T J Morris Employee Reviews about "10 discount"

Updated 15 Jul 2020

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T J Morris Managing Director Tom Morris
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127 Ratings
Pros
  • "You get a 10% discount on products in store(in 33 reviews)

  • "Working in a big team, rota handed out early, flexible hours, exposed to customers constantly so good retail practice(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Area manager only interested in store managers views and no one else's(in 18 reviews)

  • "Can be draining if working fill shift alot(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Best discount retailer to work for"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris full-time

    Pros

    Paid weekly Above min wage Area manager is very hands on Lots of progression oppurtunies 10% discount Staff Xmas party is free

    Cons

    Its retail, same as any other shop

  2. "Not good company"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at T J Morris part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    10% discount and decent enough pay

    Cons

    Dont allow you to leave fill shift until management say and not shift end time. Staff are cliques and always gossiping. Management speak down to you. Area manager only interested in store managers views and no one else's.


  3. "To work for"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is 10% discount

    Cons

    Get treated like children by management Management speak to you like crap There is a lot of favouritism To much delegation from management to other staff

  4. "overall nice place to work at but low pay for under 18's and management aren't the best"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours straight forward 10% discount friendly staff

    Cons

    management (favoritism etc) poor organisation low contracts low pay for younger workers

  5. "Management at different stores can thoroughly influence your experience"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Having worked at three different Home Bargains stores across the country, the management at the first store I worked were very responsible with the knowledge that the way they treated those working junior to them could massively impact their wellbeing. They understood that, as much as was within their power, it was their job not only to ensure the well running of the shop, but to ensure that coming to work was as pleasant as possible for their employees (problem customers, busy shifts, etc. are all part of the job, of course, but management should be able to ensure that the actual work environment, including the dynamic between management and employees, is a healthy one). - You get a 10% discount on products in store - Kronos system theoretically means you can put yourself forward for more hours, swap shifts, put in for holiday, etc. without having to fill in long forms. - I've witnessed first-hand that career progression is readily available to those willing to work for it. - Management at all stores I've worked have been good student employers in terms of being willing to work around exams, classes, lectures, etc. - Pay is above minimum wage (I'm 23 and earn 45p per hour higher than minimum wage) - Management at all stores I've worked have understood that some people work better in different areas of the store (eg. it's been my experience that older women are more confident working on the tills than on the shop floor), and wherever possible accommodate them working in these areas.

    Cons

    - In all stores I've worked, there seems to be a level of nepotism, and while this doesn't have to incur a negative impact (the first store I worked, a sales assistant openly spoke about the fact that her area manager cousin got her the job, and when a sales assistant position opened, the store manager's daughter in law very quietly joined the team, but both were hard workers regardless), it did in the second store I worked at. Here, the store manager hired her younger sister (who seemingly had no sales experience) as part of the management team. Younger sister would frequently talk down to more junior employees, presumably knowing that she was 'untouchable' because of being related to the manager. - One of the stores I worked at, management was quite sexually suggestive to some female workers. I myself knew it was meant in a jokey way but could easily see others getting upset by it. - Second store I worked at were hugely oblivious to mental illness. On one occasion I started going through a depressive episode midway through shift (I have depression, which at its worse can lead to me feeling suicidal), and spoke to management to see if there was any way I could leave earlier (not even right away) than the all-day shift I'd been scheduled in for. Management told me I could leave early but to 'work through my depression' until they told me I could leave. They didn't tell me I could leave, I ended up working the whole shift, and having a major panic attack once it was over. If I had shown symptoms of physical illness, I know for a fact that I'd have been allowed to leave, or offered alternative help (eg. when another worker came in throwing up from a hangover, he was allowed a longer than standard break). Additionally, after deliberately making it known at my interview for this store that I, because of my high levels of anxiety, find that I work better when given specific feedback on what I've done well and how I can improve, only one member of management ever tried to do this. Invisible disabilities are just as important as visible, and given that the store operates a nationwide 'quiet hour' on a weekly basis to help people with sensory issues, you'd think that understanding of this would be drilled into management training to ensure unilateral understanding across stores. - Lack of standard procedure, or adherence to a standard procedure, across stores has made it difficult for me personally to fit into the various new stores I've joined each time I've moved home. For example: it's generally taught that aside from on the first aisle when all product is brought forward, product should be pushed back on all shelves apart from top and bottom, where it's brought forward. This changes by store, seemingly on management's whim, and can make it very difficult to know how to tidy the store (Eg. whether to go with the manager's rules or the company's rules) - Management in general at the second and third store I worked at were nearly all unpleasant (with some very pleasant exceptions). It was recognised amongst the staff at the second store that the store manager would not speak (other than to scold) to sales assistants, apart from one select favourite worker. When I told management that I could no longer work the last few hours on a tuesday (Eg. not even that I couldn't work tuesdays, just that I couldn't work the latest shift on a tuesday), I was told that my contract (which was twenty hours each week, though they usually scheduled me in for around thirty five each week with no consultation with myself) might be slashed in response.

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  6. "Decent for a first job but don't expect much from it"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    short shifts ideal for students 10% discount

    Cons

    Low pay - have to be 25 to get minimum wage! Incompetent management who think they are superior to staff, they belittle you and treat you like you're stupid Too many managers in a store (at least 7) so there is a lack of communication between them Discount only available in the store you work in Shifts not given more than two weeks in advance

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  7. "Ses assistant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good shifts sometimes 10% discount which is like 10p

    Cons

    Management at terrible Don't care about staff

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not great"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris part-time

    Pros

    Not a hard job to do, you get a 10% discount which is pretty decent and it’s easy to learn how to do different things

    Cons

    Management can be condescending, they don’t take into account you have other things to plan and rotas are often late

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    "Supervisor"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T J Morris full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    10% discount Yearly Christmas party which is 100% paid for Chance to become a ‘Wow badge’ holder and you can enter competitions to win festival and football tickets etc. Gives you valuable skills like experience in merchandising stock and cash handling Sizeable bonuses for senior management when targets are achieved Good progression opportunities into management or travelling the country as part of the merchandising team Liverpool training at head office to learn procedures with other people from across the UK After 5 years of employment you are rewarded with an additional weeks holiday per year In this company you don’t have to worry about being made redundant as they’re opening a new store every week across the UK and doing really well considering retail is supposedly failing Overall it is a good company to work for it just needs more money spent on staff and management, even if profits aren’t as enormous as they currently are

    Cons

    Not all procedures and policies are fairly followed throughout the company, a minor but good example, in your staff handbook employees are not allowed to wear black skinny jeans, but at their main stores in Liverpool the majority of the staff are wearing them, I really don’t see what the big deal is about black skinnies at work but I’ve had my boss having a moan because I’ve not sent staff home for wearing them No set rota, shifts usually completely different from one week to the next Working time directive is often broken as if you close on a night you have to open in the morning Depending on your area manager you can be extremely stressed due to the unnecessary pressure put on you High staff and management turnover in some areas, so constantly having to train new employees Efficiency is the main focus of targets but when you haven’t got enough staff or management they can become almost impossible while trying to maintain the standards of the shopfloor Managements contracts are 44hours per week and you are on a salary so when you do overtime(which is unavoidable 99% of the time) you will not get paid extra, so the more hours you work, the lower your wage works out to be per hour The maximum contracts that staff are given are 20 hours a week over 5 days but they often have to work between 25-35 hours per week, this makes them miss out money when taking holidays Management have to create rotas for staff, often getting left until a few days before new rota started

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    "Job is fine if you just want to be paid and on temp basis"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at T J Morris part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Regular hours (minimum wage)- contract was 12 hours over 3 days but there would frequently be more hours available if you wanted. Opportunity to increase hours during breaks between university (let them know in advance as rota is done 2 weeks before). Assisted in the opening of two new stores (my store included) where I worked overtime 40+ long hours but worth it for the extra money (maybe £450?) Busy but easy work- I worked tills/fill shift/first aisle and rebuild. 10% discount at the stores you work in- thankfully my store was close to my house but not much advantage if you live far away, have to take public transport etc . Most of the staff were nice and friendly

    Cons

    Fill shift - the most intensive role as you have customers asking questions (what is this? where is that? etc) which increases the time you empty your cage (which management have set unrealistic targets of 40 mins per cage-and that is for a full cage with lots of small boxes, they would calculate less for half cages or big bulky items- 15/20 mins). Cages were located strategically according to the manager/s (i.e. kitchen boxes on kitchen aisle) but while maybe half the cage was kitchen the other half would have you running back and forth to different aisles while you had 1 customer asking where the teabags were while another customer knocked into the shelf and broke something made of glass/spilled liquid on the floor, making sure this was cleaned up took priority due to health and safety-when you had a good manager they would normally be roaming around to assist so you could notify them and leave them to get it sorted which if you had a cage they would be more than happy to do-they really push to get cages empty! If stock levels were low (mostly start/end of the day) products customers wanted would still be cages so if they asked you did you have any or saw it on the cage you would have to take time to get them their item (customer comes first), which was fine but many times it was the bottom box of the cage and when you finally got the customer their product (most genuinely appreciated the effort) this would could make the boxes unstable/falling out and if you didn’t sort it out by a manager walked by they would say why is your cage so messy/this is dangerous etc . if the store is unusually busy or tills are understaffed you could be called away from your cage to the tills-depending on how long you were on tills someone else could’ve been moved onto your cage if they finished theirs (in which case you still haven’t done 1 complete cage by yourself? Justin has already done two-okay but Justin hasn’t been on the tills for 30mins) or your cage would still be unchanged. Then sometimes you could be asked to do random jobs while on your cage-lead sales could you to take products to star buy-manager could ask you first help with fridges/milk/bread which is understandable as these are chilled/staple daily products but they often don’t reduce your time on the cage or later when they shout or ask why you haven’t finished you have to remind them that you took me off the cage. So while filling shelves with stock is easy enough all these potential often frequent interruptions make 40mins per cage ridiculous, it could be done sometimes if it was a drink cage and the store wasn’t busy but majority of the time it was simply unrealistic which just adds unnecessary frustration and pressure. I asked why not have the fill shift in the night when there would be no customers same as the other stores they said they have pay 1 ½ wage for unsociable hours and they claimed because of this they empty cages slower-or maybe just more realistic targets? First aisle – can get quite boring especially if there aren’t many customers or no cage to help out with (normally towards closing time). Normally the same staff on first aisle-they only continue putting you on if you can make the aisle look good at all times. You are never supposed to leave the aisle which I find impractical because sometimes you need to get a manager or someone to help with something assisting a customer/reporting a thief etc. (Although they have walkie-talkies now so first aisle can communicate with management). The role is quite silly and should be removed, I don’t know of any other supermarket that employs this practice- they say it is to keep the aisle presentable to customers to make a good impression/you are there if customers needs help and to report robbers. But one really good thing about home bargains is members of staff are always on the shop floor and easily locatable. While making first aisle presentable is good that staff member could float around to ensure the rest of the store maintains that impression. Tills – can be very busy/very empty. I preferred busy when it gets empty it gets boring and time can drag on. Simple enough- scan items, receive money, give change. Again it is usually same employees who operate the tills, mostly middle age women at least in my store that is how it was. The younger staff, particularly those worked on the fill shift didn’t like working on the tills, I never understood why-maybe they found it boring or not wanting to interact with customers- found it a nice change of pace. The majority of customers were nice and friendly I personally never had any problems with customers but some of the other employees had had arguments with customers. We actually ran out of bags at checkout and had none in store, this happened several times either someone would drive to another store to pick some up or if we were understaffed/nearing closing time we just had to apologize to customers who looked at us in disbelief. You would think this was one independent start-up store not a nationwide supermarket chain with 400+ stores. They should always be a cage of bags in the back consistently topped up over the week. One time an employee (working there for several months- he wasn’t good at any of the roles in the store, they got rid of him eventually) lost money in his till- probably by giving out the wrong change (he got me the wrong change once)- I think £20 over the course of the day, he got a warning which fair enough he made a mistake but two other staff on the tills also got a warning- maybe because they didn’t know which till the money was lost I don’t know but there was no investigation just a blanket warning to all three which understandably really angered and annoyed the two innocent employees. One thing that really annoyed me about the tills was they had no ‘closed sign’ which I know annoyed customers too, you had to verbally tell customers you were closed and sometimes they didn’t hear you, on their phone/wearing headphones etc. so they would put their stuff on and you either had to tell them repeatedly like an idiot until they heard you while serving your current customer or just serve them before you closed off. And if you didn’t see them unloading their basket when you told them then they understandably got annoyed, reloaded their basket and headed towards an open till. All this confusion is completely avoidable by a ‘sorry we’re closed’ sign. I asked a manager why they didn’t have these signs and was told they are ‘uninviting to customers’ which okay I guess I understand but surely that is better than inconvenience/annoyance. Another girl employee told a customer she was closed, she heard her then moved to the next till, another customer came who she repeatedly told that the till was closed but she didn’t hear- maybe she was deaf?- so she decided it would be easier to serve them but the previous customer got angry and emotional, asked to see the manager and claimed the cashier who racist. The cashier ended up getting a warning. They used warnings for the most minor things people started not to care, they no longer had an impact just further resentment and dislike of the managers, their job and the company. Needless to say because of this staff turnover rates are huge. Half are young (uni students or their first job out of school) and the other half are older women. Staff are generally nice and friendly, some managers were great others were lazy, walking about not helping always on their phone-which always annoyed me as we had a strict no phones on the shop floor policy, they claimed it was a work phone but it clearly wasn’t and everyone knew that- lead by example/one rule for me, another for everyone else? It could be a great supermarket for customers and employees, they have the resources and the manpower. But they clearly have the wrong people making the wrong decisions, a huge disconnect between management/head office to the shop floor, staff and their problems. It feels like everyone just says that is just how we do it and how it has always been, if they know/think procedures should be changed no one seems to speak up to improve efficiency or employee engagement. I didn’t hate working there but I knew going in that it was a temporary job until I finished studying I wouldn’t have wanted to work there longer at least not if everything stayed the same. They do offer career opportunities, lead sales/assistant manager etc., but unless you can climb high enough to make chances I would suggest looking elsewhere for career opportunities or progression. Also beyond wage and 10% discount, no additional perks.

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