Links London
2.8 of 5 14 reviews
www.linksoflondon.com New York, NY

Links London Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014

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David Riddiford


50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Store Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Links London full-time

Pros-great bonus and commission structure, especially for those motivated to sell and grow the business
-attainable, realistic goals
-great team environment

Cons-high turnover in upper management
-London world headquarters does not often see the big picture for the US market
-little marketing $ spent in US market resulting in lack of brand awareness in US

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Zero recognition, zero opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Links London full-time

ProsYou do earn a little bit of experience, but it's definitely capped. Definitely some nice, helpful people here who really do care.

ConsTerrible management, terrible HR, terrible place to develop.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive some more serious recognition to the people who work under you, because they're basically the people that do everything for the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting experience but.......

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Links London full-time for more than a year

Prosbeautiful product, nice coworkers, loyal client base. generous discount.

Consworst HR I have ever worked with in my life. Dishonest, no clarity, blame shifters. no marketing done and what is done is worthless. Corporate staff does not understand market or ever visit stores, only mid level management.

Advice to Senior Managementvisit the stores on occasion so you will understand traffic patterns and the market. respect the people in the stores who work hard so you have YOUR job

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Confusion abounds and retail-i a-tion for sure

Store Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Links London full-time for less than a year

ProsAssociation with Bloomingdales give status to an otherwise annonymous company, BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT

ConsCorporate structure is a disaster, HR is missing in action, there is no marketing and DRAMA with a capitol D from the retail director who should be medicated.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your own act together before you attack and blame others.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Complete mess of a company.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Links London part-time for more than a year

ProsI worked with a great team; the schedule was flexible; generous yearly allowance for product.

ConsManagement is very inexperienced; corporate was a complete mess; higher turnover rate than McDonald's for sales and management; no brand identity; no room for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementRead books on how to better your business and listen to you team. I'm sure the business has only gone downhill.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Weak human resources dept and unprofessional management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Links London as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood discount, flexible schedule and they have a kitchen

ConsFavoritism, one person is the whole HR and they don't follow up on a dispute like they suppose to. If you are a temp they don't even care to hear your side of a story. Unprofessional and immature management

Advice to Senior ManagementHear both sides of the story and be impartial

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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rewarding and offers lots of flexibility with scheduling.

Part-time Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Links London

ProsGreat discounts, benefits, and flexibility

ConsCan sometimes be VERY slow. There seems to be a bit of upward mobility but I wouldn't categorize the company as one who believes in hiring from within.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on better designs and marketing. Visit stores more frequently to address any areas of concern. Promote from within more often.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for, very flexible

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Short Hills, NJ

I worked at Links London

Pros- Fast-growing company
- Unique product (mens and women's jewelry and gift items)
- Great employee benefits
- Great employee discount

Cons- Small company and store so it could get competitive
- Not as much brand recognition as competitors (Tiffany, etc.)

Advice to Senior Management- Need better marketing to have the brand be more recognized in the USA. Although a British brand, can't rely on tourist traffic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Get the title and get out ! Quickly!

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Links London full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood progression, they are very happy to throw you in the deep end. That's it unfortunately.

ConsToo many to note, but standouts are low wages, little to no benefits and awful training.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf You pay peanuts you get monkeys. Staff have to be rewarded for thier hardwork. With such low reward your best employees always leave! Links also have a very confused out look, on the one hand they sell a beautiful 18ct gold necklace for 1,900£ on the other it's an 85£ cubic zirconia bracelet? Who exactly are you targeting ??

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great discounts, opportunities for growth, beware of drama

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Links London for more than a year

ProsDiscounts on merchandise. Opportunities for growth. Generally supportive management.

ConsThe sales associates can be catty. It's what you would expect in a sales environment though. A lot of paperwork if you are opening or closing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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