Ted Baker London

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Ted Baker London Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Experience at Lenox Atlanta

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ted Baker London part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love everything about working at Ted! Great pay for working retail, great team, nice bonus checks, the product practically sells itself. --I have to address some of the Atlanta reviews because I'm feeling like bitter individuals are just spreading utter lies and I wouldn't want anyone considering working for Ted Lenox to confused-- A. The person who claimed to be a current employee at Ted who go fired for being overweight HAD to be a bogus review. Who are you?!? I'm a female and by far the biggest female on our team (size 14-16) and my job has never been threatened because if it. That review was just bogus. B. I don't know whether this reviewer had a different manager then me but we definitely don't have weak leadership. Ken is the current manager and he's pretty awesome. You don't have to take my word, obviously we are doing very well under his management. A manager doesn't have to be a tool to be respected.
    The team actually has a great manager and assistant manager who are both excellent communicators and fun to work with. You will never be confused about where you stand and what you need to improve on. Both managers, while respected, are fun to be around. Definitely not the typical dreaded feeling in retail of having your manager breath down your neck constantly or anything. Everyone is well trained and equipped to do things for themselves and take initiative without being told to.

    Cons

    While I have no qualms with my team there are a few minor cons about working in a concession store inside of Bloomingdales

    Size 5-- I don't like the fact that we do not carry a size 5 in store! Nordstrom has it and it creates competition where it shouldn't be since we obviously have the fuller Ted collection.

    No benefits-- I don't like that as a part timer I don't receive benefits. Insurance outside of a company is always more costly for less coverage.

    Bloomingdales-- The most annoying, if not ONLY annoying thing about working in a concession store is being in the middle of Bloomingdales shark-like sales people who don't always value connecting with the customer and selling the merchandise in a fashion that will avoid returns. It can be very frustrating. I do find myself having to guard my sales from bloomies associates and keep the peace to avoid severing relationships on the floor, its a balancing act.

    Bloomingdales Return Policy- The return policy just sucks. I don't know how else to say it. They take back everything, and in a town where stylists return worn things constantly and people simply buy things knowing they are going to wear an item once and return it, the store has GOT to hold customers and sales clerks taking back returns more accountable.

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    None. I'm pretty satisfied with the company overall.

    Recommends
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    Colorful Company with Enthusiastic Employees

    Former Employee - PR Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - PR Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Ted Baker London as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for creativity, usually only have 1 or 2 interns per department so they really utilize you

    Cons

    Unpaid and at the time did not have space for interns in the office, so had to work out of the showroom (have moved location since & now have a full set up for interns)

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    Fit for one who's in the social crowd

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ted Baker London

    Pros

    Meeting new, interesting contacts. Pretty laid back environment. Boutique style clothing so not too much to handle. Flexible, good balance of work/personal life.

    Cons

    No commission. No benefits for part-time employees. Bonus dictated on whether store makes numbers or not.

    Recommends
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    Very TEDucational

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Richmond, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Richmond, London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ted Baker London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in store, combining rigarous training to ensure you are at the top of your game. Great enthusiasm from other staff and management and brilliant staff benefits and perks. There are opportunities to move around as I moved from the Portsmouth to Richmond stores and both were very enjoyable. Team training and knowledge about the brand was exciting to learn about and inform customers about every day.

    Cons

    Challenges included retaining the large amount of information that was expected by management in order to be well versed in both the product and company history.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that your staff are new and it takes time to be well versed in the company history and procedures. This can even be the case when moving between different stores as there are differences between outlets and full price stores. It is a learning process and takes time and repetition before these skills become second nature.

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    My experience has been a roller coaster of fun, stress and ridiculousness.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ted Baker London part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Ted is the sense of community, I love the working environment and the 'banter' (for lack of a better word) is really good. I also love the friendships you can build within the company. Meeting Ray when I worked at the Bicester store was also a really cool thing to happen.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are the stress, working in the stockroom sometimes people don't appreciate your hard work as much as you think they should. I also find it hard sometimes to stay focused when I'm working a long day, but I find it's easier to set myself targets and milestones - which I then complete throughout the day and it helps it go quicker and I get more jobs done that way.

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    Communication amongst each other and other members of staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Amazing team work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate and Specialist in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate and Specialist in Heathrow, England (UK)

    I worked at Ted Baker London full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The uniform and clothes is enough to make me happy to work there! But the working atmosphere is amazing, probably the most enjoyable job ive had in retail. I learnt a lot very quickly whilst working there and you support the brand and want to support your team. The managers are friendly and manage the team really well. The Teducation is a great scheme which teaches the ethics of retail. I developed a lot of confidence and I wish I was still there!

    Cons

    I cant think of any. If youre not work driven or cannot multi-task under pressure then thats something to consider. It involves a lot of hard work which I love

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More individual observation/reviews to develop the potential for employees to move up within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Truly inspirational, dedicated to people/ product and having fun!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ted Baker London full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    i have worked for Ted for nearly 20 years and my career has grown along with the brand. I started as a young girl of 18 working on the shop floor and gradually worked through the managerial ranks. Today i am one of the senior leaders within the retail team. I travel extensively within my role and love every second of it! Leadership, development and creating opportunities are high on the agenda at Ted and i can honestly say the business is headed up by visionary, inspirational individuals who teach/ coach and develop to bring progression to those who want/are willing to work for it!

    Cons

    I spend my wages on the amazing product!

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    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    incredible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ted Baker London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The clothing you can purchase on discount.

    Cons

    Limited incentives to earn more cash despite high sales

    Recommends
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