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Next Retail Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
43 Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Harlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Harlow, England (UK)

    Pros

    Discount Card, Lovely Staff, Supportive Management, Great incentives. Excellent support system. Bonus system. Great customers who are very friendly. Great Hourly Rate! - Company car!

    Cons

    Red weeks, EOSS, Working boxing day! 4.30 Starts! Late delivery divers! Limited hours, Small Contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are lovely! Very helpful. - Depends on what type of manager they are but most are out going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love working for next retail

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Staff discount. Bonus scheme. Building great relationships with work colleagues. You get to learn loads about the product and how to seek it in order to maximise sales.

    Cons

    Working weekend... But who in retail doesn't. Can't have time off in red weeks, all of December, and two weeks in July. This is when the eoss is on. Also limited time of in September and March when they will hold their mss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing she's fab.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Leicester, England (UK)

    Pros

    Excellent management who were supportive and nurturing.
    Fantastic training that was thorough, well designed and executed with excellent follow up support.
    Varied job roles and excellent opportunities for progression.
    Cared about your own development and objectives and provided opportunities to reach these for those willing to put in the time and effort.
    Great pay - excellent bonus, monthly and seasonally.
    Great concessions - 25% discount, Staff Shop access and VIP Sale.
    Good long term support and appraisals.
    Overall - great, fun and lively working culture, sometimes damaged by business changes.

    Cons

    Constantly changing goalposts.
    A lot of pressure on staff which can affect morale.
    Difficult to get time off and unrealistic management of holidays.
    High degree of flexibility and resilience required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More considerate management of employees with regards to holiday, disputes etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    a Fantastic company to work for

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Leicester, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great development
    Good internal promotion
    Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    There are no real cons to working at Next, its has a hard working culture but a fun one too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Implement SOP process at all states

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    Current Employee - Sales & Operations  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Sales & Operations in Chennai (India)

    Pros

    Training and Operations /Sales &Operations team handled by me - South Zone

    Cons

    Lack of Training for floor staff /product knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back Training team and keep the floor staff as per the industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Nice company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Advisor  in  Enderby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - International Advisor in Enderby, England (UK)

    Pros

    stunning office, staff discounts, supportive teammates and training

    Cons

    not much clear guidelines to follow so you might make mistakes at the beginning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for a summer job

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Stratford-upon-Avon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Stratford-upon-Avon, England (UK)

    Pros

    The staff discount was of great use for myself, family and friends. 25% off after several weeks work is a good discount. A straightforward job where you knew at the start of the shift where you were working (e.g. children's department) and after a few shifts knew what associated tasks were for that day (e.g. stock takes, sales, clearing up etc).

    Cons

    They make you work the sales. The night before and the first two days of the sale you have to work and at no extra pay. The night before I was in until after 11pm (being over 18 they can make you work late). Luckily I didn't have the dreaded 6am shift, those who did left the store at 11:30pm with myself had a raw deal I felt. Sales are manic, but keep your head and you'll be fine on that level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do with acknowledging staff more. High turnover rates make it easy to overlook the role we play. During sale season some managerial motivation and praise would have been appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great first job to learn about how to talk to customers.

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

    Pros

    Next Retail was really good to learn about self confidence and how to talk to customers. Also, the training was always provided in a hands on way to be able to learn more.

    Cons

    However, during the holiday times I found that parking in the town centre was costing a fair amount then working to pay the parking off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management was very good however, would of liked a bit more one to one training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    Pros

    Good if you are a student, great way to get experience. Good staff discount and some great people who you get to work with

    Cons

    cant take holidays during july or december due to the sales and have no choice but to work them which can mean very early starts at the weekend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good career progression if work hard, Management generally communicate well with all staff members. All staff members are easy to get on with

    Cons

    Can forget that with a student workforce, overtime not always appreciated especially around exam time. Sale time has too much pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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