Next Retail Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Christmas Temp

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fair salary for under 18 Fairly flexible hours Staff Discount

    Cons

    Christmas sales starting at 6AM Not very friendly floor managers short shifts

    Advice to Management

    Store management are great but shop floor managers can be rude and favourite long term staff over new employees.


  2. Loved every minute of it !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Wigan, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Wigan, England (UK)

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy access for shifts on portal, friendly managers wage isn't bad too for a part time job

    Cons

    Don't choose to do replen it is the Bain of my life, staff turnover is quite high, don't start on big contracts, not many hours to pick up!

    Advice to Management

    The Wigan grand arcade store is amazing place to work!


  3. Very fast paced.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Next Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good training provided. Very fast paced and using your initiative is necessary so you learn a lot and fast. Lots of opportunity to change to different stores. Well structured teams.

    Cons

    Very large company so you feel forgotten about. Feels like you never find out important information when you need it. Can be very stressful. Need to be almost fully flexible to even get a job.

    Advice to Management

    No idea.


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    Mixed experiences

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor/Stockroom Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor/Stockroom Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Next Retail

    Pros

    - I worked with a fantastic group of people who I am still in touch with even after I have left. - Uniform allowance. - Access to staff shops and 25% staff discount. - Opportunities to gain additional experience by being a 'Team Coach' or a 'Team Voice' - Provided me with good work experience alongside my university studies which helped me get a graduate job.

    Cons

    - Company has a high staff turnover due to the poor treatment of employees. - 'Man hours review' every April usuailly results in your hours being cut or changed. - Low hourly rate for the amount of work you are expected to do. - There is a need for you to be completely flexible in your approach to working hours, but you are offered nothing in return. - Extremely harsh disciplinary and sickness procedures which seem to be solely designed to get rid of staff (a friend of mine received a disciplinary on her return to work after she had been signed off sick with depression) - Morals of the company are questionable. - Little opportunity for progression within stores.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, if you treat them like human beings then morale will increase along with sales.


  6. Okay...

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

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    people there were fine. good training. decent discount

    Cons

    hours are quite long. some people are really stuck up. breaks are way too short. Pay is quite rubbish, especially of the hours


  7. friendly work place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Next Retail part-time

    Pros

    friendly managers, good pay compared to other retail companies, friendly staff, 25% off on discount, also uniform allowance.

    Cons

    usually stuck on one position each time so can get repetitive, cant book any holidays throughout July or December due to sales.


  8. Would never work for them again

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

    I worked at Next Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lot's of extra shifts to pick up Most staff members are friendly enough Good wage Reliable

    Cons

    Rude management Overworked Ridiculous expectations Don't care about employees Rude to employees

    Advice to Management

    Prioritise equality in the workplace, look out for those who may need some support. I worked there for 3 years, never was made to feel welcome at any of the 4 stores I worked at, and ended my time there by a false accusation with no evidence to support it which is now affecting my looking for work!


  9. Good and bad

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

    I worked at Next Retail part-time

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

    Pros

    Good wage with added bonuses plus uniform discount

    Cons

    People are snobby, along with the managers


  10. Christmas Temp

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Next Retail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Holiday pay and short term income in income for university, interview process was simple

    Cons

    Complete mess up of my payroll number and the shifts i was meant to work, was paid 2 months late, no training, relied upon other sales staff(were very helpful and kind) in learning on the job with little/no help from supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Organise the next payroll and employee system for temps as it led to many errors and resulted in major issues.


  11. Good first time job, prepares you for the worst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Next Retail

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

    Pros

    Uniform allowance Bonus Friendly staff

    Cons

    Long shifts - short breaks Poor management No prospects of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting pressure on under 18s to stay past 10pm Stop delegating your work to sales consultants



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