Ted Baker London Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • The best reasons to work for Ted are obviously the clothes (in 11 reviews)

  • Great uniform allowance and staff discount policy (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • It involves a lot of hard work which I love (in 4 reviews)

  • Bad management, discount, work load, environment is very high school (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Ted Baker London (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice clothes, Good discount, great work life balance

    Cons

    You are "highly encouraged" to wear the clothes, but you have to buy them


  2. Great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Professional/Clientele Specialist in Oceanside, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Professional/Clientele Specialist in Oceanside, NY

    I worked at Ted Baker London (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome management great benefits, awesome coworkers paid time off

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say they were great to me but time to move on

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing it's a great way to encourage associates


  3. Assistant manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ted Baker London full-time

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great clothing allowance, good initial training.

    Cons

    You are expected to work 40+ hrs. Upper Management is very nasty. Expectations are very high especially when you may be the only manager available in a month. No work life balance. They write you up for everything opposed to try and coaching you. High associate turn over

    Advice to Management

    invest in your team. Listen with an open mind. Find solutions instead of replacing everyone. Hire managers with specific roles. Don't talk down or cuss at your staff


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  5. Not so good

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

    I worked at Ted Baker London

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good discount and great working at bloomingdales..................................................................

    Cons

    Bloomingdales Ted Baker Manager micro manages too much...............

    Advice to Management

    To upper management, to understand what you're store manager is doing and how SHE is operating.


  6. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ted Baker London

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

    Pros

    Ted Baker makes beautiful clothing collections but that about it.

    Cons

    This was one of the worst retailers that I have ever worked for. It all starts from the top, the West Coast area manager hires most of her friends to work in upper management. Most of the floor managers do not have management experience. Management could care less about there employees growth with the company. Miscommunication is always an issue. If you ever have an issue don't rely on hr to help you their just as disorganized.Their is no structure what so ever. A lot of drama and pettiness among managers.This company has such poor morale I wouldn't recommend anyone to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be educated on what it really means to run a business.


  7. Up and down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ted Baker London

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

    Pros

    The clothing is amazing and the stores are a great place to network with people in the city. If you can stay long enough the name will look great on your resume. Stores have a very loyal clientele.

    Cons

    There is no structure with management. The way the inner business runs with things like client holds, alterations and shipping client purchases are a mess and cause delays and client issues. You have to pay for your clothing allowance and you barley get a lot to begin with. Growth happens rarely. And managers care more about themselves them assisting and helping there associates. The commission structure for the soho store is crap, and all managers in all the stores have to sell and hit an ADH. Which is anoying when there is barly any traffic during the week, and the weekends are overloaded with part timers that are trying to hit there sales goals. Basically there are to many fish swimming in one small fish bowl. Managers do not train you for anything and you are expected to just learn from other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized with all in store operations. Learn product knowledge so you can train your employees. Stop overloading with sale associates on the sales floor it takes away sales from commissioned employees. And if your going to make people pay for the clothing stop being so cheap about 2 pants two shirts and a jacket isn't enough for an employee pushing 40 hours a week.


  8. A great company/brand to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Ted Baker London part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - The culture created by the company is incredibly innovative and keeps retail interesting! - The people who work for Ted Baker are INCREDIBLE AND NICE! - Great discounts.

    Cons

    - Working for/in Bloomingdales and having to deal with the constraining and awfulness that is Bloomingdales.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stressful because of Fifth Ave Location

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ted Baker London part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pros were meeting very interesting people, corporate offices located upstairs, press events, top sales in the nation, high foot traffic, exclusive lines, beautiful store, top-performing team, sales incentives and bonuses. Bonuses were often hit because of the high foot traffic and location.

    Cons

    Architecture separates team. Stressful work environment because of foot traffic, LP issues, etc. Store is opened longer than other locations in city. Incredibly difficult to get requested days off verified and accepted.

    Advice to Management

    LP problems should not be directly blamed on sales associates. Schedule more associates throughout the day. Respect employee's need for certain days off.


  10. Helpful (1)

    No opportunity for growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate At the Stand Alone Store in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate At the Stand Alone Store in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Ted Baker London part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Clothes are cute, interesting customers, unique sense of style

    Cons

    no chance to get promoted. Managers are too buddy buddy. Last time that I worked there the West Coast Area Manager was making inappropriate sexual jokes about the store managers husband. I feel in the next 10 years these people will be weeded out and Ted will be a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Small companies need to work out their flaws. In 10 years or so, with the growth of this company, it will be much better. You have to wait for time to pass.


  11. Great company to work for, great chances to grow

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Ted Baker London part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots's of positions to grown in the company

    Cons

    The leadership in most of managers should be more professional.

    Advice to Management

    Micro-managment



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