Stormfront Retail Reviews

Updated 19 Feb 2021

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3.5
57%
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65%
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36 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you have a genuine passion for Apple products this is the job for you(in 20 reviews)

  • "Head Office are supportive and always there if you need any help(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Head office causes a few headaches(in 15 reviews)

  • "Stormfront is doing well at it but some things can be overlooked sometimes(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Middlesbrough, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stormfront Retail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible, good training, chance for advancement

    Cons

    Gets very busy during holidays.

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  2. "A good place to start into retail or the world of Apple"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Level I Team Member in Luton, East of England, England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stormfront Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    First month into the job was very hectic. The amount of knowledge you have to learn and execute is very demanding, but works perfectly if you know how to handle it. It was made more hectic when the first manager left. So many of us had to run the store 6 days a week due to being short staffed and the pure chaos this caused. As you'll read in most reviews of this company, the people you work with are great. I worked with some of the diverse, funny, and motivating people ever. They have brought out a lot of stuff I wasn't aware nor capable of out of me. My manager honestly doesn't feel like a manager. More of a friend that just happens to be your boss. You're trained via Apple programs. If you're doing service, you're trained specifically for that side of operations too. Serving great people who wants a great, but honest, retail experience.

    Cons

    Head office causes a few headaches. If it's concerning a customer being unhappy, they absolutely do nothing until they personally get a phonecall with the customer screaming at them. Only then will they resolve the issue. Customers can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Work/life balance can go out of the door during Apple product launches and busy holiday seasons. Can sometimes go without lunch if store is understaffed and store is rammed with people.

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  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Easy, well-rounded student job. But not much more than that."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Lincoln, England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stormfront Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great management team, extremely helpful, polite and always willing to be a helping hand. Not sure if the same can be said at every other store though. - Fun selling Apple products. - Make some great friends! - Hours are nice, you either work 9-530 nothing more, and most of the time its less. - A great working environment.

    Cons

    - Hours can be scarce. - Commission is poor. Unless you're working part-time 20 hours + you won't meet the targets. - Customers can be difficult especially considering what you are selling. - Considering the pay in comparison to Apple and that you have to uphold the same standards as the Apple stores.

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  4. "Okay job for students or short term employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Store Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly team members Centre of town location Learning opportunities Chance to help customers Discount on cables Salary sacrifice for products Sales targets to earn extra money Rota app is easy to use Store managers try and accommodate requests

    Cons

    Lots of standing around No breaks if you work under six hours Some customers are very rude Head office is a headache and monitors the store via cameras Get paid on the very last day of the month Hard work for not a lot of reward Can’t always help vulnerable customers due to processes Uniforms are small sized so always size up Minimum wage Short contracted hours over 7 days Changes to rota isn’t always cleared with you before it happens

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  5. "Fake Apple"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in Exeter, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stormfront Retail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People you work with daily

    Cons

    Not a very well organised company to work for.

  6. "Now Irish"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Officer in Exeter, England, England

    I have been working at Stormfront Retail full-time

    Pros

    Larger company that it was before.

    Cons

    Purchasing companies always have teething problems.

  7. "Great experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stormfront Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt unclear about roles in the shop and progression opportunities.

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  8. "engaging workplace, novelty wears off fast"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canterbury, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stormfront Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - interesting and fun products to learn and sell - customers are interesting to chat to and engage - modern workplace - exciting training material from apple - learning new things from time to time - flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - wages are low for what you are doing - employee benefits are abysmal (5% off iphone, ipad, watch, only to be used once a year) - low footfall means a lot of standing around - head office are out of touch with sales team members - empty promises from head office (new roles, retail 2.0 etc) - 1to1 with managers is forgotten about - favouritism between managers and staff - commission structure is hard to earn from unless working more than 30 hours

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  9. "AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS,"

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

    I worked at Stormfront Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None at all, this company is complete shambles.

    Cons

    *Inadequate training *0 hour contracts *Cancelling shifts/ short shifts same day *Staff, which don't tell you when you are wrong. Instead just watch and tell their seniors to make you look bad and them good. *No progression at all *Horrific company.

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  10. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Manager in London, England, England

    I have been working at Stormfront Retail full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    No progression within the company

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