BHS Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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  1. Kind co-workers, good entry-level job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BHS part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free breakfast/lunch depending on when you work. Nice, friendly coworkers. Boss was usually nice. Work was simple. Either cashier duty or server.

    Cons

    Boss would sometimes be irritated or irritable. Portion sizes could be larger...


  2. Shocking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Assistant in Essex, MD
    Current Employee - Restaurant Assistant in Essex, MD

    I have been working at BHS part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount - 20% in the shop 40% off in reataurants and cafe. 25% in Arcadia shops (Dorothy perkins, topshop, miss selfridge etc)

    Cons

    Everything breaks and is never fixed! Wages are minimum wage. No training at all youre just left to get on with it! Disorganised management. Food team get pushed to the side and they act like we are not part of the store. No chance for progression at all.

    Advice to Management

    Sort it out!! Pay more attention to your staff and listen to their ideas!


  3. One of my best jobs so far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at BHS part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, management want you to feel like you're part of a family, help is always available, colleagues recognise those who do their job well and there are rewards for doing so. I enjoy working and don't dread my shifts. It's made clear that your opinions and ideas matter and you know where to go if you want to share any thoughts. Managers often interact with you and get to know you.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training is provided at first and you mostly learn as you go. However, anyone will teach you how to do something or will explain something to you in as much detail as you need should you ask.


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  5. BHS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Hillingdon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Hillingdon, England (UK)

    I have been working at BHS (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Over-time is constantly available, £3 bonus per credit card application

    Cons

    it is extremely hot, the environment is too hot to work in, they want to do nothing about it, customers complain all the time.

    Advice to Management

    sort out the air conditioning in all stores especially flagship stores as you are losing business as customers are unwilling to shop


  6. shop floor assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at BHS part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the occasioanl £40 voucher for excellent customer service
    £3 per credit card application
    arcadia discount (limited time)
    BHS store discount

    Cons

    not enough staff on shop floor so too many customers to help
    not given enough credit when you do a good job, yet always see the bad things you do
    not many extra hours available
    not many promotions in the work place
    too much pressure put on into getting the freedom reward cards from customers
    parking too expensive
    some of the products are either too expensive or too much generated towards the older generation
    mens wear is still not on the system

    Advice to Management

    communication is key. and stop mentioning 'card' to us all the time. we work in retail... not a bank.


  7. ok to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Weston-super-Mare, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Weston-super-Mare, England (UK)

    I have been working at BHS full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Room to improve job prospects good team can be fun can sometimes be the best place

    Cons

    Short staff pay low for why is expected of you can be Trying can be very very short notice to do working hours sometimes the worst

    Advice to Management

    To get there probity straight and stop telling people different things work of the same sheet


  8. Sales Associate Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at BHS part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you excellent training for those who haven't had previous retail experience.
    Friendly environment to work in.
    Employee discount events.

    Cons

    Occasionally i had to work overtime.


  9. An interesting experience that has improved my skills greatly, wonderful staff and nice environment to work in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at BHS part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, staff and managers are both really enjoyable to work with as they are really lovely and helpful, variety of tasks so job isn't boring, learn lots of ways to improve my skills and knowledge of customer service and working in retail every day. Customers are often pleasant and make working more pleasurable.

    Cons

    The music can be a little bit depressing at times and can make it difficult to try and say energised if the music is not up beat. Opening late on a Thursday until 7pm

    Advice to Management

    To explain clearly at the start of the day what tasks people need to do through out the day so people aren't unsure and have to find the managers to see what they are meant to be doing.


  10. BHS HEAD OFFICE - HOME & GIFTS

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

    I worked at BHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the people there are really sweet. They seemed to all pull together & try to help each other out as working there is so tough.
    Your probably reading this thinking. "Why don't they just leave" but unfortunately working for a company like this really breaks you & you loose any self confidence or self worth you previously had.
    Somebody crying in the toilets is sadly a daily occurence.

    Cons

    Worse place I've ever worked, team morale extremely low. Career progression limited (unless your willing to sell your soul) senior management have no reality on what goes on & therefore no respect for the work you do. Worked there for 3 years & never received a thank you. Line managers have no back bone & are scared on senior management . They'd happily drop you in it to cover their own backs. They expect the world from you on crap pay (compared to what you can get from competitors)
    Many cases of being unfairly treated if your pregnant or wanted to return from maternity leave on 'flexible working hours'

    If your thinking of working here I would strongly advise against it!

    Advice to Management

    Please look deep into the business procedures & what you expect from your staff.
    There is such a high turn over of staff here, why are you not looking into this? Please review how ALL management treat their staff & ensure there is consistency within all level.
    A thank you goes a long way! Treat your staff better & make it a nice place to work and I'm sure the results will show from themselves.


  11. helpful with my needs crap at organisation and communication.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Banbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Banbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at BHS part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    apprenticeships available for all staff, understanding, compassionate, friendly.

    Cons

    lack of communication, lack of organisation, unreliable technology ie tills store in dire need of repair/ restore

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff, communicate better, fight for repairs and better equipment



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