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I can't believe how horrible this company is!! Why did I apply here?!?!?

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Former Employee - Sales Consultant
Former Employee - Sales Consultant

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

25% discount That's it!! Good clothes U can meet one nice person if ur lucky Allegedly a good brand (!) Being sarcastic

Cons

Ah where to start Your expected to work random shifts they give you. If for what ever reason you can not do that shift you are subjected to a disciplinary hearing!! Managers are egotistical idiots part timers can only do 20 hours Company is completely disorganised Pay is rubbish Head office will screw ova staff to keep customers happy

Advice to Management

Up yours!!! I hope you all get sacked and go on the dole you two faced b

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  1. horrible treatment of employees

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    good promotion opportunities, beautiful childrenswear and some home merchandise, some nice co-workers, in some stores good customer service training.

    Cons

    constantly cutting every employee benefit, giving random hours (short shifts not worth coming in for), cutting breaks, giving very little contract hours, then calling on the day and pressuring to take up shifts - as a result you have no life what so ever, because they will make you drop any plans you made to come to work at last moment. No choice in shifts, horrible mess in management - they put people down for shifts on the rota and don't inform them, then give them disciplinaries for not coming to work. Store and Operations Managers demand completely unreasonably high efficiency that threatens the health and well-being of the workers, you will always be frustrated, because there is no chance what so ever of ever reaching a target - sales or operations. Training is ridiculous - the videos seem to be suitable for mentally retarded people only. You feel like you are in a comma - every day is just running and running and running - no time to think, develop, improve, or God forbid innovate. No place for a thinking human being, hated it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect, create some non-patronising training that treats people with respect, develop new designs for womenswear, CREATE ACHIEVABLE TARGETS at least sometimes, so once in a blue moon someone can reach it - it's motivating. Unlike the constant failure to reach targets. Teach people creativity - this way they will sell more and have more fun. We are not robots.


  2. Great place to work ...

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Customer satisfaction is always at the forefront - Ability to move between departments - Training provided if there for the long-haul - Staff and employee discount (Next & Lipsy) - Great vibe especially during the Olympics

    Cons

    - Childish behaviour by some of the management (depending on location) - Pay could be much better - Expect to go above and beyond even though pay is poor - Lack of respect to new staff by some senior management


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