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Cath Kidston Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  • Data capture targets high and if missed you will fail your probationary period (in 5 reviews)

  • Sometimes could get a bit boring on the shop floor especially when the shop was quiet (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cath Kidston (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount (50%), great products, flexible even for students

    Cons

    Managers that make you cry on the shop floor, insensitive management, bullying environment

    Advice to Management

    Don't make hard working employees cry!

    Cath Kidston Response

    Sep 2, 2015 – Human Resources Director

    Our aim is to provide a great experience for every member of our team. We believe we are a friendly, informal team and a supportive employer. Sometimes things can go wrong and when they do, we’ll... More


  2. "opportunity to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cath Kidston full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great opportunity to grow within the company once you show you're interested in progressing. customers are always lovely and very friendly.

    Cons

    data capture can be a bit tricky

  3. "Sales Assistant - Cath Kidston"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cath Kidston (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Short hours per day and part-time work available
    - Able to know shift months in advance
    - They are flexible with you if you are flexible with them!

    Cons

    - not paid extra if you need to stay on less than 15 minutes more
    - required on shop floor before your shift starts and you are not paid

    Advice to Management

    - If you would like your employees to be there 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after make sure they are paid for this time.


  4. "Shop Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Shop Assistant
    Current Employee - Shop Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cath Kidston part-time

    Pros

    I was contracted for 15 hours per week and they were really flexible about working this around uni, even as timetables changed each week.
    All the staff were friendly and nice to be around.

    Cons

    There is a requirement to ask every customer for their details and to sign up to the catalogue/emails which can be a pain, and managers have a "talk" with you if your data capture isn't up to requirement.

    Advice to Management

    Would be better if you had to take less details.

    We were over staffed most of the time (although this is better than being understaffed, the shop did close due to lack of profit)


  5. "Friendly Colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cath Kidston full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, staff discount, room for progression

    Cons

    Contract hours, training is to be done outside of working hours


  6. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cath Kidston full-time

    Pros

    Generous employee discount, friendly environment (depending on store), typical salary for a SA job.

    Cons

    No real con, also depending on store


  7. "Picker/Packer at Cath Kidston warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cath Kidston part-time

    Pros

    decent pay
    simple work
    0 hour contract worked well for me other the summer

    Cons

    warehouse became very hot in the summer with limited air conditioning. very repetitive tasks

    Advice to Management

    Needs better communication between management at Cath kidson and the agency which set up daily hours. Often there would be too many people or too few arriving.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cath Kidston part-time

    Pros

    Lovely staff and colleagues,
    Smaller stores give more responsibility,
    Relaxed atmosphere,

    Cons

    Lots of knowledge about products required


  9. "Senior Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cath Kidston part-time

    Pros

    Store discount benefits.
    Easy to learn products.

    Cons

    Peer pressure to take customer details ㅡ Not everyone is willing.
    Depending on where the store is situated, customers can be quite rude.


  10. "Nice team!"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cath Kidston part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely staff and managers. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    No bonuses but good discount 50%

    Advice to Management

    More staff development would be good and incentives.


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