Next Retail Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Next Retail CEO Simon Wolfson
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6 Ratings

Pros
  • They give good staff discount and uniform allowance (in 16 reviews)

  • Great team good discount good shares have scheme (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • part timers can only do 20 hours (in 3 reviews)

  • No real benefits or motivation to up or cross sell (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Next

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Blanchardstown (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Blanchardstown (Ireland)

    I worked at Next Retail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, good social life

    Cons

    Bad management and almost no training for temporary staff.

    Advice to Management

    More training for temporary staff


  2. Good for students!

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Income during University! Uniform Allowance! Good discount on clothes! Prime location, met some good people working there!

    Cons

    Management can be too extreme and unfair! Customers have to be the rudest, especially the woman! Sale periods are extremely difficult! Only 30 minute breaks for 8 hour shifts!


  3. Sales Assistant Scarborough Brunswick

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    Good bonuses beyond the basic salary, flexible shifts, ability to take extra shifts on Marketplace.

    Cons

    Being expected to work more than your contract hours (can be a positive to some), some individual members of staff treat the younger members of staff with some contempt. Fine if you aren't easily upset but if you are you may not like it.

    Advice to Management

    Expect the same from all members of staff (some are allowed to get a away with a lot more than others).


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  5. Sales consultant

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)

    I have been working at Next Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff discount, uniform allowance, first dibs at sale items, chance to pick up extra shifts if desired, colleagues are frirendly

    Cons

    Practically no christmas break, little to no formal training, no chance of progressing if your not one of the favourites, favourtism, contract hours are only a guide most of the time, management aren very understanding alot of the time

    Advice to Management

    Its not the worst place to work but treat staff like people not slaves and stop the preferential treatment for less deserving staff its not fair


  6. Good summer job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    -Flexible -Good training -Good pay for summer job

    Cons

    -Long hours require you to be active and on your feet


  7. Stockroom assistant Xmas temp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours,employee portal good for picking up extra shifts,all stockroom staff very hardworking therefore no bickering goes on.

    Cons

    If you need to find something -do it yourself as nobody helps you- they will stand and watch you rather than offer any help or direction(apart from the odd person) Not very friendly but the work gets done.

    Advice to Management

    Team building advice or exercises to make nicer atmosphere while working.


  8. Next, Sales assistant

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Irvine, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Irvine, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Next Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, generous staff discount, well structured online portal allowing the booking of holidays, to pick up extra hours and cut back on hours that you can't do.

    Cons

    Cash based incentives make the customer service great towards customers, but inter-staff relationships can suffer. Instore training is a bit thin, with more emphasis on you learning on your own time.


  9. Christmas Temp

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fair salary for under 18 Fairly flexible hours Staff Discount

    Cons

    Christmas sales starting at 6AM Not very friendly floor managers short shifts

    Advice to Management

    Store management are great but shop floor managers can be rude and favourite long term staff over new employees.


  10. Okay...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    people there were fine. good training. decent discount

    Cons

    hours are quite long. some people are really stuck up. breaks are way too short. Pay is quite rubbish, especially of the hours


  11. Average job

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Next Retail as a contractor

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great experience to gain in a retail company - Lots of team work - Average pay

    Cons

    - Sometimes long hours but not often



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