Cons: long hours, disrespect, anti-social, abuse, threats, poor management, cliques
I was taken on by this shower when they bought a firm I was working for. I should have quit then. This firm is run by clowns, has no respect for it's employees and is run like a giant clique. I was threatened to sign away my contract and accept even less pay (to save THEM money!) and when I refused, I was suspended and then sacked for contacting a fellow employee whilst suspended! I had to contact ACAS and sue them for constructive dismissal...and I'm not alone!
I see they are looking for apprentices, so they are finding new ways of paying less. Avoid this firm like the plague. They will have you working 14 hours a day without toilet, water or food breaks. They will breach working time directive by working you 50 or 60 hours per week. You will be threatened, spat at, abused and disrespected daily by customers -and then punished by ladbrokes if you speak up or make a mistake.
You won't have a life, you will be expected to work unsociable hours and you will never get even so much as a thank you. Forget promotion unless your face fits. And best bit...they will sack you and take their chances in court if they can save a few pence.