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Poundland Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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2.9
37%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
Approve of CEO
Poundland Managing Director Barry Williams
Barry Williams
48 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Long hours including holidays, short staffed,(in 19 reviews)

  • "Standing at tills four up to 10 hours(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "-"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Poundland part-time

    Pros

    Good team that helped a lot

    Cons

    Not enough staff so worked a lot

    Poundland2020-01-11
  2. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good for parents

    Cons

    Minimum wage No other cons

    Advice to Management

    None

    Poundland2020-01-22
  3. "Amazing place to work, has challenges"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great store and field teams Wage is good for management Development is easy at Poundland Help always given if asked for Exciting new challenges every month

    Cons

    Stock management process both at DC and in stores is disorganised Hourly colleagues not paid enough which effects the productivity and engagement of the team

    Advice to Management

    Get your allocations right! And ensure when you change season and take off products that they don’t just sit in the warehouse forever, do something with them, lower turnover stores get huge amounts of stock come in that can’t possibly sell

    Poundland2020-01-18
  4. "******"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New staff discount scheme introduced

    Cons

    Very heavy workload not enough hours

    Poundland2020-01-16
  5. "Ex Poundland employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Accrington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Poundland part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Able to work around family commitments. Can join a Union, for a small fee per month.

    Cons

    Fast pace environment. You'd have to be relatively fit, if more mature with age.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Poundland2020-01-15
  6. "Poundland"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are fun to work with as well as meeting new people

    Cons

    Wages aren’t good for the hours I work

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to get involved more with staff.

    Poundland2020-01-12
  7. "Good company to start your first job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends

    I worked at Poundland part-time

    Pros

    - Will learn a lot - best for teenagers - Receive responsibility early on

    Cons

    - Improve the break policy for the employee

    Poundland2020-01-02
  8. "Great experience to work at"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Walton-on-Thames, England

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

    Pros

    Boosted my confidence and communication skills

    Cons

    Can be boring at times

    Poundland2019-12-25
  9. "Would Not Recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff members Customers Team working, helpful Supervisors 10% discount..

    Cons

    Management - Lack of support management, no constructive feedback given or guidance for development When asking for reference, management was very personal in reference provided to potential future employers, commenting on my appearance and extremely rude. Staff often told with complete dryness from manager that they cant have reasonable day(s) off Typically expected to stay after hours unpaid Pay - Various problems with payments in the first few months (not paid for weeks & getting unnecessarily taxed) No appreciation for hard work from staff, always pointing out faults. Staff too intimidated to speak to manager Not told when holidays are available to be taken Payroll not operational / supportive Younger staff members made to work mainly weekends

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    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff and acknowledge their hard work and effort.

    Poundland2020-01-03
  10. "Amazing Business"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in Willenhall, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, Friendly, Real and big changes

    Cons

    Not for the faint hearted - we are 200MPH!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on with the change - its long overdue!!

    Poundland2019-12-18
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