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John Lewis Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1864
Company - Private
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
What began as a London drapery has evolved into one of the UK's largest and arguably most diversified retailer. John Lewis Partnership (JLP) operates 28 John Lewis department stores, four at home shops, some 243 Waitrose supermarkets and convenience stores ... Read more

John Lewis Reviews

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    Former Employee - Selling Assistant EHT in Saint Albans, WV
    Former Employee - Selling Assistant EHT in Saint Albans, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Lewis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is a partner so gets a share.
    Good accountability
    Flexible hours can be available
    Good reputation

    Cons

    Negative staff attitudes
    Unsocial hours
    Working with the public can be stressful as well as rewarding
    Limited progression
    Hard to gain good pay

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel more valued
    There is a strong sense of discontent in staff right now and I had to leave to get away from it all

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John Lewis Photos

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John Lewis Interviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at John Lewis (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    They were critical however made me feel very comfortable. They asked me few technical questions but I was an intern so it wasn't all that bad. They were really nice but stern at the same time. My whole experience was jovial and thoroughly loved the experienced gained from them

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John Lewis Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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