Next (UK) Reviews

22 Reviews
3.0
22 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Next (UK) CEO Simon Wolfson
Simon Wolfson
8 Ratings
  1.  

    Challenging, rewarding work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Pontefract, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Pontefract, England (UK)

    I worked at Next (UK) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great flexible atmosphere, overtime is often available, as are early finishes. Management are down-to-earth and there are many opportunities to move up and gain experience where you care to gain experience.
    Also, picking and packing bonuses are VERY rewarding and worth earning.
    Great canteen and services, too.

    Cons

    Work can be hard and stressful, bonus scheme is not ENTIRELY fair (some batches can be harder than others with no compromise in KPIs). During Winter and Summer sales, working can be incredibly cramped and hot due to outsourced workers flooding in, also causing a shortage of supplies and some REALLY stressful times trying to balance bonus. Higher-up managers can be particularly blind to warehouse conditions and complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (To the higher management) Consider sympathising more with the problems of the lower down staff and try to improve speed at which problems are generally addressed to maximise efficiency ALL AROUND the warehouse.
    (And to floor managers) Should try to compliment staff more on hard work on tougher days, this will alleviate stress to NO END, sometimes even warehouse staff need a thanks for the hard work and effort they put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Next (UK) Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

25%
50%
25%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

51%
31%
17%

Interview Difficulty

2.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1.  

    Customer Service Advisor At Next Directory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Enderby, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Enderby, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Next (UK).

    Interview Details

    Interview with recruiter, assignment to check my language sent by e-mail, telephone interview with Next, face-to-face interview at Next, assessment day to check customer service skills and language skills.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were open, closed, situational, behavioral. Good structure of questions, every question was about position specification and qualities required for it nothing more than that. The best interviewer in my life.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    to be open, honest and not too nervous, people in HR there are very kind and could support you.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

Next (UK) Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add an award

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Website www.next.co.uk
Headquarters Enderby, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (NXT)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

What's next in style is what concerns NEXT. NEXT plc sells moderately priced clothing for men, women, and children; housewares; and furniture through 500-plus stores (including some 30 stand-alone NEXT Home stores) in the UK and Ireland. It also franchises more than 180 stores elsewhere in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Turkey. NEXT targets customers in their 20s and 30s who are looking for stylish but affordable clothes to take them through the next fashion cycle. Sales come from its retail stores, its NEXT Directory catalog and website, and Ventura, a... More

Work at Next (UK)? Share Your Experiences

Next (UK)

 
Click to Rate
or