1. "Not so Bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I worked at Mountain Warehouse part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff members to work with

    Cons

    Always had too much over stock

  1. "n/a"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Photograher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mountain Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    50% employee discount. Very easy job with shipment and behind the register.

    Cons

    takes a while to promote someone who has been there longer than 3 years. Can be a very unorganized company when it comes to sales.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Amateur and H&S liability"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mountain Warehouse for more than a year

    Pros

    50% staff discount Flexible working if your manager is agreeable

    Cons

    Store Managers usually highly inexperienced so thrown in at deep end. They’ve often come straight from a basic supervisory role in high street retail - think Card Factory type places not Argos. But they’re hungry for a career and can’t believe their luck when a company actually hires them despite zero previous Store Manager experience! Therefore store managers will work ridiculously long hours and bend over backwards for no reward, thinking they’re impressing the Area Manager - who is often a complete twit - when really they’ve just been hired because they’re so ambitious they’re gullible to how Mountain Warehouse will manipulate them ! Health and safety is appalling and corners will be cut constantly. I’m talking delivery days where piling up cardboard boxes in front of the fire exits for several hours becomes acceptable despite the store manager actually potentially being fined for this. Beware staff sorting deliveries in the back room because if the area manager makes a random visit whilst you’re chucking those boxes up by the fire exit, your store manager could well blame it on you if they don’t particularly like you, they’re so ambitious don’t put it past them. Mountain Warehouse are notorious for finding constructive ways to dismiss you. Pay is minimum wage and barely 30p an hour more once you’re promoted to supervisor. Don’t be chuffed about the promotion - they’ll insist at interview ‘the company likes to progress staff quickly’ and demand you tick the ‘yes’ box for future promotion. Read the small print in everything, keep your head down for 1 year until eligible for legal recourse, then join a trade union. Your fellow colleagues will be the only good thing about this job. Unless you’re a complete dosser, in which case you can blag as much sick time off as you like and faff about on shift taking 6 hours to size cube and unpack deliveries.

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