QVC UK Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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  1. Too many processes destroying implementation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at QVC UK full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very very good work-life balance Stunning offices Great location Opportunities to go to lots of digital events Lots of little functions for employees (massages, manicures, bake sales) Cool vibrant culture

    Cons

    Too many processes Very waterfall Too many legacy systems where old code breaks when new feature codes get put into test environment QA environment is very very unstable Initiatives driven by QVC USA which means that there is little room for creativity Quality of code is very bad. Developers don't test their work resulting in lots of defects being raised during UA Too frustrating Pay is quite bad

    Advice to Management

    Take charge. Don't care so much about being polite. If things are not getting done, apply some pressure to make things happen.


  2. nice people but not going t be everybodys cup of tes.

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

    I worked at QVC UK full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great offices though the location is tricky if you don't live in west London. Big secure company. Opportunity to move between product areas. good work life balance.

    Cons

    if you are used to a high street buying environment this will be very different. Almost like a completely different job. You will have to sell challenging terms and conditions regarding quality standards and returns to new brands.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within, support young talent. Be more honest at interview about the nature of the role. Provide incentives/bonus schemes for all levels.


  3. Lovely company

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

    I worked at QVC UK full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly company to work for which was surprising due to its size.

    Cons

    Progression within the company could be difficult and take many years to achieve.


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  5. Technical Operator

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

    I have been working at QVC UK full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly fun place to work, the live broadcasting team is a real family

    Cons

    The hours are awful, the location is not fun to travel to, the wages have never been great

    Advice to Management

    You have an extremely talented range of employees who work incredibly hard and are steadfastly loyal. Pay them more fairly and listen to their ideas


  6. What's not to like?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at QVC UK full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly team orientated company, great benefits and great environment to work in. The company as a whole is people orientated but also very customer focussed, a perfect balance.

    Cons

    Non that I can put my finger on. People have mentioned progression but it is there if you want it and have the drive to go ad get it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.


  7. Lovely place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at QVC UK full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's like working a big family, everyone is really friendly. The benefits such as flexitime, good holiday, discount are all good.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get a personal pay review and progression within roles can be difficult, although opportunities arise throughout so you can move sideways.

    Advice to Management

    It can be difficult to get any change for management but they do try to please where best they can.


  8. Fun, Exciting, Great People - I've never worked so hard but I love my Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at QVC UK full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It's like my work family, I come to work every day and it's as social as it is work (exept I work harder than I ever have) relationships are really important, we have some really smart people here who are amazingly creative. It is a great place to work and you can see people trying to make that happen every day.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there really are any, some may disagree but I don't see it. People say that there isn't so much career development but it's one of those things, you've got to want it - and go after it, it doesnt just happen to you!

    Advice to Management

    QVC is a great place to work but it could be so much more, when you look around the company, it is so creative and dynamic that it could be a Facebook or a Google environment, there are so many quirky people and the relationships that people have are just amazing


  9. Perfect

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

    I worked at QVC UK part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with help relieve the stressful of the working week

    Cons

    Very family friendly with work balance for working parents. Perks with discount from other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Communication was very poor between team leaders. You learnt what was happening in your dept from other dept cause they got told in their heads up.if your face fitted with some team leaders you had no problem Rachel senior team leader was example of this


  10. Niche business with novel approach to retailing. Great place to learn and grow. Casual competitive and quirky.

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

    I have been working at QVC UK full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Mature business that sticks to it's knitting and performs well financially. The structure and hierarchy doesn't feel oppressive. Space to be yourself. Colleagues are genuine, helpful and fun to be around. Environment is lively. A transition point is emerging that holds promise for a more creative future.

    Cons

    Strategies are bland, uninspiring and require artificial spin to inject excitement. Entire business is prone to the complacency that follows success. Wedded to past glory days. People processes stem from 150 year old traditions rooted to manufacturing. Maturity has set in resulting in slow growth and limited opportunities

    Advice to Management

    There is a pool of creative ideas clawing to get free. Do you think you have the talent to manage it? Go ahead make my day.


  11. The People are fun but if you seek career development look elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyers Administrative
    Former Employee - Buyers Administrative

    I worked at QVC UK

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

    Pros

    The People, culture its fun. People even drink together. Depending on department access to great brands

    Cons

    They do not develop the best talent You have to fight for promotions and training. stuck on policy and procedure and not getting results in a timely manner for for change to happen

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff. Its the entry level roles supporting upper management making great things happen.



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