BHS Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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BHS Managing Director Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green
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  1. Kind co-workers, good entry-level job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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. food service

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Assistant in Telford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Assistant in Telford, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a good company to work for always lots of feed back on what's going on how the branch is doing and praise given when needed . all staff willing to help each other

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. Worked as Christmas temp

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

    I have been working at BHS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely friendly atmosphere, the company treated me right and with respect, best employer I've worked for so far

    Cons

    My Temp contact stated that I would work there a couple weeks more than what I actually did.

    Advice to Management

    rehire me :(


  6. BHS Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Chester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Chester, England (UK)

    I have been working at BHS

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

    Pros

    Extremely friendly colleagues, who have the ability to make work enjoyable and who have helped me develop as a person and overcome my shyness when speaking to customers and everyday people which i can now do with ease. There are always challenges for each shift whether they are large or small which make the days interesting. The customers who shop there are always polite (apart from a few) and never hesitate to ask for help. The managment are great to worker under with them being more of a friend than manager which makes it easier for everyone to work with. Overall a brilliant place to work especially for those who like me had/have problems communicating with people in a normal way

    Cons

    There aren't that many problems with BHS itself but there are a few such as being understaffed on busy days which can create problems for us and customers who get frustrated when it takes a while to clear a queue at the checkouts.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to managers would be to put a suggestion box where everyone can get to it e.g. the staffroom where anyone can put a suggestion in to making the stoor better for customers and the staff even if it's something small such as small/large fundraising events to raise money for special causes which can be child friendly that could occur within the stoor. My other advice to management would be to give more powers to some of the staff (nothing extravagant) such as giving someone a higher code to be able to e.g. give change from the till, as those of us who work part time on a sunday can't do this and when only one member of management is having there lunch we have to call them to come down and deal with such a problem, so it's to make working easier for the staff and management.


  7. furniture logistics administrator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Furniture Logistics Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Furniture Logistics Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BHS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sample sales, good staff restaurant

    Cons

    Very difficult for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Get staff more involved


  8. One of my best jobs so far

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


  9. BHS

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    • 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


  10. shop floor assistant

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    • 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.


  11. 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



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