Next (UK)
3.1 of 5 19 reviews
www.next.co.uk Enderby, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 24, 2014

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Next (UK) CEO Simon Wolfson

Simon Wolfson

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    rewarding

    Loss Prevention (Current Employee)
    Warrington, North West England, England (UK)

    ProsAs a company, you cannot fault Next for the Profesional way in which they strive to deliver the highest quality to every customer.

    Conscommunication between departments could be improved

    Advice to Senior Managementif management stick to procedures that they put in place, it is possible that there staff will follow procedures. and a look at the way deliveries are put together, as well as the way items are picked , could and will produce a great saving not to be sniffed at.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly, happy, worthwhile

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsBonuses
    Experience
    Community feel to the store

    ConsLeadership
    No overtime
    Long days when quiet

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider allowing managers to work more paid overtime

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice experience

    Stockroom Assistant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNice colleagues and store managers.
    Good salary.
    Easy job with no stress.

    ConsI had 8hr/w contract, They told me I would had worked much more hours because we were going to be very busy and it was true but not every week: I also worked 8 hours a week for 4 weeks in a row.
    The "scanners" for checking stock were also everyday out of order and and stockroom software doesn't work properly: the target is much higher than you can reach.
    Stockrooms small and packed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Personal development and overall job satisfaction'

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsFlexible working hours , overtime , job security , ability to progress , good training scheme and positive appraisal system

    ConsRecently reduced premium for working Boxing Day , poor security team meaning high stock loss, confusing till updates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate current managers to ensure most competent staff are doing the job. Better trained call center support staff as they are unhelpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible hours - low pay - limited progression after training - a good first job but other options if experienced

    Stockroom Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsStaff Discount 25% - I am at a very good shop, having worked at several and respect the management team overall, some managers are more flexible than others and encourage positive flexibility, but most are rather ridgid.

    ConsManagement are a mixed bag from good to very smarmy - quite store dependent. Distribution pays better but very robotic. being a seasonal business forget quality Christmases or getting School Holidays off if below manager or Coordinator.

    Advice to Senior Managementreinstate some of the benefits and consider more humane contracts - Van drivers paid the same as Sales consultants but effectively supervisors? The enhanced training is very good but perhaps some sort of incentive at the end of it.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great bonus's, bad shift patterns

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    ProsGreat bonus's when we meet targets and even better super bonus's! 25% staff discount and 75% uniform allowance. Good training program.

    ConsThe shift patterns are 3 hour shifts for part timers and you can only work a maximum of 20 hours per week. You have to re-apply for your contract every year and if you don't get it you could be made redundant! They have red weeks when you are not allowed to take any time off work this is over busy periods like sale days and the whole of December...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dealing with cutomers and selling on the tills

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Trafford Park, England (UK)

    ProsDiscount on clothes is a good reason

    ConsNo leadership skills, treated like a donkey

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to th employees and get us involved as much as possible

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    hard work

    Operative (Current Employee)
    Doncaster, England (UK)

    Prosgood bonus and good hrs

    Consbadly treated by the managers and feel like a slave

    Advice to Senior Managementlook after your best staff better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fulfilling

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, nice team to work with.

    ConsLow pay and overworked around Christmas period.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps could offer more feedback and advice to employees.

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