Pros: A lot of overtime
Cons: Unprofessional management and lone working
A typical day at work? Everyday is the same. It's a low skills job. Therefore your main job will be dealing with abusive customers and collecting cash from the fixed odd betting terminals. Nothing innovating, technical or creative.
The only skills you will ever learn whilst working for Ladbrokes as a retail employee is communication skill. You will mainly talk to tracksuit lovers, the unemployed and OAP. Hardly pick up any good or useful vocabularies anyway.
Management in Ladbrokes? Awful. They have no clue what they are doing. Too many under educated managers within Ladbrokes retail division. Constantly changing the rules. Constantly using the age old intimidation tactics. Constantly hiring shills to write fake 5* reviews about Ladbrokes so they can recruit more people. Yes. Many old and new ones left this job on a weekly basis.
Co-workers? You get the funny ones, grumpy ones, sly ones, lazy ones, dedicated ones, mature ones or just boring ones. If you are a confident individual and have good people skills, you'll be fine. But my advice is to never throw shades at your line managers in front of your new Ladbrokes colleagues until you sniffed out who the pets are within your group.
Hardest part of the job? Having to deal with the under educated managers demands. If you work in retail jobs before, you will understand that retail is not a technical or professional field. Hence a lot of clowns end up working their careers up the retail ladder. It seems common for Ladbrokes managers to use intimidation and bully tactics. Especially since there so many sick calls. – more... Managers will harass you to work on your day off even if you worked 12 hours for 5 days already. It is very unpleasant.
The most enjoyable part of the job? At least Ladbrokes pay on time. A lot of overtime available, so for people that do not have a good education, you can still earn a very decent amount of money. For the people that want to go for the bigger things in life, make sure you do not stay too long. Keep progressing. Keep studying. Keep searching. – less