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Marks & Spencer Overview

Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1884
Type Company - Public (MAKSY)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown
When Michael Marks and Tom Spencer joined forces to create M&S in 1894, not even they could have foreseen the global success story that was to unfold. From its humble beginnings as a Leeds market stall, M&S is now an international, multi-channel retailer ... More

Marks & Spencer Reviews

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Marks & Spencer CEO Marc J. (M. J.) Bolland
Marc J. (M. J.) Bolland
181 Ratings
  • Christmas temp

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    Former Employee - Barista in Aberdeen, SD
    Former Employee - Barista in Aberdeen, SD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marks & Spencer (Less than a year)


    - nice workforce - management recognise talent - good benefits 25% discount from the outset


    - long hours - stressful queues at Christmas - some rude customers to deal with - only given 2 uniforms

    Advice to Management

    Think about the cafe system and ways to better distribute the staff to be able to get things done quicker. Other than that the management was excellent in My opinion

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    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Helens, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Marks & Spencer (Saint Helens, OR) in November 2014.


    Appied on line was told straight away I was succesful was given an interview for mon 3/11/2014 I was told straight away I had passed the assessment they took my bank details ect recived a call this morning 05/11/2014 saying I had got the job

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Company Updates

  • Isle of Man’s @MDUK_News fundraising efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. See what they’re up to: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI8AZ

    The gift that keeps giving

    7 September, 2015 The staff at Marks and Spencer in Douglas, Isle of Man, are supporting Muscular Dystrophy UK through to March 2016. They've started fundraising with a whole range of events which have so far raised £3000.

  • Store Manager, Tanya, believes you’re in charge of your own development and you get out what you put in. Read her inspiring story and you’ll realise just why she’s achieved so much. Her highlight? Winning an Asian Women of Achievement Award 2015. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vITfW

    Any room for another award?

    25 August, 2015 Store Manager Tanya has a built up a list of achievements at M&S that's so long we can't fit everything in here. So we asked her to just give us the highlights. "I have worked in over 10 stores during my time at M&S.

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