Company cars are allocated to those who travel excessively on business or those whose remuneration package includes a car/car allowance.
Holiday entitlement varies but Makro offers everyone at least 22 days' holiday per year which increases in line with service. After 5 years' service, you will be entitled to 26 days' holiday. For part-time staff, this entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis.
We also reward long service with even more days holiday after 10 years' and 15 years' service.
We've implemented flexible working policies for those who need them most – people with children aged under 16, people with disabled children aged under 18 and those who are carers can apply to work flexibly. We consider all applications equally and fairly.
Our voucher scheme saves parents money because you buy the vouchers from your salary before tax and National Insurance contributions are deducted. All parents are eligible to sign up for the scheme and receive Computershare Childcare Vouchers which can be used to pay for registered childcare for children aged from 0–16 years old. Registered childcare includes nurseries, childminders, holiday schemes, after school clubs, crèches, playgroups, nannies, approved au pairs and qualifying childcare provided by independent and maintained schools, each of which must be registered with Computershare Childcare Vouchers.
Makro Discount Card
Your colleague pass allows you and a friend or family member to get discounts across the store, with the exception of a few designated product groups.
Throughout the year, you and your family and friends will also be invited to take advantage of special extra discounts at staff shop nights.
Free Car Parking
Come to work and park for free in whichever store you join, as well as the Support Centre. Please note staff parking at our Nottingham Store is limited.
We offer relocation on a role by role basis. If you need to relocate due to changes in the business, we may be able to offer you a relocation package.
We understand that there may be occasions when special leave may be required. We consider requests for special leave depending on bereavement, medical grounds or for other reasons.
Company Blackberry Phones
These are allocated on the basis of business need. If your role requires you to take and make calls while away from the office, you'll be allocated a Blackberry which you can also use for private use by tagging personal numbers. The cost of these calls is competitive and is deducted from your monthly salary.
Dry Cleaning Service
Colleagues at the Support Centre can take advantage of a discounted service provided by Cleancall, who can collect and deliver and who also iron shirts.
Our Social Club offers a wide variety of activities, plus days and nights out. For a small contribution of £1 a month to the social fund, employees can enjoy subsidised activities, arranged by the social committee.
We're very conscious of responsibilities to our people and we're aware of your responsibilities too. So we aim to create a family friendly workplace that offers:
Antenatal Care – you can attend your antenatal appointments with paid time off.
Paternity Leave – new fathers are entitled to 5 days' paid leave. Longer serving employees can choose to take a further week's leave paid at the same rate as statutory maternity leave. Part-time employees receive paternity leave on a pro-rata basis.
Fertility Treatment – if you're attending hospital to discuss and receive fertility treatment, you are entitled to paid time off. You can also have paid time off for up to 5 days' inpatient care, plus any entitlement due under our sick pay scheme.
Time off for Dependents – we will consider requests for unpaid time off from parents and carers who need to take action in emergency situations.
Maternity - All pregnant employees are entitled to 52 weeks' statutory maternity leave regardless of their length of service or hours of work.