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Updated Nov 25, 2022

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Found 3,172 of over 3K reviews
3.5
57% Recommend to a Friend
Debenhams CEO Sergio Bucher
45% Approve of CEO

Found 3,167 of over 3K reviews

3.5
57%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
Approve of CEO
Debenhams CEO Sergio Bucher
Sergio Bucher
749 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
Cons
  • "Poor management led me to not be able to fulfil half of the responsibilities of my position.(in 317 reviews)
  • "Low pay (maybe as I started as entry level and had low negotiation power.)(in 237 reviews)
  • "managers were rude and demanding(in 146 reviews)
  • "Company expect you to be available whenever suits them and work long hours often missing your breaks.(in 104 reviews)
  • "No training was given so you have to rely on your coworkers to help you.(in 76 reviews)
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    good training and team

    Jul 17, 2019 - Online Reviewer in Somerset, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great team, good pay i enjoyed it

    Cons

    none it was enjoyable

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Was good could be better

    Jul 28, 2022 - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced and lovely people. Always running around the store doing chores but it made the day go fast.

    Cons

    Only got a small break in the middle of a long shift.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Miss this company

    Aug 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance very good discount

    Cons

    What a waste of a great company that could of been a big success if it wasn’t for the greed of the owners

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Sales assistant

    Jun 28, 2022 - Retail Sales Assistant in Essex, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working with a great team

    Cons

    Management wasn’t at its greatest

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good first job

    Dec 2, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Reading, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - friendly team -decent incentives -flexible hours

    Cons

    -minimum wage pay -no job security

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Cashier jar

    Aug 16, 2021 - Cashier 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was okay and most of my coworkers were amazing. Being a part timer was the best decision I made.

    Cons

    Not all my coworkers were nice to me. It was okay at the end of the day because I wasn't thee for the entire time.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to gain sales skills

    Jul 20, 2021 - Sales Advisor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great products and facility Improve on sales skills

    Cons

    Made to move around store at times to different departments Work can be slow during periods that are not festive

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Poor experience overall

    Jan 10, 2022 - Supervisor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff, exciting lines of products

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities, lack of co-ordination, lack of communication, overall poorly run

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Fbhsjss

    Jul 5, 2021 - Designer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Timeliness pay base pay community benefits

    Cons

    Staff work load time spent range upward mobility

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Supervisor

    Apr 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cheshire, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership Flexibility Working hours Friendly staff

    Cons

    Management Wage Career opportunities Pushing for accounts Meeting Deadlines Always a sale to prepare

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Debenhams has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 3,433 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at Debenhams to a friend and 25% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Debenhams employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Debenhams. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

57% of Debenhams employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Debenhams 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Debenhams to be work life balance, workplace, coworkers and the cons to be culture, career development, management.

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