Edinburgh Woollen Mill
3.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.ewm.co.uk Langholm, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Decent working conditions, staff morale not so good

Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Edinburgh Woollen Mill part-time for less than a year

ProsColleagues are friendly, get to know each other and are happy to help each other when necessary (e.g. by swapping shifts)
Staff discount after working there for some time
Manager takes personal requests into account when arranging shifts, e.g. making allowance for travelling by public transport
Some bonuses available when store meets its targets

ConsStaff morale low, in particular among long-term employees - boredom is common
Relationships with higher management not amiable
Minimum wage

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher manager should aim to develop better relationships with store managers, so that suggestions from higher management are more likely to be looked on as helpful, rather than as interference

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Poor management and little chance for promotion

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edinburgh Woollen Mill


Pros: Great in-store relationships Job security Staff discount Cons: No promotion prospects External recruitment for middle and senior managers Regular middle… Advice to Senior Management: Invest time and money in your store and area managers. Some are doing a great job, and getting little support and recognition. In my experience… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Good but

Sales Assistant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edinburgh Woollen Mill part-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Good friendly bunch of people to work with Cons: Need to come into this century with some of their… Advice to Senior Management: Please review old fashioned ideas Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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