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Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Fantastic benefits - summer hours where we can finish at 3pm, weekly staff sample sales, 40% discount off the website (in 26 reviews)

  • Staff discount, bonus, casual dress code (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • extremely busy, long hours, overtime quite often (in 9 reviews)

  • Kids managing kids', team leaders upwards seem to be on a power trip (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "AMAZING"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative, great discount, creative, editors work with you.

    Cons

    There are really no cons for me.


  2. "Fashion Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience, got to do a variety of things. Sit in on meetings, research, pull for stylists

    Cons

    Can't think of any, overall great experience.


  3. Helpful (13)

    "International business is a joke -- beware!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous salary
    Nice benefits (including 40% off discount for employees)
    Annual bonus
    401K
    Company still viewed as "cool" by outsiders (despite being run by a team of clueless middle managers)

    Cons

    First time in my professional career I've ever seen this sort of back stabbing and cattiness
    People who get rewarded aren't the ones working hard or coming up with great ideas
    Company's shaky financial reports led to a lot of internal speculation and paranoia
    Great job for younger people who don't mind the workload, stress and hours (especially during "peak")
    If you're working in an international office then forget about job stability or having a budget to work with

    Advice to Management

    Despite being in a state of disarray internally, the company still has a decent public perception. While I respect Nick and his vision, he should spend a little more time probing into what's happening toward to bottom of his organization and questioning how middle management operates. A giant is only as strong as the legs it stands on.


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  5. "offer paid internships which is rare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paid internship, which is rare in the fashion industry

    Cons

    Not much room for progression


  6. "not what i thought"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good staff discount, summer hours

    Cons

    No real chance of progression in the company, low salary for a large London based company, work is always over looked, no praise, people willing to throw you under the bus for their gain, a lot of 'backstabbing' - negative environment


  7. "Great perks but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASOS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great perks
    - flexi hours
    - great people
    - great projects

    Cons

    - management
    - have to be a member of the 'old boys club' to get promoted


  8. "Buyer's Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Buyers Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Buyers Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASOS full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a real sense of belonging. Also, great perks as an employee.

    Cons

    The workload can be very stressful

    Advice to Management

    Really invest in more training.


  9. "Too much politics in Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASOS full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic home and life work balance, good benefits and flexible working conditions

    Cons

    The tech teams have very poor leadership, almost no communication about the happenings of the current Security team. Not to mention the complete lack of respect shown to the CIO by a tech senior manager. I know that this may come across as sour grapes, but I am fairly certain that this rot will be there for many more years to come, which is why I had to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at the Tech management, its not good. ASOS ABC is a farce, not adopted at all within Tech (operations)


  10. "Fast paced, interesting and great product"

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    Former Employee - Head of in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    It's a great place to get experience to fast place digital. You'll learn lots on a short space of time.

    Cons

    It's not the easiest place to work. It can be frustrating at times and the turnover of staff is high.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "A missed opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASOS full-time

    Pros

    Enthusiastic staff, especially in lower roles
    Passion for the company
    Good benefits
    Management paid phenomenally well (overpaid)
    Nice location (GLH)

    Cons

    Ridiculously political
    Management cliques formed and some unprofessional behaviour
    An inability to make decisions
    Lack of accountability
    Despite cosmetic policies, a bad work / life balance
    A hugely politicized and unprofessional HR team
    Lack of clear career progression / many instances of dead man's shoes
    Total lack of common sense in management
    Despite a likeable CEO, there's a feeling in the organisation that the place is stagnating since the founder left
    Poor treatment of women on maternity leave (several had their roles changed or removed while away)

    Advice to Management

    Trim down the marketing teams
    Ask for actual, tangible results


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