 19, 2022 - Sales Associate/Cashier in Wolverhampton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not very nice to work for

      Cons

      Smelly customers Horrible management do not work there

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Ok

      Dec 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not bad but not great

      Cons

      Minimum wage cheeky customers sometimes

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Hell

      Dec 14, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Grimsby, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy to make friends with some of the staff

      Cons

      Managers don't care or listen, blame you for mess etc

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