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Worked in 4 stores over 5 years, gone downhill so much
Review of Tesco by Tescosareprats

Advantages: - Can be convenient hours, some stores will play music on nights, the canteen is cheap
Disadvantages: - Each store is run like a franchise, payslips are impossible to decipher and often wrong

I worked for this company for 5 years and can rate my employment experience as 'highly unsatisfactory.' I started working there part time while I studied for my degree, and was sumarily convinced to drop out on the promise of a management position. I was ... Read review

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There are many scams that companies such as these are playing. Sadly, youth unemployment figures curtail major exploitative patterns. The government are partly to blame, due to loosening grips with workforce regulation. All the best for the future. by 1st2thebar
Welcome to ciao! by mozzie76

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18.03.2012 23:21
Don't Listen To The Stereotypes! Much Better Than You May Expect......
Review of McDonalds Restaurants by 567andyshem567

Advantages: Very Flexible, Easy to Get Promoted For Better Pay, Jobs Always Available
Disadvantages: Longer Shifts Can Get Very Hot and Tiring. Minimum Wage Upon Starting

I must say when I first started, I did have some reservations about being from private school and working at Mcdonalds. I was not looking forward to encountering the stereotypical cons in my Mcjob, but after 19 months, these have all been unfounded. ... Read review

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Thank you silver streak! by 567andyshem567
Well done for approaching the job with an open mind and not being afraid of a bit of hard work! by silverstreak

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27.02.2012 20:16
Tern Consultancy
Review of The Tern Consultancy by Cassidy1234

Advantages: Prompt payment. Varied work.
Disadvantages: None.

...to do less projects in the school holidays. I've had some training ... Read review

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Welcome to ciao! by mozzie76
What sort of assignments do they offer? What rates do they pay? by Bollinger28

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21.02.2012 12:41
Go elsewhere unless they change their attitudes against Employees!
Review of Tesco by strength4thecause

Advantages: 10% off shopping bill.
Disadvantages: Ignore Work related Health issues, Change of hours to suit them. No flexability!

...change your hours to suit Tesco regardless of commitme ... Read review

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08.02.2012 14:24
Rubbish company but i got one over on them
Review of British Gas by antonyrowe64

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Rubbish company

...weeks on the phone to british gas and endless calls about the bill being wrong and being told i had to pay it i contacted ComplaintsForYou, ... Read review

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This category is for employment with British Gas and not complaints by Alyson29
OT by Drewster-Rooster

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21.01.2012 15:23
Waitrose the Way Forward
Review of Waitrose by roverrider

Advantages: many oppurtunties to move forward within the company.
Disadvantages: will not get rich quick

I have worked for Waitrose now for several months now, and I must say it is probably the best Company I have ever worked for, Waitrose is a partnership which all its work force feel a true part of, I have never worked in the retail Industry before, and w ... Read review

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Great review by Summers_mummy
I'm not a big fan of Waitrose and try to avoid shopping there. by mozzie76

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15.01.2012 00:33
Eyes an idea how you can make money
Review of Retail Eyes by supercityfan

Advantages: Varied Assignments, Frequent, They Pay !!!
Disadvantages: Poor Remuneration, Lengthy Questionnaires, Strange Proofreading Queries

...reasons for signing up with Retail Eyes were very similar to my reasons for joining Ciao, namely I wanted to provide my opinion to enable customer service to be improved, and at the same time make a few quid out of it. Like any other mys ... Read review

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Good review by justarube
Back with the "E" as promised :-) by Scotlass712

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04.11.2011 13:07
(06.11.2011 21:36)
Morrison hell
Review of Morrison, (WM) Supermarkets by minxy0880

Advantages: pension,staff canteen
Disadvantages: no life,spoken to like an idiot

i have just taken a job in a new morrisons store it was ok at first but as i am a department manager the hell soon became apparent.As we have to get the whole store ready I was told i may have to work over my 43 contracted hours.after my first week i was ... Read review

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as below by TheHairyGodmother
as below by angelboouk123

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04.10.2011 21:09
(05.10.2011 11:42)
Won't be making that mistake again!
Review of Avon representative by pockymonster

Advantages: The adverts are very convincing.
Disadvantages: No help. Squeeze money out of you every opportunity.

...I thought the idea of Avon seemed great. My regular job wasn't giving me the hours I needed and it sounded like a good thing to do on the side. My friends had warned me that It wasn't worth it and they'd had bad experiences, but surely they were ... Read review

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This is a great first review! It's a shame you had such a bad experience. by ntg13

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21.09.2011 14:55
Avon lady, (and man!) calling!
Review of Avon representative by EmmaMur

Advantages: You can work as much or as little as you like.
Disadvantages: You have to pay for the brochures. ;-(

...my boyfriend decided to do Avon to give us that little bit extra money for holidays, (actually I decided to do it on or behalf...he took a bit of persuading as he thought 'its for women that!'). It was really easy to become a rep. The team le ... Read review

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You've not gone into detail about anything about being an avon rep... look at other reviews to help give you ideas on where to expand. by cherilyn92

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19.09.2011 17:07
Morrisons has its good and bad points
Review of Morrison, (WM) Supermarkets by furby12

Advantages: good atmosphere good team to work with
Disadvantages: pressure and targets

I have been reading some of the reviews that people have been writing about the company. I have been working for morrisons for 6 years and it has some good points and some bad points that people have raised for example staff shortages but that comes with ... Read review

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I think what you have said applies to many supermarkets these days. Welcome to ciao. by cha97michelle

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13.09.2011 16:39
The absolute worst place I've ever worked
Review of Morrison, (WM) Supermarkets by Lovelifenow

Advantages: You can make some good friends with colleagues
Disadvantages: Everything else

Iím writing this review having just given my notice after a particularly bad day in what is the worst place I have ever had the misfortune to work. Iíve previously worked at both Asda and Tesco, as well as many other smaller retailers over the years, all ... Read review

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I am so sorry to hear of your awful experience of working for this company x by Alyson29
Working with children in education my clothes get spoilt paint , glue etc no overalls provided for us. also they are trying to change my contract too. Myself and a few others are fighting it with our union by mumsymary

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06.08.2011 22:01
working as a baker in store
Review of Asda Group by amstel_9

Advantages: Nothing worth sacrificing for
Disadvantages: your liberty and freedom way of thinking.

...you can only be a asda baker. Qualifications are frowned upon as asda have their " own" qualification. You have to fit the profile and stereotype to fit in, i believe if you are not the same a ... Read review

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Can't say I've ever worked as a baker, nor shopped much at ASDA, but your sentiments strike a chord. by torr

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27.07.2011 20:52
Good fun, and a nice way of generating "pocket money"
Review of Retail Eyes by Perman17

Advantages: Flexible, a good variety of assignments, good fun
Disadvantages: Pay is variable, very detailed questionnaires

Retail Eyes are a company who provide mystery shopping services for a variety of clients. Registering with the company allows you to shop for them. On completion of your report, you will be paid for your shop, and reimbursed for your expense! Registratio ... Read review

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Sounds like an interesting thing to do.. by laurahartleyy
Not one for me! x by IzzyInTheHouse

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24.07.2011 14:00
My first ever paid job
Review of Avon representative by stompgal_87

Advantages: Flexible hours, wide choice of good value products to sell, affordable samples
Disadvantages: No commission for placing several additional orders, £2.50 charge for additional orders placed

I became an Avon Representative in June 2011 after having applied for several jobs since the start of the year but not hearing from the majority of them and only hearing from a few that told me I wasn't successful. During my lengthy job hunt, I logged ont ... Read review

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I have just updated this review in order to include my Campaign 13 progress. by stompgal_87
I've just given up being a rep after doing it for 16 years. It's hard work but it#s worth it, if only for the friends you'll make. Most of my old customers are more like family now. :o) by Elysia2003

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22.07.2011 22:30
(04.03.2012 16:40)
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