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Links London Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
22 Reviews
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Links London

    Pros

    I liked having fun with the customers and letting them know whenever we got new shipment in of different designs.
    I enjoyed keeping a "client book" of their personal preferences, their likes and dislikes. I also kept track of special days such as their anniversaries, birthdays, etc.
    I enjoyed working together with my co-workers and also my manager. Store discounts was a plus too.

    Cons

    Standing on my feet all day took a toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to know and appreciate that their workers do have a life outside of the job no matter how important the job may be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worst experience of my life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Links London

    Pros

    The hours are extremely long, and the company is completely understaffed so you are given a lot of responsibility. HR was the only thing that held the place together!

    Cons

    No communication between upper management and co workers. Zero recognition from management. Very low salaries. Extremely long hours. Marketing is an absolute joke. Zero opportunity for advancement. Look elsewhere!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Links London full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to learn and gain experience in retail, the training was excellent
    - Small US corporate team, made it easy to communicate and solve issues quickly.
    - Team work was always emphasized, and they do a pretty good job hiring people who get along

    Cons

    - Brand lost it's identity.
    - Growing within the company required time and a push from both myself and store management
    - Bonuses were restructured, and made more difficult to attain as a store and as an individual
    - Health benefits that were once very good, were downgraded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being able to watch Links of London grow, I advice that the brand dial it back to it's core identity. Many of our older customers disappeared as soon as the quality and roots of our product changed. I also suggest that be compensation be restructured in a way that actually benefits the employees, rather than made more difficult to earn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Thank Goodness I'm Out of that Mess

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Links London full-time

    Pros

    There were the same pros as hitting your head against a brick wall

    Cons

    Corporate management was disfunctional with a high turn over rate that paralyzed any possible growth or business development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, staring with HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Zero recognition, zero opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Links London full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Terrible management, terrible HR, terrible place to develop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting experience but.......

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    worst 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 ManagementAdvice

    visit 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Confusion abounds and retail-i a-tion for sure

    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Corporate 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get your own act together before you attack and blame others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Motivating Goals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Complete mess of a company.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Weak human resources dept and unprofessional management

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Links London as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount, flexible schedule and they have a kitchen

    Cons

    Favoritism, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hear both sides of the story and be impartial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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