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Marks & Spencer CEO Marc J. (M. J.) Bolland
Marc J. (M. J.) Bolland
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    Fairly good, but very pressurised.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

    I worked at Marks & Spencer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    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 Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

Marks & Spencer Interviews

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Marks & Spencer in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Appied on line was told straight away I was succesful was given an interview for mon 3/11/2014 I was told straight away I had passed the assessment they took my bank details ect recived a call this morning 05/11/2014 saying I had got the job

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Marks & Spencer Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009
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Website www.marksandspencer.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (MAKSY)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Next Retail, ASDA, Tesco

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... More

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