The Body Shop

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5 people found this helpful  

A strong brand that does not fully deliver on its promises

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

I worked at The Body Shop full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

In general you work with very hard-working and passionate people, with a social conscience.
There are opportunities to develop a career and move around for the right people.
The company works hard (although not always effectively) to bring its values to life and is still doing some great work in the ethical business space.

Cons

Most people come to The Body Shop expecting it to be a certain way because of the brand. It is not like that. I repeat. It is not like that.
At times a stifling hireachy makes it difficult to move forwards on projects and initiatives.
Ongoing integration isses with the L'Oreal Group make it a culturally challenging place to work at times
There is a lot of busyness going on but not always much business. it seems a difficult place to give feedback, make improvements and offer suggestions. People can some times be quite defensive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Control less and trust more, release the grip on your talented employees - this will support an atmosphere where creativity can once again thrive.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changed a lot after selling to Loreal

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

    I worked at The Body Shop full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company does a lot of great things for charity.

    Cons

    Only hires part time except for management now making it hard to find loyal staff. Does not allow tattoos or piercings or any other form of individuality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the structure for hiring full time/ part time staff to what it used to be so managers have a chance to have staff that care about their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company does not match up with the values they claim to stand for and support, such as Self Esteem....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at The Body Shop full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people of worked with were great!

    Alot of the products are excellent - I prefer their more natural lines that use organic ingredients.

    Cons

    The Upper Level Company Management expects - outrageous results, with little to no incentives at least for anyone under below salaried postitions - Like Assistant Manager, Or Store Manager.
    Also this company used to stand for something, being innovate and values driven - after changing ownership many times over the last decade - the Company is only driven by profits and corperate values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees by respecting them and compinsating them - when they are loyal and sucessfull. Create monetary insentives and bonuses for ALL staff not JUST upper store management.
    And chill out with the confusing and constant promotions; you think their helping you but there actually de-valuing the brand and confusing customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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