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Debenhams Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "Huge emphasis on the debenhams credit card" (in 95 reviews)

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  1. "Nice workplace"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Newry, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Newry, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Debenhams part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, varied work, not often boring

    Cons

    pay is extremely low, management are constantly flustered and push selling debt to people far far too much!


  2. "Salees Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant and Home Department Floor Assistant in Newry, ME
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant and Home Department Floor Assistant in Newry, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and easy to get to from Ulsterbus Depot.

    Cons

    One "manager" made made my life hell on earth, he changed my rota THEN had audacity to do so IN FRONT OF A CUSTOMER.

    Advice to Management

    Fire that waste of space. What does he do anyway apart from harass members of staff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Debenhams part-time

    Pros

    Culture and team and great work culture

    Cons

    ideas to fruition,sometimes management wants things to be done their way

    Advice to Management

    Management has to be proactive and not to stick to the pre determined goals


  4. "Sales Adviser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supporting working environment

    Cons

    The pay and benefit of performance could do better.


  5. "Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Debenhams part-time

    Pros

    there is good quality for employee

    Cons

    have to wait one month to get employee discount


  6. "Debenhams christmas temp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Debenhams part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Once christmas was over not a lot to do


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Debenhams part-time

    Pros

    The staff are very welcoming and helpful to new people. I got on very well with everyone I met and enjoyed the hard-working atmosphere

    Cons

    Can't say there were any cons to working at Debenhams.

  8. "Exce llent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Debenhams full-time

    Pros

    Really good company to work for

    Cons

    Need to sort out levels of management


  9. "Positive experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Debenhams part-time

    Pros

    Working part time so lots of free time, but still made enough to make a living. Varied, easy job, in the back of house team so minimum contact with customers. Friendly staff and supportive managers. Gained some data entry and phone skills

    Cons

    Early mornings, in charge of all rubbish collection from different floors, lots of lifting involved.


  10. "Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Banani Model Town (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Banani Model Town (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Debenhams full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Country Manager is a true leader who inspires & ensure the best working environment.

    Cons

    Present Business is a bit volatile for most of the retailers in UK, Debenhams is not out of the battle. Hope to turn around soon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the existing spirit up :)