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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Marks & Spencer as a contractor for less than a yearPros
Full training and when you first start, for the first few weeks you are only on tills so you can acclimatise.
The pay is good and they offer lots of overtime.Cons
They want you to work pretty much constantly, I was sometime working 7 day weeks without a day off. They want you to do as many hours as possible, and on more than one occasion they didn't change my day off- they removed it and said that due to a variety of things, they needed me to not have a day off that week. That happened a few times, and when I finally said I needed a day off they told me I couldn't have one.
Managers don't coordinate with each other; I had three floor managers and nothing was ever coordinated between them, it was a mess.
They are also very intolerant of illness; any periods of sickness are not tolerated no matter how great your service is.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Having one day off sick should not be an issue. Learn to appreciate your staff more and stop loading them up with so many ridiculous responsibilities and time limits.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Marks & Spencer in September 2014.Interview Details
Brought up to a tiny room, then given a minute to prepare for a role play. Happened so fast, i mentioned everything on the cards, offered alternative to the desired product, mentioned ordering online and going to other stored. Upsold through 3 for 2 and drinks and dessert. I mentioned everything yet didn't get the job.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
- The whole experience was difficult, i didnt even get to the personal questions. Answer Question
The sun never sets on Marks and Spencer (M&S). The British retail icon operates about 335 M&S department stores and some 365 Simply Food shops throughout the UK. Beyond Britain, it boasts about 360 locations, mostly franchises, in about 40 countries, including China, India, Indonesia, and South Korea. Its department stores sell mid-priced apparel, food, and household items under the company's private label brands, including Autograph, Classic, per una, and Portfolio. About 90% of the company's sales are made in its home country, where it is the #1 provider of womenswear...