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Poundland Reviews

Updated 16 October 2018
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Poundland Managing Director Barry Williams
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Pros
  • "Friendly Staff, Good Hours and Good Management" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Good pay, flexible hours and good co-workers" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low hours contract, long hours," (in 13 reviews)

  • "Other members of staff not pulling their weight" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Culture is really on the up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Poundland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great relations with the team in store
    Fun environment even though the work is hard.

    Cons

    Very manual work at points.
    Communication could be better at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work going on making it a good place to work as things are really getting better.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Christchurch, England
    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Christchurch, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Poundland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, was good to work for a small amount of hours.

    Cons

    lack of security in most stores, lots of petty thieves. kept the job interesting tho

    Advice to Management

    none :)

  3. "Store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bournemouth, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Poundland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working and great place

    Cons

    Still using old systems. Need some modernization

    Advice to Management

    Change IT equipment ASAP and Labour


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Poundland part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great collegues and fun environment with flexible hours

    Cons

    No cons at the moment

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment


  5. "great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Poundland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good experince
    good work balance
    good benfits
    i have nothing more to say

    Cons

    pay is okay but could be better

    Advice to Management

    good and not too bad


  6. "Meh workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    decent people i guess lol

    Cons

    Bad hours i guess lol


  7. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staines, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staines, England

    I have been working at Poundland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy work as Merchandiser

    Cons

    Low hours contract, long hours,

  8. "Mixed bag"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Poundland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Communication getting better
    Internal progression
    Actually feel valued

    Cons

    Workload ever increasing with lower input of hours
    Lack of maintenance and modernisation within stores
    Listen to stores more individually, they have some great ideas to help sales yet get ignored

    Advice to Management

    Give store managers more freedom in what to do with their store. Being told what to display where has recently been negative towards sales within my store. As of recently I have decided to do it my way to trial results and we have shown an increase on target and LFL despite having another store close to us increasing in size.

    Certain stores require a cash injection, not just on new stores and complete refurbishment. A small lick of paint here and there, replacement equipment, new display bins & customer baskets will go a long way with minimal cash needed to help improve overall customer views on a store.


  9. "Average role, good people"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Watford, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Watford, East of England, England

    I worked at Poundland part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Pay was never quite enough

    Advice to Management

    Pay more bonuses but overall good culture


  10. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Poundland part-time

    Pros

    Work around educational timetables which helped alot.

    Cons

    Poor communication and motivational skills.


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