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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
    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 Interviews

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at John Lewis in May 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, got an interview 1 week afterwards and had to choose between 3 slots.
    The two people that interviewed me were very friendly and not so formal, even though the recruiting process was very well-rounded. The manager told me I would have the answer at the end of the week, and I did.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to make a moodboard about VM trends beforehand.   Answer Question
    • Had questions about being able to work as a team, communication style, how I reacted with feedback, and my qualities.   Answer Question
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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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