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Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The give you regular uniform allowance and 25% staff discount (in 13 reviews)

  • discount and most of all sample sales (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Head office support has reduced in recent years (in 6 reviews)

  • Big company vision with no payroll to back the vision unless you work in Oxford circus (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced and exviting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Manager in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's always some new exciting project going on. The results of my contribution were very evident very soon. And yet there weren't very many long days at work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of recognition events for employees.

    Advice to Management

    More investment in IT


  2. "Creative Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadia full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced Energetic Fashion focused Team focused Detailed Passionate Fun

    Cons

    Can be a little too detailed

    Advice to Management

    Be creative Be Strong Have resilience Be People focused


  3. "Deputy Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great development programmes which set me up for success in my career. A happy place to work where I made lifelong friends

    Cons

    Product could be improved in some brands, career progression was a challenge as roles stay filled for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the development of your teams and creating a positive and happy environment for them to work in


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  5. "Fun Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a student summer job this was great as a lot of the other employees are in the same position as you. Working in the Flagship store we get weekly DJs and the discount is decent. Shifts are easily swappable, some managers fairly laid back.

    Cons

    Working in any retail job is hard, being in the busiest place in the UK makes it that much more tiring. If you're just there for the summer, its difficult to hold the attitude that managers expect you to have.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge that retail is not the epitome of every employees life and that for some it is just temporary. Provide more perks for employees reaching targets.


  6. "Customer Care"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work alone, sticking to own targets, friendly floor staff, help available when required.

    Cons

    Break times vary meaning you are on your breaks alone, shift work.


  7. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    rewarding,travel to different sites, room to progress

    Cons

    management, working hours,location,not family friendly,


  8. "team leader"

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

    I worked at Arcadia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of the time they let us get on with the work with no interference. Only visited the site for annual checks

    Cons

    They didn't give much feedback from the customer. We were not aware of what was really happening.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to get better communication between staff and senior management to keep everyone in the loope.


  9. "Excellent company. Lots of self development opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chatham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chatham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can go as far as you want to take yourself with this company as they have competencies for you to work through. If the positions aren't in your branch they will look into other branches or other brands to help you advance. The give you regular uniform allowance and 25% staff discount.

    Cons

    You need to be flexible with your hours as with any retail position. You will be expected to work weekends and possibly evenings depending on your store.

    Advice to Management

    Praise your staff when they work hard. :-)


  10. "Business analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of passion in the company, people are enthusiastic and want to succeed across all functions, big projects and areas of growth in the business

    Cons

    Under resourced, can be political and is too easy to be bogged down in unnecessary process rather than simply getting things done

    Advice to Management

    Remove some of the red tape, flatten the hierarchical structure and promote a or accessible culture. Recruit more staff to ease the pressure and effect more change


  11. "Worst Place Ever."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff Discount which you can only get by taking out credit with them.

    Cons

    Work environment
    No progression
    Horrible passive/aggressive management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with resepect so there wouldn't be such a high staff turnover.



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