John David Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Pros
  • The people I worked with were a great laugh (in 3 reviews)

  • The 25% discount comes in handy to (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor pay with a lack of benefits, the company seems to be doing well so im sure they could afford to give a pay rise or bonus once in a while (in 6 reviews)

  • Being treated like a criminal and having to get basically stripped searched upon leaving the store (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Strategy analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John David

    Pros

    good pay for graduate students, and nice office environment!

    Cons

    Not noticed yet, because I am new.


  2. great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Manager
    Former Employee - Floor Manager

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

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

    Pros

    the money, the weight loss

    Cons

    the hard work, the sweating the labor


  3. Floor Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at John David full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Remarkable and Prestigious company.
    Always needs to run with under pressure by following VM pack, Area and branch Top 50/10, Local area's expectation,
    a big fat opportunity for an extraordinary management person who wants to make an example to his team, his branch and Area..

    Cons

    Sometimes extraordinary management staff can not promoted early just because of dishonest and liar manager who wants to keep his position as long as possible though he has lacking and not expert in Audit and Christmas sale even in IBTs.
    Our JD should reward those Floor managers who are continuously covering different branches in absent of the branch manager because very very few Floor Manger has got this kind of talent and expertness who run other branches successfully week after week.

    Advice to Management

    If you think you are not expert enough in either Audit, New Employee's Paperwork, proper training for the new staff, Summer or Christmas sales and to do quickest Cover Conflicts on behalf of your and other Area manager then please respect him who was/is doing all these very important thing for the branch and the company not for you as you always tried to show up your manager position which you got luckily just because of some outstanding staffs in your store and the Floor manager who build up them to run your and other store. Please spent time in your week areas to com early or stay after close down and please think what others are saying about you if you re not expert enough..


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  5. Great atmosphere, management and staff

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I worked at John David

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and fun staff.
    Management know what they're doing and treat all staff really well.
    Great chance to work up the ranks if you wish.
    Great discount in JD Sports and Size.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of, maybe low pay but I mean it was a minimum wage job for my age at the time (17 until 19) but I knew that going in. Had a great two years there, I miss it and think about it a lot.


  6. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

    I have been working at John David

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

    Pros

    Excellent progression
    Equal opportunities at all stages of your career
    Job security

    Cons

    Salary could be better for both staff and management
    no other problems, excellent employer

    Advice to Management

    Bring staff and management salary in retail to a living wage


  7. Mixed Ideas - Management Depdendant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weekend Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Weekend Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    - Previously had a brilliant manager who had work the company for many years and would always help
    - Most customers are really great
    - The people I worked with were lovely and the only management team were great.

    Cons

    - Once new management team took over, the store went downhill. Any personal changes made by the previous manager regarding shift patterns were soon thrown out the window.
    - The management were rude about staff and ridiculed them to everyone else in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to learn to put their personal views of staff to one side and to consider the staffs personal needs - not just their own - as this is the reason many of the staff, including myself, had to resign.


  8. supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John David

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    company structure
    staff
    training staff product knowledge
    products on sell
    envionment

    Cons

    hours
    lack of managers
    merchandisers who think they own the company
    pay


  9. lovely environment and people to work with, bad management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at John David

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

    Pros

    lovely people to work with and good banter
    usually always something to do
    weekly pay

    Cons

    took 2-3 weeks to start and I had to chase them up about it
    never got any training so I learnt along the way
    Management don't care about your availability, I was out of london and they tried to make me come in

    Advice to Management

    make sure new staff have a proper induction and availability is there for a reason.


  10. Poor company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bury, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bury, North West England, England (UK)

    I worked at John David

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are very few if any pros when working for JD sports - even the staff discount is poor and can only be used on none-sale items

    Cons

    Poor package - poor leave allowance etc. Not treated professionally. Management and HR don't know legal rules.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat people with respect and learn statutory rules.


  11. Illegal practice, horrendous culture, treat employees like crap

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bury, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bury, North West England, England (UK)

    I worked at John David

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

    Pros

    None at all, a truly poor place to work

    Cons

    Illegal practice
    Do not follow their own policies, let alone abide by the law
    Horrendous culture with no open communication, no respect, and lots of gossip and backstabbing



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